5 Reasons Why Pune is The Best City to Live in India

Pune has emerged as the smartest city of India over the span of last 10 years and how. Emerging IT sectors, planned housing societies, and pleasant weather, Pune has everything that makes it the best city to live and work in.

Pune has emerged as the smartest city of India over the span of last 10 years and how. Emerging IT sectors, planned housing societies, and pleasant weather, Pune has everything that makes it the best city to live and work in. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Pune is awarded as the 2nd best city to live in India.

So, what makes Pune the most desirable city in India to live and work in? Lets us find out:

Watch this blog on youtube:

1. Pune has the Most Amazing Weather

While most Indian cities (Bengaluru included) are reeling under terrific heat waves, Pune seems to have handled climate change pretty well. The city has good weather throughout the year. Summers are bearable, winters are awesome but it is the monsoon that Punekar boast of. Thanks to tons of mountains and greenery surrounding the city, the weather is not too hot or cold, just pleasant at any time of the year.

2. IT Scene in Pune is Quite Happening

Pune is one of those Indian cities where a lot of action is happening in the IT sector. With offices of more than 110 MNCs, Pune houses some of the biggest IT parks in India. There are more than 5 official IT zones in the city with the presence of all the major IT giants such as TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, etc.  Thanks to the low cost of living in Pune (as compared to other IT cities), more and more companies are now looking forward to opening their branches in Pune.  Booming IT sector in Pune is a boon for job seekers

3. Owning a Home in Pune is Affordable

Although Pune is the second largest city in Maharashtra, next only to Mumbai, property rates here are much cheaper. A number of new residential and commercial properties are coming up in the city that can fit the budget of a salaried person too!

Even if you are looking to rent a house, the rents in Pune are much affordable compared to Mumbai. The city is well connected by public transport and you can travel to any part of the city without worrying about traffic problems.

4. Proximity to Holiday Destinations

Whether you love beaches or adore the tranquillity of mountains, Pune has everything lying in close proximity. There are plenty of trekking destinations around Pune that is flooded by trekkers post monsoon. Hill stations like Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Lavasa, etc are just a few hours drive from Pune and beaches like Konkan and Ratnagiri make for awesome weekend getaways. Add to it many amazing forts and splashing waterfalls that surround the city. Clearly, the top reason on my bucket list to settle in Pune.

5. Pune is a Major Educational Hub

Popularly called as the ‘Oxford of the East’, Pune has been historically famous as education hub of India. From world famous universities and colleges to top management schools, Pune has been the hot favourite educational destination of India. The city has also been the favourite place for Global Events, Summits, Concerts and Fests as well as many famous film festivals.

Apart from all the above-mentioned points, lively night life, women safety, security and friendly people together make Pune the best city to live and work in India.

Keshav Nagar: Most promising location for first time Home Buyers?

Keshav Nagar and areas around it are undergoing major infrastructural changes. This will greatly appreciate the property rates in the coming years.

Keshav Nagar started coming in the limelight of Pune real estate in the late ’90s. Due to the fact that it is still under Gram Panchayat and therefore outside the official municipal limits, property prices have remained rational until now. Recently, PMRDA (Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority) took charge of 100 fringe areas around PMC and has been taking care of all the infrastructural development in these areas which also includes Keshav Nagar.

Through the following lines, we will explore what all does Keshav Nagar have in store for the first time home buyers.


  • Keshav Nagar is located between Manjiri on the East and Ghorpadi on the West, and is close to Pune Camp. Its closeness to Koregaon Park, a cosmopolitan locality, is an added advantage.
  • Thriving IT hubs of Hadapsar, Magarpatta, Kharadi, and Kalyaninagar are all located nearby, thus increasing Keshav Nagar’s popularity.
  • Reputed schools like The Bishop’s School, The Orbis, The Lexicon School, City International, Kendriya Vidyalaya, etc. offer high quality education supporting children’s academic growth. All of these lie in a reachable radius which reduces the commute time for children giving a choice to pursue extracurricular activities.
  • An umbrella of reputed hospitals like Columbia Asia, Medipoint Hospital, Noble Hospital, Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital, Ruby Hall Clinic, Apollo Jehangir Hospital and etc. assures you of healthy living.
  • Major malls such as Amanora Town Centre and Seasons Mall on Hadapsar-Kharadi Bypass, Phoenix Market City on Nagar Road are located close by offering numerous recreational activities.


  • Keshav Nagar, situated at an approximate distance of 9 kilometers from the Pune Lohegaon Airport, is an intelligent option for a frequent flyer.
  • The Pune Railway Station is about 8 kilometers from Keshav Nagar while the Hadapsar Railway Station is roughly 2 kilometers away.
  • Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) buses ply from Keshav Nagar to Pune Airport, Railway Station, Swargate and Hadapsar.


