The metropolis of Pune, located in the state of Maharashtra, is the second largest city in the state. It is situated in the western edge of the Indian subcontinent and is the eight largest city in the country. In existence since 937 A.D., Pune is known for its superior educational facilities and advanced facilities in information technology. This, however, does not diminish in any way its rich cultural heritage. Having established itself as the epicentre of culture in Maharashtra, Pune is widely regarded as the seat of the official language of the state, which is Marathi.
Pune is the one of the most important metropolitan cities in the state of Maharashtra and an alluring spot for tourists. It was once a stronghold for the Maratha Empire and is the birthplace of the founder of the empire, Shivaji. Pune is a highly industrialised city with special emphasis laid on education. Information technology and the automobile industry are advanced in the city.
Dotted with temples, palaces, museums and parks, Pune is an embodiment of the rich cultural heritage of the country. A thriving metropolis, Pune does not compromise when it comes to entertainment and nightlife, and thrives in bars, night clubs, multiplexes, shopping malls and restaurants.