Pune is a sprawling city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It was once the base of the Peshwas (prime ministers) of the Maratha Empire, which lasted from 1674 to 1818. It’s known for the grand Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892 and now a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, whose ashes are preserved in the garden. The 8th-century Pataleshwar Cave Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
Pune has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) bordering with tropical wet and dry (Aw) with average temperatures ranging between 19 to 33 °C (66 to 91 °F). … The monsoon lasts from June to October, with moderate rainfall and temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 °C (72 to 82 °F).
History of Pune. Pune is the 9th most populous city in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra after the state capital Mumbai. … In the 18th century, Pune became the political center of the Indian subcontinent, as the seat of the Peshwas who were the prime ministers of the Maratha Empire.
Pune city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Pune Metropolitan Region. The Pune city is located in the Maharashtra state of India.
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Pune in 2011 is 3,124,458; of which male and female are 1,603,675 and 1,520,783 respectively. Although Pune city has population of 3,124,458; its urban / metropolitan population is 5,057,709 of which 2,656,240 are males and 2,401,469 are females.
Pune is a city in the West of India, in the state of Maharashtra and is roughly 160 km east of Mumbai. The city lies approximately 3 miles along a river. The heart of the city is much older than the rest of the city. It has winding roads, many of which follow the natural slopes of the mountainous terrain and end at the rivers feeding the city. As the city expanded unevenly, a large number of roads were built around the central portion of the city, including the major highways which link the city to other parts of the country. The city is well connected to the other parts of the state and India by road, rail, air etc.
Place of interest
• Aga Khan Palace,
• Shaniwar Wada,
• Sinhagad Fort,
• Chaturshringi Temple,