Moving to pune: What to expect

#1 Mar 7th, 2010, 02:12
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Hello everyone,

Intially I was supposed to move to Bangalore but recently my position is now moved to Pune. So far, I think its actually better for me, both in terms of connectivity (close to mumbai, so more flight options etc.), also prices and crowd/pollution should be better than Bangalore etc. But ground realities may be different.

I already asked similar questions in Bangalore forum and got some great answers. yet-another-moving-to-blr-question-t101692/

So basically asking same questions again but in Pune context.

1. How much would be 1-room apartment rent would be? Also, does Pune also has the same 10 months deposit requirements?

2. The company is on University road, Shivaji Nagar. I would prefer to stay close, so what would be the close and locality to stay.

3. How is the night life? Is it same as Bangalore where bars close at 11pm? Or is it better (or worse).

4. Any spanish speakers or spanish speaking community in Pune.

So, thats all so far and thanks for everyone's patience.
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Let me try to put my views on your Queries.

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Originally Posted by El Cid View Post Hello everyone,

Intially I was supposed to move to Bangalore but recently my position is now moved to Pune. So far, I think its actually better for me, both in terms of connectivity (close to mumbai, so more flight options etc.), also prices and crowd/pollution should be better than Bangalore etc. But ground realities may be different.

I already asked similar questions in Bangalore forum and got some great answers. yet-another-moving-to-blr-question-t101692/

So basically asking same questions again but in Pune context.

1. How much would be 1-room apartment rent would be? Also, does Pune also has the same 10 months deposit requirements?
1 room apartment could cost you anywhere from INR 5000 to 12000 K depending on the locality you finalize to stay. The deposit could be something like you say a 10 month rent or 12/6 months deposit or even a flat amount of 20K-1 lac INR. This would really depend on the house owner.
2. The company is on University road, Shivaji Nagar. I would prefer to stay close, so what would be the close and locality to stay.
You can choose ashok Nagar/Bhosle Nagar, Aundh road, Sangvi which are in a 5-10 Kms radius.
If you plan to have a company/self commute then you can also try Baner/Sus road/Wakad

Note- Ashok/Bhosale Nagar are the nearest and on the costlier end.
3. How is the night life? Is it same as Bangalore where bars close at 11pm? Or is it better (or worse).
Bars should be open till 12.00 midnight (Not a drinker so not much sure of the timings, but I am sure they would be open till midnight specially fri-sun)
4. Any spanish speakers or spanish speaking community in Pune.
I am sure you would find a few on the forum who would respond.
So, thats all so far and thanks for everyone's patience.
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Thanks for the reply. Any idea how is the weather in Pune, what clothes I should carry for both winters and summers.
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I don't know what you consider cold, but to me Pune is warm all year round, very hot in the summer, and only moderately cool in their "winter". So for me, a light jacket would be enough to cover any cooler periods of the year. Your mileage may vary.

It's been a long time since I lived in Pune (I've visited though since then), so can't advise on where to live. I do know from friends there that the 10 month deposit thing is not practically set in stone like in Bangalore.

Pune is a nice city with friendly people. Most expats I know live in Koregaon Park.
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I would agree with the Cat. (Sorry Namaste_Cat if it was offfensive)
The summers are crazy hot and the except for a couple of weeks in winter, its not much cold in Pune.
But it would vary on whats cold for you- I have an office mate who felt it chilly - outdoors in the breeze - 1st week on Feb.
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Hey

I currently live in Pune.

Weather is just variations on hot to be honest, although in Dec,Jan and Feb there is a bit of wind chill if you get into a Rickshaw before 8 in the morning!

You will be able to negotiate on the desposit thing, we got ours down to 6 months for example. Koregaon Park or Kalyiani Nagar are where the majority of forgieners live and landlords are more used to dealing with us there, just something to consider if you are getting static in the university district.

Personnally I think Pune is much nicer than Bangalore so i think you got lucky!

From your avatar I will assume you are a male, and if you would like to come play football with us on sundays, in Koregaon Park you are most welcome, its very casual and you will meet some new chums! If you are interested, drop me your email and I'll give you the details...I wont be there myself for 3 weeks as I am in the UK but they lads will be happy to have ye.

