Junnar is a city with thousands of years of history in the Pune district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The nearby fort of Shivneri is the birthplace of Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire.
Climate: Junnar. The climate here is tropical. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. … In Junnar, the average annual temperature is 24.4 °C. The average annual rainfall is 913 mm.
Junnar has been an important trading and political center for the last two millennia. The town is on the trade route that links the ports of western India or more specifically of Konkan with Deccan interiors. The first mention of Junnar comes the Greco -Roman travellers from the first millennium, The Indo-Scythian Western Satraps ruled at Junnar during the 2nd century CE as shown by their cave inscriptions in the area of Junnar, at Manmodi caves. “Yavana” Greeks also left donative inscriptions in the 2nd century CE at Lenyadri and Manmodi caves.
In the 1400s, the Russian traveler, Afanasy Nikitin spent many months in Junnar during the monsoon season. He describes vividly the life of the Bahamani governor ruling area around Junnar. The Nizam Shahi had Junnar as their first capital. Later in early 1600s, Malik Ambar the Nizam Shahi general moved his capital there. The father of Shivaji, Shahaji Raje worked for Malik Ambar early in his career. Shivaji was born at the nearby Shivneri fort.
Junnar is a Municipal Council city in district of Pune, Maharashtra. The Junnar city is divided into 17 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Junnar Municipal Council has population of 25,315 of which 13,066 are males while 12,249 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.
Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 2673 which is 10.56 % of total population of Junnar (M Cl). In Junnar Municipal Council, Female Sex Ratio is of 937 against state average of 929. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Junnar is around 912 compared to Maharashtra state average of 894. Literacy rate of Junnar city is 90.40 % higher than state average of 82.34 %. In Junnar, Male literacy is around 94.44 % while female literacy rate is 86.10 %.
Junnar Municipal Council has total administration over 5,637 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Junnar 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 Junnar.
State Transport buses run between Pune and Junnar from Shivajinagar ST stand from 0630 every hour. Also bus facility available from Mumbai (kalyan) for every 10–30 minutes from 05:20 AM till 12:30 AM. Same is the case from Ahamadnagar and Nashik. Transportation from Ahamadnagar and Mumbai takes a route of NH 222 while from Pune and Nashik will take a route of NH 50.
Place of interest
• Ashtavinayaka Girijatmaja Temple Lenyadri, Junnar
• Shivneri Fort, Junnar
• Junnar Caves, Junnar
• Lenyadri Caves, Junnar
• Pancha Linga Mandir, Junnar
• Shree Bhakti Dham Temple, Junnar
• Shree Sant Tukarao Maharaj Mandir, Junnar