Is Pune the best city in the country?

Relax, order Thrive, side effects Experience, and Change. No, that’s not a fancy corporate tagline. But if you’re a Puneite or someone who has visited Pune, you’ll know what I mean. Often misunderstood as the underdog of Maharashtra, lurking in the shadows of Big Brother Mumbai’s popularity, Pune has surprises that can change your perspectives. A weekend getaway, an educational hub and a land of opportunities, Pune deserves much more credit.


Not impressed? Here are 10 reasons that will convince you that Pune is one of the best cities to live in!

SAFETY FIRST
Want to take a midnight stroll? Feel free and feel safe, because Pune has one of the lowest crime rates amongst the big cities in India.
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OXFORD OF THE EAST
National Defence Academy, Fergusson College, The Deccan College, Symbiosis International College and on and on it goes, as Pune stands with its head held high housing some of the world class educational institutions in the country. No wonder it’s known as the Oxford Of The East.

fergussan college pune


BREATHE IN THAT FRESH AIR
Pollution? Ha! Pune lets you breathe in peace.

fresh air pune


OM!
Osho’s mystic meditational ideas still flourish fantastically in this city, attracting those seeking peace from all over the world. The city only gets better and better.

osho pune


ALL HAIL VADA PAV!
Despite the common belief that Bombay is the native of this delicious on-the-go snack, Pune is definitely home to the best vada pavs. Period.

Vada PavCRADLED BY MOTHER NATURE
Snuggly nestled between the majesty and beauty of the Western Ghats, Pune has no limits when it comes to mesmerising trekking trails!

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A CITY THAT HASN’T FORGOTTEN HER PAST
History is etched all over the city to humble every visitor, and to draw a proud smile on a Puneites face.

lohagad fort pune


A CITY THAT EMBRACES THE FUTURE
Second only to Bangalore, Pune has an astounding boom in the IT industry. It has even begun to grow as a startup-friendly city, rolling a red carpet to employment opportunities. Way to go Pune!

infosys dome pune


PUNE KEEPS YOUR WALLET HAPPY
Meet all your shopping cravings and eat all you want without burning a hole in your pockets. Ranked as the 7th most expensive city in India, it offers everything a metro or other big cities offer you at a cheaper price.

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THE PEOPLE
Phules, Tilaks, Gokhales, Raos and on and on it goes! Pune gave India renowned freedom fighters, and those that didn’t make it to your textbooks aren’t any less chivalrous. Welcoming, loving, and ready to help, Puneites ensure her brand shines brightly.

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Is it the best? You decide. But is it one of the most fun, comfortable and feel-good cities to be in? We say yes!

Balashankar T P

Wanderer, Reader and Learner.