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Hotel Sun-N-Sand

Sun-n-Sand is one of the most reputed five star hotels in Pune. It's located near the airport, railway station and IT hotspots in Pune. Sun-n-Sand offers great stay and conference facilities, suited for an international conference of this nature.

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>> Special rates for conference delegates staying at Hotel Sun-n-Sand

About Pune City

Pune (Poona) is located in western India and is the 7th largest city in India. It is a three hour drive from Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the commercial capital of India. It is well connected to all major cities in India. Software export from Maharashtra during FY 2006-07 was Rs 27,625 crore, including Rs 15,350 crore from Pune and Rs 12,170 crore from Mumbai. - Business Standard

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

Indian Airlines Air India
IndiGo (low cost carrier)
Jet Lite Jet Airways Go Air (low cost carrier)
Kingfisher Airlines SpiceJet (low cost carrier) Air Deccan (low cost carrier)

Pune Rail Connections

Check the website You will get a direct train connection to Pune from most cities in India. For bookings, visit The conference venue is approx 2 kms from the Pune railway station - it will take you about 10 minutes by car to get to the conference from the Pune station depending on traffic conditions. We recommend that you ask your hotel to arrange for your railway station pickup.

Pune Road Connections

Mumbai to Pune is a 3 to 4 hour drive depending on the traffic conditions. You will get direct buses to Pune from most cities in Maharashtra as well as major cities in Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Gujarat.

Hotel Sun-n-Sand is located 8 kms from the airport and 2 kms from the railway station
Hotel Sun-n-Sand
262, Bund Garden Road
Pune - 411 001
Tel: +91-20-26167777
- Map On Wikimapia

Local Transport like Rickshaws can be availed to travel. Rickshaw drivers in Pune charge as per the meter reading. Do not be duped by rickshaws charging a flat amount. Fare calculation is done as this: Amount on meter , for eg 15.0.0 will come to = (15 * 8) + 2 = 122/- Rs ; for 08.0.0, the amount would be (8 * 8) + 2 = 66/- Rs. Please note that Pre-Paid Rickshaws manned by Pune Traffic Police are also available at Pune Railway Station.

Stay while at the conference

The conference venue is located in the Bund Garden area, which has plenty of stay options to offer to the city visitor. From five star hotels to moderately priced hotels, delegates travelling from out of Pune will definitely find something that's right for them. Listed below are some of the stay options, many of which are within a 1 km radius from the conference venue. We suggest that you book early so as to get a confirmed reservation.

  • Hotel Sun-n-Sand - 5 star -
    >> Special rates for conference delegates staying at Hotel Sun-n-Sand
  • Hotel Studio Estique -
    >> Special rates for conference delegates staying at Hotel Studio Estique

  • Hotel Taj Blue Diamond - 5 star -
  • Hotel St Laurn - 4 star -
  • Hotel Le Royce - 4 star -
  • Hotel Park Central - 3 star - F P No 285,Plot No-9,Off Bund Garden Junction Koregaon Park, Pune, 411001 Phone: +91-20-26120769 / 26132199 / 26145590
  • Hotel Srimaan - 2 star - 361/2-3,Nund Garden Road,Opposite Pune Central Mall, Bund Garden Road, Pune, 411001. Phone - +91-020-26133535

Other hotels that are closeby:
  • Hotel O - 5 star -
  • Hotel Le Meridien - 5 star -
  • Hotel Central Park - 4 star -
  • Hotel Quality Inn - 192 Dhole Patil Rd, Bhd Ruby Hall Clinic Hospital Nr L&T Bldg, Dhole Patil Road, Pune - 411001. Phone +(91)-(20)-66030303 /66033611
  • Hotel Kapila -
  • Hotel Panchratna - 3 star - 7, Nr Saurabh Hall, Tadiwala Road, Tadiwala, Pune - 411001. Phone +(91)-(20)-26059999


Pune city has seen a rise in the number of shopping malls, multiplexes, lounge bars and pubs. There are E-Square, Inox and Gold Adlabs multiplexes, lounge bars like Indyaki and more. Apart from movies, you can find book stores, restaurants and other entertainment options at these multiplexes.

The Koregaon Park area is closest to the venue and it is most famous for being home to the Osho Ashram. Visitors to the area can also take a walk in the Osho garden ( Please check timings and other restrictions before visiting). You will also find a lot of small boutiques, restaurants and small cafes there. This area is also home to some of the plush residential societies and is green and beautiful.

You can also take a stroll along the walking plaza at M.G Road (or Camp as it is referred to) on a Sunday which has a long line of charming boutiques, clothes stores, trinket shops and roadside cafes.

Fergusson Road and Jungli Maharaj Road are young and happening places with many colleges, restaurants and shopping malls.

Note - Watch out for the traffic in Pune which can be quite chaotic.


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