Pune

Overall Score

2.5

Near the mountain range of the Western Ghats at 598 meters above sea level is the city of Pune, a settlement in the state of Maharashtra. The first present-day places on the edge of the Deccan Mountains were settled two hundred years ago. The ancient city, located on land between the Nile River and the larger waterway of the Mulla River to the northwest, was in an important position in the 16th century. At the crossroads of trade, it prospered and developed successfully.

With the arrival of the British and throughout the colloquial period, Puna continued to grow as an industrial city. Consequently, it became an educational center. The city is home to the International Commune of Osho, which was founded in 1970 by its leader, Bhagwanisz. In 1949, the University of Marathi opened its doors. The Virulology Research Center is successfully carrying out its activities.

The old part of the city lies between the Museum of the Museum of Raji Dinkar Kelkar, housed in the ancient pine yard, and the House of the Shannara Quad, founded by Bajarrao I in 1730. Before the arrival of the Britons in 1817, the royal fortress was a division of the Peshwa dynasty. In the old days, the front windows of the building were filled with musical instruments played by front porch musicians. In the modern city, the old tradition was reinvigorated. Three times a year, on May 26 (National Day), May 1 (Maharashtra Day) and August 15 (Independence Day), music blasts from the balconies.

In the modern city, the automobile industry has developed extensively. The motorcycle industry is doing well. The information technology industry has been developing for some time. The companies of Mercedes-Bens, Tata Motors and others are producing products. The official language is Marathi. In addition to this, townspeople use Hindi and English to communicate.

Besides the famous Channada Palace, Pune has such attractions as Aga Khans Palace, The palace in which Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned during the British rule, the temple of Patiala, made of a stone block, the palace of Khelkar, and the temple of Pārtāvati. Next to the city is Semikha Gad – "The Lions Fortress.

100 USD = 7,893.91 INR

Overall Score

2.5
  • Air quality: 53 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 3,100,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 9x9m 81m per person
  • GDP: $1,706 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 9 Mbps
  • Best wireless: AirTel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: At restaurants, you should tip 10 percent for standard service. If someone really went out of their way and the service was exceptional, you can tip up to 15 percent. If the bill is quite high, like over 1,000 rupees, you can tip a little less.
  • Apartment listings: Magic Bricks
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Cafe Coffee Day
  • Best taxi: Ola
  • Best coworking space: Mind Hunters
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best hospital: Jehangir Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Jet Airways
  • Best intl air carrier: Air India
  • Monthly costs for expat: $490
  • Monthly costs for family: $850
  • Monthly costs for local: $240
  • Meal: $2
  • Small Cola: $0.3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1
  • Coffee: $0.7


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