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Moving to Pune

Planning to relocate to Pune? If so, you are probably going to need a company that specializes in International Relocation services before you make your mind on what to pack and what not, packing and moving, home search, immigration services, FRRO registration, School Search and even City Orientation.

PM Relocations can assist you to plan your international move and make the best out of your move to Pune. You can request for a free quote online as per your requirement.

General Information :

A place where old and new India interweave without a second thought, Pune (pronounced Poona) is a thriving centre of academia and business as well as a historic centre and home to the Osho Meditation Resort. Your hunt for a likeable city that offers peaceful living with proper work culture ends with Pune.

This city of Maharashtra was once capital of Chatrapati Shivaji's Empire and today Pune is heart of Maharashtrian art and culture. This city has witnessed systematic and drastic improvement in real estate as well as different industry scopes and as a result people from different parts of India have poured in.

Located near Mumbai, Pune is well known for its young and cosmopolitan crowd. Living in Pune is comparatively easy because of its culturally vibrant and active environment and has been a favorite destination of many expat. With a population of 3 million inhabitants, Pune is an interesting place to hang out and a great place to glimpse a 'New India'.

Pune is also the largest auto hub of India and houses 53 large companies with a collective turnover of $1,400 million and exports worth $235 million. There are about 7,000 auto ancillary units in & around Pune. Pune automobile landscape includes the 'who's who' of Indian and increasingly international automobile majors.

Climate :

The climate of Pune is quite pleasant. Pune has three distinct seasons: summer, monsoon and winter. Pune does not have a get very hot climate, even during peak summer the air is cool and even standing under a tree can give respite from the heat. The nights in Pune are significantly pleasant than most other parts in this region owing to its high altitude. The average rainfall is approx 550mm. The city often receives local and heavy thundershowers with heavy downpours in May, which brings down the temperature. The rainy season can sometimes be gloomy, with cloud cover for days together. In winter, day temperatures can be as low as 24 - 28°C and temperatures at night as low as 5 - 8°C. Winters are generally dry. Normally, the climate in Pune is pleasant during the month of November

Summer - Max.38°C, Min.27°C

Winter - Max.25.5°C, Min.6°C

Monsoon - Max 28°C, Min 22°C

International Schools & Pre Schools :

We face a very tough time in deciding a good school for our kinds in new city. PM Relocations can assist you finding a suitable school for your kids. With so many choices Pune has lots of good and reputed international schools and pre-schools with excellent facilities and groomed teachers. School sessions begin in April in India. Only thing is that you have to pay total fee since April if you seek admission in between the session. There are American School, British School, The Bishop's School, St Helena's School, Loyola High School to name a few. For more details, you may write to us at info@pmrelocations.com

Immigration :

You will need a visa to enter and stay in India and the nature of that visa must suit your pursuits here. There is no provision of 'Visa on Arrival' in India and no fee is charged for immigration facilities at the airports. If you are coming to India to stay on a long terms (for more than six months), it is compulsory for every expat to register with the FRRO office within 14 days of your arrival. If registration not done within 14 days of arrival, it may attract penalty. For Immigration assistance feel free to write to us at info@pmrelocations.com

Look See & Shopping Area :

Pune being a culturally rich & a historical city has many place to visit in and around Pune. To name a few, Osho Ashram , Bund garden, Aga Khan Place, Shaniwar wada, Sinhagad Fort are among the favourite of all.

Pune also has some of the most finest shopping malls, budget buying areas and elegant shopping destinations in Maharashtra . Mahatma Gandhi Road also know as Camp & Koregaon Park are the place with big shopping stores. If visitors feel hungry, there are also plenty of food stalls and ice cream parlours on this road as well as in nearby areas. This place is wonderful for evening hangouts. It is closed on Sundays and in the afternoons.

FC Road, Deccan, JM Road, Fashion Street are some of the fascinating market with the variety of stuff. These markets are very popular among the youngsters as it is considered as one of the favorite hanging spot. High frequency of people here makes them a prime area for having commercial establishments.

Tulsi baug or the Basil garden & Laxmi Road was created sometime during the time of Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath (early 18th century). Today it is one of the most crowded commercial areas in old Pune. Tulsi Baug is famous shopping area for copper and brass idols, besides several household utility items. If you like us to assist you for look see and settling in services please write to us at info@pmrelocations.com

    Top 5 things to explore in Pune :

  • Sri Balaji Mandir - This temple is about 2 hours outside of Pune located in the mountains. It is a wonderful place to spend the day.
  • Laxmi Road - This open air market has just about everything. It can be a bit crowded but it's a good place for bargains!
  • Wander the Pataleshwar - This is both a temple and caves built in the 8th century. The outside was ornamental carved, great place to visit.
  • Shaniwar Wada Fort - Full preserved fort built in the 17th century, tours and show are given regularly.
  • Dine at the George restaurant - Popular restaurant, great atmosphere and food average dinner under $10

Culture of Pune :

As the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune upholds its traditional values and rich heritage. Though the city exhibits a typical Maharashtrian lifestyle with conventional norms, the spread of modern education has provided the city with a progressive stance. Cultural face of the city is not restricted to religion and festivals alone & is marked by an overwhelming enthusiasm of the people that go beyond the barriers of religious and cultural differences & celebrate in unison.

Pune being a growing economy hub with cosmopolitan crowd has some of the the finest night clubs in the city like stone water grill, hard rock café , area 51 are a few to be named & makes you believe that this city never sleeps until the wee hours of the morning. Its proximity to the Metropolitan city makes life in Pune very similar to that of Mumbai.

    Tips for living in Pune :

  • Local Transportation - Traffic can at time be impossible and risky and the use of taxis is a cheap option. Tell the driver your destination and negotiate your price upfront or ask to see their tariff card first. People who don't do this often get cheated on the fair.
  • Be flexible with expectations and people - Small things such as blackouts occur or travel conditions can be difficult to deal with, always keep yourself flexible and have a backup in case things don't work out as you need them to. Being prepared for things to go wrong will help you to not let small things spoil your day. You are in India and it is not like anywhere else.
  • Get registered with a Doctor – We advice you to get a health insurance through private health insurance. Almost all reputed health insurance companies have tie up with good hospitals. Get registered with a doctor in your neighbourhood.
  • Be a savvy shopper - Get to know what locals pay for daily household needs, clothing or furniture. The prices are often different for locals vs. expats. Many people still believe all expats are rich and deserve to pay twice as much for what they want. Know what things cost and ask to the 'Local Pricing' for things.