Pune is one of the most popular cities of India and the major destination of Maharashtra, located just 118 kms away from Mumbai. This is the city where Shivaji spent his childhood, capital of the Maratha confederacy - the Peshwa's Pune. From the Aga Khan Palace with its italian arches, salons, spacious lawna where Kasturba Gandhi spent the last years of her life, iconic monument of the Maratha Empire. The Film and Television institute of India, academic centres which make Pune 'the Oxford of the East'. The city remains completely blocked for over 10 days during Ganesha Chaturthi Celebrations. Pune has all what a travellers seek for a perfect holiday, for those who are looking for an adrenaline rush.
Local trains (EMUs) connect Pune to the industrial town of Pimpri-Chinchwad and the hill station of Lonavala, while daily express trains connect Pune to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Nagpur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Allahabad, Kanpur, Howrah, Jammu Tawi, Darbhanga, Goa, Gwalior, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Patna, and Jamshedpur. At Pune, there is a diesel locomotive shed and an electric trip shed.
The Mumbai-Pune Expressway makes driving the best option from Mumbai
Pune is well-connected to other cities by Indian highways and state highways. National Highway 4 (NH 4) connects it to Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolhapur. NH 65 to Hyderabad, Suryapet, Vijayawada and NH 50 to Nashik. State highways connect it to Ahmednagar, Aurangabad and Alandi.