Places to Visit
The city is known for its architecture. From temples to historical attractions and from forts to museums, the city houses many places of interest. The 'Garden City' movement layout, which was developed in the early 20th century, has made the architecture of the city unique and quite urban. Charles Correa, B V Doshi, Achyut Kanvinde and Christopher Charles Benninger are some of the renowned architects who have worked in the city.
For tourists, the city has a lot to offer including several temples, monuments and museums. Bhuleshwar Temple, Neelkantheshwar Temple and Pataleshwar Cave Temple are some of the popular temples in the city. There are some popular museums in the city as well like Mahatma Phule Museum, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum and Pune Tribal Museum. There is a celebrity WAX museum about 40 km away from the main city, which exhibits renowned personalities of India like Bollywood stars, freedom fighters, social activists, etc. More...
There are many hotels and accommodation facilities available in the city. From five star hotels to budgetary accommodation, you can rent rooms as per your convenience and budget. There are also many entertainment zones and shopping outlets where tourists can spend quality time and enjoy.
The Pune International Airport in Lohegaon is the main airport in the city. Like other international airports in the country, it is operated by the Airports Authority of India. Along with domestic flights, it also serves direct flights to Dubai. The city is well-connected to many other cities via rail. Pune Junction, Ghorpuri, Shivajinagar, Dapodi and Hadapsar are the railway junctions in the city. The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation runs buses from Pune to other major cities of the country. Pune is well-connected to other cities in India via a channel of national and state highways. A metro rail project is proposed in the city, which is likely to be operational by 2021.
The above map includes major places of the Pune city. The map shows the major roads and other roads off the city and the water bodies that pass through it. In the map, hotels, hospitals, religious places and education institutions are also represented with different symbols as per their locations in the city.
|Pune City Information|
|Area||450.69 km2 (174.01 sq mi)|
|Population||50, 49,968 as per Census 2011|
|Population Density||11,000/km sq (29,000/sq mi) as Census 2011|
|Languages||Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati and English|
|Literacy Rate||86.15% as per Census 2011|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lat Long||18.5203° N, 73.8567° E|
|Religion||Hinduism, Islam, Buddhist, Jainism and Christianity|
|Festivals||Ganesh Festival, Pune Festival, Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti and Bhaubeej|
|Education||Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), University of Pune and Film and Television Institute|
|Sister Cities||Fairbanks, San Jose (United States), Bremen (Germany), Troms (Norway) and Vacoas-Phoenix (Mauritius)|
|Sports||Athletics, cricket, basketball, badminton, field hockey, football, tennis, kabaddi, paragliding, kho-kho, rowing and chess, Pune International Marathon and Pune Football Club|
|Airport||Pune International Airport|
|Railway Station||PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs) Railway Station|
|Tourist Attractions||Shaniwar Wada, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Saras Baug, Parvati Hill, Osho Ashram, Vishrambaug Wada and Bund Garden|
|Nearby Tourist Attractions||Mahabaleshwar, Diveagar, Matheran, Kashid Beach, Lonavala, Alibaug and Panchgani|
|Notable People||Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dhanraj Pillay, Prabha Atre and Raghunath Mashelkar|
Last Updated on : May 7, 2015
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