Pimple Gurav

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Pimple Gurav

Pimpale Gurav
neighbourhood
Pimple Gurav is located in Maharashtra
Pimple Gurav
Pimple Gurav
Location in Maharastra
Coordinates: 18°35′27″N 73°49′00″E / 18.5907721°N 73.8167953°E / 18.5907721; 73.8167953Coordinates: 18°35′27″N 73°49′00″E / 18.5907721°N 73.8167953°E / 18.5907721; 73.8167953
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictPune district
Population
 (2018)
 • Total100,000
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
411061
Vehicle registrationMH14

Pimple Gurav (पिंपळे गुरव in Marathi) is a neighborhood in the Pune Metropolitan Area. It is located in the northwest area of the city. It is situated on the banks of Pavana river.

Earlier a small village, Pimple Gurav has been completely urbanised.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the northwest part of the city. Pimple Gurav is surrounded by Dapodi and Kasarwadi to the east and to the north, Sangavi to the south, Pimple Saudagar to west and Pimple Nilakh to far southwest. The Pawana River is located to the west.

The neighbourhood lies off National Highway 48 (India). Nearest railway stations are Dapodi railway station and Kasarwadi railway station which fall on Mumbai–Chennai line.

Transport[edit]

The newly developed, six-lane Nashik Phata (on Mumbai-Pune highway)-to-Wakad bypass crosses across northern part of Pimple Gurav, providing connectivity to Pimple Gurav and surrounding areas.[1]

A PMPML bus stand is near the old village, where buses carry passengers to Hadapsar, Katraj, Deccan, Market Yard, Dapodi, Pune Station, Kothrud, Pune Corporation, Akurdi Railway Station, Warje Malwadi, Appa Balwant Chowk and other destinations in Pune.

Nearest railway stations are Dapodi railway station and Kasarwadi railway station which fall on Mumbai–Chennai line.

Religion[edit]

Pimple Gurav is known for its Kerala Guruvayur "Sri Krishna" temple. Devotees regularly visit this temple and chant vedas.

Other places[edit]

The Rajmata Jijau Garden (also called Dinosaur Park) features a 40 feet tall statue of a dinosaur.

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