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Top 10 Places to Visit in Pimpri-Chinchwad

Top 10 Places to Visit in Pimpri-Chinchwad

Satellite cities, Pimpri-Chinchwad, though are considered to be a part of Pune, they also have their own separate identities. Located just a few kilometres from Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad is the industrial hub, and home to some of the biggest companies in the country. The area is also home to some of the best colleges and institutes in the city. They play a huge role in Pune being known as a world-class education hub.

Owing to the presence of many companies, Pimpri-Chinchwad is also a residential hub. One of the biggest reasons why Pimpri-Chinchwad is such a great place is because of its infrastructure. Wide concrete roads, underpasses, excellent service roads, and now even the Metro rail, Pimpri-Chinchwad is one of the most developed places in Pune.

With so many things going its way, Pimpri-Chinchwad also has many places worth visiting. From places of historical importance to man-made marvels, theres a lot you can see and do in Pimpri-Chinchwad. In the following blog, theres a list of top 10 places to visit in Pimpri-Chinchwad. So, the next time you are going to be in Pune, do visit Pimpri-Chinchwad and check these places out.

 

Top 10 Places To Visit In Pimpri-Chinchwad

Theres much to see and do in Pimpri-Chinchwad. If you are planning on just visiting, or even thinking of living for work or education, you are guaranteed to have a great time here thanks to these places.

1. Appu Ghar (Indira Gandhi Udyan)

Appu Ghar

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Even before all the big amusement parks in India were even thought of, Appu Ghar existed in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area. It was developed as an eco-friendly place where children and parents can have a great time. Appu Ghar is at the foothill of Shri Durga Devi Temple, amidst lush greenery.

The work for the park began in 1989, and it was completed in 1992. Later on, a water park section was also added to the park. Appu Ghar is an excellent place for family outings, school picnics, and even corporate retreats. It is one of the best places to see in Pimpri-Chinchwad.

 

2. Durga Tekdi

Durga Tekdi Pune

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Right next Appu Ghar is the beautiful Durga Tekdi. It is one of the greenest places in the region with more 200,000 trees being planted and maintained by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Corporation.

Though slightly crowded on weekends, Durga Tekdi is an ideal place for a picnic, or simply a hangout where you can relax and breathe in the fresh air. Nearby, there are many wonderful food joints as well, thanks to the presence of Appu Ghar. Don’t forget to check out the lake as well. It is home to beautiful birdlife.

 

3. Bhaja Caves

Bhaja Caves

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Just a few kilometres ahead of Pimpri-Chinchwad is the village of Malauli. It is right before Lonavala. Close to the village is another village, Bhaja, and atop the hill near the village, 400 feet to be exact, are the legendary Bhaja Caves. So, whats special about this place? For starters, it was built in the 2nd Century B.C.

The Bhaja Caves have been carved into the rock formation. They are Buddhist Caves, and have multiple Stupas in them. This is a beautiful place that is on the list of Monument of National Importance. Its a must-visit for all those who love history and ancient culture.

 

4. Karla Caves

Karla Caves Lonavala

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Just like the Bhaja Caves, the Karla Caves are also Buddhist caves carved into stone. They were made during the 2nd century BC to the 5th century BC. This area used to be an important trade route. The caves are so well-made that even today, they are in excellent condition.

Karla Caves are just a short drive or train ride away from Pimpri-Chinchwad. Many people from all over the country come to look at these phenomenal caves that showcase how talented our ancestors truly were. The caves are at a height, so be ready for doing some mild trekking. You can easily spend a few hours here, and click some amazing pictures.

 

5. Balaji Mandir

Balaji Mandir Narayanpur Pune

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The people of Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune dont have to travel to the actual Balaji temple down south, as there is an exact replica of the Balaji temple right here in the nearby village of Narayanpur. Famed as Mini Tirupati, this place sees a lot of devotees who come here for darshan and even enjoy the lush green surroundings.

People actually make a whole day of it, as this place is huge. Families pack picnic baskets and head out to spend the whole day in the venerated surroundings. There are also many places around where you can relax, eat, and be at peace. All the tourists who come to Pimpri-Chinchwad make sure to visit this place.

 

6. Pimpri-Chinchwad Science Park

Pimpri-Chinchwad Science Park

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Delve deep into the world of science at the Pimpri-Chinchwad Science Park. This is the biggest science park in the twin cities, spread on close to 4 acres of land. Most of the land is an open-air science park. The rest of it is an auditorium, science & tech galleries, activity areas, and even an inflatable Taramandal.

Every attraction in the park is made to be interactive, so you are not just getting entertained, but also learning a lot. The park also shows 3D shows, live demonstrations, and taramandal shows. It is quite a lively place, and one of the best tourist destinations in Pimpri-Chinchwad.

 

7. Bird Valley Udyan

Bird Valley Udyan

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This is a wonderful place to come and watch rare bird species in their natural habitat. The udyan has a gorgeous body of water that is full of ducks. Theres also a walkway around the body where you can take a stroll and watch the beautiful birds in the park.

Bird Valley Udyan is also a wonderful picnic destination, especially for families. On the small lake, you can go boating along with your loved ones. The beautiful surroundings of the area will put you in a good mood.

 

8. Diamond Parks

DIAMOND WATER PARK

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Splish, splash, and a lot of fun, Diamond Parks are one of the top tourist destinations in Pimpri-Chinchwad. It has an adventure park full of adventurous rides – 29 to be exact. You can zipline, zorb, do rock climbing, bungee jumping, and many other such wonderful activities.

The most popular section of Diamond Park is the waterpark. This place also has many rides and slides. All 28 rides are of international quality that will ensure hours of unlimited fun. The wave pool too is amazing with 8 different types of waves. Diamond Parks attract crowds from all over the state, and you must visit this place too.

 

9. Old Mumbai-Pune Highway

Mumbai-Pune Highway

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Whats so special about a highway? Well, you have to travel to the Old Mumbai-Pune Highway and know for yourself. The highway has been developed in recent years to be just 20 mins slower than the Expressway. But the main advantage of this place is that unlike the Expressway, you can stop at the wonderful locations on the highway.

Old Mumbai-Pune Highway has many wonderful stops where you can click pictures amidst the greenery. There are also amazing dhabas where you can have delicious food, and watch the world go by. The Old highway is even more beautiful during the monsoons as small waterfalls form along the roads. The whole highway encompasses in foggy beauty. You can afford to miss out travelling on this stunning highway that goes through a section of the naturally blessed Western Ghats.

 

10. Thergaon Boat Club

Thergaon Boat Club

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The Pimpri-Chinchwad area is full of many water bodies, and the big advantage of this is that it allows many lush green parks on them. One such place is the Thergaon Boat Club. Located in Thergaon, this is one of the best places for you to spend time in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area.

The park has a garden where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. If you have kids with you, theres also a playground full of play equipment where they can play and have fun. But the biggest feature of the park is the boats. You can hire a nice boat, and enjoy a leisurely time on the lake.

 

Pimpri-Chinchwad is one of the most wonderful areas near Pune. It is the prime example of infrastructural development without harming the natural beauty of an area. The above-mentioned are the top 10 places to visit in Pimpri-Chinchwad, but there are many other places as well that are worth a visit. So, the next time you are in Pune or Pimpri-Chinchwad, plan an itinerary packed with the above-mentioned places and have a wonderful time.

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