Pune known as “Oxford of the East” is the second largest city in Maharashtra and also considered as the state’s cultural capital. The large student population in the city makes for a lively nightlife and vibrant atmosphere. Pune also houses fantastic restaurants, good museums and is well known for its surrounding hill forts which offer panoramic bird’s-eye views.
The climate of Pune is quite pleasant. Pune has three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are typically hot with maximum temperatures ranging from 35 to 42°C. The warmest month in Pune is generally April as compared to the rest of the Deccan Plateau where it is May.
Pune does not get very hot, even during peak summer the air is cool and even standing under a tree can give respite from the heat. However, as sunlight can be intense leading to skin tan and sun-burn, be sure to carry and use sunscreens (above SPF-30). The nights in Pune are significantly cooler than most other parts in this region owing to its high altitude.
By Road: Pune is well connected by road with all the major cities within the state as well as outside the state. Daily private and government buses ply from Pune to Mumbai (3 hrs ).
By Rail: Pune has excellent railway services connecting all major cities.
By Air: The airport is situated in the Lohagaon area, about 12-km from the city. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways provide regular flights to Pune from Delhi, four flights a week to Chennai and Bengaluru, two to three flights daily from and to Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Goa.