Aundh (Pune)

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Coordinates: 18°31′20.68″N 73°50′54.94″E / 18.5224111°N 73.8485944°E / 18.5224111; 73.8485944 Aundh (Marathi: औंध; About this sound pronunciation ) is an affluent suburb in the north-west of Pune in Maharashtra, India. It was earlier known for its Chest Hospital. Since the mid-1990s it has developed significantly as a residential area with proximity to the University of Pune and the Software Technology Parks of India complex at Hinjewadi.

Aundh can be divided into the old Aundhgaon and the newly constructed suburban areas. The suburb encompasses the areas along the University road, after Governor house, up to Rajiv Gandhi Bridge on river Mula, across which is Sangvi (and the Aundh Chest Hospital) in one direction and Spicer college region to Baner in the opposite direction.

History[edit]

Aundh was formed as part of the region where the Battle of Khadki took place in 1817. Then in the late nineties,[when?] the Khinvasara family pioneered the area with extensive buying and developing lands. Today, the area has become one of the best and up-market areas in the city.

The residential real-estate prices in this area have seen a huge uptrend which has been largely driven by the demand coming from IT professionals as well as migrants from various parts of the country. Its proximity to the Mumbai-Pune express way and connectivity to Shivaji nagar, make it more preferable to reside than other parts of the city. Aundh also has become famous for various modern and innovative places of recreation and indulgence. The presence of a gourmet food store - Fine foods, gymnasiums -Golds Gym, Air, a 3 star hotel- Seasons. Aundh is a popular hangout destination for the cosmopolitan crowd of Pune. The area is also a major hub for business as there are many companies, high end showrooms, high end health clubs and recreational outlets.

Upcoming Westend Mall is being developed on a 67,500 sq.m. (17 acres) plot with 250 Key 5 Star Hilton Hotel, Shopper's Stop and Cinepolis 8 Screen Multiplex with Pune's first IMAX theatre, among one of the major malls in Pune.

With its close proximity to schools in and around the area, Aundh offers an array of activity centers for children of various age groups. This place has come to be a self-sustained locality, and it wouldn't be wrong to compare it to other suburban areas across the nation . Aundh is one of the best residential areas in Pune like Koregaon Park can be termed as the best commercial area in Pune. The area today is among the most plush and upmarket in the city, owing to extremely high real-estate prices. The price for a 3 BHK 1,375 square feet flat is about 150 lakhs.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Gaikwad Petrol Pump
  • NSG IT park
  • FabIndia
  • Medipoint Hospital
  • Seasons Hotel
  • Parihar Chowk
  • Brehman Chowk
  • Saraswat Bank
  • ITI Institute
  • Westend Mall
  • Telephone Exchange
  • Kaka Halwai
  • Reliance Mart
  • Maruti Mandir
  • Maling Chowk (Maling Mitra Mandal)
  • Nilkantheshwar Mandir
  • Goodwill Society
  • P N Gadgil and Sons
  • Westend Multiplex
  • Darshan Park Housing Society

Educational Establishments[edit]

  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Ganeshkhind (Central Govt. School)
  • CDAC ACTS
  • ITI Aundh
  • DAV Public School
  • Vidyanchal
  • Leapbridge International Pre School
  • SERRA International Pre School
  • Spicer Higher Secondary School
  • City International School
  • AW Sindhu Vidya Bhavan
  • Dr.Shamrao Kalmadi high school
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • ETLHIVE - Hadoop & other IT Training Courses

Hospitals[edit]

  • Saishree Hospital
  • Kotbagi Hospital
  • Lifeline Hospital
  • Aditya Birla Clinic
  • Alloveda Clinic
  • Medipoint Hospital
  • Golwilkar Clinic
  • Shashwat Hospital
  • AIMS Hospital

See also[edit]