Bhilawadi

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Bhilawadi
भिलवडी
Town (Neighbourhood of Sangli Metropolis)
Bhilawadiभिलवडी is located in Maharashtra
Bhilawadiभिलवडी
Bhilawadi
भिलवडी
Location in India
Coordinates: 16°59′14″N 74°28′4″E / 16.98722°N 74.46778°E / 16.98722; 74.46778
Country India
Province Maharashtra
District Sangli
Metro Sangli
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Pin Code 416303
Area code(s) +91-2346
Lok Sabha constituency = Sangli Vidhan Sabha constituency = Palus-Kadegaon
Nearest city(s) Sangli, Palus, Tasgaon, Ashta, Islampur, Kolhapur.
Website www.bhilawadi.com

Bhilawadi (Hindi: भिलवडी) is a town (Neighbourhood) of Sangli City which is 27 km away from the heart of City Sangli in Sangli district, Maharashtra state, located on the bank of Krishna River. This town is one of the prominent producers of Grapes and Sugar Cane in Sangli district. Bhilawadi town has won the Nirmal Gram Purskar in Sant Gadage Baba Gram Swachhata Abhiyan.

One of the main attractions in Bhilwadi is the beautiful river bank along Krishna River, built more than 100 years ago.

Industrial Zone[edit]

The veins of the rich Chitale legacy traces back as early as the 1950s, when the visionary late Shri Bhaskar Ganesh Chitale started a humble milk distribution business at Bhilawadi in Sangli District, the beginning of the first ever entrepreneurial dairying revolution in India which has made the Bhilawadikar people's life better by providing range of employment.

  • Hazarwadi LPG Gas Plant which is located on Bhilawadi-Tasgaon Road which provides employment to the regional peoples.
  • Farming is one of the occupation of peoples of Neighbourhood Bhilawadi which produce the main crops like Sugar Cane, Wheat & Grapes and seasonal crops.

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • Secondary School and Junior College
  • Marathi Prathamik School, Bhilwadi
  • Z. P. School 1
  • Z. P. School 2
  • Babasaheb Chitale Mahavidyalay
  • English Primary & Highschool School, Bhilawadi
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth (P.V.P.V.K.H)

Transportation[edit]

By Air: Kolhapur Airport which is about 60 kms away from town which is connected by direct flights to Mumbai, Pune Airport. The land has been reserved for Sangli Airport for the industrial and business purpose which is still waiting for government order(s).

By Road: Bhilawadi town is well connected by road to the nearest cities Palus, Sangli, Tasgaon, Ashta, Islampur. NH4 Pune-Banglore Highway is about 20 km away from the town which direct connects to Pune, Mumbai, Banglore. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has facilitated the City Bus service to the town from Sangli and Miraj.

By Railway: Bhilawadi town has railway station by its own name Bhilawadi railway station, which facilitates connections to Pune, Mumbai, Sangli, Miraj, Kolhapur, Belgaum, Chennai, Hayderabad, Banglore.