|• Body||Pune Municipal Corporation|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Pune|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Shivajinagar, Pune|
|Civic agency||Pune Municipal Corporation|
Deccan Gymkhana is an area in Pune city named for the Deccan Gymkhana Sports Club, which lies in the centre of the city. This famous club was started in October 1906 by a few forward-thinking, civic-minded citizens, the chief founder being Mr. Balkrishna Narayan Bhajekar.
The Deccan Gymkhana Club and Society was established on the land owned by Shiledar Shirole (Patil) family who agreed to lease the land because Lokmanya Tilak had taken the initiative. The Deccan Gymkhana area comes in the Shivajinagar suburban area, the area has many cafés, entertainment areas, restaurants, shopping malls and shops and is one of the major areas of Pune. Important roads like Karve Road, Jangali Maharaj Road and Fergusson College Road originate in this area. This area is well linked to the rest of Pune by PMPML buses. This area is close to the Pune Municipal Corporation. This area has Chhatrapati Sambhajiraje Park, one of the famous parks in the city. Tilak Road serves as a link between Swargate and Deccan Gymkhana, while the Laxmi Road links this area to Pune Cantonment. This area also has the famous Deccan Gymkhana Sports Club and the PYC Hindu Gymkhana. There is famous Temple of Lord Hanuman, Balbheem Temple in the area. The area is surrounded with greenery.
Entertainment and Food
City Pride Multiplex (opposite to Deccan Gymkhana PMPML depot) is situated in this area. There are restaurants on Fergusson College road. The famous Irani cafe, "Cafe Good Luck" was established here in 1935, on the FC road.
Deccan Gymkhana has a major bus stand of PMPML, the local bus service in Pune. Bus service to almost all parts of the city is available here.
A halt for Pune Metro has been proposed here.
Deccan Gymkhana Sports Club
Deccan Gymkhana Sports Club is a sports club situated in central Pune, after which the surrounding area is named. It was established on 5 October 1906, the chief founder being Mr. Balkrishna Narayan Bhajekar. The membership stood at 16 in 1908 and is currently almost 6000.
This sports club has hosted Davis Cup matches. This was also the host of MPL (Maharashtra Premier League) cricket matches. This club also host the NECC ITF Women's Tennis Championship 2009 from 16 November 2009 to 22 November 2009.
PYC Hindu Gymkhana
PYC Hindu Gymkhana or PYC club is situated in Deccan Gymkhana area of Pune. It has two basketball courts, a cricket ground and four tennis courts. Volleyball is also on offer. This is one of the famous sports clubs in Pune.
- "Deccan Gymkhana: There's a lot in a name". The Times of India. 26 May 2002. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
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