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Pune
Pune Map Sitting at an altitude of 598m close to the Sahyadri hills on the fringe of the Deccan plains, Pune is located in the state of Maharashtra. Capital of the Marathas sovereign state in the 16th century, cold and dry Pune was later selected by the British in 1820 as an alternative headquarters for the neighbouring Bombay presidency. A legacy of these times is a few British buildings and and a military cantonment now used by the Indian army.

Pune Facts

. Area 146.11 sq. km
. Population 1,566,651
. Altitude 560 m above the sea level
. Languages Marathi, Hindi, English
. Best time to visit October- May
. STD code 020

Tourist Attractions in Pune

Most of the attractions in Pune are related to the Marathas, who one time controlled much of north and western India and directly confronted the mighty Mughal Empire and the British. can find remains of foundations and outer walls of Shaniwar Wada that had been burnt down in 1827. Pataleshwar Cave Temple is a respite from the general crowds that are found at most other temples. Raja Denkar Kelkar Museum is place in Pune that ought to not be missed out on. It exhibits over 17,000 art objects. Other fascinating sites in Pune that ought to visit are Saras Baug, Kasturba Samadhi and Film and Tv Institute of India.
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