A tour of 'Queen City' of the Deccan

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'QueenCity'oftheDeccan PunewasearlierknownasQueenofDeccan.Inrecenttimesit'sknownastheOxfordof IndiaisacityinMaharashtrathatisbustlingwithlife.Withanumberofeducationaland researchinstitutes,itoffersavarietyofoptionsinhighereducation,thusattracting severalknowledgeseekersfromallovertheglobe.Puneisthe8thlargestmetropolisin IndiaandthesecondlargestcityinMaharashtra. ThespectacularhistoricalmonumentsfromtheMarathaperiodandmanyplacesof touristinterestaddrichnesstothiscityofdiversity.ShanivarWada,SinhagadFort,Osho Ashram,DagdushethGanapathi,PataleshwarCaveTemple,RajivGandhiZoological Park,ShindeChhatri,RajaDinkarKelkarMuseum,NationalWarMuseum,BundGarden, SarasBaug,ParvatiHill,AgaKhanPalace,RajgadFortandDarshanMuseumarethe someoftheprominentattractionsinPune. Althoughanindustrialhub,Puneissurroundedbynature.Itshillsandgreencovergiveit anedgeoverIndia’spollutioncrisisthathasdrasticallyaffectedsomemajorcities. Moreover,itswealthofopenpublicspaces,whichincludeparks,gardensontraffic islandsandplaygrounds,haveallincreasedlivingstandards. Punehastakenplentyofhuman-driveninitiativestogetitright.Themostprominentof theseisthecity’sgreatpublicinfrastructure,suchasroadsandrailways,alongwithwell -functioningutilities,suchaswatersupplyanddrainage.Complementingthisisthe hugeuptick–inthelastdecade–ofprivateinvestmentsintheformoflargemallsand multiplexes,suchasPhoenixMarketcityandPuneCentral,alongwitharobustsporting infrastructure,suchasthenewMCAStadium. Thecityroutinelyhostssomeofthebiggestfestivalsandculturaleventsinthecountry, suchastheNH7Weekender,whichisarguablyIndia’smostpopularmusicfest,along withtheimportantGaneshChaturthiFestival.ItisthebiggestfestivalsofPune celebratedfor10days.ThefamousDagduSethGanapathiTempleinthecityisoneof themostpopularreligiousplacesinIndia. Puneiswellconnectedbymeansofair,trainandbus.PuneInternationalAirportisthe nearestairportwhichisabout10kmfromPuneandiswellconnectedbyflightswith majorinternationaldestinationstoo.PuneJunctionRailwayStationiswellconnectedby trainswithallthemajortownsandcitiesinIndia. WhenitcomestoFood,onecangetallthevarietyofdifferentlip-smackingcuisinein thecity.Fromtraditionalstreetfoodto7coursesdineatafive-starrestaurant,youwill geteveryoptiontotry.Youcangetfoodevenat3AMifyou’replanningtopullanall- nighter. Punehaspleasantclimatethroughouttheyearbutthebesttimetovisitthecityisfrom SeptembertoFebruarywhilethepeakseasonisfromSeptembertoOctober. Withgreatweather,amazingnightlife,lipsmackingfood&unbelievableholiday destinationsinnearbyproximity–PUNEhaseverythingonewouldwantina satisfactorylifespan.

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