Pune is a quieter version of Mumbai. A nice place to visit, shop and discover the Indian culture. The University of Pune and its various colleges are a great attraction for international students.
Also, Laxmi Road and MG Road still remain the main places to visit to see most of the shops and locals. Negotiate taxi fares well before taking one.
Awesome place. Visit nearby places like satara, Pratapgad, Raigad, Mahabaleshwar, Konkan region. Pune itself is one of the richest in history n culture ! Heaven for treakers & nature lovers !
Negotiate a taxi package for the day inclusive kilometres then you get good value travel. Plan youritinary and have an idea where you are going as its a big area with lots to see v
Pune is situated at hight and hence climatically pretty good. In old time [17/18th Century]it was capital of Maratha Kingdome but not much is left now except a ruined palace.
Subsequently in British era and later post independence it is important Military cantonment in Western India. However in last decade or so Pune is completely transformed and emerged as one of the major IT City in India and has grown exponentially. Once quiet city comprising local population and retired Army personnels [one of most prefered place for residence post army retirement] is now very crowded and happening place in west Indian only next to Mumbai.
pune is a lovely city, not too crowded and the people are very friendly. for transportation from the airport i would recommend using a company called wings.
they are on time , air conditioned cabs and very reasonable rates. and the drivers speak passable english. a trip of 22 km , from the airport to balewadi sports complex cost me 520 rupees. less than 10 dollars. you could get the number from the net and pre book the cab if you are visiting pune for the first time.
Pune is a youthful and vibrant place with loads of places to treat your taste buds. Also lots of places around Pune provide majestic view during monsoons.
Not much,its just not a very clean city,no proper road signs to guide you through the city.The local population seems quiet ignorant about certain areas.
For example no one knew where was Viman Nagar,I took us 2 hours after entering Pune to find our hotel.
Not so happening city, real problem with the inter-city transportation, taxis not available easily, auto-rickshaws are available but they charge high
very nice city with a lot of character and individuality. People are friendly, weather is great all year (thats what I heard from locals).
Currently they are facing water shortrage due to low rainfall. Lovely city overall.
Smallish Indian city with decent shopping, but pretty heavy traffic. Lots of green leafy areas. Well known for many good colleges.
I made a trip to an ipl game which was good fun but the stadium is a long way outside of pune and leaving the game was a nightmare.
Roads need to be finished and widened.
Its a historical city of Maratha Kings and it has certain places like Shaniwar wada and Prvati hill which carry the history within.
A must see museium of Kelkars is a one man collection of antiques and artifacts..Shopping is good in MG road Camp..
Very lively city with lots of shopping spots,affordable transport(tuk Tuk), variety of food and historical attractions around city.
Great city, I would suggest staying near the osho ashram even if you don't intend on going there, the area around it is beautiful.
Osho ashram over priced, copious amounts of peaceful parks you can "meditate" in for free. Pune is quite interesting, one thing I really wanted to do but didn't have time was going to the glide centre.
Very Nice and a young city. people are good. Small city with all amenities. Nice place to relax. Good for religios tours as well.
its a nice hang out place located close to Mumbai. this has lots of popular food joints and famous for the IT parks, pubs etc
Good City, but difficult to travel within the city in absence of public transport in some areas like Hinjewadi.
Autos were available but they go on Ad-Hoc charges and no system of meter charges.
The climate is pretty good. Doesn't get too hot, recommended for those who want to have business meeting.
Pune is a well developed city. The four and five star hotels are good. The spa's in the hotels are good.
However they do have stand alone spa's as well which are very good with a little bit of entertainment. The food is very good and of the highest standards. There are historic places which can be visited but nothing compared to the ones abroad.
i had seen lots of cinema and oter histrocial places and even mahableshwar is also very close to pune.