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What :

Pune is a fusion of ancient tradition and modern sensibility. Known as a center of modern, prize-winning architecture, the city still embodies the classic ideals of art, craft, music and theatre, and is considered the cultural capital of the state of Maharashtra.

Now the eighth largest city in India, Pune traces its origin back to the ninth century as a town. The first capital of Maratha Empire, Pune would eventually become the political center of India during the 18th century, and hold many roles over the following centuries as power shifted hands in India. Today, the twelve-century old city is a perfect opportunity for India’s luxury tourists to experience modern style and class while still being able to see the city’s ancient wonders.

Invigorated by the strike of globalization in the 1990s, Pune has developed into a powerhouse of academics and business without trampling its numerous historic edifices. Palace forts left from the Peshwa Dynasty like Shaniwar Wada stand as testimony to the Maratha might and engineering prowess, while the lush gardens of Saras Baug give those on luxury tours of India a chance to relax in the exquisite gardens that have been carefully tended for centuries.

Tourists will have easy access from lush hotels to visit sights like Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple - a temple founded in 1893 by a candy trader, view the many artifacts in Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, or stroll through the picturesque Parvati Hill Temple, a home for the diverse pantheon of Hindu Gods.

When :

Pune’s rains come through in June and July. For luxury tours this means easy booking for accommodations, and often smaller crowds at many tourist destinations.

The rest of the year is generally dry and warm, which means the city is a solid choice for booking year round.

Where :

Nestled on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, Pune is a city of hills over 1,800 feet above sea level. The city is located in the state of Maharashtra, which runs from India’s West coast to the heart of the subcontinent.

The city’s center is located where the Mula and Mutha rivers converge. Tributaries from other rivers like the Pavana and Indayani bisect the northwestern outskirts of the metropolis. The Pune Airport is just 10 kilometers Northwest from the city, and services domestic and international flights, which means the city is easy to access by car.

Who :

Luxury tours in India give visitors to Pune a great chance to see the summation of all that’s embodied the country for the last 1,000 years.

From the city’s plush, resplendent gardens, ancient temples, and meticulous museums to the thriving resorts, opulent hotels, and shining skyscrapers, Pune is for those who wish to see the footprint of time on the face of a city that dates its existence back to 800 A.D.

Appropriate Attire :

Loose cotton clothing will keep visitors cool during their stay in Pune, and the influx of different cultural powers over the centuries means western clothing will be acceptable in most places.

Visitors should, however, remember that while visiting any place of religious importancethat modesty in dress - clothing choices covering shoulders, arms, and legs is important.

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Guest Reviews about Pune Tour :

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  Linda Smith
March 2013
We loved the time spent in India. It truly is an incredible country and we learned so much. The Hotels were beautiful and were very clean and the employees well trained and helpful. We loved the food.
Your facilitators, guides, and drivers were efficient, knowledgeable, and courteous. We were able to understand their English or if not they were willing to repeat. With my husband’s hearing problem, I am glad we had an individual tour. We also enjoyed gaining knowledge from personal conversations that I don’t think would be possible on a larger tour. Although all were adequate, we would like to give special thanks and acknowledge three guides for their outstanding service: the guides in Varanasi; in Orcha; and our accompanying Tour Director who was with us from Jhansi to Udaipur. He made our last days in India very special. We were sad to end our journey and say farewell to him. Also the tour Facilitator in Delhi was great. We thought our journey to India was most worthwhile and would highly recommend your company. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.  INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
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  Patricia Werhahn – Three Family Members
February 2013
My entire family truly enjoyed our trip to India and Easy Tour definitely made it amazing. We really appreciated the fact that everything was on time and very efficiently organized. We enjoyed all the sites! We definitely would recommend Easy Tour to anyone looking to travel on a private tour in India and if we travel there again, we will use Easy Tour again. Oh and we must have had the best driver in India for the portion of Delhi to Udaipor. He was just amazing! All our guides were excellent except for the one in Jodhpur. All the other guides always very enthusiastic. REFERENCE AVAILABLE.  INDEPENDENT TRAVEL
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