Pune, fondly called the Queen of the Deccan is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Pune is the centre of traditional Marathi culture, in which education, arts and crafts, and theatre are given pride of place. Surrounded by verdant hills and beautiful lakes, Pune has a temperate climate and is among the greenest urban areas in the country. It has one of India’s oldest universities and its numerous colleges attract both Indian and international students, which is probably why it is called the Oxford of the East.
With the current trend of modernization catching up Pune has become a cosmopolitan city and is now an important commercial centre with various big industries, IT Companies etc. setting up their base in Pune. The city still retains the old-world charm, peths & wadas with its many quaint characteristics along with the newly developed mega townships, multiplexes, shopping malls etc. People in Pune are known for their love for food and it offers a wide variety of places to eat, right from small roadside eateries to star hotels and resorts. Festivals are celebrated with great fanfare in Pune the main being the 10 day long Ganesh Festival. Several cultural activities and festivals are organized round the year.
Though this site primarily gives information of places around pune, Pune city also has several places which are a must see for all tourists visiting Pune.