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This article has Star potential. It’s well written with great information. However, for Star status it needs both to be entirely complete and to perfectly match the Manual of style. If you see how it can be improved, please plunge forward or point it out on the talk page.

This article was the Collaboration of the week between 2 January 2007 and 11 January 2007.


I happened to come to this Wiki page on a colleagues suggestion and noticed that there were a lot of mistakes - both in the spellings and grammar of the article. So got down and fixed some of these.

The major changes that I made are as follows:

  • Changed the formatting of the document and capitalised the words properly and also changed the bold text as and when required.
  • Made quite a few grammatical changes to make the article more readable.
  • Added all the links I could find and also did a thorough spelling and grammar check on the See section.
  • Added all links that I could find in the Learn section.

Still have lots of editing to go, so will appreciate any help. Also, after editing, please add changes made to this page. Would make it a lot easier to review the content and enhance the quality of the main Pune page listing.


Thanks for your help! But don't worry too much about recording changes here, it's all stored automatically in the article history. Jpatokal 23:27, 29 September 2006 (EDT)

Linking content[edit]

Just wanted to know when should we add separate links and when should the text itself be a link? I saw the New York City article which is a guide article and they have used both at different places. Just wanted to clear some doubts, so that we could have a more consistent flow.

saurabhj 11:30, 30 September 2006 (IST)

The New York City article is a horrible mess and is a model of what not to do... The Wikitravel:Manual of Style lays out the Correct(tm) guidelines. Jpatokal 02:28, 30 September 2006 (EDT)
To see an example of a correctly formatted article, check out Lausanne. — Ravikiran 12:20, 30 September 2006 (EDT)

i've edited a fair bit[edit]

i've edited a fair bit of the article on pune and the listings are complete. i think that it deserves the status of a star, perhaps with a bit of more editing. i'm currently not signed in but my ID is upamanyuwikitravel.

The edits are appreciated, but please be aware that there is now a procedure for awarding "Star status" that takes some time and involves significant consensus building. Making the Star assignment is premature until all that has been done. Your edits are helping to push the article toward being a Star, so keep up the good work, and the status itself will follow if consensus favors it. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 18:25, 28 November 2006 (EST)
I'm giving it a starnomination. okay. upamanyuwikitravel
I don't see why you guys don't want to make it a star. I find it much more useful than some of the other star articles. upamanyuwikitravel
Please read through Wikitravel:Article status. It's not enough to be useful, it has to be formatted like a perfect article, and we've given you lots of feedback on what's still missing at Wikitravel:Star nominations. It's a very high standard, and that's why we have under 10 Stars out of over 20,000 articles. Jpatokal 09:07, 2 December 2006 (EST)

Ex links[edit]

Moved these from the main page, but maybe still useful...

  • Virtual Pune has a wealth of information on Pune and its surroundings.
  • Around Pune focuses on the interesting sites around the city of Pune.
  • Pune Diary is another good website on the city.
  • Pune Events lists all major events, activities and exhibitions in the city. The website is updated very regularly, and is a better source than the newspapers.
  • The official website for the city of Pune.

Cacahuate 07:21, 10 December 2006 (EST)

They seem to have been replaced. Can someone comment? --Evan 15:23, 13 December 2006 (EST)


Why are there two photos of the Osho Ashram. Can somebody find a good freely distributable picture of shaniwar Wada during diwali, its a feast for the eyes! Astronautameya (talk) 15:32, 28 June 2013 (EDT)

Dude, Upamanyu, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but please don't put up photos of somewhere else and claim that it is Pune. It is the sort of thing that will only get Wikitravel made fun of. — Ravikiran 00:56, 14 December 2006 (EST)

cultural capital?[edit]

Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra? Not Mumbai? I've never been there, but... Cacahuate 12:03, 16 December 2006 (EST)

It is an informal term. Yes, Mumbai is the legal capital, but it is a city the British built. Pune, on the other hand, was the capital of a vast Maratha confederacy and is a pretty significant centre of Marathi art and culture. It certainly deserves the title. — Ravikiran 12:21, 16 December 2006 (EST)
Well there ya go. perhaps I shall visit... Cacahuate 12:35, 16 December 2006 (EST)
Cacahuate, Pune is v. much the cultural capital of Maharashtra, not Mumbai.
Got it, my ignorance shows... sorry  :) Cacahuate 12:36, 21 December 2006 (EST)

Libraries (Public/Private)?[edit]

Could someone post some information on Public/Private libraries in Pune. I am sure that since Pune has been a students' city and is also called the cultural capital of maharashtra - there must be some good libraries around but being new to the city, i am not able to locate one...Thanks in advance. --Phaedreus 05:00, 30 May 2007 (EDT)

Learn listings[edit]

Not a single thing here is for the traveller. I'm going to torch the whole section. Pune University and Fergusson College are already listed in the See section, but the Learn section is supposed to be places that offer short classes that a traveller could do, right? Not a comprehensive list of every business school, trade school, and college around. If you put it back, please enter into discussion. Texugo 22:07, 28 February 2008 (EST)

Lots of copyright violations[edit]

I just removed some of the Understand section, the infobox about peths, and a lot of descriptions from the Get Out section because they were all copied verbatim from other websites (I listed which ones in the edit descriptions). In the case of the infobox, I compared the article histories, and that text existed on Wikipedia before it came here. In the other cases, Google searches of the text brought up other sites, many of them government sites, and did not bring up Wikitravel, suggesting to me that their addition to Wikitravel happened later. If you have any information to the contrary, please note it here before adding the text back in. Texugo 23:22, 28 February 2008 (EST)

