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Noorya Hometel, Pune

Getting There


By Air
Pune International Airport situated at Lohegaon (30 km) shares its runways with the neighbouring Indian Air Force base. In addition to domestic flights to all major Indian cities, this airport serves international direct flights to Dubai and Frankfurt.

By Rail
Local trains (EMUs) connect Pune to the industrial town of Pimpri-Chinchwad and the hill station of Lonavala, while daily express trains like Deccan Queen, Deccan Express, Shatabdi Express, Pune-Nizammudin Duronto connect Pune to Mumbai, Howrah, Delhi, Jammutawi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Goa, Varanasi, and Jamshedpur from the Pune Railway Station (20 km).

By Road

Public buses within the city and its suburbs are operated by the Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML). The PMPML operates the Pune Bus Rapid Transit System, the first of its kind in India, in which dedicated bus lanes allow buses to travel quickly through the city. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation runs buses from its main stations in Shivaji Nagar, Pune station and Swargate to all major cities and towns in Maharashtra and neighbouring states. Private companies too run buses to major cities throughout India.

 

Pune is well-connected to other cities by Indian highways and state highways. National Highway 4 (NH 4) connects it to Mumbai, Bangalore, Sangli and Kolhapur. NH 9 to Solapur and Hyderabad and NH 50 to Nashik. State highways connect it to Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, and Alandi.

 

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, India's first six-lane, high-speed expressway, was built in 2002.

 

Nearby places of interest

1. Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple (20 km) is located a short distance from the historical Shaniwar Wada Fort, which was the administrative headquarters of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire. The temple is popular in Maharashtra and visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Devotees of the temple include celebrities and Ministers of Maharashtra who visit during the annual ten day Ganeshotsav festival. The main Ganesh idol is insured for sum of 1 crore

 

2. Shaniwar Wada (19 km) is an imposing palace built by the successors of Shivaji, the Peshwas in 1736. A massive fire destroyed the building in 1827 and all that remains is the old fortified wall. But the impressive brass studded gates and lotus pools have also withstood the ravages of time. This palace situated in the heart of the city near Deccan Gymkhana, Shivaji Nagar and Laxmi Road, has become the symbol of the culture of Pune. 

 

3. Parvati Hill and Temple (24 km) stands atop a hillock and gives you a vertical glimpse of Pune. A steep flight of 108 narrow steps lead to the hill top temple built by Balaji Baji Rao. 'Nagarkjana' drum house is the imposing temple of Parvati and Devdeveshwar.  This was once the private shrine of the Peshwas and is also the final resting place of Nana Saheb Peshwa. The Parvati museum houses portraits of Peshwas, old manuscripts, coins etc.

 

4. Osho Commune (15.5 km) has turned Pune into an international tourist spot. Spread over 31 acres of plush green surroundings, it is the meditation resort to people from over 60-70 different countries. The Osho Commune offers over 100 different meditation techniques and is a must-visit to tourists who are on a spiritual journey.

 

5. The Aga Khan's Palace (21.5 km)  boasts of Italianate arches, a gracious building having salons and suites and spacious lawns. The place is a historical landmark. During the 1942 Quit India Movement, the British interned Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi here. Later a memorial was erected in the memory of Kasturba Gandhi who died in this palace.