Pune City- Cultural And Educational Capital Of Maharashtra

Culture forms an important part of any state or community. A well-cultured person is always respected in this world. India has so many states with diverse cultures.

Pune City is considered as Cultural And Educational Capital Of Maharashtra.

Pune is one of the most important cities in India. In Maharashtra, it ranks 2nd, next to Mumbai considering development.

Pune has preserved certain old traditions. Pune is a city which is famous for -

Culture and

Historical places like

1. Shaniwarwada

2. Lal Mahal

3. Nehru Stadium for cricket matches.

4. Peshve Park –

Amusement park for children.

5. Sarasbaug -

Lord Ganesh's temple is situaled here.

Certain features - Why people prefer Pune?

1. Safe Place to stay

Pune people are calm, quiet. They love peace. Pune is a cosmopolitan city. Pune has never experienced communal riots, bomb blasts.

2. Good climate

Pune's climate is one of the best in India. Its best in November, December, January, February.
Summer is not very hot though nowadays temperature reacher 40 deg celcius due to pollution.
Moderate rain is there fron June to Sept.. One can compare Pune's climate to Banglore though pollution is more in Banglore..

3. Affordable rates as far as flats are considered

4. Excellent connectivity to Mumbai, the financial capital of India

5. Pune is industrial area. It has factories like- Garware, Kirloskar, Bajaj, Sandvik, etc which have given jobs.
Preferred by retired people – earlier people used to call Pune as "Pensioner's city".

Cultural Capital

Ganesh Kala Krida Manch

Every year cultural programmes are arranged in August- Sept. during Ganesh Chaturthi Festival time. Various artists like Lata Mangeshkar, Bhimsen Joshi, etc come here and perform. Pune's Ganesh Festival is famous all over Maharashtra.

Famous personalities who stayed in Pune

Shivaji Bhosale and his mother Jijabai
Shivaji Bhosale was the great king who founded Maratha Empire and received a great respect.

Bhimsen Joshi – Famous singer. He is famous for his " Bhajans and Abhangs – Religious songs

Purushottam Laxman Deshpande – Famous comedy stories writer

Suresh Kalmadi – former Union Railway Minister

Dhanraj Pillai –Hockey player

Hrishikesh Kanitkar- Cricket player

Famous Tourist Places In And Around Pune City And District

Junnar -
Shivaji Bhosale's birth place is situated here " Shivneri Fort". It takes 2 hours to reach here from Pune.

A famous fort which has a very important place in Maratha history. Tanaji Malusare's name is attached with this fort. It takes 1 hour to reach here from Pune.

This is included in " Asthavinayaka" temples. Lord Ganesh's temple is situaled here. It takes 1and a half hour to reach here from Pune. Maharashtra has got 8 famous Ganesh temples. So it is called as " Asthavinayaka".

Its a famous hill station. At week-ends , Puneites can enjoy here.


It's a famous hill station. At week-ends , Puneites can enjoy here.


Mahabaleshwar is a hill-station situated in Satara District.it takes 2 and a half hours to reach here from Pune.

Travelling In And Around Pune

Pune has 3 state transport bus stations



Station Station has both bus and Railway station

Educational Capital

Pune University

Pune University is a reputed one for years. Almost all courses are available.

Medical Colleges In And Around Pune

1. B J Medical College , Pune - Govt

2. Armed Forces Medical College - Govt

3. Bharati Vidyapeeth's Medical College – Private, Deemed University

4. Medical College For Women At Pimpri- - Private

5. MAEER"s Medical College , Talegaon Dabhade- Private

Engineering Colleges In And Around Pune

1. College Of Engineering Pune ( COEP)- Govt

2. Bharati Vidyapeeth's Engineering College- Private

3. Vishwakarma Institute Of Technology ( VIT)- Private

4. Maharashtra Institute Of Technology ( MIT)- Private

5. Cummins College Of Engineering

6. Sinhgad College Of Engineering

Arts, Commerce and Science

For Arts, Commerce and Science graduation and postgraduation, following colleges are available

Maharashtra Education Society's Garware college

Fergusson College

S P ( Shri Parshurambhau ) College

Modern College

A lot of famous coaching classes are available for 12 th standard and management students like-

1. Subodh classes

2. P. Jog classes

3. Chate classes

Computer education is extremely important and everybody should have working knowledge about computers.

