Domestic travel can be a great way to find out more about your own country and heritage. Visitors to Pune can experience its great Marathi influence as it was the bastion of the Maratha empire, with much emphasis on education, arts and craft, music and theatre and emerging as the centre of modern architecture in India, with prize-winning buildings. Visitors to Pune enter and leave the city via Pune International Airport, which is only 10km away from the city centre. Get to Pune International Airport in a pre-paid taxi cab or the auto rickshaw services. Arriving at the airport, you will be greeted with the new terminals built as part of the 2008 modernisation plan together with upgraded passenger facilities.
Where to go from Pune
Visit Bangalore, which is 914.4 m above sea level and well known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Through the artefacts around Bangalore, one will be able to learn of the rich history Bangalore has to offer -- explore the Begur Nageshwara Temple and the Someshwara Temple for a peek into ancient civilisation, or to take photographs at the Bangalore Fort and Bangalore Palace.
Otherwise, hop onto one of the 12 daily flights headed for Delhi, the largest city in India by land area and population and also the second most populous city on the planet. Sights include the Lotus temple, Humayun's Tomb, Connaught Place, Akshardham temple and India Gate. Don’t forget to dine at a dhaba (street food outlet).
Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is the biggest industrial and commercial centre in South India, and a major cultural, economic and educational centre. Fly to the most-visited city in India to enjoy the UNESCO Heritage site of Mahabalipuram, the 6km-long Marina Beach and the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, one of the premier cricket venues in India.
After exploring India, why not fly to countries outside India for a breath of fresh air? Fly over the Gulf of Oman into the most expensive city in the Middle East -- Dubai. Many modern interpretations of Islamic architecture can be found in Dubai with new levels in skyscraper building design and technology. Notable buildings include the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest man-made structure and the Burj Al Arab, the only 7-star hotel and the most expensive hotel in the world.
Why not take a trip to Sharjah, which is located in the United Arab Emirates. Also known as a UNESCO Cultural Capital of the Arab World, the Sharjah Art Museum is the largest in the gulf with both temporary and permanent exhibitions. Be sure to visit its souks – especially the Blue Souk, public parks and the Arabian Wildlife Centre which houses the largest collection of Arabian wildlife.
Also, flying directly for 10 hours gets you to Frankfurt. Visit the Old Opera House in Central Frankfurt, the Frankfurter Dom (an elegant Gothic tower) and Goethe-Haus, all of which guarantee you pretty photographs and even fonder memories.
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