Pune, western India

City in Maharashtra State, at the confluence of the Mutha and Mula rivers.

The city is part of an important agricultural and manufacturing region. Mangoes : buymangoes.com (ratnagirihapus.com)

Population (1991) 1,559,558.

Pune is also noted as the site of several institutions of higher learning, including the University of Pune (1949) and Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (1917). Several 17th- and 18th-century palaces and temples are in Pune. University :  unipune.ernet.in

Pune is the second home for most of India's celebrities.

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For over a century, Pune was the bastion of the all-powerful Maratha empire and it was under the reign of Shivaji, the 17th century Maratha king, that Pune entered its most famous phase in history. It was only in 1818, that Pune fell into the hands of the East India Company. The British proposed to transform the city into a ‘monsoon capital’ but instead developed it into a 19th century Indian army town and renamed it Poona.

Major cities near Pune:

Northwest
Mumbai
125 km

Southeast
Cochin
975 km

East
Hyderabad
500 km
Southeast
Bangalore
735 km

 

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