On the foothills of the enchanting Sahyadri, lies the Queen of the Deccan, the cultural capital of Maharashtra: Pune. A Gamma-Global city, Pune is a mixed bowl of cosmopolitan work culture and local flavour and heritage.
Its proximity to Mumbai, good climate and vast talent pool have made it a preferred region for investment and industrial growth. The city attracts about 20% of the total industrial investment in India and accounts for nearly $2 billion in IT exports.
The last decade has seen almost $1.3 billion of private equity/venture capital money invested in Pune across many sectors like pharmaceuticals, realty, healthcare, education, technology start-ups and consumer-oriented businesses.
Pune's automotive sector boasts of heavyweights like Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mercedes Benz, and Volkswagen. Pune is also the single largest hub for German companies from last 60 years and over 225 German companies have set up their businesses here.
One of India's major IT hubs, Pune offers world class IT facilities concentrated in Hinjewadi, Kharadi and Magarpatta.
Lifestyle and leisure industries are on a rapid growth trajectory in Pune with the recent addition of malls, multiplexes, nightclubs, and fine dining options.
Dubbed 'Oxford of the East', Pune is popular with students-both national and international and is home to many premier educational and research institutes.
Pune is an eclectic mix of cosmopolitan customs and contemporary beliefs; and in its urban glass edifices and narrow lanes of the old city there is always something to discover.