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SM Joshi Socialist Foundation - Pune

The venue of the forthcoming Annual Meet is the S.M. Joshi Socialist Foundation, which is located around 6 kms from Pune station, around 4 kms from Shivaji Nagar Railway Station and around 13 kms away from the Pune (Lohegaon) airport. It is between Karve Road and Navi Peth (next to Patrakar Bhavan and close to Alka Talkies at one end and fairly close to Deccan Gymkhana at the other end). The interactive map below shows the location of the venue as "SM Joshi Sabhagruha".

Pune is around 190 kms south east of Mumbai, with a driving time of around four hours. Mornings may be cool, but days will be warm. The meeting hall is air-conditioned, but the rooms are not.

Most people will be accommodated at the SMJSF, but some will also be accommodated at Hotel Ashwini (now known as Hotel Abhijit; address and map below) which is at a walking distance of a few minutes from SMJSF. The stay arrangements will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis. We urge those who haven't written to us to do so as soon as possible.

Taxies don't ply as a rule in Pune, though of course you can get pre-paid ones at the airport. Autorickhaw fares start at Rs 17 and increase after 1.5 kms. The fare is the same as you see on the meter; however, auto-walas do tend to overcharge people traveling from outside Pune.

Hotel Ashwini/Abhijit:

  • Survey No 720/2/A,
  • Behind Bank Of Maharashtra, Lal Bahadur Shastri Road,
  • Navi Peth-Sadashiv Peth, Pune - 411030

  • +912024539475, +912024534441, +912024531350, +912024536819

Phone numbers:

SMJSF:  020 24539238  (for those coming in late at night or early in the morning, please let us know in advance, as the SMJSF office is not open during those hours)

Manisha Gupte : 9890870120
Yogita Pole : 9421450897
Anant Phadke: 9423531478

Radio Taxi Services: (They are fairly good and prompt/punctual. They require to book at least a couple of hours in advance. They provide airport drop-pick up as well as city travel services)
  1. Wings: 020 40 100 100
  2. Travel time: 020 66 00 00 00
  3. EasyRide: 8600024545

Radio Auto Services: 020 66111111