Pune (Pronounced Pu Nay)
You may not expect to ever find yourself in Pune, India, but at the rate American businesses are migrating here, you never know! If you happen to find yourself in this little-known, ancient city, you will be astounded at the mix of culture and modern conveniences.
The layout of the city looks like one gigantic college campus. The colleges and universities run together in a mega-maze and are filled with busy students on bikes and scooters and carrying book bags. If you visit the campus of University of Pune you will find that it is beautiful! The Hindu and Indian art in and around the buildings and in the very architecture make for a historical and cultural atmosphere.
Clubs and Pubs
You will never find yourself in want of something to do, anytime day or night! The clubs in Pune are always jumping. You will want to visit Club Oiche and Elevate Lounge. Very chic and exciting! If you have a few drinks you will find out that, yes, you can rent a car in Pune!
Eats and Treats
There is plenty of delicious food from every possible culture you can imagine. You can eat at a place called Daily Treats and it is fantastic! Another very popular restaurant in Pune is called Mix@36. Reviews rave that the food is incredible.
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If you want to stay at a modest hotel there are plenty to choose from. The accommodations range from the modest Hotel Woodland to the Hilton Shillim Estates—definitely five-star digs!
Yes, There’s a Starbucks!
Being a college town, you can find internet cafes everywhere. You can enjoy Rupali Cyber Cafe and Prism Net Cafe. You may be primarily interested in finding a Starbucks. You’re in luck! Yes, there is a Starbucks in Pune India! In fact there are five of them! And they have all your favorite lattes, cappuccinos and espressos. You will feel right at home.
The airport in Pune is nothing like the one in Mumbai, but it isn’t a bad place to hang out waiting for your flight. There’s an Indian Air Force base right next to it, so this can make an interesting pass-time. Sometimes you can watch some of the jet fighters take off and land. There are plenty of places to rent a rickshaw, reserve a taxi or rent a car in Pune. The airport is definitely an asset to this out-of-the way cultural hub.