|Elevation||689 m (2,260 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Junnar is a city with thousands of years of history in the Pune district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ( छत्रपती शिवाजी महाराज ), founder of the Maratha Empire.
State Transport buses run between Pune and Junnar from Shivajinagar ST stand from 0630 every hour. Also bus facility available from Mumbai (Kalyan) for every 10–30 minutes from 05:20 AM till 12:30 AM. Same is the case from Ahamadnagar and Nashik. Transportation from Ahamadnagar and Mumbai takes a route of NH 222 while from Pune and Nashik will take a route of NH 50.
As of 2001[update] India census, Junnar had a population of 24,740. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Junnar has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 72%. In Junnar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Surroundings of Junnar are very rich with ancient cave temples. In total there are more than 200 individual rock-cut caves located in four hills around Junnar. Junnar has the largest cave excavations in India.
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