Pune is known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra and is the largest city in the Western Ghats. It is a part of the Deccan Plateau.It was once known as Punawadi is known to have existed as a town since 937 AD. In 1817 the town was annexed to British India, it served as a cantonment town and as the ‘Monsoon capital’ of Bombay presidency until India got its Independence.The name Pune is derived from a Sanskrit work ‘Punyanagara’ which means the City of Virtue.It is the 9th densely populated state of India
The present Pune being the part of the metropolitan city of Maharashtra has a well-developed town having all facilities and hence attracts migrants from all over India and even from other foreign countries.This makes Pune a city which has a blend of varieties of cultures.The city of Pune not only is known for the variety of it culture but also known for its manufacture of various products. Pune has many manufacturing units which manufactureglass, sugar and forging industries. In the light of the up growing industrial vicinity along with fast developing information technologies various automotive companies also set up industries in Pune. Pune is ranked as a Gamma global city.
Pune is not only a city of culture and manufacture but is known for its educational facilities and relative prosperity. Pune along with its strong cultural traditions is known as the Oxford of east in the educational field.It is the home for engineering industries and information technology sectors.Pune saw a lot of development since India got its Independence from British in 1947.Soon after India got its independence the National Defense academy and National chemical laboratory was established in Pune.Now Pune serves as the Headquarters of Southern Command of the Indian Army.
With all these facilities Pune serves as a paramount place where anyone would wish to make a living.