Chas Ghodegaon

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Chas (चास)
Small Town
Chas Entrance.jpg
Chas Mauli चास माउली, Chas Narodi, Chas Ambegaon
Chas (चास) is located in Maharashtra
Chas (चास)
Chas (चास)
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°03′08″N 73°52′53″E / 19.052342°N 73.881426°E / 19.052342; 73.881426Coordinates: 19°03′08″N 73°52′53″E / 19.052342°N 73.881426°E / 19.052342; 73.881426
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Taluka Ambegaon
 • Total 2,345
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code 02133
Vehicle registration MH 14
Nearest city Manchar
Lok Sabha constituency Shirur (Lok Sabha constituency)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ambegaon

Chas (चास) is a small town on the banks of the river Ghod River in Ambegaon [1] taluka of Pune district [2] in the Indian state of Maharashtra, India.


Chas is located at 19°03′08″N 73°52′53″E / 19.052342°N 73.881426°E / 19.052342; 73.881426. This village falls under the Ambegaon Taluka. It is situated 6 km away from sub-district headquarter Ghodegaon and 82 kilometres from Pune. This village falls to the foothill of Sahyadri Mountain range, which is toward the west side of Pune city.

The total geographical area of village is 360.05 hectares. Chas has a total population of 2,345 peoples. There are about 504 houses in Chas village. It covers the area from Kadewadi, Ganeshwadi, Thakarwadi,and Chas.

The nearest Police station is Ghodegaon Police Station[3].


Agriculture is the main occupation of this village. The most commonly grown crop is Bajara and vegetables, such as potatoes, tomatoes, and onions, and they also produce fruits like grapes and bananas.

The river called Ghod River flows from this village providing the water supply to local farmers. This village is also connected with Dimbhe Dam water canal.

Farming at Chas. Farming at Chas. Mahadev Dongar.

Education at Chas

Chas has Primary school till 4 standard and Sant Dnyaneshwar Vidyalaya provides education till 10th standard.

The primary school believed to be started in 1942.

Sant Dnyaneshwar Vidyalaya at Chas. Primary School.

Festivals and Temples at Chas

Events like local Yatra, Wrestling, Tamasha and numerous religious observances include Ganesh Chaturthi get celebrated with high enthusiasm. Bullock cart races are an inseparable part of this village which is very prominent throughout Pune district. Chas has many temples which attract devotee from all over the state.

Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj at Chas. ancient idols at Chas. Shani Maharaj at Chas. nandi next to shankar temple.


Tourist sites include the Saint Dnyaneshwar Maharaj temple. At Chas, on the bank of Ghod River, Dashkriya Vidhi (10th ritual after death) of Dnyanoba Mauli's buffalo (reda) took place. The buffalo is said to have died in Aane village and his tomb was constructed on the bank of Chas. Recently, the state government has included Chas village in a list of Grade C pilgrimage places.

Shooting of films like Pak Pak Pakaak ( 2005) - पक पक पकाक [4] completed in Chas. Chas has schooling till SSC at Sant Dnyaneshwar Vidhyalaya school.

Administration and Politics

The village is administrated by a Sarpanch who is an elected representative of village as per constitution of India and Panchayati raj

Mr. Baban Maruti Barve is a Sarpanch of Thakarwadi, Chas.

Dilip Walse-Patil of Nationalist Congress Party is the current MLA of from Ambegaon Vidhan Sabha constituency. [5] Shivajirao Adhalarao Patil of Shiv Sena is the current member of parliament (MP) from Shirur (Lok Sabha constituency) [6]

Mrs. Tulsi Sachin Bhor of Nationalist Congress Party is local representative of Kalamb - Chandoli BK (Zilha Parishad Pune) [7] Mr. Sachin Bhor Patil of Nationalist Congress Party is a youth Leader for Shirur (Lok Sabha constituency). [8]


Chas is well connected by public and private transport from Ghodegaon, Manchar and Kalamb. Chas is just 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Pune - Nashik National Highway 60 (India). Proposed Rail link between PuneNashik will help the future connectivity. Pune Airport at Lohegaon is the nearest International and Domestic Airport.

Nearby Attractions


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External links

  • "Official Pune District webpage".
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