Pune is an important part of the history of Maharashtra. Sinhagad Fort in Pune, was an important milestone in the King Shivaji's reign. The Shaniwarwada and Mastani Mahal, also belonged to the famous general, Peshwa Bajirao who served Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj. Sant Tukaram, another well-known saint of the 17th century, was also a native of Pune. Pune is best known for the authentic Maharashtrian delicacies like Bhakarwadi, Chakli, Karanji, Bhakri, Misalpaav and Wada paavbeing few of them. Many famous outlets in Pune, were started decades ago and are world famous for the Maharashtrian specialties. Population of Pune is 5.7 million.
Weather of Pune
Pune city situated at 560m height from mean sea level, has a tropical, wet, hot and semi- arid climate, situated in the rain shadow region. Pune annual rainfall is 721.7 mm compared to Mahabaleswar with 5617.7 mm, which is situated 250 km from Pune on the Western Ghatmountain range. July month in Pune experiences monsoon with 187.2 mm of rainfall. Maximum and minimum temperature can reach upto 28.3 oC and 22.4 oC respectively. During August rainfall is 122.3 mm and minumum and maximum temperature are 21.4 oC and 27.5 oC. On average 10-12 days rainfall is observed in Pune during July and August.