Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, is settled on the banks of the Mutha river and is renowned world over as `The Oxford of the East'. Important national institutes like the National Chemical Laboratory, National Defence Academy, National Informatics Centre, C-DAC, NICMAR, NIA etc. are located in Pune, which is also one of the automotive and software hubs in India.
With students forming a large chunk of the population, the city has several multiplexes, clubs and eateries to suit varied palettes and pockets, picnic spots and entertainment avenues; while festivals such as the `Ganesh Utsav', `Sawai Gandharva' and the like offer a delightful cultural fair.
Marathi is the official language in the city. However, most people are fluent in Hindi and English too. With 40% better green cover than any other Indian city, Pune, the University Town of India is dotted with heritage structures of immense historical importance like the Aga Khan Palace, Shaniwarwada and the Raja Kelkar Museum.
Pune is home to many prestigious corporates viz. Bajaj, Tatas, Firodiyas, Kirloskars, Thermax, TCS, Infosys & Wipro and the list goes on.