The second largest city in Maharashtra, and among the fastest growing cities in Asia-Pacific, Pune, like its neighbour Mumbai, has been a focal point of the Indian sub-continent since the pre-independence era. Pune’s historicity is evident from its archaic buildings. The city is currently a cosmopolitan, complemented with beautiful water bodies and the rich flora and fauna of the Western Ghats.
A place of prominence since the time of the Maratha rule, the city underwent transformation with the advent of the automobile industry, and currently houses manufacturing plants of several automobile companies. Alongside these changes, the city has always been a hit tourist destination. Pune offers various travelling options ranging from monuments, lavish gardens, religious places, natural trails, treks as well as amusement parks. Matheran, Lavasa and Malshej Ghat are a few weekend getaways in the lap of nature, located near Pune. Other out-of-the-world places to be in Pune include the Aga Khan Palace, the Empress Garden and Pataleshwar cave temple.
The recent wave of transformation pervading the city is being driven by IT firms. The massive Hinjawadi IT Park has metamorphosed the landscape of the Pimpri-Chinchwad area, making it a corporate-cum-residential hub attracting entrepreneurs and students to educational institutions from across the world. Hotels in Hinjawadi, Pune, are placed near the many colleges and universities in the city, and provide the peace and calm which the tourists seek. All these changes are adding new facets to the already rich and colourful city of Pune, thus making it an obvious choice for any traveller.
Decorated with forts, hill-stations, forts, luxuriant wilderness, and seascapes, Pune is an ideal destination for both short weekends as well as a full-fledged trip. From the majestic Aga Khan Palace to the Shivenri Fort, the beautiful gardens of Saras Bagh, the Peshwa Udayan, the Empress Garden, and the Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pune caters to a diverse range of touristic interests. The pleasant weather and the charming ambience draws a large number of tourists to Pune throughout the year. The Fortune hotels in Pune make for a convenient stay as well with their exquisite services and facilities.Read Less