Pune is definitely among the most popular cities to live in India, considering it is a booming IT centre, has beautiful hills and greenery that contribute to its lovely weather and is a well-planned city dotted with the rich history of Peshwas on one hand and modern infrastructure on the other. Also known as the ‘Oxford’ of the East, the city is home to some of the most reputed educational institutions in the country. Pune is a pretty ‘chill’ place to live in, in terms of lifestyle, food, localities, and nightlife. There are some popular spots you can choose to stay in – from the bustling city centre with immediate access to your favourite restaurants to the quiet residential localities with a hill for a view.
Let’s go through some of the best localities where you can shortlist a PG in Pune and enjoy a pleasant stay.
A sweet bustling spot close to Baner, Wakad and Hinjewadi, Balewadi is a beautiful place to stay in. The area is lined with well-appointed and affordable living options where you can even enjoy a view of Pune’s beautiful hills. You will also find one of the most happening hotspots of Pune here – the Balewadi High Street. Over the last few years, many MNCs have set base in Balewadi and Hinjewadi, seeing a rapid rise in commercial and residential properties. Balewadi, Hinjewadi and Wakad have recorded entry of professionally managed accommodation providers like Stanza Living, which have led to the rapid rise of new-age, quality rental options in these localities.
Close to the Pune airport and among the most desirable residential spaces in the city, Viman Nagar may be a good spot for you to find your lodgings. Home to IT Parks, popular malls, educational institutions, and local eateries, Viman Nagar also hosts many old and new apartments and PGs so it is not difficult for you to find a place to stay. A mini-city itself, the area hosts families, students, and new working professionals and you won’t find yourself short of a friend in any corner. And, if you want some really tasty momos or fine dining European cuisine at your finger’s reach, Viman Nagar may just have the answer to your cravings.
Kothrud has witnessed rapid growth over the last few years, with booming commercial spaces and quaint residential areas. Kothrud is also home to some of the most prestigious educational institutions and hence a high-demand area among students planning to stay in Pune. If you are looking for a PG in Kothrud, professionally managed accommodation facilities like Stanza Living, may be your best bet. With them, you don’t have to worry about food, laundry, safety, or even a good location, as you can get them all under one roof.
Koregaon Park is the most ‘in’ locality of Pune, dotted with some of the most popular eateries and pubs. If you want to find yourself among a hip and happening crowd, Koregaon Park is your spot. The Osho Garden and Resort gives that part of town the green it needs. You won’t be surprised if you find yourself cruising through the boulevards with some mansions for you to admire. While Koregaon Park is known for its commercial vibe, there are also some well-planned residential areas in and around it.
Katraj, a quaint little part of Pune, hosts a lot of well-known educational institutions, making it home to a large student community. Known to for its greenery and a zoo as a bonus attraction, Katraj makes for a peaceful place to stay. The rent is also considerably affordable and accommodation options abound. If you are looking for a perfect place to stay that is safe and secure to boot, then you can check out the Stanza Living facilities here.
Pune is a great city to call your second home and you’ll find that a fair share of people you bump into are new Punekars like you. With a variety of cuisine options, IT Parks, residential areas, educational hubs and commercial markets, Pune can be a perfect fit for everyone.