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Fortress of Tamrind
Fortress of Tamrind
Chinchwad is located in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 18°37′07.04″N 73°48′13.43″E / 18.6186222°N 73.8037306°E / 18.6186222; 73.8037306Coordinates: 18°37′07.04″N 73°48′13.43″E / 18.6186222°N 73.8037306°E / 18.6186222; 73.8037306
Established11 October 1982
 • BodyPimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
 • CommissionerIAS Shravan Hardikar
 • Total171.51 km2 (66.22 sq mi)
580 m (1,900 ft)
 • Total1,729,320
 • Density10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91-20
Vehicle registrationMH-14
Lok Sabha constituencyMaval, Shirur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPimpri, Chinchwad, Bhosari
Civic agencyPimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
Distance from Mumbai165 kilometres (103 mi) (land)

Chinchwad is an area in Pune, Maharashtra. It is well known for its Posh localities, Peth Areas & a visionary urban planned infrastructure unlike the Central Pune. It is a home to corporate scions, powerful politicians & business families. Old Bunglows can be still seen in the Peth Areas as well as Lavish in the planned areas of Chinchwad East.


The main and the most spoken language of the city is Marathi, Hindi, English


Chinchwad is at a height of 570 m (1,870 ft) above sea level on the western margin of the Deccan plateau. It lies at 18° 37" North latitude and 73° 48" East longitude.

Chinchpawad is situated on the Pavna river which is a tributary of the Bhima River.


{See Morya Gosavi}

During the historic times Junnar has famed for stone quarries. The historic Shaniwar Wada fort at the central seat of Maratha Empire at Pune was completed in 1732 by the famed Peshwa Bajirao I, at a total cost of Rs. 16,110, from the stone taken from the quarries of city has ancient temples like Moraya Gosavi temple at the banks of Pavana river.


Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with lot of rigour and joy. Dasara is also one of the important festivals. Not only Ganesh Chaturthi, every Chaturthi there is a celebration at Morya Gosavi[1] temple.

Morya Gosavi temple is a famous place in Chinchwad.


Some primary schools and Pre-primary schools affiliated to Maharashtra state board have been developed in this locality in the past few years. Many schools affiliated to national education boards ICSE and CBSE have been established within the area limits.


  • Dheeraj International School Pune
  • VIBGYOR Roots and Rise Chinchwad[2]
  • Global Indian International School
  • Sau. Tarabai Shankarlal Mutha Kanya Prashala
Morya Gosavi


{See also Chinchwad railway station}

{See also Pune Suburban Railway}

Chinchwad is well connected by road, rail and air. The nearest airport is Pune Airport[3], with the Maharashtra government planning to set up a new airport near Chakan.[4] Pune - Lonavla suburban local trains run through this area. The railway station for this area is Chinchwad Railway Station. Old Mumbai–Pune Highway has been widened to four lanes, which has improved connectivity to Pune and reduced travel time to less than 30 minutes.[citation needed] It has a State Transport Bus stand Pimpri-Chinchwad Bus Stand at Vallabhnagar. Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (formed by merger of PCMT and PMT) operates the public transport system in this area. The Maharashtra government has proposed metro connectivity to Chinchwad under the Pune Metro project. A Rainbow BRTS system is also under expansion in this area.


The Freeway is been designed on Old Pune Mumbai Highway which streamlines the traffic in the cities of Pimpri, Chinchwad, Akurdi, Nigdi from the Central Pune.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shri Moraya Gosavi | Chinchwad Deosthan Trust". Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  2. ^ "CBSE Schools in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune - VIBGYOR Rise". Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  3. ^ "Pune International Airport (PNQ)". Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  4. ^ Nambiar, Nisha (8 December 2009). "Rs 7,000-crore Chakan airport: new deadline is 2014". Indian Express. Retrieved 29 January 2012.

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