Volunteering in Pune

#1 Nov 18th, 2010, 09:22
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Hello!

I will be living and volunteering in Pune from December to July and am looking for somewhere cheap to live!

I'm self-financing the trip so...the cheaper the better (as long as it isn't horribly, horribly, horribly unsafe)

I know very little about Pune so ANY suggestions would be welcome!!!

Where should I look/how much should I expect to spend...?
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Originally Posted by MBK View Post Hello!

I will be living and volunteering in Pune from December to July and am looking for somewhere cheap to live!

I'm self-financing the trip so...the cheaper the better (as long as it isn't horribly, horribly, horribly unsafe)

I know very little about Pune so ANY suggestions would be welcome!!!

Where should I look/how much should I expect to spend...?
Megan- Welcome to Pune. There is another persone who is looking for cheap accomodations. you can probably share details if any of you bump into something withing the others budget and other critereas. Check this thread -


While in Pune you can also check on the meeups of fellow IMers in the thread Pune meetups



And very soon Machadinah will tell you about a thread for being safe and using common sense on meeting or travellign with people whom you meet online or during your travels.


Go through all the recomendations and hang around you will get more than just the accomodation help.
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Do you have any idea where is the place located in Pune that you would be volunteering for?
It would be a good idea to stay nearby to avoid transportation hassles.
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I will be working with women in the red light district. I've been told I should live near Deccan (?) --do you know anything about that area?

...and if there is anyone on this thread who wants to live cheaply with a 24 year old female, please let me know
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Originally Posted by MBK View Post I will be working with women in the red light district. I've been told I should live near Deccan (?) --do you know anything about that area?

...and if there is anyone on this thread who wants to live cheaply with a 24 year old female, please let me know
Sorry not intending to hurt you in any way but couldnt help wondering whats living cheaply with a female

Anyway back to the point - So I undestand you would be working somewhere near budwar peth which has the highest denisty for the CSW and where most of the organizations are working for the benifit of them.

Deccan should be a good place from all feasibilities. I wonder if you already got some cheap accomodation or still looking for.

Whats your budget? A budget would really help fellow IMers suggest something.

+ would the organization provide commutations? just in case deccan does not work out and you have to go further.
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Originally Posted by new_traveller View Post Sorry not intending to hurt you in any way but couldnt help wondering whats living cheaply with a female
Ah I meant --if there are any other females on this thread who are looking for a roommate and aren't looking to spend too much money, please contact me. I should have been clearer

I do not have any accommodations yet --I am still looking for somewhere to live. The group I'm working with is a start-up NGO, so they don't have a lot of funds with which to assist me. As a result, I need to find the cheapest accommodations possible!

Is 500 rupees a day reasonable? Too low? Right now I'm also looking in to living in dorms or subletting rooms. I am volunteering, after all. It's not a time to be living high off the hog!
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Originally Posted by MBK View Post Ah I meant --if there are any other females on this thread who are looking for a roommate and aren't looking to spend too much money, please contact me. I should have been clearer

I do not have any accommodations yet --I am still looking for somewhere to live. The group I'm working with is a start-up NGO, so they don't have a lot of funds with which to assist me. As a result, I need to find the cheapest accommodations possible!

Is 500 rupees a day reasonable? Too low? Right now I'm also looking in to living in dorms or subletting rooms. I am volunteering, after all. It's not a time to be living high off the hog!

500 a day should be almost mean 15K a month which is a decent rent for an apartment. There could be issues like short term leasing/not renting to foreigners or additional electricity and society charges.

But overall 15 K will mean a decent accomodation which is not cheap.

Try searching magicbricks/99acres or mid day for available apartments.

I suggest look for something which is for 7-9 K and you can utilise the rest for commute by rickshaw.

Ones your PMs are active will try to send any references I have on my office portal.
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@new_traveller - Since it is center of the city, most of the areas would have almost same renting charges.
If she wants to go for something cheap, she would have to go for out of main city which would be around 10 Kms.

@MBK - If you are good with commuting for ~30 min, you may check for the areas around center of city when you look out in magicbricks/99acres.
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Originally Posted by patilsushant001 View Post @new_traveller - Since it is center of the city, most of the areas would have almost same renting charges.
If she wants to go for something cheap, she would have to go for out of main city which would be around 10 Kms.

