Considered as the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune was strategically important for rulers of the past, and was a seat of Peshwas or prime ministers of the Maratha Empire. Today this city has become one of the major travel destinations in India owing to its historical attractions. Accommodation in any of the budget hotels in Pune not only ensures a cost-effective stay for travellers, but also enables them to visit some of the most popular places in the city.
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The name Pune is believed to have been derived from its ancient name, Punyanagari, which means 'City of Virtue'. Reference to the city's ancient name was found on a copper plate dating back to 937 CE. In the years that followed, this city came to be known as Punawadi and was called Poona for some time until 1977, when its name was finally changed to 'Pune'.
After the independence of India, the city underwent tremendous industrial development and is one of the largest cities in India today.