The nightlife is a bit hit an miss thanks to the poxy maharashtran government, who have closed a number of places for stupid reasons, but there are still some nice places to drink and lots of nice places to eat...but 12pm is when play time is over..

hope it all works out anyway

Colm
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I currently live in Pune.

Weather is just variations on hot to be honest, although in Dec,Jan and Feb there is a bit of wind chill if you get into a Rickshaw before 8 in the morning!
I'm in Pune too. You missed out wet. The seasons are Winter-Summer-Monsoon. Winter is hot (28˚C), summer is very hot (40˚C), and monsoon can be very wet. A lightweight, breathable waterproof jacket with a hood comes in useful at that time of year. The rain tends to kick off in June.
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Originally Posted by namaste_cat View Post I don't know what you consider cold, but to me Pune is warm all year round, very hot in the summer, and only moderately cool in their "winter". So for me, a light jacket would be enough to cover any cooler periods of the year. Your mileage may vary.

It's been a long time since I lived in Pune (I've visited though since then), so can't advise on where to live. I do know from friends there that the 10 month deposit thing is not practically set in stone like in Bangalore.

Pune is a nice city with friendly people. Most expats I know live in Koregaon Park.
Living in Barcelona, the weather here is generally quite moderate and nice, although July and August are hot (and very humid) months with day temperature going up to 35 or more. But there is a beach .
Winters are also mild here with no snowfall etc (though it snowed yesterday after a break of many years)

So most likely, Pune weather should be ok, probably a bit on the hotter side but nothing terrible. Also any ideas, how far is any decent beach from Pune?
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Originally Posted by El Cid View Post Also any ideas, how far is any decent beach from Pune?
Kashid and Kihim beaches are among the closest to Pune. They are about about three and a half to four hours drive away, which is fine for a weekend break.
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Originally Posted by Colm T View Post Hey

You will be able to negotiate on the desposit thing, we got ours down to 6 months for example. Koregaon Park or Kalyiani Nagar are where the majority of forgieners live and landlords are more used to dealing with us there, just something to consider if you are getting static in the university district.

From your avatar I will assume you are a male, and if you would like to come play football with us on sundays, in Koregaon Park you are most welcome, its very casual and you will meet some new chums! If you are interested, drop me your email and I'll give you the details...I wont be there myself for 3 weeks as I am in the UK but they lads will be happy to have ye.
The issue is don't know driving and public transport as I believe is not worth taking. So I prefer to stay somewhere in the walking distance.

Colm, I'm moving in May. Will send you a msg regarding football as soon as my dates are finalized.
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That won't be a problem in Pune!
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Originally Posted by JamesW View Post That won't be a problem in Pune!
since no one else knows driving i assume?

Just my two cents... ive been in pune for about 5 months and the colder months were cold for me (considering id lived all my life in chennai maybe) and the current warm months are according to locals way more warmer than earlier. Temps are touching 38 c during the day... doesnt affect me much except when i dress up in a business suit for formal wednesdays :'(

While there are restrictions on the bars and pubs ive been able to find decent places that stay open until late (apart from MP and VD)

Pune's saving grace i guess is that all the hill stations and mumbai are no more than at the most a couple of hours away.

If pune is closed drive down to mumbai to party...
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Temps are touching 38 c during the day

While there are restrictions on the bars and pubs ive been able to find decent places that stay open until late (apart from MP and VD)

Pune's saving grace i guess is that all the hill stations and mumbai are no more than at the most a couple of hours away.

If pune is closed drive down to mumbai to party...
38C is hot indeed and the summers are just starting, I guess.

What is MP/VD, sorry but I am new to this forum.
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If pune is closed drive down to mumbai to party...
Google maps shows a 2.5 hours drive.
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Originally Posted by JamesW View Post That won't be a problem in Pune!
Can you please elaborate a bit? I was thinking that public transport is not very good and reliable in Pune. Haven't read anything positive about it so far anywhere.

Another question: Anything particular I should consider worth bringing from Barcelona. E.g. are Mediterranean spices, different types of pasta easily available in shops? How is the local wine?

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