Known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune is the largest city in Western Ghats. The city is a hub of several industries including glass, sugar, automotives, forging and information technology. Located 560 meters above sea level, the city experiences a tropical wet and dry climate. The average temperature ranges between 20°C to 28°C all around the year.
Just 120 kilometers away from Mumbai, Pune is a major tourist destination. Known for cultural activities including spirituality, drama, theatre, music, sports, literature and classical music, the city is a major agglomeration of many communities and cultures.
As a center of modern education, art theatre and architecture, the city attracts lots of people from within or outside the country. Since people from around the world come and settle here due to different reasons, the city reflects a blend of several cultures and traditions with modernity.
With so many pubs and restaurants, discotheques and nightclubs, Pune boasts of an active night life. Local cuisine including bhelpuri, vada pav, pani puri, pav bhaji and other spicy street foods, it epitomizes the Marathi culture. Almost every dish tastes of coconut and garlic.
There are several gardens, parks, museums, zoos, temples and mosques in the city. A home to hundreds of educational institutes, Pune is known as "the Oxford of the East". If you're in the city, don't miss out the chance to watch cultural activities and gorge on to spicy and delicious street food!