"My Second Home - PUNE - State of Maharashtra" Top 5 Page for this destination Pune by ushar

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....Pic taken from a running train

Pune \ Poona (as some call it ), the cultural capital of Maharashtra is just 170 Km from Mumbai. This city was the bastion of of the all-powerful Maratha empire. Under the reign of Shivaji, the 17th centuray warrior king, Pune entered a new phase in History. The rugged terrain with its awe some forts and well preserved monuments lie testimony to Shivaji's daring exploits which eventually hleped him expand his small field into an extensive kingdom.
The Maratha power became a major political force under enterprising peshwas.
After the battle of Koregaon in 1818 , Pune fell into the hands of east india company.Britishers used to consider this as Monsoon Capital. Today Pune is and important commercial centre.
The magic of Pune is that you can lose yourself completely within the waslls of a museum that keeps the history alive, or discover your roots as you stroll throgugh palaces, forts or caves that echo mysterious legends.

A Place I Can never forget-Oxford of the East

The city called Pune in the state of Maharashtra is my second home where i lived all these years... It is known as Oxford of the East.
It has a strong cultural roots.
Pune is a calm and quiet place compared to Mumbai.
Lot of artists in the field of Music theatre, films etc..are settled down here.
The famous OSHO commune too u can see here.
This picture has taken on the way to Bheemashakar from Pune. It is situated 90 km away from Pune city...This shiva temple of Bheemashankar is very famous, also the forest.

A scene in Poona Raailway station platform

Enjoy those lovely fruits....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Pune is The place 4 combine studies \ entertainment
  • Cons:Beware of those crowded roads (with lot of pot holes)
  • In a nutshell:A fun filled cultural city - worth visiting
  • Last visit to Pune: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2005
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