Mugruwadi

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Mugruwadi
Mugrawadi
Town
Nickname(s): Dongar Mugruwadi
Mugruwadi is located in Maharashtra
Mugruwadi
Mugruwadi
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°06′50″N 74°24′09″E / 16.113977°N 74.402375°E / 16.113977; 74.402375Coordinates: 16°06′50″N 74°24′09″E / 16.113977°N 74.402375°E / 16.113977; 74.402375
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Kolhapur
Named for Fort
Government
 • Type Town council
 • Body Mugriwadi Panchyat Samiti.
Area
 • Total 14.59 km2 (5.63 sq mi)
Elevation 1,979 m (6,493 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 12,199
 • Rank 10th in Gadhinglaj
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Demonym Mugriwadiche
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 416502
Telephone code 02327
Vehicle registration MH 09

Mugriwadi is a town in Gadhinglaj Taluka of Kolhapurdistrict in Maharashtra, India. In 2001 it had a population of 3,271, but as of 2011, it has population of 12,199. It is a major market place and tenth largest settlement in Gadhinglaj taluka. Mugriwadi is about 24 km from Gadhinglaj, 29 km from second-largest settlement Kadgaon and 12 km from National Highway 4(NH4).

Geography[edit]

Mugriwadi is located at 16°06′50″N 74°24′09″E / 16.113977°N 74.402375°E / 16.113977; 74.402375.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,979  metres. It is a town, located near the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka. As the town lies on a hill, its climate is always cold with temperatures ranging from 27 °C to 19 °C in summer and 24 °C to 15 °C in winter. It is one of the most densely forested areas in Kolhapur.

History[edit]

History of Mugruwadi dates back to 1500 AD. It history is as old as Gadhinglaj it was a small village in the Mountain. But in recent years it has seen a boom in Economy, Population and in real estate. It now has become an important Town in it area and important market place.

Demography[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Mugruwadi had a population of 3,271. But As of 2011 India Census Mugruwadi has a recent population is 12,199 which includes Mugruwadi town as well as extended areas included in the town. It population grew Four times in a decade and is one of the fastest growing town in Maharashtra. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mugruwadi has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 74.9%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 72%. In Mugruwadi, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The languages most widely spoken is Marathi with 12,199 people speaking Marathi as their Primary Language. Hinduism is largest religion with 12,000 people following Hinduism followed by Muslim with 49 people and by Buddhist with 150 People.[citation needed]

Civic Administration[edit]

The Civic Administration of this town is managed by Town council(Panchyat samiti).It gets it Revenues from Various Sectors for e.g. from tax collected from Business, Trading Business, Manufacturing, Shops, Rental Spaces, Property Tax, etc. The Panchyat samiti overseas the engineering works, health, sanitation, water supply, administration and taxation in the town. Mugruwadi Panchyat samiti is headed by a Town concil President who is assisted by Town council chief officer and council members.[3] The electrical supply to the Town is managed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MAHADISCOM). It has Maintained a World class Road and Civic Facilities thanks to its high Revenues collected from various Sectors.

Economy[edit]

Places of tourist interest in and around Mugruwadi[edit]

  • Amboli, Sindhudurg
  • Jatobi Temple, Kadgaon (29 KM away)
  • Prataprao Gurjar Smarak, Nesari
  • Kalbhairav Temple
  • Mahalaxmi Temmple
  • Ramling Temple, Virbhadra Temple, Laxmi Temple, Hanumaan Temple, and others around the town of Halkarni
  • Samangarh (The hill fort)
  • The Samangad grant, which belongs to the seventh Rasrakuta king Dantidurga or Dantivarma II, bears date sak 675 (A.D. 733-54)[4]
  • River Hiranyakeshi
  • Kasturba garden
  • Tilak garden
  • Rajarshi Shahu garden
  • Shendri lake
  • Nakshatra Garden
  • Chitri Dam (near Ajra)
  • Laxmi Temple, Basarge
  • kalavati devi temple{Hari mandir},chidambarnagar
  • shri chaloba temple, kadal
  • kadal lake

Transportation[edit]

Mugruwadi is connected to all major cities and towns of Maharashtra and rest of India it connected to numerous state highways and is about 15 km from National Highway 4 (NH 4).

Nearest major airports

Nearest railway stations

Belgaum towards south, Ghataprabha towards east, Kolhapur towards north and Savantwadi towards west.

Other distances from Mahagaon

  • Sankeshwar (NH 4)  : 20 km
  • Kolhapur  : 92 km via Kalbhairi, 79 km via Sankeshwar
  • Belgaum  : 42 km via Kowad, 69 km via Sankeshwar
  • Gadhinglaj  : 24 km
  • Kadgaon  : 29 km
  • Mahagaon  : 10 km
  • Nesari  : 9 km
  • Gokak Falls  : 58 km
  • Ramtirth waterfalls near Ajara : 29 km
  • Amboli Hillstation  : 62 km
  • Savantwadi  : 87 km
  • Panjim via Amboli Ghat  : 142 km
  • Tilari Ghat  : 59 km
  • Panjim via Tilari Ghat  : 132 km
  • Goa  :
  1. Via Ajara, Amboli, Savantwadi
  2. Via Nesari, Chandgad, Tilari, Dodamarg.

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