@MBK - If you are good with commuting for ~30 min, you may check for the areas around center of city when you look out in magicbricks/99acres.
Sushant - I am not too optimistic of the typical punekar in the heart of the city renting out an apartment to a foreigner.

So all the pune core peth's are out of question, IMHO.

Deccan though ideal might not have the availability for a short lease- which I suggest she should check on the said sites of dailies.

Just in case deccan does not work out she can think of camp/KP/Lullanagar/Chandan/Viman/Kalyani or even the prabhat/law college road zones (The list is endless)

My point was simple if deccan is not feasible and office not providing commute then she should change her budget and use the difference for commute.


@ MBK what is the duration you looking for your lease?
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You are all so helpful! I can't begin to tell all of you how grateful I am to talk to people who know a lot about living in Pune!

The NGO will not be covering my commute. I would prefer for my commute to be shorter than 30 minutes, but if that's the best I can do then I will take it. Is Deccan not considered central Pune? What is it like?

I will be in Pune from the beginning of January to the end of July.

Thanks again for all the help!! I will start looking at magicbricks/99acres
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So I am looking at magicbricks now --and I'm looking at apartments for rent in Decccan. Are the prices listed for the MONTH, or the YEAR? That would make quite the difference! I can't seem to figure it out!
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Prices listed are monthly rents!! Short lease could be a problem in many cases. Since you want to limit your commute to ~30 minutes, you may look out for areas like camp, kothrud, Prabhat road, Shivajinagar etc.
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Originally Posted by MBK View Post You are all so helpful! I can't begin to tell all of you how grateful I am to talk to people who know a lot about living in Pune!

The NGO will not be covering my commute. I would prefer for my commute to be shorter than 30 minutes, but if that's the best I can do then I will take it. Is Deccan not considered central Pune? What is it like?

I will be in Pune from the beginning of January to the end of July.

Thanks again for all the help!! I will start looking at magicbricks/99acres
Ohh yes I guess we are a helpful bunch (IMers)and also the puneites. You can catch up with us if you ever get tired of dealing with the poverty/CSW's/crying kids/malnourished uneducated kids/difficult people and bureaucracy

I am hoping I am not scaring you in anyway ha ha ha. But I am sure you will love the place and knwo the REAL world which most of us do not know sitting in our AC comforts (me included).

Now back to your queries - Deccan is a central place but it has only upscale accomodations as it is not a very residential area. Of whatever people who live nearby are rich people who own bunglos or huge apartments. Very few of which are converted into rent out places.

Mostly taken by students as a lot of colleges are in and near deccan. This means shared accomodation for long lease which is not what you should try for.

The nearest to budhwar peth apart from deccan would be the core somwar peth, shaniwar peth, and other peths - where the typical older generations from pune reside who would not get into lending an apartment on short term lease.

Now as sushant also pointed out - shivajinagar, kothrud (a bit far but the comuting options would be good), prabhat/bhandarkar road etc should be a good option.

You will not understand the whole pune by exploring google or other online maps but it will atleast give you the nearby areas as a reference.

The other side to approach budhwar peth would be areas like camp/station/DP road etc now this should be a also good option. As a lot of expats would be near KP/camp.

I will try to check on the internal classifieds in my organization and I guess some other IMer could help too .. like sushant.

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Originally Posted by patilsushant001 View Post Prices listed are monthly rents!! Short lease could be a problem in many cases. Since you want to limit your commute to ~30 minutes, you may look out for areas like camp, kothrud, Prabhat road, Shivajinagar etc.

there was a time when one could go from any point of pune to any other point not more than 30 mins.
Pune was a smaller place with little traffic... aha but things have changed now.
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hola

I don't know weather ur problem is solved or not. i am student in film and television institute of India. you can google for the plcae. if you want, you can live for FREE in our campus. few foreigners. from france, italy and czech are there. all of us are film students, from allover the india and world.
let me know. google the place, read abt it. and post comment, thanks or no thanks watever is it.
and i have worked for the children of sex workers, if you need any help in that purpose let me know.

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As a volunteering service , anyway how much you can pay daily ? Deccan can never be cheap living . Think of some other alternative. Unless your estimate is clearly spelt out it may be difficult to suggest anything.

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