NIIT Centres

NIIT Pune Camp Centre
408,409 4th Floor Arora Towers East Wing,

NIIT Pune Deccan Centre
616,1st Floor Sagar Arcade,
F.C. Road,Deccan

NIIT Pune Tilak Road Business Square Centre
Tilak Road Business Square,
4th floor Opp. S. P. College
020-4020866 / 67

NIIT Pune Chinchwad Centre
3rd floor, Kanthelix, Opp. Tata Motors,
Near PCMC Auditorium, Chinchwad

Coaching For UPSC

Chanakya Mandal

Here UPSC prelims and mains coaching is available.

This is the reason students from all over the world come to Pune.

Management Institutes In Pune

1. P. Jog Management Institute

2. Symbiosis Institute OF Management

Law Colleges

Pune has law college also.

Problems which Pune is facing

1. Traffic- Pune traffic needs to be more disciplined

2. Pollution – Pune ranks among first few cities in India which has maximum 2-wheelers and per capita vehicles. This is causing pollution.

3. Pune airport is not a very well-developed. It needs to be shifted to a new larger place and developments are required.

Beautiful Areas In Pune – Must See

1. Koregaon Park -

This is a very well developed sophisticated area. Rajanish Ashram, Inlaks and Budhrani hospital are located here. Because of Rajanish Ashram , many foreign tourists are seen here.
Inlaks and Budhrani hospital is a very good hospital with all modern diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.
Other interesting places located near Koregaon Park

Hotel Blue Diamond

Ruby Hall Clinic -

It is a very good hospital with all modern diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. Cardiac division is well developed.
Koregaon Park is near by from Railway station.

2. Magarpatta City

Its a very well planned and developed area located 8 km away from city. One can see huge shopping malls here.

3. Deccan Gymkhana

Pune people are " food lovers". At deccan and Jangli Maharaj road, one will see huge hotels. Mughalai, Kashmiri, Gujrathi, Punjabi,etc. all types of food are available here. One gets all varieties of chinese and International cuisines. Both contemporary and traditional recipes are available.

"Yana's" is a hotel exclusively for "sizzler's lovers". One can enjoy veg and nonveg sizzlers here. It is situated on Fergusson college road. I am attaching a photo of this hotel taken at night.

4. Jangli Maharaj Road-

These 2 areas ( 3 and 4) are famous for hotels and shopping. Very good shopping malls are seen here.

5. Laxmi road -

This is famous for jewellery shops and cloth shopping.

6. Pune Camp-

Camp is famous for hotels and shopping. Very good shopping malls are seen here.

Pune Airport

Pune has airport from which flights are available to
Now airport will be shifted to an area which is approximately 40 km away from city. At present it is 13 km from city.

Good Hospitals In Pune

Following are a few good hospitals other than the few mentioned above.

1. KEM hospital

2. Poona hospital

3. Sahyadri hospital

4. Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital– Famous singer Lata Mangeshkar is associated with this hospital. Hospital is named after her father.

5. Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital

6. Surya hospital
More information and photos about this beautiful city will be provided in near future in this resource or next resource.


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Guest Author: Pankaj Gupta17 Jan 2009

This is really good information as a summary in whole . Thank You Sachin Sir

Guest Author: 30 Jul 2014

Pune is one of the wonderful cities in India. There are many must visit places in this city. Saras Baug, Shaniwar Wada, Aga Khan Palace, Pataleshwar, Mulshi Dam, Parvatu Hill, Khadakwasla Dam, Bund Garden, Lohagad, Vetal Hills, Shinde Chhatri etc are amazing places worth visiting. If you are planning to visit Pune, make sure to visit these places as well.

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