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Location - Hotel Pride, Pune India

The Pride Hotel
5 University Road
Shivajinagar, Pune- 411005, India.
Phone : +91-20 25504567, 25530444
Fax : +91-20 2553 3228

About Pune city

  • Pune (Poona) is the 7th largest city in India.
  • Pune recorded over $2 billion of software exports in the year 2005-2006
  • 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, TIBCO ....
  • 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 abroad

Getting To Pune

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 at all.

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.

Pune Air Connections

The following airlines fly to Pune

  1. Indian Airlines
  2. Go Air (low cost carrier)
  3. IndiGo (low cost carrier)
  4. Air Sahara
  5. Jet Airways
  6. Air India
  7. Kingfisher Airlines
  8. SpiceJet (low cost carrier)
  9. Air Deccan (low cost carrier)

Pune Rail Connections

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.

Pune Road Connections

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.

Staying in Pune

Conference VenueThe 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 at PrideHotel.com

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 Venue

Leisure

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 malls.

Note - The traffic in Pune can be chaotic quite often. Be careful!

CONFERENCE
2009

11-12 Dec
Pune, India

 

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