Pune is a city that has a rich cultural background. Right from the historic buildings and houses to the buzzing marketplaces and the world renowned educational institutions you name and the city has it all. Pune is known as the Oxford of the East and preferred by many students from all over the world. The city is getting a new face day by day with potpourri of different traditional and modern cultures. There is a dazzling cornucopia of malls, eateries and hangout places cropping up everywhere. There is also a huge influx of students coming to the city for education from different parts of the nation and also from some parts of the world. There are a lot of exchange programs that happen in the city between different countries, in order to facilitate a cultural exchange between the countries. Pune has always been a place that has the equilibrium of peace and pace.
Few More Facts and Figures
The population of Pune on October 7th 2012 is approximately 6,115,431. (Extrapolated from a population of 3,337,481 on July 31st 2009 and a population of 6,115,431 on September 30th 2012.)
How to Reach Pune
- Reaching Pune city is effortless as it is easily connected to all the major cities of India. Pune is well connected with Mumbai. Pune is 163 km from Mumbai, the capital city of the state of Maharashtra and is reachable through almost all the means of communication. Direct Flights are available to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta, Madras, Bangalore and Ahmadabad from Pune Airport itself. Mumbai is the nearest International Airport to Pune.
- Rail: Pune is linked with Mumbai (170 km), Nasik (209 km), Aurangabad (230 km), Chennai (1,088 km), Delhi and other major cities of India.
- Road: The admirable road network connects Pune with most of the important cities in Maharashtra and India. The Mumbai-Pune Express Highway offers a safe and reliable access between Mumbai and Pune. Pune is also well connected with Goa, Ahmadabad, Nagpur, Shirdi, Bangalore, Indore, Hyderabad and Aurangabad through road.
With its globally versatile environment and educationally rich culture, Pune makes for a great city to be studying in.