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    PUNE GUI E- Spring 2014 -

    In order for this guide to reflect the growth and continuing development of the city ofPune, it will be updated annually and reissued each spring.

    Please send your comments or offerings, or anything you think should be included to:bobby@bobbyclennell.com. If you notice that a phone number listed in this guide doesntwork or is redundant, let me know. If you can clarify any of this information, e.g., if youcan complete an address, or you notice that an address has changed, please notify me.All contributions that are of benefit to students and teachers of Iyengar yoga who are on

    their way to Pune will be included.

    I am very grateful to the teachers and students who continue to submit material for theGuide. Heartfelt thanks also to future contributors who will help to keep this resourcealive and relevant. Special thanks go to Robert Cory for his editing assistance.

    Bon Voyage! May this guide help oil your yoga wheels and speed you on your way to ameaningful and safe stay in Pune.

    Namaste,

    Bobby Clennell

    Disclaimer. None of the therapies, medical practices, hospitals, dentists or ayurvedicclinics, etc. in this guide have been vetted by me. I accept most of the contributions fromthe community in good faith, but cannot vouch for them.http://www.bobbyclennell.com

    2014 Bobby Clennell. All rights reserved.

    PS: The Iyengar Yoga Association of the United Kingdom also has an excellent guide to

    Pune: http://www.iyengaryoga.org.uk/about-iyengar-yoga/a-guide-to-pune.

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    VISA REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................... 5WHAT TO BRING: ........................................................................................................... 6

    Power Supply in India ................................................................................................. 7AIRLINES ......................................................................................................................... 7MUMBAI ........................................................................................................................... 8

    Iyengar Yoga Institute in Mumbai .............................................................................. 8Hotels near the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Mumbai ................................................... 8Restaurants near the Mumbai Iyengar Yoga Institute ............................................. 9Hotels near the Mumbai International Airport ........................................................ 10Hotel near the Mumbai Domestic Airport ............................................................... 10Juhu Beach (Mumbai) hotels ................................................................................... 10

    TRAVELING FROM MUMBAI TO PUNE ....................................................................... 11Shuttle bus services ................................................................................................. 11 By cab or bus to Pune .............................................................................................. 11Trains from Mumbai to Pune.................................................................................... 13

    ACCOMMODATIONS IN PUNE ..................................................................................... 13Apartments ................................................................................................................ 13Rooms to rent ............................................................................................................ 22Other contacts for accommodations ...................................................................... 22Guidelines for tipping maidservants ....................................................................... 22Hotels in Pune ........................................................................................................... 23

    RAMAMANI IYENGAR MEMORIAL YOGA INSTITUTE (RIMYI) ................................. 25RIMYI Address ........................................................................................................... 25Checking in ................................................................................................................ 25RIMYI Store ................................................................................................................ 26Protocol before and during class ............................................................................ 26Props .......................................................................................................................... 27Observing classes .................................................................................................... 28Guidelines for women............................................................................................... 28Tradition, etiquette and other helpful tips .............................................................. 29Holidays at the Institute............................................................................................ 29

    GETTING AROUND PUNE ............................................................................................ 30Auto rickshaws.......................................................................................................... 30

    THINGS TO DO IN PUNE, AND BEYOND .................................................................... 31Movie theaters in Pune ............................................................................................. 31Day and weekend trips ............................................................................................. 31Longer trips: .............................................................................................................. 33

    TRAVEL AGENTS/TOUR COMPANYS ......................................................................... 34CURRENCY AND BANK INFORMATION ..................................................................... 35

    Money ......................................................................................................................... 36TELECOMMUNICATIONS ............................................................................................. 36

    Internet Cafes ............................................................................................................ 38

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    Apple certified technician ........................................................................................ 39HEALTH AND MEDICAL CONCERNS .......................................................................... 39

    Water .......................................................................................................................... 40Gastrointestinal precautions ................................................................................... 40Malaria ........................................................................................................................ 40Pollution ..................................................................................................................... 41

    Healthy hygiene reminders ...................................................................................... 41American (in New York) doctors.............................................................................. 42Local (Pune) doctor .................................................................................................. 42Clinic and hospital .................................................................................................... 42Dermatology - Cosmetology .................................................................................... 43Ayurvedic resources ................................................................................................ 43Massage ..................................................................................................................... 44Naturopathy ............................................................................................................... 45Homeopathy .............................................................................................................. 45Therapy ...................................................................................................................... 45Dentists ...................................................................................................................... 45Dog Rescue ............................................................................................................... 45

    OTHER USEFUL SERVICES ......................................................................................... 46

    Sanskrit ...................................................................................................................... 46Vedic astrology ......................................................................................................... 46Beauty clinics ............................................................................................................ 46Spas............................................................................................................................ 47

    FOOD .............................................................................................................................. 47Restaurants Thali and South Indian Cuisine ....................................................... 48Popular Fergusson College Road restaurants serving South Indian food: ........ 49Other popular restaurants off

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