Welcome to Bhor, a picturesque town located in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. With its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture, Bhor is a must-visit destination for any traveler looking to experience the best of India. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Bhor such a special place.

Bhor is situated at 18°10′0″N 73°51′0″E and has an average elevation of 588 meters (1929 feet). The town is surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Western Ghats, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

As of the 2011 India census, Bhor had a population of 18,543, with males constituting 51% of the population and females 49%. The town has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy at 83% and female literacy at 73%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Educational Institutions:
Bhor is home to a large number of educational institutes, including primary schools, high schools, and colleges. Some of the most notable institutions include Raja Raghunathrao Vidyalaya, Shivaji Vidyalaya, A.T. College Bhor, R.D. College of Pharmacy, Abhinav Education Societys College of Engineering and Technology, Universal College of Engineering, Sasewadi, Bhor, and Navsahyadri Education Societys Group of Institutions, Naigaon, Bhor. These institutions provide a wide range of educational opportunities, including technical education.

Bhor is located midway between Pune and Satara on NH 4 (Pune Satara Highway), making it easily accessible by road.

Bhor was one of the princely states of British India, under the Poona political agency of the Bombay Presidency, and later the Deccan States Agency. Its Hindu rulers, of the Deshastha Brahmin caste, used the titles Pant Sachiv and Raja and were entitled to a hereditary 9-gun salute. The state covered an area of 3,862 square kilometers and had a population of 137,268 in 1901. Today, visitors can explore the town’s rich history by visiting its many historical sites and landmarks.

As a Filming Location:
The temple of Bhoreshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a popular filming location in Bhor. The temple features a huge Nandi Idol, a Lord Veerbhadraeshwara Idol, a trishul (trident), and many other stone carvings. Narhe village near Bhatghar Dam on the banks of the Welvanda river bank is another popular filming location, attracting many Hindi and Marathi film producers since 2005. Films shot in Bhor include Chalte Chalte, Mangal Pandey, Khakee, Jolly LLB, Gandhi – My father, Chal Chalachal, Ramaya Vastaviya, and many Marathi TV serials like Raja Shiv Chatrapati.

Bhor is one of the Indian cities which has a Martian crater named after it. The other cities/towns are Amet, Broach, Kakori, Poona (Pune), Rayadurg, Sandila, and Wer.

In conclusion, Bhor is a hidden gem that offers visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. Whether you’re interested in exploring the town’s many educational institutions, learning about its fascinating history, or simply enjoying its stunning landscapes, Bhor is a destination that should not be missed. So why not plan your trip today and discover all that Bhor has to offer?

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