Fondly called the ‘Oxford of the East’, Pune tops the chart of best city to live in India and it has been proved by a survey conducted by ‘Ease of Living’ index. Interestingly, Pune has turned victorious among 111 cities in the country, thus turning to be a proud moment for every Punekar. Pune strikes a perfect equilibrium when it comes to need, diversity, environment, thus becoming the rightful reason of being the best peaceful place to live in India. Amidst this, there are some shortcomings, but after reading these reasons, everyone will agree to the fact that Pune is best city to live in! So, let’s explore why Pune is best city to live?
10 Reasons Why Pune Is Just Awesome
Pune weather has always been welcoming even in the summers. The cool breeze in the winter adds to a refreshing morning walk and rains form the perfect backdrop for a cuppa of tea along with a plate of pakora. It is soothing to witness the misty clouds enveloping the hills, thus adding to its evergreen beauty.
Tagged as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, the laid-back streets of Pune go lively during the Ganesh festival, Dahi Handi festival, and many such occasions. Amidst this, the dhol-tasha pathak is the show-stealer during Ganesh festival. The old temples with rustic look also add to the beauty of the city.
Food tops the list of basic needs and Pune has a plethora of variety to offer – in affordable pricing. Right from street food to 5-star restaurants, Pune has it all! Vada Pav, Poha, Misal Pav forms the staple diet of Pune but one can also explore thali, continental, sea-food, Mediterranean, etc., cuisines in Pune.
Pune is the second largest city in Maharashtra after Mumbai, yet it offers economic solutions when it comes to lifestyle. The land rates are pretty affordable, it is safer to ply on roads at night, greenery adds to the atmosphere, no messy traffic – all-in-all turning into a best place to live in India with family.
There are so many shopping malls like Phoenix mall, Inorbit Mall, Pune Central, Westside, etc., which showcase some of the best brands of the west. However, if you are not a ‘brand’ finicky, then you have abundant places to explore! Tulsi bagh, Laxmi Road, MG Road, FC Road, Koregaon Park, are the hub for street shopping and they suit your likes and pocket!
Pune has one of the richest heritages in the history of Maharashtra. It houses some of the renowned forts, monuments and temples, which add to our divine history. Shaniwar Wada, Vishrambaug Wada, Aga Khan Palace, Sinhagad Fort, Khadakwasala Dam, Pataleshwar Caves, Parvati Hill, etc., are places that answers the riddle – why Pune is the most liveable city?
Cost of Living
As compared to Mumbai, Pune boasts quite affordable life wherein the house rents are economic and so is the living. So, if someone is struggling for a quality job, he/she can easily survive in Pune in meagre salary. Moreover, he/she can survive without any compromises, thus carving a better future in this heavenly city.
What is Pune famous for? The answer is its ever-growing and booming IT sector. Today, several reputed companies from sectors like software, manufacturing, automobile, have started their headquarters in Pune. If Hinjewadi, Magarpatta, is the IT hub then Chakan is the Automobile hub. Several MNCs are housing in Pune, thus turning into a global leader.
Pune has a legacy of rich educational sector. Today, Pune has some of the best universities, institutes, colleges, like Savitribai Phule University, FTII, COEP, Symbiosis, Fergusson, BMCC. Interestingly, many eminent personalities and celebrities have pursued their education from these colleges and universities. And their career graph is the outcome of rich education system practiced in Pune.
Looking for weekend or one-day trips? Then Pune has a variety of places to offer. Lapped in the beauty of nature is Lonavala, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Kaas Patthar and for exploration of beach there’s Alibaug, Kashid Beach, etc. Interestingly, all these places are in the radius of 60-150 kms from Pune, thus making it possible to balance work and leisure equally!
Pune is a boon for people who wish to start afresh! Because of IT hub, Pune’s major population come from different parts of India. However, being a cosmopolitan city, language is not a barrier anymore. Despite bring non-Maharashtrian, you can easily converse with any shopkeeper, salesman, helper. Although more, if you add few Marathi words, then it’s a win-win situation altogether! It is known fact that Punekar are extremely helpful!
Who says Pune is lazy? In fact, Pune is now becoming famous for its nightlife. The city boasts young crowd and to cater to their needs many pub, disco, brewery and restaurant are paving way in the city. Most importantly, all these places are so aesthetically designed, thus making them suitable for family, groups, students and also kids. Hard Rock Café, Effingut, Apache, Area-51, are some of the top picks when it comes to nightlife.
We have enlisted our reasons that why Pune is the best! If you think you can add some, then feel free to comment.