Daund is a city, municipal council and headquarters of Daund taluka in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India. In ancient times a sage, ‘Dhaumya Rishi’ used to stay here, hence people started calling this place after him: ‘Dhaum’. Gradually ‘Dhaum’ became ‘Dhoand’, then ‘Dhaundh’, and before it getting corrupted to the present name ‘Daund’ According to the Epic Mahabharata Krishna’s wife Rukhmini had gone in the ‘Dhindir forest’, this ancient ‘Dhindir Van’ is today’s Daund.
The climate here is considered to be a local steppe climate. During the year there is little rainfall. The climate here is classified as BSh by the Köppen-Geiger system. In Daund, the average annual temperature is 25.8 °C. About 479 mm of precipitation falls annually.
Daund was extensively developed during the British rule. When railways were started during the British rule in 1870, the Bombay-Solapur railway passed via Daund, and the Daund-Baramati metre gauge track was constructed. Daund became a junction after the Daund-Manmad connection was established. Daund got connected to Srigonda when in 1928 the bridge over river Bhima was constructed. In the British period Daund was an important center for coal engines. There were more than 125 coal engines in Daund of this coal ash was found in abundance. Hence the brick making business started and it went to various big cities.
Daund is a Municipal Council city in district of Pune, Maharashtra. The Daund city is divided into 23 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Daund Municipal Council has population of 49,450 of which 25,117 are males while 24,333 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.
Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 5721 which is 11.57 % of total population of Daund (MCl). In Daund Municipal Council, Female Sex Ratio is of 969 against state average of 929. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Daund is around 891 compared to Maharashtra state average of 894. Literacy rate of Daund city is 87.46 % higher than state average of 82.34 %. In Daund, Male literacy is around 91.46 % while female literacy rate is 83.37 %.
Daund Municipal Council has total administration over 10,288 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Daund Municipal Council limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction. Currently our website doesn’t have information on schools and hospital located within Daund.
Daund is served by shuttle bus from Pune and rail at the Daund Junction. Daund is a very important railway junction, serving as a halt for south bound trains from Mumbai, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan as the origin/destination for trains to north India. Trains going north wards to New Delhi, Jammu from Pune and Goa have to pass through Daund. Daund is also an access point to one of the Ashtavinayak Ganpati, Siddhatek. Daund is the important station for devotees who visit Meherabad, and Shiridi from south India via Ahmednagar and Kopargaon.