Baramati is a city and a municipal council in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is also the home town of famous marathi Poet Kavi Moropant.
Baramati’s climate is a local steppe climate. There is little rainfall throughout the year. The Koppen-Geiger climate classification is BSh. The average annual temperature in Baramati is 25.7 °C. About 502 mm of precipitation falls annually.
Baramati- one of the well known historical places in Maharashtra- is situated at the banks of the river Karha. The town has a historical significance because of Shri. Babuji Naik. The town is also famous in Maharashtra because of the popular poet Moropant, the great legendary poet laureate.
The town has a long history of about 400 years. The town has two old temples which are built around 750 AD. One of them is of Shri Kashivishweshwar- based on the west bank of the river, the other is of Shri Sidheshwar, located on the east bank of the river. Sidheshwar Temple is a master piece of architecture. The temple is located near Babuji Naik’s Mansion. In this temple we find the gigantic idol of ‘Nandi’. It is simply the superb piece of sculpture. We find the references of both these temples in the great epic “Shiv Lilamrut” by another famous poet Shridhar Swami.
Once upon a time, it is said that, Baramati was ruled by the Yadavas of Devgiri. But later on, after the fall of the Yadav rule, it was immersed in the reign of Bahamas of Gulbarga. Fortunately we find very authentic and credible historical references of Baramati’s History in the books of Dr. Shejwalkar & Mr. Grant Duff- the well known historians.
Baramati is well connected by road with major cities in the State. Baramati is 100 km from Pune by road. It connects to major highways via the road network. Baramati is also well connected by Rail Network to Pune via Daund Junction.
Baramati has an airport (Baramati Airport) which currently hosts a Flying School. Baramati is considered to be one of the future domestic airports in the region, with the runway being extended in length to accommodate larger aircraft. As of now smaller aircraft and helicopters are able to land there.
The condition of roads in the city is very good and there is a ring road built around the periphery of the city.
Place of interest
Bhigwan Bird Watching; an outdoor activity where tourists look for pink flamingos and more at the Bhigwan bird sanctuary on a full-day tour from Pune. In addition to seeing a variety of India’s bird species, visit the historic Bhuleshwar Temple along the way.
The Janvastu Sangrahalaya /Museum:
The Janvastu Sangrahalaya has a collection of photographs of historical importance; which give a glimpse into the active life of Honorable Shri Sharadchandra Pawar, who started his career as a social worker from a humble village of Maharashtra.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra Baramati:
Agricultural area situated in Malegaon about 7 km from Baramati.
NIASM at Malegaon Khurd, Baramati.