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Pune is the cultural capital and the second largest city of Maharashtra. Pune is renowned for its educational institutions, night life, culture and the vibrant atmosphere. Pune also has fantastic restaurants, good museums and is well known for its surrounding hill forts which offer panoramic view. Known as the “Oxford of the East” The city is known for various cultural activities like classical music, spirituality, theater, sports, and literature. These activities and job opportunities attract migrants and students from all over India and abroad, which makes for a city of many communities and cultures. However, one of the major attractions of the city is the Osho Commune international, widely popular for teaching meditation. Apart from that the city serves as the base for visiting Shirdi, a famous shrine of Shirdi Sai Baba.The Buddhist caves of Bhaja and Karla are also situated quite near to Pune. The rich history, architecture and culture of the city makes it a must visit destination for the tourist population.

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pune
Pune is the cultural capital and the second largest city of Maharashtra. Pune is renowned for its educational institutions, night life, culture and the vibrant atmosphere. Pune also has fantastic restaurants, good museums and is well known for its surrounding hill forts which offer panoramic view. Known as the “Oxford of the East” The city is known for various cultural activities like classical music, spirituality, theater, sports, and literature. These activities and job opportunities attract migrants and students from all over India and abroad, which makes for a city of many communities and cultures. However, one of the major attractions of the city is the Osho Commune international, widely popular for teaching meditation. Apart from that the city serves as the base for visiting Shirdi, a famous shrine of Shirdi Sai Baba.The Buddhist caves of Bhaja and Karla are also situated quite near to Pune. The rich history, architecture and culture of the city makes it a must visit destination for the tourist population.

How to Reach


By air: Pune airport is located about 10 km away from the heart of the city, in the Lohagaon area. Regular, direct flights are available from Pune to many cities in India.
By Rail: Pune is an important railway junction in Indian railway. Good rail networks connect Pune with all other rail junctions in India.
By Road: Pune is well connected with many of the major cities in Maharashtra by state owned bus services. Private luxury deluxe buses are operated from Pune to many cities in India, including Goa, Mumbai and Hyderabad. 


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News & Events


Dussehra
One of the major festivals, it is celebrated in the month of October-November. It marks the victory of good over evil as on this auspicious day Lord Rama defeated Ravana and rescued Sita from his captivity. 


Diwali Festival
It is one of the biggest festivals of India. Celebrated in the month of October-November, it is believed that on this day Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya, after undergoing an exile of 14 years. People celebrate this festival by decorating their homes and pray to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi to bless them with prosperity. 


Ganesh Chaturthi
One of the most revered festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi is held in the honour of lord Ganesha. The festival lasts for a period of ten days and is celebrated with great pomp and show throughout the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. On the tenth and final day, the idols of Lord Ganesha are immersed in water, marking the culmination of the festival. 



Gudhi Padwa
Gudhi Padwa is the festival of Maharashtra and falls on the first day of chaitra (March-April). It marks the beginning of the Marathi New Year and is considered as very auspicious by the Maharashtrians. On this day, people decorate the facade of their homes with multi-colored gudhis (bamboo staff tied with colorful silk cloth). On top of the gudhis, a garlanded kalash (goblet) is kept, which marks victory or achievement. 


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