Pune Fast Facts
18 degrees 32 minutes North; 73 degrees 51 minutes East
559 metres above mean sea level
- Local time
GMT plus five-and-half hours
Temperatures range from 15 degrees C to 35 degrees C. The best time to visit is October-March.
Mid Nov - mid Feb. Dry, cold nights, pleasantly warm days.
Mid-Feb to end-March. Warm days and pleasant nights
Early-April to late-May. Hot days and warm nights
Early June - early October. Rains. Warm and humid. Rain coat, plastic shoes or small boots advisable.
Early Oct - early Nov. A little rain, but still warm.
68 cm (annual average)
Light cottons in summer (March to October), Lightweight jacket or pullovers in winter
- International dialing code
- Local area code for Pune
International direct dialing is available to most countries in the world. Fax, telex and
Internet services are excellent.
For foreigners visiting India
The Foreigners' Registration Office on Dr Dadabhoy Naoroji Road,
handles visa extensions (up to the maximum stay of six months).
Visitors may bring in the following free of duty:
2000 cigarettes; 400 cigars; 2kg tobacco; a reasonable quantity of perfume, up to a maximum of 2 liters of spirits and 2 liters of wine.
The Indian Rupee is the local currency. 1 USD = 46.6 Rupees (approximately) in November 2000.
- Money exchange
Money can be exchanged at banks and most hotels. There are a number of money exchange centres offering competitive rates.
- Credit cards
American Express, Diners, Visa, Access, Mastercard and other major cards are accepted at leading establishments
City Facts & Figures
138 square kilometres
- Green Cover
40 per cent of area (more than any other Indian urban area)
Marathi is the official language of the state of Maharashtra of which Pune is a major city. Marathi and Hindi are the two main languages spoken. English is widely spoken and understood. Gujarati, and other Indian languages are also used by the largely cosmopolitan population.
- Local Transport
Pune has a very good transport system. There are trains, yellow-and-black auto-rickshaws, buses and also private taxis for sightseeing.
- Where to stay
Pune has several hotels of different price range from 5-star deluxe to moderate motels.
- Information/Tourist offices
The MTDC tourist office is in the government offices known as Central Buildings. (+91-20-628169)