The Pride Hotel
5 University Road
Shivajinagar, Pune- 411005, India.
Phone : +91-20 25504567, 25530444
Fax : +91-20 2553 3228
- Pune (Poona) is the 7th largest city in India.
- Pune recorded over $2 billion of software exports in the year
- Pune has the highest per capita income in India
- Pune is a three hour drive from Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the
commercial capital of India
- Pune plays host to a multitude of software companies
- Global majors like IBM, EDS, Amdocs, Avaya, Symantec, Syntel,
- TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Satyam, Persistent Systems, Patni Computer
Systems , Kanbay Software, i-Flex, Cognizant...
- Pune is a prime centre for education in India. The brightest of
software brains study and work in Pune.
- Between November–Jan, Pune has some of the best weather in India.
So it’s a refreshing destination for all participants across India and
Pune is well connected to all major citites in India. However it's
important to book early if you wish to get a good air deal. As for
trains, it's important to book early if you wish to get any reservation
If you are traveling to Pune from out of India, it's best to take a
flight to Mumbai (Bombay) and then get to Pune by road. Pune has few
international flights, so getting a convenient flight and a good fare
is rather difficult. Mumbai to Pune should take you between 3 to 4
hours by road.
The following airlines fly to Pune
- Indian Airlines
- Go Air (low cost carrier)
- IndiGo (low cost carrier)
- Air Sahara
- Jet Airways
- Air India
- Kingfisher Airlines
- SpiceJet (low cost carrier)
- Air Deccan (low cost carrier)
Check the website http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/. You will get a
direct train connection to Pune from most cities in India.
The conference venue is close to the ShivajiNagar
railway station. Most long distance trains halt at ShivajiNagar.
Getting to the conference venue from the main Pune Junction railway
station is easily possible using an auto rickshaw.
We recommend that you use the prepaid rickshaw booth at the station
instead of finding a rickshaw on your own.
Mumbai to Pune is a 3 to 4 hour drive depending on the traffic
conditions. The conference venue is also close to the ShivajiNagar bus
station from where you can get Maharashtra State Transport buses as
well as private ones.
You will get connecting buses to most cities in Maharashtra as well as
major cities in Karnataka and Gujrat.
The conference venue is centrally
located. So you could pick any hotel 'in' the city for your stay.
Staying at the Pride would be most convenient and you can book online
If you are booking over the phone, tell the reception that you are
booking for the IndicThreads.com Conference to get a discounted rate.
You could also get good
hotel deals at sites like MakeMyTrip.com and TravelGuru.com
>> Hotels Near the Conference
The conference venue is close to
the E-Square multiplex movies and entertainment
center. Apart from movies, you can find book stores, restaurants and
other entertainment options at E-Square.
More at http://www.e-squareindia.com/
Fergusson Road and Jungli
Maharaj Road are a short distance away from the hotel. These are young
and happening places with many colleges, restaurants and shopping
Note - The traffic in Pune can
be chaotic quite often. Be careful!