In terms of residential property value, Keshav Nagar benefits majorly from its advantageous proximity to Koregaon Park, Kalyaninagar, Kharadi, Magarpatta, Mundhwa, and Camp. Keshav Nagar is one of the increasingly rare locations where purchasing a budget home in such a strategic location in Pune is still possible. Currently, Keshav Nagar is primarily a destination for mid-income and upper middle class home buyers, with a variety of new residential projects and resale options available to choose from.

Extra benefits

Most of Keshav Nagar was farmlands quite close to the Mula-Mutha River. While residents of nearby localities are supplied hard water, Keshav Nagar enjoys underground water that is potable. Also, the abundant green cover of Keshav Nagar offers a pleasant relief from the concrete jungles of the city.

Future developments

Keshav Nagar and areas around it are undergoing major infrastructural changes. This will greatly appreciate the property rates in the coming years.

  • A proposed flyover connecting Kharadi to Keshav Nagar aims to cut down the otherwise 6 kilometres distance to barely 2 kilometres.
  • The 161 kilometres Ring Road to be built by the PMC, PCMC and PMRDA will disperse off traffic in Keshav Nagar besides benefitting all other areas of Pune.
  • The 22 kilometres riverside road along the Mula-Mutha River will not only help decongest the traffic across the city but also connect Mundhwa, a stone’s throw away from Keshav Nagar, to the neighbouring Central Business District (CBD) of Pune.

For prospective buyers, Keshav Nagar has a range of choices when it comes to properties. From residential plots to independent houses, villas and builder floor apartments, the locality has it all. If you are planning on an investment, Keshav Nagar could be a promising destination!

Achhe din for East & South Pune real estate market?

With the announcement of Pune International Airport, passenger train to Daund and construction of outer ring road – the eastern and southern regions of the city are going to be in focus.

The real estate market in most cities seems to be going through a sluggish phase, but Pune continues to show stable and sustained growth. Thanks to the increasing demand for homes and commercial spaces owing to growth of IT sector in the city. With Pune finding its name included among 20 smart cities, this will go a long way in giving a huge boost to the image of this bustling city. And in times to come it is best to keep a watch on the real estate development in the East and South regions – as this is where the next phase of buzz and development is slated to take place.

With the announcement of Pune International Airport, passenger train to Daund and construction of outer ring road – the eastern and southern regions of the city are going to be in focus. What makes Pune an edge over other cities is its proximity to the financial capital of the country – Mumbai. Another contributing factor is its thriving educational, engineering and automobile scene. With the popular Mumbai-Pune Expressway things have become all the more lucrative for those looking to invest in tier two cities like Pune.

Pune today stands as one of the most sought after destination for homebuyers as well as those looking for commercial set-up. Those looking for land at affordable rates can invest in east or south location as prices will be less comparative to other areas.

The key growth driver for East and South Regions are as follows:

Pune International airport: The existing Lohegaon airport could only handle limited traffic currently. With announcement of a new international airport by CM Devendra Fadnavis which is to be developed 15 kms south of Pune in Purandar will help in serving the purpose. Located near historic fort Purandar – the proposed airport would named as “Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje International Airport


Located on the south of the city, the proposed airport will be connected with six different routes including national highways 4 and 17. There will be a special ring-road connecting major industrial establishments with the proposed airport from Hadapsar & Loni Kalbhor. The new airport is expected to serve the Pune Metropolitan Area and will be the gateway of Pune and western Maharashtra to the rest of the world.


Outer ring road – It was in 2007 that the proposal to develop Pune Ring Road was taken by the late chief minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh. The idea is to help in diverting 5739994091823130970_orgthe passing-by-traffic from the outskirts. Vehicular traffic from highways such as Mumbai-Pune-Solapur highway pass through the city, will be diverted on to ring road. This would ensure that they don’t enter the city and cause traffic chaos.

This ring road will also offer better connectivity to the important areas in the city & to the new Pune International Airport for residents of Hadapsar via Loni Kalbhor. It will act as an encouraging factor for those looking to invest in south or eastern regions of the Pune.


Pune- Daundh passenger train & Metro:  The passenger train connecting Daund with Pune which travels via Hadapsar & Loni Kalbhor will reduce the travel time for people living in Loni Kalbhor and Urli to reach Pune. With the phase 2 of metro which is supposed to connect Katraj/Ambegaon and Hadapsar is most likely to be extended up to the new airport in Purandar. This two rail projects will make eastern & southern regions most sought after for IT & manufacturing investments.

So, for all those eyeing to buy a new house or property they should consider the South-East region of the city. It is one of the fastest growing and developing areas. With excellent connectivity to major areas and well-known locations, the prices here are lesser than compared to other areas.