Latitude of Pune
450.69 square kilometers
40 per cent of area
Black-and-yellow auto-rickshaws, buses, and private taxis
earliest evidence found is that of copper plates belonging to
758 A. D. and of 768 A. D. The city's historical associations
are fast woven with Shivaji Maharaj , the Peshwas and Lokmanya
Tilak. When Bajirao-I became the Peshwa, he made Pune the
headquarters of the army and the Shaniwar Wada was built. In
1818 the Peshwas were dethroned and the British established a
permanent Army Cantonment. Since then it has moved gracefully
from the past into the present.
are two words synonymous with Pune
city, which is internationally acclaimed for its educational
traditions and communal harmony. Students come here not only
from all over India but from all over the world. Apart from
students, a large number of foreigners are drawn to the BKS
Iyengar Yoga Institute, and the Osho Center. Pune is, in fact} a
potpourri of the old and the new. What makes it tick is a
harmonious blend between the two. This growing metropolis brings
to the mind a myriad of images - ancient forts, ornate palaces,
shopping arcades, educational institutions, Temples, mosques,
and churches and rolling hills. The Ganapati festival celebrated
yearly, called the Pune Festival, has made its mark on the
tourist map of India.
Socio-economic profile of Pune is also being transformed with
its fast-growing urban area and growth in industry and
technology. It has also become the nerve center for IT-BT,
automobiles and real estate among other things.
The city is a
cultural centre for theatre, music, dance and film; and
represents a synthesis of modern science and ancient wisdom, a
dynamic hub of educational, technological and industrial
activities. No wonder then that it is the Cultural and
intellectual capital of Maharashtra. Pune is also home to well
known giants of the Indian software industry like Wipro, Infosys,
Sat yam, Tata Technologies, TCS, Kanbay, Veritas, Cognizant, PCS
and Mahindra British Telecom. The city boasts of the National
Defense Academy, Institute of Military Engineering, the Film and
Television Institute, Armed Forces Medical College, and College
of Archaeological studies.
is definitely marching toward achieving international stature
and repute, and
developing into a globally recognized, vibrant and dynamic
education and industry based economy.
Where to stay
Pune has several hotels to suit varying budgets from luxurious
5-star accommodation and moderate hotels to humble lodgings motels.
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