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pune is the ninth-most populous city in India and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra after the state capital city of Mumbai. Pune is also the 101st largest city in the world, by population. Pune is considered the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Pune is also one of the fastest growing cities in the Asia-Pacific region. The ‘Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings’ evaluated local living conditions in more than 440 cities around the world where Pune ranked at 145, second in India after Hyderabad (138). It also highlights Pune among evolving business centers and emerging 9 cities around the world with citation “Hosts IT and automotive companies”. Pune has also emerged as a new startup hub in India with tech startups like Pubmatic, Firstcry.com, Storypick.com, TastyKhana.com and Swipe setting up base in Pune.

Pune has been able to create one of the strongest human capital and economic growth engines among Indian cities. With 811 colleges, it is often called the “Oxford of the East”. This has resulted in more than 30% graduate workforce, which has triggered the IT revolution in the city. Almost all of the top IT companies in the country have their presence here, making it the 2nd biggest software hub in the country. The city also has a strong manufacturing base across auto and engineering. Thus, Pune is among the top five foreign direct investment (FDI) destinations in India. It is also one of the successful start-up destinations in India with more than 400 local start-ups. Pune’s educated citizens have also been instrumental in driving participative governance, which is again one of the best across Indian cities. Pune City Connect is a forum to bring corporates and eminent citizens together to work on corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities on city-level issues.

Highlights of The City

  • All the top IT companies have their presence in Pune, making it the 2nd biggest software hub in the country.
  • Pune has a very strong manufacturing base across Auto and Engineering.
  • Pune is one of the top 5 FDI destinations in India.
  • Pune is also one of the successful start-up destinations in India with more than 400 start-ups from Pune.
  • Pune City Connect is a forum to bring corporates, eminent citizens together to work on CSR activities on city level issues.
  • With 811 colleges, Pune is often called the “Oxford of the East”.
  • This has resulted in more than 30% graduate workforce, which has triggered the IT revolution in Pune.
  • The educated and qualified citizens of Pune have been instrumental in driving participative governance, which is again one of the best across Indian cities.

Places To Visit In Pune

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park(Katraj Udyan)

The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, commonly known as the Rajiv Gandhi Zoo, is located in Katraj of Pune in India. It is managed by the Pune...

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Saras Baug

Build by a Peshwa, it has a temple of Lord Ganesha and tends to be perfect for evening walks with friends & family....

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Aga Khan Palace

The mighty edifice of Aga Khan Palace is situated in Pune and was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in the year 1892. It is one of...

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Shaniwar Wada

The former love-nest of Bajirao and Kashi, the Shaniwar Wada in Pune is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Maharashtra....

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