|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.30|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$36.93|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$39.70|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff||$0.02|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$8.31|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$2.83|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$5.04|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$199.55|
India has managed to keep up with the global technological advancements while preserving its affluent culture history. Perhaps, Pune is one of the best representations of this balance. The ninth largest metropolis in the country is also the cultural center of the state of Maharashtra. It has a tropical climate that is ideal for city explorations. There are cheap flights to Pune that you can book online all year round.
Pune is home to the nation’s elite information technology and multinational company hubs such as HSBC Global Technology Headquarters, Infosys Pune Campus, Fergusson College and the National War Memorial Southern Command. The modern structures around the city boast modern designs and contemporary architectural wonders. The automotive industry is also flourishing in here. In Pune, you can visit ultra-modern buildings and showrooms of Mahindra & Mahindra, Volkswagen India Plant, Tata Motors, Mercedes Benz and General Motors.
From contemporary to the primeval era, Pune has some of India’s well-preserved historical sites. Hinduism is the dominant religion of the city. This explains why there are several temples that you will stumble upon in every corner. The Chaturshringi Temple sits in front of a picturesque hill and from the ground view, it is very appealing to pilgrims who are in search of a serene holy place to celebrate their spirituality. Extravagance is what the Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati is all about. Erected to house the Ganesh (Hindu God) idol worth almost $180,000, it has been one of the city’s main attractions.
Found within the vicinity is the largest dwelling caves in the country, the Karla Caves. Created by the Buddhists around 160 B.C., the chapel inside the caves houses marvelous stone carvings of their gods. Other popular caves include Bhaja and Bedsa Caves. The Lonavala & Khandala will take you to Bollywood-like top-quality cinematographic view. The hill stations sit in between incredible terrains and waterfalls. The hillside is perfect for trekking and hiking. These are all found not far from hotels in Pune.
Pune is considered as one of India’s best tourist destinations. This is also the reason why there are plenty of cheap flights to Pune being offered regularly. The tourism authority wants to invite people from various parts of the world to experience what this beautiful city has to offer.