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Chakan is a census town in the Pune district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Pune is also known as Kasbe Pune / Punavadi also spelled as Poona
Historically, Chakan has been a wholesale agricultural produce trading hub. It's agricultural market was a major onion trading center.
Chakan boasts the Sangram Durga or Bhueekot Killa, which was once the domain of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The fort is built on level ground and surrounded by the fortified walls and turrets. It differs from most Indian forts which were traditionally built on hilly, elevated land. The fort was the site of an epic 54 days of stiff resistance by the Maratha general Firangoji Narsala against Mughal Sardar Shahistekhan. The fort withstood heavy Mughal attacks until the Mughals breached the walls using high explosives. The following attack on the fort was repulsed by the Marathas. But short on supplies, Firangoji counter attacked and cut his way deep in to the Mughal encampment where he was finally subdued and captured.
The Chakreshwar temple is another site of importance. Legend has it that it is the site where King Dasharatha was battling a Rakshasa (Demon King), when the wheel of his ratha (chariot) was stuck in mud near the pond of Chakreshwar. When his wife Kaikeyi helped get the wheel unstuck, Dasharatha granted her three wishes, that eventually led to the exile of Rama and the subsequent events of the epic Ramayana.
In May, Chakan celebrates a major festival called Khandobacha Urs.
 
Chakan is located 34 km from Pune City on the National Highway 50, between Pune and Nashik. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation runs frequent and extensive bus services that connect to various parts of Maharashtra state. PMPML buses connect Chakan to Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. Highways connecting to Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad have heavy traffic due to extensive industrial growth in the area.
Chakan is also on the Pune Junction - Nashik Road railway line. The nearest airport is the current Pune International Airport.
The proposed site of a new, expanded Pune International Airport is at Shiroli and Chandus villages, about 6 km from Chakan. Phase III of the Pune Metro will connect Chakan to Moshi,[6] which hosts an International Convention and Exhibition centre.

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1. Aga Khan Palace, Pune
2. Apollo Jehangir hospital, Pune
3. Bund Garden, Pune
4. Chakan MIDC, Pune
5. Chatushrungi Mata Temple, Pune
6. David Synagogue, Pune
7. Dehu, Pune
8. Hinjewadi IT PARK, Pune
9. Horse Riding, Pune
10. Hotel le meridian, Pune
11. Inox Theatre Multiplex , Pune
12. Katraj Snake Park, Pune
13. Koregaon park, Pune
14. Lohegaon international airport, Pune
15. M.G Road / Shivaji Market for Shopping in Pune
16. Mahatma Phule Museum, Pune
17. Mulshi Lake and Dam, Pune
18. National War Museum, Pune
19. Osho Ashram, Pune
20. Panshet Water Park, Pune
21. Paragliding, Pune
22. Parasailing, Pune
23. Parvati Hill Temples, Pune
24. Pashan Lake, Pune
25. Pataleshwar Caves, Pune
26. Pimpri chinchwad, Pune
27. Pune Central ( Shopping Mall ) , Pune
28. Pune race cource, Pune
29. Pune railway station, Pune
30. Raj Dinakar Kelkar Museum, Pune
31. Ranjangaon MIDC, Pune
32. Ruby Hospital, Pune
33. Saras Garden, Pune
34. Shaniwar Wada, Pune
35. Shindes Chhatri, Pune
36. Shivapur, Pune
37. Sinhagarh Fort, Pune
38. St. Marys Church, Pune
39. Tata Consultancy Services, Pune
40. The Osho International Commune, Pune
41. Tribal Museum, Pune
42. Tulsi Baug, Pune
43. Vishram Bagh Waada, Pune