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History of pune

Pune has a vast and diverse history. According to copper plates dated between 858 AD and 868 AD, the present-day city was an agricultural settlement called Punnaka. The region was ruled by the Rashtrakuta dynasty. From the 9th century to 1327, it was under the Seuna Yadavas of Devagiri. Before being annexed by the Mughals, it was ruled by the Ahmadnagar Sultanate. Under the Mughal empire, Maloji Raje Bhosale was selected as the Jagirdar of Pune in 1595, who was the grandfather of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire. From 1660 and 1705, Pune frequently changed hands between the Marathas and the Mughals. The city was destroyed in the raids by Adil Shahi dynasty in the 17th century. However, Dadoji Konddeo later oversaw the reconstruction of Pune. It served as a transit for many of Shivaji’s campaigns. Chhatrapati Shahu appointed Baji Rao I as the Peshwa, in 1720.\n\nMarathas in Pune were defeated by the British East India Company. Yashwantrao Holkar captured Pune during 1802, in the Battle of Pune. This led to the Second Anglo-Maratha War from 1803 to 1805. During the freedom struggle, Pune was home to prominent freedom fighters such as Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Jyotirao Phule.

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  • Theme of Pune [Heritage, Culture]
  • You'll love Pune for [Historical places, Markets, Food]
  • Watchout for [Dust, Traffic, Dry Climate]
  • Best Time To Visit
    November - February
  • Altitude 1,840 ft. above sea level

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Popular Flights To pune

    • BBIBhubaneswar
      PNQPune
    • Air Asia India
      I5-911
    • 13:50 15:55
      Non Stop
    • 02h 05m
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    • Rs.4,493
    • NAGNagpur
      PNQPune
    • Go Air
      G8-731
    • 11:40 12:55
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    • 01h 15m
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    • Rs.4,520
    • IDRIndore
      PNQPune
    • Indigo
      6E-392
    • 21:20 08:15
      1 Stop
    • 10h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,213
    • VTZVishakhapatnam
      PNQPune
    • Air Asia India
      I5-1462
    • 00:05 14:10
      1 Stop
    • 14h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,276
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      PNQPune
    • Go Air
      G8-193
    • 09:25 17:00
      1 Stop
    • 07h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,317
    • DELDelhi
      PNQPune
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    • 07:15 09:15
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    • 02h 00m
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    • Rs.5,530
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