Paud is a small village in the heart of the Mulshi valley in India. The main sources of income are the two international schools on the nearby hills: Riverdale International School, and Mahindra United World College of India. Within the village itself, there are a few mechanics, sweet shops, a bank, and restaurant (Sagar Inn) with permit room. There is also a bus stop cum jeep stand with access to Pune. The region is an eco-tourism hotspot, and outside of town there are many guest houses and gardens.
Sagar Inn blossomed with the founding of the Mahindra United World College of India. Students frequently visit the restaurant. There is also a picture historic Church in the valley which belonged to The Church of Scotland during the British era. Now it is under the jurisdiction of the Church of North India. There are some other villages near Paud such as Asade, Bhadas, Shileshwar, Jamgaon, Shere, Akole, Mulshi and many others, that make up Taluka Mulshi, of which Paud is the taluka seat. This area is largely dependent on agriculture.