Hadapsar

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Hadapsar
Suburb
Mastani lake near Hadapsar
Mastani lake near Hadapsar
Hadapsar is located in Maharashtra
Hadapsar
Hadapsar
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°29′48″N 73°56′30″E / 18.49667°N 73.94167°E / 18.49667; 73.94167Coordinates: 18°29′48″N 73°56′30″E / 18.49667°N 73.94167°E / 18.49667; 73.94167
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Population
 • Total 78,563
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 411028
Telephone code 020
Vehicle registration MH-12
Nearest city Pune
Literacy 67%
Lok Sabha constituency Shirur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Hadapsar

Hadapsar is an eastern suburb of Pune City, Maharashtra, India. Hadapsar is also well known for two SEZs: Magarpatta city and Fursungi IT Park (SP Infocity). The SEZ's have given Hadapsar a new direction in IT and ITES. ADP, Sybase, IBM, TCS, Mphasis, Amdocs, Avaya, SAS, John Deere, Patni, Option One, Accenture, Exl, Zs, Aviva, Honeywell, BNY Mellon, Zensar, Aruman who's noqplz app is famous and Synechron are IT companies based in Hadapsar. Apart from IT, Kirloskar Pueumatics, Serum institute are the big industries located in Hadapsar area.

It is also the headquarters of the Sanmitra Sahakari Bank. Up until 1980 Hadapsar was a small village surrounded by farms.The area has now trasformed inti a major IT & entertainment hub. Many big real estate projects such as "Magarpatta City" and "Amanora" have come up in the vicinity of Hadapsar.

Industry[edit]

Hadapsar was an Industrial suburb of Pune, now has become an integral part. Hadapsar is a part of Pune Municipal corporation & situated in the eastern part of Pune. Mumbai Hyderabad National highway runs through Hadapsar. This is also Known as Pune -Solapur Road. Hadapsar is home to many well known industries like Serum Institute of India, Honeywell, Bharat Forge, Gits Food Products,[citation needed] Indian Hume Pipe Factory, Kirloskar, EDP and Accurate.

Now Hadapsar is home to many popular IT/ITES/BPO/KPO companies. Honeywell, IBM, Tata consultancy, Compsoft, Accenture, Mphasis, BNY-Melon to name a few.

Tourism[edit]

The Gliding Centre at Hadapsar, Pune (GCP) is an undertaking of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Civil Aviation Department, Government of India. Currently, three 'Super Blanik L23' aircraft, which are two-seater gliders (Sailplanes) manufactured by LET (a leading manufacturer of glider planes located in the Czech Republic), are flown at the gliding centre. Pune has been at the forefront of gliding in India since pre-independence times (around 1927). Gliding in Pune was first patronised by the head of the former Aundh state. In order to promote gliding, the Government of India has subsidised flying operations at GCP and other locations in the country.

Several thousand people from across various locations in India and abroad have experienced the pleasure of gliding at GCP. Pilots with valid Glider Pilot Licenses can fly here. The center also offers training to aspiring pilots. GCP has been the training ground for a majority of glider pilots and instructors for glider flying in India. GCP is open to general public on Sundays (excepting national holidays) and offers a joy ride to those who wish to experience glider flying. Typically, flying season at GCP starts post monsoon by October and continues until the onset of the next monsoon by May or early June.

Gliding Center - Hadapsar Pune. View of sunset.

When there is no activity taking place, people go their to enjoy their weekends. Most of the times it is full of joggers. It is a place where lots of people come for different purposes, some are health conscious so they jog or walk to burn calories, some people come their to chat with their friends. One can enjoy the beauty of nature in peace, can see flocks of birds going to their nest crossing the orange colored sun (setting sun). It is a general meeting up place for may people. People play cricket and football etc. Many elderly people do yoga in groups.

