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Pune is the eighth largest city in the India state of Maharashtra. The city derives it name from Punya Nagari, which means 'the city of virtuous deeds.' The city, which began as an agricultural settlement in the 8th century, was ruled by the Rashtrakutas. The Mughal rule took charge of the city in the 11th century.
It became the residence of Marathi King Shivaji in the 17th century and in the 18th century, prime minister of Chhatrapati Shahu, Peshwe Baji Rao I built palace in Pune and made it his home. In 1817 a war broke out between the Marathas and the British who later realized the importance of the city. The city was then made the Monsoon Capital of the Mumbai Presidency. In 1858, Pune Municipality was established. Now it is the second largest in the state of Maharashtra and has also become the capital of Pune District.

Tourist Attractions:
The city is historically important and has many historical monuments that attract the tourists. Shaniwar Wada-architectural building, Panshet Dam -a park, Jain Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum and Pune Darwaja are the interesting sights in the city.

There are numerous gardens located in the city of Pune. Tourists can visit the Bund Garden and Saras Baug in Pune. A beautiful Ganesh temple is the major attraction of Saras Baug. The Bund Garden has been constructed on a dam that has been built on river Mula- Muttha. For a day out, Peshwe Udyan Zoo can be a good choice. Empress Garden can also be visited. Splash Mountain Water Park is one of the tourist attractions in Pune.

Tourists can visit the temples in Pune like Omkareshwar Temple and Chaturshringi Temple. The serene atmosphere of the religious places entices the visitors.

The museums of Pune can also be visited while on a tour to Pune. Raja Denkar Kelkar Museum, Museum of Arthropod Pune and Mahatma Phule Museum can be visited with family and friends for an enjoyable day out.

The weather of Pune India is characterized by three main seasons, namely the hot dry, the rains, and the cool dry. The annual temperature ranges from around 14° C to 38° C. The annual rainfall of Pune city about 68 cm.

The hot dry season in Pune lasts from middle of March to May end or June beginning. During the summer the day's are hot and the evenings are warm, with temperature ranging between 22° C to 38° C. The humidity is moderate around 50%.

The rainy season in Pune commences from the beginning of June and continues till early October. Rainfall is common during the afternoon and evening. The rainy season is quite pleasant as temperature varies between 21° C and 32° C. Pune rainfall varies between 65 and 70 cm annually. Rainfall on certain days can be very heavy.

The cool dry season lasts from November to February. The period from end November to middle of February is cool and dry. The days are pleasant and the evenings are cool. The temperature ranges between 14° C and 28° C. The humidity during the winter period stays at around 20%.

The period from middle October to end November, and from middle of February to middle of March is very pleasant, with warm days and pleasant evenings.

Pune is a hub of transportation where rail, road and air transport serves the city. Pune Airport is the main airport and the gateway to the city. The two main railway stations Pune Junction and Shivajinagar Station link the city with other parts of the country. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway reduces the distance between Mumbai and Pune. Pune municipal Transport Corporation has a number of buses that are convenient for the pubic to travel. Auto rickshaws and taxis are the other common means of transport in the city.

Hotels in Pune:
The following are the names of some of hotels of five star category in Pune:
  • Taj Blue Diamond
  • Le Meridien
  • The Oakwood
  • Best Western the Pride Hotel
  • Sun-N-Sand Pune
  • Hotel Aurora Towers
  • Regency Hotel
  • The Central Park hotel
  • The Sagar Plaza
  • Hotel Kohinoor Executive

Some Four Star Hotels in Pune
Some of the reputed Four Star hotels in Pune include:
  • Quality Inn Centurion Hotel
  • Sagar PlazA Hotel
  • Lemon Tree Hotel
  • Sunderban Hotel
  • Central Park Hotel
  • St Laurn Business Hotel
  • Dreamz Villa(satellite Hospitality Property Service)
  • Aurora Towers Hotel
  • President Hotel
  • Le Royce Hotel

Some Three Star Hotels in Pune
  • Tamanna Hotel
  • Krishna Presidency Hotel
  • Ashish PlazA Hotel
  • Oakwood Hotel
  • Woodland Hotel
  • Sirona Hotel
  • Coronet Hotel
  • Rutugandh Heritage Hotel
  • Dreamz Villa

Budget Hotels in Pune
  • Anshul Hotel
  • Bright Hotels
  • Anant Lodge
  • Auinash Gardens
  • Ananda Valley
  • Aurora Towers
  • Ashumegh Hotel
  • Ambassador Hotel
  • Aswad Khanawal
  • Ashoka Dinigh Hau

Airport Hotels in Pune, India
The following are the names of hotels of the airport hotel category in and around Pune:
  • Pride Hotel, Pune
  • Le Meridien, Pune
  • The Sagar Plaza, Pune
  • Le Royce , Pune.
  • Sun N Sand, Pune
  • Taj Blue Diamond, Pune
  • The Central Park, Pune

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