One of the recently developed residential areas
in Pune, Kalyaninagar includes the areas of Viman
Nagar, Vishrantwadi and Nagar Road which has the
Pune Airport in itself. Yerwada, and Vishrantwadi
are some of the adjoining areas off Nagar road.
Kalyaninagar has been named after Neelkanth Kalyani
one of Pune's premier industrialists and Viman Nagar
after the Airforce Lohegaon Base and the Pune Airport.
Yerewada holds the airport road, the Central Jail
and Mental Institution.
worried can rest in peace, as there has
been no jailbreak reported in its recent
history. The place has the lush green Poona
Golf club close by for the avid golfers.
A number of townships have sprung up out here and
can no longer be considered the outskirts of Pune!
Nagar road is packed with traffic even at ungodly
hours as it leads to the Ahmednagar highway and
commuters on two wheelers need to take special care
of the fast moving Trucks and Jeeps.
Communications are helped by the presence of Airport
Road as connecting road for the Airport, from Yerewada
also leading to Vishrantwadi. A number of Six-seaters,
rickshaws and buses ply to the Airport. All these
areas are well-connected with buses and six-seaters.
Communications, as in netcafes and STD/ISD
booths are generally located near the Housing complexes.
The Pune Airport and the Airforce base out
here were the centre of talk when the Russian
fighter jets Su-30s came here.
This runway is probably the only one in India in
which its shared by the city airport and the
Airforce. There is the airport, which is shared
with the airforce probably, the only joint operations
Another place famous from the Freedom Struggle is
the Aga Khan Palace. Gandhiji and Kasturba were
imprisoned here and Kasturba Gandhi breathed her
last, here itself. The Mahalakshmi Temple near the
Yerwada Bridge is also very exquisite and the presence
of the greenery is a treat for the eye. Army Institute
of Technology on Alandi Road, is an engineering
institute for dependent siblings of the Army Officers.On
a lighter note, Kalyaninagar is also famous for
it's Baron's Health Club.
Must Sees The Aga Khan palace of historical
importance is a must see. The Alandi road lies near
Vishrantwadi, which sees annual pilgrimage to Alandi,
a place of religious and historical importance.
The spectacular architecture of the various residential
complexes in the area, one of which has one an award
for its finesse. The Thunderbolt fun games centre
is in Kalyaninagar, which also houses an excellent
shopping mall called the Nilgiriwalas and should
be checked out.