Why You Should Visit Pune
Pune is a beautiful city offering a wide range of attractions for people of all ages. The city is home to many stunning temples and architectural wonders such as the Shaniwarwada fort and the Aga Khan Palace, while families with kids will be able to visit many family-friendly places like the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park. Pune is fondly known as the “Oxford of the East” for its world-class educational institutes and elegant buildings and has a vibrant student scene which has led to many lively bars flourishing around the city. Those interested in further exploring the rich heritage of Pune must visit some of its excellent institutions such as the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum with its wealth of artefacts or the National War Museum.
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Arriving In Pune
Pune International Airport is located roughly 10 km outside of Pune and offers both domestic and international flights. When your flight has touched down at the airport you can easily hop in a taxi to reach central Pune, although there are also auto-rickshaws available for those on a budget. Inside the airport there are a couple of cafes and snack bars to grab a bite to eat, while you can also find a few basic travel and souvenir shops to browse through.
Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Pune are able to make the journey from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If you will be flying out of Dubai you can travel with Air India Express and SpiceJet from Dubai International Airport, while Jet Airways provides flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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Pune Travel Information
UAE nationals traveling to India can apply online before flying for an e-Visa to enter the country. The weather in Pune gets hot from March to May with highs of roughly 37 degrees to be expected, while temperatures generally stay warm throughout the year. During your time in Pune you can get around the city by public bus, although you can easily rely on taxis and auto-rickshaws to travel around and explore. In addition to this, there are a few car rental companies available at Pune airport so you can conveniently rent your own vehicle once you have arrived.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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