Located in Sahyadri hills near the west coast of India, Pune is a fascinating city with a healthy climate all year around.The city was one of the pivotal basesof the 17th century great Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji, who was born at the Shivneri Fort here.Pune became the seat of the enterprising Peshwas, under whom Maratha power rose into a major political force. The Peshwas were renowned patrons of the arts and in their time, enriched the city with temples, gardens and educational institutions.
It was here that Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak introduced the principle of Swadeshi during the Freedom Movement.Today Pune is one of the leading metros in India, with the Film and Television Institute of India and National Defence Academy based here.
Altitude: 598 meters, Climate: (deg C)-Summer- Max 40, Min 26; Winter- Max 29, Min 19, Rainfall: 70 cms (June to September),Best season: Throughout the year.
Places Of Interest: Shaniwar Wada, Saras Baug, Parvati Hill, Raja Kelkar Museum, Shinde&39s Chhatri, Bund Garden, Kasturba Smarak (Inside Agha Khan Palace) etc.
Excursions: Alandi- 22 kms, Dehu- 29 kms, Karla- 55 kms, Purandhar- 40 kms, Sinhagad- 25 kms, Panchgani- 98 kms, Mahabaleshwar-120 kms, Shivneri Fort- 94 kms, Bhima Shankar- 95 kms, Ashtavinayak Temples at Theur- 20 kms, Ranjangaon- 50 km, Morgaon- 65 km, Madh- 75 kms, Ojhar- 75 kms, Pali- 80 kms, Lenyadri- 90 kms & Siddhatek- 95 kms, Lonavala- 64 kms, Bhatghar Dam- 52 kms.
Reach - By Air: Well connected with Bombay. By Rail: Pune is well linked by rail with all major towns. By Road: Bombay-170 kms, Shirdi- 195 kms, Nasik- 202 kms, Aurangabad- 226 kms.