Pune, a historic city, is popularly known as the cultural and education capital of Maharashtra state in India. It is also recognized as a hub for automobile and IT industries. It is home to numerous educational and research institutes of repute, including National Chemical Laboratory, National Centre for Cell Sciences, National Institute of Virology, National Aids Research Institute, Agharkar Research Institute, Center for Development of Advanced Computing, Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Institute of Science Education and Research and many more.
Climate and Clothing
Climate in Pune during early December would be pleasant. Days would be warm with maximum temperature of about 28 degrees Celsius and nights would be cooler with a minimum temperature of about 10 degrees Celsius. Cottons during the day and light woolens during evening/night are recommended.
How to Reach
Pune is well connected by air, road and rail network.
Pune has direct flights to and from many domestic as well as some international destinations. Pune airport is located at Lohegaon at a distance of 18 kms from the Savitribai Phule Pune University Campus. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai is about 175 kms (110 miles) away and it takes about 3.5 hrs to reach Pune from Mumbai through express way. Registered AC cabs also run between Mumbai airport and Pune.
There are daily and weekly trains connecting Pune to all major cities in India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad and many more.
Pune is well connected by a good road network connecting it to various cities and towns across the India. Various government as well as private agencies offer daily bus services to various destinations in the state of Maharashtra and the neighboring states. OLA, UBER, K K Travels and Cool cabs (Registered taxis) run between Pune and Mumbai.