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21 Aug 2015
The pulsating cosmopolitan city of Pune , distinctive for its multiple sobriquets of  “Oxford of the East”, “Automobile City” etc on account of its plethora of excellent educational institutions and flourishing automobile business, reposes on the bank of the Mutha river in Maharashtra. The state’s second largest city after the magnificent capital city of Mumbai, it was once the base of the Peshwas of the Maratha Empire and is known for the grand Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892 and now a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, whose ashes are preserved in the garden. The 8th-century Pataleshwar Cave Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. With the benign blessings of the gods, the benediction of business interests giving it affluence...