Districtifying Pune[edit]

Isn't about time to Districtify Pune - it is getting rather large, with lots of district listings. -- Huttite 03:47, 22 January 2009 (EST)

The area corresponding to the Districts actually contained information about the prominent suburbs and localities within Pune and hence I feel the terminology is incorrect. Have changed it to Localities / Suburbs.

saurabhj 01:08, 16 August 2009 (IST)


What are Sizzlers and why do they have their own section? -- Huttite 03:54, 22 January 2009 (EST)

Sizzlers are actually a food item immensely popular in the city. You are right. They don't need their own section. Merging it with the rest of the restaurants. -- saurabhj 01:11, 16 August 2009 (IST)


The page had a list of newspapers. I did not find any other pages having a list of newspapers. So removing that section and putting it here. Just incase anybody needs it later.


  • PUDHARI [1]
  • Loksatta [2]
  • Sakaal [3]
  • The Indian Express [4]
  • The Hindu [5]
  • Hindustan Times [6]
  • The Times Of India [7]
  • Intelligent Pune, [8]]. A 32 page English weekly tabloid published every Friday.Email id : [email protected]
  • DNA,[9]
  • Pune Mirror

saurabhj 00:24, 16 August 2009 (IST)


What is the reason for including all of these training institutes in a Travel Guide? Shep 03:27, 21 February 2010 (EST)

I don't see any reason at all for it. They are not opportunities for travellers, so I'm removing them. I'll post them below for posterity's sake:

Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) (formerly known as Indian Institute of Modern Management (IIMM)) [10] Ranked one amongst top 10 Private B-School in India. (Source: Wall Street Journal (USA) - Oct, 2009)

Balaji Institute of Telecom Management (BITM) (formerly known as Indian Centre for Telecom and Management (ICTM)) [11] Among top 3 Telecom and Management Institute in India. Rated as 'A++' Grade B-School in India (Source: Business India, Nov, 1 2009)

Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB) (formerly known as Indian Centre for International Business (ICIB)) [12] Rated as 'A++' Grade B-School in India (Source: Business India, Nov, 1 2009)

Balaji Institute of Human Resource and Management (BIMHRD) (formerly known as Indian Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (ICMHRD) [13] Rated as 'A++' Grade B-School in India (Source: Business India, Nov, 1 2009)

College of Engineering Pune (COEP): COEP was Established in 1854 and is an autonomous institute of the Government of Maharashtra, COEP is one of the most sought after engineering colleges in the country (by students and employers alike). COEP is the only one in its league to sport its own boat club. In 2004 the college celebrated its 150 years anniversary and the function was addressed by his Excellency Dr. Abdul Kalam, Honourable ex-President of India.

Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute: Offers postgraduate degress and PhD in the fields named Linguistics and Archeology.

Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune:Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune a highly commendable private institute, occupies a place of pride amongst the premier technical institutes of the western region of India. Established in year 1983, financed and run by the Bansilal Ramanath Agrawal Charitable Trust,Pune. It is affiliated to Pune University. Within two decades, the institute marched towards the pinnacle of glory through its remarkable achievements and laurels in the field of engineering education of a high calibre.The institute offers Undergraduate,Postgraduate and Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in Engineering.. It has six full-fledged departments having nine branches with faculty who are motivated with a quest to promote engineering and technical education. The faculty members are constantly training themselves by participating in and presenting papers at various national programs in their field of specialisation.

Symbiosis International University: SIU is an International Deemed University. It consists of 32 separate Institutes offering varied courses in the fields of Business Management, Computers, Telecom, Design, Media etc. Some of the most prominent institutes are Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research(SICSR), Symbiosis Institute of Business Management(SIBM), Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management(SITM),Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development(SCMHRD). Symbiosis is known for its state of art infrastructure and quality of education.

Sinhgad College of Engineering (SCOE): SCOE was established in the year 1996 – 1997 offering 4 – years degree courses in Information Technology, Computer, Electronics & Telecommunication, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil Engineering and Production Engineering.

Sinhgad Institute of Management:Sinhgad Institute of Management has set precedence with its excellent academic track record and unique teaching learning process. SIOM was established in the year 1994 with the MBA Programme. Now it has added six more courses to its repertoire. More details about Sinhgad Institutions on [14]

Listings with no address[edit]

There are enough listings that we don't need to clutter it up with listings that are missing addresses. Here are ones I pulled from the article. Texugo 08:26, 1 January 2011 (EST)

  • Kondhalkar MastaniAnother place for mouthwatering mastanis. Khus & Pista are the best. Also try the seasonal flavours - Guava, Jamun & Custard Apple.
  • Chingari also serves Indian food, but in an open-air atmosphere.
  • Coffee Shop is a 24 hour cafe which serves Indian, Continental and Italian dishes.
  • La Brasserie serves good pastries in a trendy atmosphere.
  • Mystic Masala serves authentic Indian food.
  • The Tea Lounge serves tea and snacks in a laid-back atmosphere.
  • Mainland China [15] serves excellent Chinese dishes. One of the few Chinese restaurants in the country which serves authentic and non-Indianized food. The menu has a great selection of Cantonese Dim-sums.
  • Whispering Bamboo is an Oriental restaurant serving Thai and Chinese cuisine.