For example, Pune has a number of Zoos and Parks for families as well as a large number of multiplexes and cinema theatres, showing the latest Bollywood & Hollywood movies.
In addition to this, Marathi Theatre (Drama) forms a great part of the cities culture and receive patronage from the local Marathi community.
The Sawaai Gandhrva Music Festival is a festival dedicated to classical forms of music spread over three days and supported by renowned artists; it attracts and is supported ... More by music lovers from Pune and its surrounding areas including Bombay creates a big hype and is much awaited by the locals.
Ganesh Chaturthi is a celebration of the 10 days of Lord Ganesha; during the months of August-September, a major part of the population, puts up pandals of the Lord amidst mythological surrounding and with complete decorative lights.
This festival pans out as a carnival like procession through the city with every pandal of the Lord Ganesha being immerses in the local rivers.
Classifying as one of the most important festivals in the city, a must visit as in addition to the procession, the Touristic Department organises a month long festival hosting classical dance, musical, film, drama festivals, automobile rallies and some traditional sports programmes.
Pune is situated 560 metres above sea level and has its name derived from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘City of Virtue’.
After this historic town where several important battles were fought, known for its educational facilities and large number of students (also known as the Boston of the East), was brought under the control of British India in 1817, it served as a Cantonment town ... More as well as the "monsoon capital" of the Bombay Presidency.
It has now grown into a major commercial block within India, with manufacturing and Information Technology contributing to a major portion of the cities revenues.
The temperature in Pune is tropical wet and dry with summer months from March – May; Monsoons lasting till October and Winters commencing by around November.
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