Safety and Warnings - Pune
While traveling from Pune to Mumbai beware of touts who induce you into cheaper travel. Rather take the Asiad buses from the regular stand at the Pune station or the crowded luxury buses which are safer options.
The city is heavily polluted in crowded junctions so avoid traveling in rush hours.
The auto rickshaw drivers can overcharge so ask them for meter readings and follow the rules of the meter while making payments. Do not trust strangers while traveling and avoid traveling out late at night in lonely areas, though Pune is relatively a safe city, and the crime rate is low.
During the monsoons, the roads tend to get worse and the potholes seem to get bigger. Thus avoid traveling on the roads during heavy rains to avoid accidents.
Avoid eating at roadside eateries as there are several eating joints within the city which provide a hygienic option to choose from. While shopping on the streets remember to bargain as one can get the prices down by 35 to 40%25.