Pune, a vibrant metro is a hub of education, information technology, biotechnology, industry, entertainment and more. It is the seventh largest metropolis in India and second largest in the state. Once known as a 'Pensioner's Paradise', Pune now has emerged as a thriving city that represents 'New India' with a mix of capitalism, spiritualism, ancient and modern. This city has managed to preserve its culture in a very authentic way and hence, is also known as the 'Cultural Capital of Maharashtra'.
The weather in Pune is usually quite pleasing. Summer can be hot with temperature soaring up to 38C. In winter temperature hovers around 12o-36oC. Monsoon is the time to enjoy, with hills at the backdrop, city is bestowed with lush green landscapes, and natural scenic beauty.
Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, entitled Pune as 'The Oxford of the East'. With more than 9 deemed Universities and 612 colleges; Pune still maintains the decency of the title. Students from every corner of India and the world come to Pune for the education.
Pune has diverse industrial fields for job offers. It is India's significant manufacturing and automotive hub, with international auto manufacturing companies, including Daimler Benz, MTU Friedrichshafen and Volkswagen. There are thousands of large IT companies such as TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Amdocs, Accenture, Cybage, Canbay, Cognizant, Persistent and thousands of small IT companies. In Pune, over 225 German companies have set up their businesses.
There are many places worth visiting in Pune. Aga Khan Palace, Sinhagad, Shaniwarwada, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Parvati Hill, Pataleshwar, Lohagad and more popular weekend gateways in Pune.
Pune city's nightlife might not be in your face, but growing number of pubs, lounges and bar is a proof that this city has awesome nightlife.