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Travel To The Beautiful Pune City – Oxford Of The East

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Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 18:32 [IST]
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Pune is a city that strikes a balance between history and the modern-day India. It is culturally rich with heritage of mainly the Marathas such as the Shaniwar Wada, but now the city is filled with many top colleges of India, making it a hub for youngsters.

Due to this, the city is fondly known by the nicknames of "Oxford of the East, "College Town of India" or "Cultural Capital of Maharashtra". The city is gifted with flanks of green landscapes, hills lakes and waterfalls of the Western Ghats mountain ranges.

It is the second largest city of Maharashtra, settled on the right bank of river Mutha. It used to be the capital of the royal Maratha Empire. Pune is derived from the word Punyanagar which literally translates to "The City Of Virtue". Located just about 150 km from Mumbai, Pune makes for a fantastic weekend getaway destination.

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