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Bhor is a city and a municipal council in Pune district in the state of Maharashtramarker, Indiamarker.


Bhor is located at . It has an average elevation of 588 metres (1929 feet).


 India census, Bhor had a population of 17,882. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bhor has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 83% and female literacy of 73%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Educational institutions

Bhor has many primary schools and three high schools. Raja Raghunathrao Vidyalay in Bhor is 110 years old.

R. D. College of Pharmacy was established in Bhor in the year 1992, starting with a 2-year diploma course. A degree course was started at the college in 1994, the students receive a Bachelors in Pharmacy degree from the University of Pune.

Abhinav Education Society's College of Engineering and Technology with a 3-year diploma course was established in 2006 at Wadwadi.


Princely flag of Bhor
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. Along with Akkalkotmarker, Aundh, Phaltanmarker, and Jath, it was one of the Satara Jagirs. Situated among the higher peaks of the Western Ghats, the state covered an area of 2,357 square kilometres, and had a population of 137,268 in 1901. Its Hindu rulers, of the Deshastha brahmin caste, used the title "Pantsachiv" and were entitled to a hereditary 9-gun salute. Its flag was a red swallow-tailed pennant.

The state was founded by Shri Shankarji Narayan (Pantsachiv) in the year 1697, and was acceded to the Dominion of India on 8th March 1948. The last Ruler of Bhor was Raja Shrimant Sir Raghunathrao Shankarrao Babasaheb Pandit Pantsachiv. The town of Bhor, once the capital of the princely state, is located about 51 kilometres south of Punemarker, adjacent to Bhatghar dam. The royal palace is still present. In the town are two schools, the Raja Raghunathrao Vidhyalaya and the Shivaji Vidyalaya, and one senior college, A.T. College Bhor. Also present in the vicinity is the temple of Bhoreshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva. A temple dedicated to goddesses Janubai and Khiloba are located in Mhalawadi, a village close by Bhatghar dam.

Bajiprabhu Deshpande lived in Shind, which is 8 km from Bhor. Forts Raireshwar, Rohideshwar are near Bhor.

Rulers of Bhor

  • Pantsachiv Chimnajirao (–1827)
  • Pantsachiv Raghunathrao Chimnajirao (1827–1837)
  • Pantsachiv Chimnajirao Raghunathrao (1837–1871)
  • Pantsachiv Shankarrao Chimnajirao (1871–1922)
  • Raja Shrimant Sir Raghunathrao Shankarrao Bhausaheb Pandit Pantsachiv (1922–1951)

After independence in 1947 all princely states were merged in the Indian Union.

Films shot

The temple of Bhoreshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva was a location for the film shoot of Aamir Khan's Mangal Pandey.

Narhe village near Bhatghar dam on the banks of the Welvanda river bank is a beautiful location which has been attracting many Hindi and Marathi film producers since 2005.

Films shot have been Chalte Chalte, Khakee, Gandhi -My father, Chal Chalachal.


Bhor is one of the Indian cities which has a Martian crater named after it. The other cities/towns are Ametmarker, Broach, Kakorimarker, Poona (Punemarker), Rayadurgmarker, Sandilamarker and Wer.

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