Pune is a wonderful city with amazingly pleasant weather. Pune is a city that makes you fall in love with it – it has evolved with all the amenities of a metro, but still retains its old world charm of a small city.
Are you among the scores you relocate to Pune for work or education? If yes, we have some handy tips that will help you settle down quickly and comfortably in Pune.
Rent a house
While many brand new apartments are available throughout Pune, the rental price will vary with the locality you choose to live in and vary anything between Rs. 10,000 to 30,000 depending upon the size of the place. While deposits for flats can range from 60,000 to 1 lakh, many housing societies do not prefer students or bachelors as tenants, so it might be slightly tough finding a house.
The Beautiful Climate
One of the many benefits Pune has is the pleasant weather the year round. Though it gets hot in summers, the evenings are always cool. Winters are mild, and light sweaters do the trick. Rainy seasons are also moderate, with drizzle throughout the year.
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Pune does not have very good public transport system. Though PMC runs a bus service throughout the city, you have to wait quite some time before you get a bus. Metered rickshaws are expensive and the six-seater shared ones only ply on specific routes. Hence it is advisable to have your own vehicle ad it is convenient. Most IT companies ply their own buses and cab services for to provide pick up and drop facilities to employees.
Pune has plentiful of multiplexes and shopping malls which have the biggest brands in the world. Pune is also the cultural capital and a renowned centre for Marathi art, culture and literature. Proximity to Mumbai has also played a role in the growth of Pune. The OSHO Ashram, in Koregoan Park, attracts devotees from around the world to meditate and find spirituality. 5 Star Hotels, world cuisine restaurants, pubs and discs are also present in abundance.
Once you have settled down in, you might like to explore the many places. Sinhagad is “Chhatrapati Shivaji’s” fortress, which is an hour’s drive from Pune. Many popular hill stations like Lonavala, Khandala and Matheran are just 70 Km from Pune, which are ideal for a weekend gateway. Mahabaleshwar also a popular hill station is located 120 km from Pune is also famous for its strawberries.
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Marathi is the local language of the city, but this does not create any communication barrier as you will find people speaking Hindi quite fluently. Shop keepers and auto rickshaws are known to speak English to accommodate their clients.
Finding a school for your wards will not be difficult as there are a number of good schools and colleges. From NDA and AFMC for people who want to enter the armed forces to Symbiosis School and College for all pursuits and professions – are all located in and around Pune.
Even if you are accompanying someone when moving to Pune, it is quite easy to find a job for yourself in Pune. Automobile manufacturing units of Bajaj and Tata, IT companies like Infoysys and Accenture – all have their offices in Pune. IT parks such as the Hinjewadi IT Park, Magarpatta IT Park and Kharadi IT Park – to name a few are scattered all over Pune.