Other tourist sites[edit]

Tourist locations in the vicinity are Theur, Kanifnath Temple and Mastani Talav (lake). Hadapsar is located nearly 8.5 km from the heart of Pune. Every year Sant Dyneshwar and Sant Tukaram palkhi go from Alandi and Dehu to Pandharpur through Hadapsar where the routes get separated. Chintamani temple(Theur)is 16 km from Hadapsar. Chintamani Ganpati is one of the eight famous Ashtavinayakas.

Educational institutions[edit]

There are a lot of schools and colleges like P.D.E.A.'s College of Engineering, Manjari(Bk.) EuroSchool - Undri,Delhi Public School, The Bishops School-Undri,Annasaheb Magar College, College of Engineering Hadapsar, Ayurvedic college,ISMR, Jayawantrao Sawant College of Engineering, Jayawantrao Sawant College of Pharmacy, Sane Guruji Vidyalaya of which New English School and Rayat Sikshan Sansthas 'Sadhana Vidhalaya' erected from an era. There are many ancient temples in Hadapsar.

Other recreational activities[edit]

Paragliding in Pune is one adventure sport that makes tourists soar high in the sky like the winged one. Tourist who are in Pune and want to indulge in some recreational and competitive flying sport, head straight to Kanifnath, which is 22 km from Pune city on Saswad road near Hadapsar.

This paragliding hotspot is located at an altitude of 1000 feet above ground level. The slopes range from 65 degrees to 80 degrees. Paragliding enthusiasts prefer this destination for ridge and thermal soaring. Powered paragliding is another option available. Paramotoring from here to the flying club in Hadapsar is an unforgettable experience.

Hadapsar gaon (the original village), Gadital, Malvadi, Satav wadi, Gondhale nagar, Satyapuram, Satav plot, Sadhana society, Aakashwani, Sadesatra nali, Sasanenagar, Sayyad nagar, Magarpatta, tukai darshan, kale padal, Laxmi cololy, Mahadev Nagar, undri are main areas. Most of the people in Hadapsar come from outside areas all over Maharashtra. Manjari,Kolwadi and Loni kalbhor is the greenest and zero pollution residential zone in Hadapsar.

How to reach[edit]

Pune Lohegaon Airport and Pune Junction Railway Station are the nearest access points. Hadapsar is well connected to the other parts of the city by PMPML buses. The PMPML also operates AC buses on the Katraj-Hadapsar BRT Route. Several State Transport Buses also have a stopover at Hadapsar.

The traffic density on the roads is higher during the morning and evening rush hours as many companies are located & NH passes through. Two flyovers are constructed to ease the traffic and work on connecting the existing flyover to Saswad road is under progress.

Other attractions[edit]

Kanifnath Temple: This ancient temple is believed to be one of the Navnaths. It’s an architectural delight and there is a small cave opening inside the temple. Women are barred from entering this cave. Kanifnath temple is located around 30 km away from Pune. From Hadapsar, there are two routes available to visit the temple. One is via Wadki, and another is via Wadki and Saswad.

Theur: Theur is a major pilgrimage center and houses the Chintamani Ganapati Temple. This Ganesha Temple is part of the Ashtavinayak series in Pune.Sri Chintamani Temple,Theur (Chintamani Ganpati)is 5th Ashtavinayak. It’s also believed that a restive Lord Brahma found peace of mind at this place by seeking the help of Lord Ganesha.

Tukai Tekadi: This hill is located near gliding centre. There is temple of goddess 'Tukai'. You can get full view of Hadapsar from this hill. People come here for exercise every morning. The area in and around Tukai Tekdi is seen as future residential hotspot. [1]

Amanora Town Centre: It is a shopping mall cum 400 acres of gated community with all amenities in Hadapsar.

Seasons Mall: Building up on a 17 acre plot is located strategically on the outskirts of Magarpatta city, has the potential to attract crowd from a wider area. Designed by award winning international architecture firm Benoy from Hong Kong, the huge, yet well organized structure would enjoy presence of many leading national as well as international brands.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seasons Magarpatta City Mall Pune". Pune. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

1. ARUMAN Software Technologies Pvt Ltd. launched its retailer application called as NoQPlz

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