Mumbai and Pune are separated by mere distance of 150 kms. People living in their cities are obviously extremely loyal to their city. Their one of the favourite hobbies is to fight over the ‘amazingness’ of one city over the other. If you have friends living in these cities, you’ll always see them arguing over which city is the best. Mumbai, the largest city in India, hosts the amazing movie industry, popularly known as the city of dreams. Pune, the young little city located a little away is often shadowed by the glimmer of this mammoth city. Pune is a little laid back, beautiful, calm and definitely much more than a so called ‘retired’ city. And a person who has the experience of living in both the cities will explain it to you that Pune is any day a much better than Mumbai. Below listed are the things that make Pune a better city than Mumbai-
- Weather, of course!
When it comes to climate, Pune beats Mumbai anytime, any day. During summers, it is completely possible to sleep here at night without turning on the AC. Evenings are pleasant and soothing in Pune. Yet monsoons are heavy, but not as hoarse as Mumbai and there is hardly any water clogging. In Poona (older name for Pune) you will experience both Hot, Wet and Cold weathers. Mumbai only experiences Hot and Hot plus Wet weather.
- Proximity to some of the best Hill Stations
Unlike Mumbai, Pune hosts some of the most popular hill stations. It is very close to nature. the hill stations are within 2-3 hour distance from Pune. These hill stations make a perfect weekend getaway destinations and give all Punekars something to feel inquisitive about. Cherish the historic fort at Rajmachi, Sinhagad and several other places around the city. For adventurers, go camping to Panchgani, Wai and Satara. Also, let lose of yourself in the mesmeric scenes of Khandala and Malshej Ghat.
- Manageable traffic
Even though Mumbai has Locals and metro, it fails to manage the traffic. Of course Pune has traffic, but it is manageable. The average commute time in Bombay is three hours, sometimes more because of severe traffic. You can never stuck in deep traffic while in Pune. It keeps moving even at a snail’s pace. In Mumbai, the traffic gets freeze at one place. Also, there are various alternate routes/detours that you can take in the city. At the top it, if you’ve got a bike and Google maps to navigate, you just can’t get stuck over.
- Greener and cleaner!
Pune hosts a lot of greenery and with it comes the cleanliness. Mumbai is known for its congested chawls and packed-up localities. Mumbai is not only a concrete jungle, but also lags behind when it comes to greenery a city life deserves.
- Space for Personal time
This city is calm, cozy and relatively small as compared to Mumbai. You can spend quality time with your family and friends not only on weekend but also on weekdays because of a reliable traffic system. Thus, you can save a lot of time over travelling and invest it with the family.
Also known as the Cultural Capital of Maharashtra, the city even boasts of a rich history. The city even takes pride in presenting forts located at locations that attract trekkers to not just revive the ascetic history of the majestic Marathas and Peshwas, but also to absorb the greener natural environment. Some of the most popular forts in Pune are- Lohgad Fort, Pratapgad Fort, Rajgad Fort, Raigad Fort, Shivneri Fort, and Torna Fort.
- Marathi Culture
Not only Mumbai, but Pune also has saved Marathi Culture quiet beautifully. It is called by many to be Maharashtra’s cultural capital. The Marathi spoken in Pune is considered to be the standardized form of the language. The city has still maintained the Marathi culture, instead of the IT boom.
- “Pune: Oxford of the East”- Jawaharlal Nehru
The education in Pune is considered to be the best in India. The University of Pune (formerly known as the University of Poona) was founded in 1949. It is spread over area of 400-acre. It is a home to forty-six academic departments. There are several good research institutes in Pune. Well, do we need to expand much after Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s statement?
- Pune has a life
People say life in Mumbai is fast an adventurous. But the question is does Mumbai has a life? Do they have time for themselves? Because life is not just about working tirelessly and partying during the weekends. Life is beyond that. Life is taking out time during days and devoting it to your personal use. Pune in calm and lazy in a sense that it gives opportunity to enjoy life. Or to be precise, have a life.
So, the next time you face a person bragging about Mumbai, put this list in his face. Happy travelling!
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