The Pune University, one of the oldest universities in the country was originally the official residence of the Governor of Bombay state during the monsoon season.  Built in Italian-Gothic style, it is set amid a vast natural forest ground.

[For those interested, 'Virtual Poona' is a private and moderated group started by Fred Miller. Interactive in nature, this is where members with current and past Poona connections can share news and exchange photographs, jokes, etc.]