Pune, Oxford of the East




Pune is the second largest city in the Indian state of Maharashtra and the ninth most populous city in the country. Distance between pune to Delhi is 1,449.8 km. Famous as the ‘Oxford of the East’, the city of Pune, is also the district head quarters. The city is the eighth largest city in India and the second largest in Maharashtra. With a very visible interest and participation in cultural activities, it has been known as the ‘Cultural Capital of Maharashtra’ and today the city is also an important Information & Technology as well as a thriving Automobile Industry Centre.  Marathi and Hindi are the two main languages that are spoken in Pune. The largely cosmopolitan population also speak English and Gujarati, and other Indian languages.

Tourist Attractions
Indeed the cultural hub of Maharashtra, Pune boasts diverse masses that eventually bring about so much of vivacity in the city that one cannot help fancy this place. Apart from its vivid crowd, what makes Pune a travel worthy destination is the ease of access, minimal distance between attractions, heart-melting landscape and soul-stirring historical monuments.
Shanivar Vada
Aga Khan Palace
Osho Ashram
Sinhagad Fort
Chaturshringi Temple
Parvati Hill
Pataleshwar Cave Temple
Shinde Chhatri
Saras Baug
Bund Garden
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park
Mulshi Dam
Khadakwasla Dam

Industry
The emergence of industrial Pune began in the early 1960s, with mechanical engineering industries arriving. Pune's proximity to Mumbai, good climate, and availability of talent made it a destination for large firms like Tata Motors (TELCO then), Thermax, Buckau Wolf (ThyssenKrupp now), Kirloskar Group, KSB Pumps, Cummins, Hindustan Antibiotics, and several others. According to the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Pune has been the single largest hub for German companies for the last 60 years. Over 225 German companies have set up their businesses here.

Climate  
Pune has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) bordering with tropical wet and dry (Aw) with average temperatures ranging between 19 to 33 °C (66 to 91 °F).Pune experiences three seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. Typical summer months are from mid-March to June often extending till 15 June, with maximum temperatures sometimes reaching 42 °C (108 °F). The warmest month in Pune is May; although summer doesn't end until mid-June. The city often receives heavy dusty winds in May (and humidity remains high). Even during the hottest months, the nights are usually cool due to Pune's high altitude. The highest temperature ever recorded was 43.3 °C (109.9 °F) on 30 April 1897.