Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra and is one of the oldest yet dynamic cities of India. Pune, previously known as Poona has been the city of Peshawar’s, home of warriors like Chattrapati Shivaji, Rani Laxmi Bai and much more. Pune is also ranked one of the best city to live in India and even one of the most happening cities of India. So find out the top amazing facts about Pune and why we love the city!
1. It is the Oxford of East:
Image Source: Picapost.com
Pune is fondly known as the Oxford of East as it is one of the largest educational hubs of India. From Engineering courses to MBA Pune has a plethora of options and opportunities in comparison to other cities. There are more than 400 engineering colleges and 200 research institutes affiliated to the University of Pune. Due to its amazing educational institutions, you can even spot various foreign students in Pune.
2. It is the home to Tech industry:
Image Source: fanpop.com
Pune is one of the buzzing automotive and IT hub. From giant companies like Tata Motors, Cummins, Mercedes Benz, Piaggio, Skoda, General Motors, Volkswagen and much more to IT moguls like TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, IBM, Mphasis, Pune has it all. Being the Tier- II city of India, it is still the most attractive destination for business and R&D centers. The encouragement from state government, availability of lands makes it one of the biggest and successful Tech hub.
3. It is known as ‘Pensioner’s Paradise’:
Image Source: Live mint
Before Pune became the IT hub of the West Coast, it was known as the Pensioner’s Paradise. Every officer, army man, government employee wanted to retire in Pune and the main reason for this was the unspoiled weather of Pune and the peaceful vibes that Pune resonates. Even today, you can see various retired people happily settled in Pune. after all, Pune welcomes everyone with open arms.
4. Blissful weather:
Image Source: Cash Karo
One visit to Pune and you will fall in love with it. Nestled in the Sahyadri hills, and surrounded by breathtaking hill stations, Pune has a pleasant weather throughout the year. It is the blissful weather that keeps the Punekar happy and productive at the same time. Also, most of the weekend getaways are an hour away from Pune which makes it even more perfect to live in Pune- work all through the week and unwind the stress during the weekend!
5. It is the home to National Defence Academy:
Image Source: Youth Ki Awaz
It is a pride for Pune to be the home of India’s only National Defence Academy (NDA). NDA is the first tri-service academy in the world and is located at Khadakwasla near Pune. NDA is a joint academy that trains cadets from three services- Army, Navy and Air Force. That’s also the reason why Pune is one of the safest city in India.
6. Pune celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with zeal:
Image Source: LinkedIn
Visit Pune during Ganesh Chaturthi and you would know how to celebrate a festival with enthusiasm. Pune hosts an amazing Ganesh Chaturthi for 10 days and everyday the excitement level keeps increasing. The pandals, mass worship, devotions, Dhol Pathak, amazing craftsmanship of Ganeshji idols and much more makes the festival colorful and full of life.
7. Weekends are packed with fun-filled events:
Image Source: Weddingplz
If you want to experience amazing nightlife then Pune is the go-to place. Every weekend the bars, restaurants organize concerts, live music, Bollywood DJ nights and even hilarious stand-up comedy shows. Not only weekends even weekdays there is something exciting stored at the popular restro-bars!
8. Pune the foodie’s delight:
Image Source: Bohiemain Foodies
Want to enjoy relishing cuisines? Pune is a paradise for food lovers. From food joints, continental cuisines to desi foods you can give a treat to your tastebuds! The city is filled with some amazing restaurants worth investing on, and the best thing is that stay at any locality you would find budget friendly to the extragavnat restaurant within your reach.
9. Shopping paradise:
Image Source: Amazing India Blog
Pune is a heaven to shopaholics. From street shopping to brand shopping, you can get your hands on amazing clothing, accessories, shoes, bags and much more. Some of the popular shopping places are FC Road, Hong Kong market, MG Road, Laxmi Road, Fashion street, Phoenix Market City and much more.
Pune is a home for all, from young students to old retired couple, everyone loves Pune for its blend of fun and peaceful environment.