Ambegaon Tehsil


Coordinates: 19°2′5″N 73°50′11″E / 19.03472°N 73.83639°E / 19.03472; 73.83639Coordinates: 19°2′5″N 73°50′11″E / 19.03472°N 73.83639°E / 19.03472; 73.83639

Country India
State Maharashtra
District Pune district
 • MLA Dilip Walse Patil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Ambegaon taluka is a taluka in Shirur subdivision of Pune district of state of Maharashtra in India.[1]

It covers the area from Bhimashankar to Lakhanpur. This taluka has survived with the blessings of Kulguru Shree Khanderaiya of Bhimashankar. Agriculture is the main occupation of this region. The most commonly grown crop is Bajara and vegetables like Potato, Tomato are also grown and fruits like Grapes, Banana, Tomato and Potato are grown. There are Oil refinenaries in this region. Adavasi Tribes are found in large number in this region.

This Taluka falls to the foothill of Sahyadri Mountain range and which is towards the west side of Pune city. This taluka gets divided into two parts i.e. north and south because of the Pune Nasik highway which passes through this area. In the north the degree of rainfall is very low therefore the area is dry and on the contrary in south the rainfall is heavy and the area is also hilly. In north wheat, jawari and bajari are most commonly grown crops where as in south rice is grown. Trees like Sag, Teak, Oak, Mango, are found in these forests. Animals like Rabbit, Deer, Wolf, Fox, Tiger and Leopards are found here and the birds like Peacock, Bulbul, Parrot mostly occur in these forest.

Besides this the dairy business is also carried out on large scale. Rivers like Ghod and Dhimbe provide water for cultivation. The farmers have made their own image on the basis of their hard work. Bullock cart races are an inseparable part of this taluka which is very prominent throughout Maharashtra. Janta Utsav is the famous festival of this area while other functions for yatra, wrestling, Tamasha and numerous religious programmes are held by various Mandals. Ganesh utsav, Navratra utsav etc are also celebrated with great enthusiasm. Dhimbe dam is also there. The height of the dam is about 100 meters and the capacity is 13.5 (T.M.C). Recently a new sugar factory has been constructed in Bhimashankar. The famous temple of Bhimashankar is in this taluka.

Main features: National Highway : Pune Nasik (Route no 50) Peth to Kalamb 15 km.

Population : According to the 1991 census (approximate 186809).

Rivers : Meena, Ghodnadi and Vellnadi.

National Highway : Pune Nasik (Route no 50) Peth to Kalamb 15 km

State Highway : Shirur to Bhimashankar ( Manchar - Bhimashankar 63 km).

Railways : None (Nearby railway station is Pune).

Limits of Ambegaon : North-South : Loni to Bhimashankar, East West: Peth - Kalamb.

Forest area : Bhimashankar.

Total Villages : 142, Cities Manchar and Ghodegaon.

Holy places in this area : Bhimashakar situated at the border of Ambegaon Taluka which is one of the 12 Jyotirlings.

Surface area : Approximately 87851 hectors. Irrigation (hectors) : Kharip Potato: 2500, Tomato: 7500, Bajari: 1000, Bhuimug: 1200, Grapes: 50, Rabbi Onion: 1200, Potato: 3000.

Banks : Sahakari banks :- Pune District Madhyavarti Sahakari Bank.

Nationalized banks :- Bank Of Maharashtra,State Bank of India

Milk Organisations : 197.

Educational Institutions : High schools - 2, Central Schools - 23, Primary School - 222, Ashram's School - 5, Zilla Parishad's Nurseries :- 74.

Reputed colleges : Mahatma Ghandhi junior college of science (Manchar). Annasaheb awate college (Manchar),Janta Vidya Mandir(Ghodegaon)

Teachers : 825 , Talathi : 33, Police Patil : 103, Kotwal : 105.

Private institutes : Satish sir's Expert science academy (Manchar).

Politician: Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil and Dilip Walse Patil (MLA)

Picnic Spots & Holy places : Kulswami Khanderaiya, Loni, Dhamni, Bhargarvrao Valti, Narsingh Devalay, Ram Mandir (Ranjani), Velleshawar Mahadev Devsthan (Kurwandi), Aaradhya Devat Shree Ram Mandir Pimplegaon (Khadki), Tapneshwar Mahadev (Manchar), Gorakshnath Mandir (Avsari Phata), Bhairavnath Devsthan (Avsari), Harishchandra Mandir Ghodegaon, Ashtavinayak Ardhpeeth Vadgaon Kashimbeg, Rameshwar Mahadev Pandavkalin Babruvahanhi Mandir Manipur (Manchar), Ghodnadi Source, (Ahupe), Peth Avasari Ghat. Huge walls and entry Gate of Holkars Period, Shamadhar Parvat Eklahare, Kamaljadevi Mandir (Kalamb), Dhimbhe Dam and Water power project, Shree Vakeshwar Mandir (Peth), Sauranginath suvar parvat Bhavandi, Kamaljadevi shaktipeeth (Bhimashankar), Bhairavnath Mandir (Landewadi), Datta Mandir (Shinoli), Pach Pir (Vadgaon), Ram Mandir (Ambegaon Gavthan), Ahilyabai Holkar Fort (Vafgaon), Telecommunication Center.

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