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The areas of Kondhwa, Lullanagar, Fatima Nagar and Wanowrie have been one of Pune’s recently developed residential areas. Salunke Vihar, one of the oldest residential colonies around is a defense colony. NIBM, Wanowrie is considered an exclusive enclave for the elite with Utopia, Clover Village and a few others considered to be one of the best in Pune. Fatima Nagar, a town older than it’s neighbours, is built around St. Patrick’s Church.

Wanowrie is a part of the Pune Cantonment with huge Army medical set-ups here like the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) and the Command Hospital and the Artificial Limb Center.

It also holds famous Shinde’s Chatri Temple. Hadapsar, is an industrial town as well and spreads along the Pune-Sholapur road with A.S.P.T (Army School of Physical Training) and industries like Tata Honeywell and Bharat Forge. Salisbury Park, is another residential area with some houses from the British Era. Pune’s biggest residential area is in Salisbury Park, called Mira Society.

All these areas lie towards the South - Eastern part of Pune. City buses go through Fatima Nagar and Wanowrie to Salunke Vihar and Kondhwa, to the Kondhwa Stand.

Few buses to Hadapsar also go through these areas. A number of six-seaters and buses from here ply to station and back and the frequency is high. Salisbury park does not have many buses there, but many leave you till the Main Road. Auto-rickshaws ply to all these parts easily but during the nights, they may not oblige.

STD/ISD/FAX are again very easily available and accessible here. A number of Cyber cafes have come up in Fatima Nagar, Kondhwa and Wanowrie.
Hadapsar has a number of Industries and residences in it. It stretches on Pune-Sholapur Road to some distance. Urli Kanchan comes up after that. St. Patrick’s church in Fatima Nagar is one of the biggest churches in Pune and has educational institutions under it. Wanowrie excluding its fine residential complexes has AFMC, the Armed Forces Medical College and Command Hospital, hence a large number of defense personal also reside here. Sonia Gandhi’s two election rallies in Pune were held in Wanowrie. Kondhwa holds the National Institute of Bank Management (N.I.B.M.), a very prominent landmark here. Shinde’s Chatri in Wanowrie is a very famous temple in Pune.
Must Sees:
Shinde’s Chatri, one of Pune’s famous temples is a memorial dedicated to the Maratha Nobleman Mahadji Schindia. Its architectural skill is its prime attraction. The Hadapsar Flying Club is another popular place and is probably the only flying club in Pune.