A small village inhabited by Kolis and Musicians during 6th and 7th Century, Punnyapattanam (City of auspicious deeds) grew into today's metropolitan city of Pune . Like its geographical location at the banks of nearly 5 rivers, the city has been influenced by many cultures. Nestled in the picturesque Sahyadris (the Western Ghats ), just 160 km southeast of Mumbai, Pune is a superb blend of history and modernism. Pune is considered as the Oxford of India with its many educational and research institutions apart from other institutions for sports, yoga, ayurveda, culture and social services. As though if this was not sufficient, Pune is also one of the most advanced industrial belts of the country and fast emerging into the second Silicon Valley of India with the presence of IT giants like Persistent Systems, Mahindra-British Telecom and Infosys to take a few names.
Distances from MIT Pune:
Lohegaon Airport - 20km, Pune Railway Station & Bus Stand - 10km, Shivajinagar Railway Station & Bus Stand - 5km and nearest International airport (Mumbai) - 180km.
Life in Pune
Eating and Accommodation:
Pune has the very best facilities in dining and accommodation. Right from five star & three star hotels, the city is also the home to some of the biggest international names which include McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza and many more. Specialty and budget restaurants serving the best of Indian and International food are located all over the city.
Though shopping malls are sprouting all over the city, Deccan and Camp are quite popular amongst shoppers. It is due to value for money shopping and the presence of major National and International brands.
Living in Pune:
Pune is the headquarters of the Indian Army's Southern Command. A low crime rate and an overall pleasant climate make it an ideal place to stay. Though the local language is Marathi, Pune has an excellent cosmopolitan population. It also is the home to the largest number of outstation students in India in a single city.
Entertainment and Culture:
Pune being the cultural capital of Maharashtra , there is no limit to the cultural happenings in the city. It also boasts of multiplexes, theaters, museums etc. There are many cultural activities for college students. 'Verve' and 'Purushattam Karandak' are quite popular with the students.