Located in the Sahyadri Hills, near the west coast of India, Pune is a fascinating city with a healthy climate all year round. Pune is the 7th largest city in India with a population of 4.5 million, and the second largest in the state of Maharashtra. It is located roughly 120 kilometres east of Mumbai at an altitude of 560 metres above sea level. It is situated at the eastern edge of the Western Ghats on the Deccan Plateau.
Pune has a reputation for its several esteemed colleges and educational institutions, a reason why it is called 'Oxford of the East' (or 'Oxford of India'). It is also home to many software and IT companies. Pune is one of the biggest industrial towns of Maharashtra and known as the automobile city as many big automobile companies have their headquarters here.
Geographical Details Area : 146 Sq.Km.
Altitude : 559 Metres Temperatures Summer: 22°C TO 41°C.
Winter: 8°C TO 25°C.
Rainfall : 650 To 700 mm.
Best time to visit : Any time year round
Geographical Location : Foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains.
Borders: North-east Ahmednagar, West Colaba, North-west Thane, South-east Solapur, South Satara
According to geographical conditions, the district is divided into three parts:
1) Towards West 15 to 30 km. mountains known as Ghatmatta
2) Towards East of Ghatmatta 15 to 30 km. plains known as Maval
3) Towards East are the plains known as Desh