Known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune is located at the convergence of two rivers, Mula and Mutha. Pune has retained its historic past despite embracing modernity.Pune, derived from the word Punyanagari – or City of Virtue, is often referred to as the “Oxford of the East”. Institutions like the Armed Forces Medical College, Film and Television Institute of India, Symbiosis Educational Society and National Defence Academy have earned international fame in their respective fields.The city is also an industrial hub and preferred location for software industries. The automotive sector is prominent in Pune and so is the engineering industry. Pune is also a cantonment town, and the headquarters of Indian Army’s southern command. Lohegaon is a prominent air base and Sukhoi fighter-aircrafts are stationed here.The city is a charming mélange of the old and the new, traditional and contemporary. Pune is also famous for adventure activities like camping, rappelling, lake crossing, paragliding and jungle trekking.Nearby hill stations and spots like Lonavala, Rajmachi, Mahableshwar, Panchgani, Kashid and Phansad are places where there are numerous opportunities for adventure sports.
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