Pune has been known by a plethora of sobriquets.
Popular among them: Queen of the Deccan, cultural capital of
Maharashtra, pensioner's paradise and Oxford of the East.
Pune is one of the historical cities of India with a glorious past,
an innovative present and a promising future.
The Pune Municipal Corporation administers the city. Its boundaries
extend over four hundred square kilometres and it has a
population of close to four million. Thus, Pune city has been
developed into a Pune metropolitan area, just equal in area to
that of Greater Mumbai. It is located 192 km (by rail) and 160 km
(by road) from Mumbai and is 559 meters above the mean sea level.
Being surrounded by beautiful hills and the Sinhagad fort, it has
a temperate climate. Water, which is plentiful, is supplied to the
city from Panshet, Khadakvasla and Varasgaon dams all located
about thirty kilometers from Pune.
Pune is among the greenest urban areas in the country with more than
40 per cent of its area under green cover.
Historical places in Pune
Kelkar Museum: 1377 and 1378,Shukrawar Peth, Pune.
|Vishram Baug Wada:
It is a 3 floor building in the heart of the city on Bajirao road,
next to Laxmi road the huge market for clothing, Pune.
Ganesh Temple: Bajirao Road, Near Swargate, Pune.
Gandhi National Memorial Society, Agakhan Palace,
It is about 4kms away from Pune camp, Wanowari, Pune.
|Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum:
Shivajinagar, J. M. Road, Pune.
It is about 4kms away from Pune camp, Wanowari, Pune