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Living in Pune
Referred to as the “Queen of the Deccan,” Pune is the cultural capital of the Maharashtrians whose native language is Marathi. In the last few years, Pune has made its presence felt on the international map. As per the 2001 census, Pune had a population of 4,485,000 in 2005. This population is growing on all fronts thanks to the many advantages of staying in Pune. Notably, even though Pune is the seventh largest city in India, it has the sixth largest metropolitan economy and the highest per capita income in India, with the least income disparity between the rich and poor.

A great climate
Though global warming has been showing its negative impact on Pune’s climate, the climate of the city is still by and large balanced and pleasant all round the year. Pune experiences three seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Summer is from March to May, monsoon from June to September and winter from October to February. Winter is the best season of Pune. Pleasant windy days, clear skies and cool nights make it the most enjoyable time of the year. The day temperature is around 29°C and the night temperature is below 10°C or lower.

A blend of tradition and modernity
In Pune, the past meets the present. It is one of those rare cities with a blend of tradition and modernity. Pune has a rich history inextricably linked to the life of the great Maratha king, Chhatrapati Shivaji, to the Peshwas and to the Indian war of Independence against the British. It was also home to social and religious reformers like Mahadev Govind Ranade, R.G Bhandarkar, Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Mahatma Jyotirao Phule and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Pune also has a rich and vibrant culture with people from multiple religions and speaking different regional languages residing here. The city also hosts various national festivals and cultural events throughout the year, the most renowned being the Ganesha Festival. The people of Pune have wide interests in various arts, spiritualism and food.

Oxford of the East
After Indian independence (1947), Pune’s reputation as an educational and research hub grew by leaps and bounds. Famous institutes like the University of Pune, the National Defence Academy (NDA), National Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS)[2], National Chemical Laboratory Symbiosis and Fergusson College to name a few lend the city its educational status. There is no dearth of good educational opportunities in the city in any field.

Detroit and Silicon Valley of the East
Pune is referred to as Detroit of the East as it is home to some of the largest automobile manufacturers, like Bajaj Auto, Tata Motors, Daimler Chrysler, Kinetic Engineering, Force Motors Ltd. etc. Pune also has a burgeoning software industry with many of India’s major software players putting up shop here like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Satyam, Tech Mahindra to name a few. Some of the prominent IT parks in the city are the Hinjewadi IT Park, Magarpatta Cybercity, Marisoft IT Park (Kalyaninagar) etc. Opportunities in business abound in this land of abundance.
Transport system
Pune is extremely well-connected by road, rail, and air to most major cities in India such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Chennai.  International flights to Singapore and Dubai also make it a desirable business place. Road travel between Pune and Mumbai has improved significantly with the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and now only takes three hours. Buses, both state owned and private ones, also connect Pune with cities throughout India. Within the city, the auto rickshaw is the common mode of transport, and the buses of Pune Municipal Transport (PMT) are Pune’s main public transport service. However, private vehicles, especially two wheelers, are seen in large numbers in the city.