Pune is the second major city of Maharashtra and is known to those who wish to seek spiritual enlightenment. This is where the dynamic and new-age Guru Bhagwan Rajneesh, who is known to all as ‘Osho’ had established his debated community in the 1970s. Today, the vision of Osho is to nurture an appropriately modern environment where people worldwide can visit to unravel the meaning of his speeches on spiritual enlightenment. His community is neither an ashram nor a cult headquarter and is recognized as a Meditation Resort.
The landscaped campus of the meditation center of Osho is scenic and exudes a sense of calmness with grounds that are exquisite enough as an attraction to visitors and acts as a magnet to people in search of different meanings in their lives. Pune has become a major industrial hub that has attracted several foreigners who visit to work. Pune reflects the feel and look of Mumbai and is soon expanding and modernizing at an incredible pace. The city is brimming with allusions to its past, and in particular to the most respected Maratha freedom fighter Chhatrapati Shivaji, who fought tirelessly against the Mughals. Pune is easy to explore and do not forget to check out the street-lined attractive decaying havelis, pay a visit to the city’s colorful vegetable and fruit market, or view the exhibit display at one of the well-stocked museums of the country.