PUNE is a historic city with a glorious past of nearly 1000 years. The city's historical associations are with the heroic warrior king Shivaji Maharaj, the legendary Peshwas and famous freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak. It is a significant milestone in the history of India. Pune is surrounded by Sahayadri hills and lies in the natural settings with a pleasant climate. It's called the 'Cultural Capital of 'Maharashtra' as well as 'The Oxford of the East'.