Pune - The Artistic Capital of Maharashtra
Pune is the second largest city in the state of Maharastra. It is also
the eighth largest city in the county. Formerly known as Poona, the
city is close to Mumbai and being in ecological environment, it is
growing as a hub for the Information Technology and Electronics
Industries. Pune is also well famous for its reputed colleges and
professional institutes. It was served as the Capital of Bambay
region during the Monsoon periods.
Historical aspects of the city
Human activity was found in Pune dating back to about 700 AD.
Rock-cut temple premises were constructed during this period in
the city. During the Maratha Rule the area was at midst of the
tumult. However, many buildings were built during this period and
the city got its recognition during this period only. The British
were not able to do anything worthwhile in the city thereafter. But
when India became independent it was merged in the State of
Maharashtra in Union of India.
Location, Climate and time to visit
The city lies on the leeward side to the Sahyadri mountain range in
the Western Ghats of India. The region has mild temperature from
October to January and then the summer starts which roughly
stretches up to the month of May and during the time the pre
Monsoon showers pour heavy rains in the area. The best time to
visit is the period from November to February.
The city has emerged out as one of the largest cities in the Union
of India. This is because the city houses prominent educational
institutes within its premises, which offer International Quality
technical education in pune and living standards to their students.
The city is also emerging as one of the hubs for Information
Technology, Biotechnology, Mechanical Science etc. Automotive
industries such as Volkswagon, GM, Fiat etc have set up their state
of art manufacturing plants near this city due to its ecological
importance and that is why one can terms the city as the ‘motor
city’ of India.
As there are people from all parts of the country living in the city,
it is a hot-mix of the cultures of India. People from many religions,
castes, creeds are living in this wonderful city with ultimate
harmony and peace. The city also houses eminent Galleries in
which regular Art shows are held for its Art loving population. The
city is considered the home place of Aryabhatt for some reasons
and therefore, its educational importance increases by several
The city is connected through Airways, Railways and Roadways
through the rest of the world. The most prominent way to visit the
place is to arrange an organized tour because there are limited
historical monuments to see but there are a lot natural sites to visit
in this beautiful natural city. However, there are some places worth
visiting in Pune such as Aga Khan Palace built by muslim rulers,
the city zoo houses some national, international and local animals
in it. There are temples, churches and masjids for the religious