Known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, there is a lot to be said about this beautiful city. Pune has seen a sea change from a being a pensioner's paradise to transforming into a one of the largest metropolitan cities of India. It is the second largest city of Maharashtra and the eighth largest city in India. It has population of approximately sixty one lakhs, as per the 2011 census.
It has grown fourfold over the last decade with a booming IT and BPO sector, and many MNCs opening up their centres here. It is fast becoming the Detroit of the east, with a booming automobile industry. Mercedes Benz, Tatas, Bajaj, Volkswagan have their manufacturing plants here. The renowned Pune University and many educational institutes make pune a student's favourite, originally known as the Oxford of the East. It attracts students from all over the country and abroad for its excellent education.
Pune is known for its international meditation centre, OSHO, BKS Iyengar Yoga, which attracts travellers from far and wide. Pune is blessed with a salubrious pleasant weather for most parts of the year. It is known for its gardens, greenery and water bodies.
Pune is a leading destination for medical tourism too. Highly qualified doctors, modern hospitals and state of the art equipment when combined with economical rates attracts many medical tourists. Cosmetic Dentistry, nephrology, urology, cardiac care, intensive care, ophthalmology, infertility and cosmetic surgery attract the maximum tourists.