Bhor is a city and a
municipal council in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India.
Bhor is located at . It has an average elevation of 588 metres
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.
Bhor has many primary schools and three high schools. Raja
Raghunathrao Vidyalay in Bhor is 110 years old.
R. D. College of Pharmacy
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
Princely flag of Bhor
Bhor was one of the princely states
of British India
, under the Poona
political agency of the Bombay
, and later the Deccan States Agency
. Along with Akkalkot, Aundh, Phaltan, 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.
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
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.
of Bhor, once the capital of the princely state, is located about
51 kilometres south of Pune, adjacent to
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
. A temple dedicated to
goddesses Janubai and Khiloba are located in Mhalawadi, a village
close by Bhatghar dam.
lived in Shind,
which is 8 km from Bhor. Forts Raireshwar, Rohideshwar are
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
After independence in 1947 all princely states were merged in the
The temple of Bhoreshwar, dedicated to Lord
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
producers since 2005.
Films shot have been Chalte Chalte
, Gandhi -My father, Chal
Bhor is one of the Indian cities which has a Martian crater
named after it.
cities/towns are Amet, Broach, Kakori, Poona
(Pune), Rayadurg, Sandila and