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Pune - Maharashtra
The heart of the Maratha empire in the days of yore, Pune is the 2nd largest city in Maharashtra and is the also the capital of Pune district. Located around 120 kilometers from Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, Pune is famous for its educational institutions earning it the sobriquet "Oxford of the East."

Education, arts and crafts, and theatre have always enjoyed a pride of place in Pune, home to one of India's oldest universities. With the express highway providing fast connectivity between Pune and Mumbai, Pune's importance has grown by leaps and bounds. Pune represents a fusion of the old and the new, of the traditional and the modern, of quaint old wadas and glitzy malls. Surrounded by greenery and blessed with a salubrious climate, Pune is sure to create a lasting impression in your mind.

The eighth largest metropolises in India. It was earlier known as Punya-Nagiri or Queen of Deccan. With a rich historical past, Pune has been a popular place since ancient times and still enjoys a similar popularity. Once the hometown of Marathas and a centre of power for the Maratha Empire, the presence of the numerous edifices in Pune links to its rich and glorious past.

The city leads as the 'veritable heartland' of cultural Maharashtra. Pune also has made its mark as the educational epicenter of the country, winning itself the sobriquet, 'The Oxford of the East'.
Geography and climate:
Pune lies at an altitude of 560 m (1837 ft) above sea level, at the confluence of Mula and Mutha rivers. During summer (March to May), daytime temperatures vary between 35°C to 39°C, while in winter (November to February) daytime temperatures range between 27°C -29°C. Pune district shares borders with Ahmednagar, Satara and Raigarh districts of Maharashtra.
Economy of Pune :
Pune has a booming economy. There are two industrial estates in the outskirts of Pune developed by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). This is besides the already bustling industrial hub of Pimpri-Chinchwad. A large number of Indian industry majors and MNC's have set up base in Pune and its suburbs. These include companies like Bajaj Auto, TELCO, Philips India, Kirloskar Cummins, Kalyani Sharp, Bharat Forge, Mahindra And Mahindra, Hindustan Antibiotics, Mercedes Benz India Ltd, Weikfield India, Serum India, Duro Shocks, Kinetic Honda, Whirlpool, LG, Frito Lay, Coca Cola etc. Suburbs of Pune like Baramati, Khed, Mundhwa, Loni, Yerwada, Talegaon, Alandi, Warje, Wadgaon etc. account for a majority of Pune's agricultural produce, though Pune is not an agricultural city.

Pune has also emerged as a software industry hub. Many of the leading Indian software companies have their presence in Pune. These include companies like Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Patni, Satyam, Persistent Systems, Geometric Software Solutions Private Limited and others besides many global players. The BPO industry is also booming with many leading Indian names and MNC's registering their presence in Pune.
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