Jun 26, 2023

Best neighborhoods to live in and around Mahalunge

by Godrej Properties Limited



Mahalunge in Northwest Pune might have started as a village town, but it is one of the city’s top real estate hotspots today. Once a barren land, the neighborhood and its surrounding areas are one of Pune’s fastest developing areas. Additionally, its proximity to prominent economic regions like Hinjewadi, Baner, and Wakad makes it one of the most sought-after areas to live comfortably in the city. Godrej Hillside 3 is an upcoming project off the Baner-Mahalunge Road. Here are some of the coolest and most well-developed neighbourhoods around Mahalunge to stay in.


15 minutes south of Mahalunge along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway lies the serene Bavdhan. With Pashan Lake in the north and hills in the south, east, and west, it’s perfect for those who want to live in the lap of nature. Besides being located in a very calm and serene environment, it’s also positioned very well geographically. Just like Mahalunge, it enjoys proximity to some of Pune’s most sought-after regions, such as Kothrud and Aundh. Moreover, Bavdhan also lies close to Hinjewadi IT Park, making it perfect for IT professionals and their families to stay here. All-in-all, Bavdhan is one of the best neighborhoods to live in around Mahalunge, not just for its green cover but also for its closeness to prominent areas.


Located in southwest Pune, Kothrud lies 25 minutes from Mahalunge along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Interestingly, it was named Asia’s fastest-developing suburb by the Guinness Book of World Records. Kothrud is one of Pune’s most upscale residential neighborhoods and enjoys good connectivity to other Pune areas like Shivaji Nagar and Sadashiv Peth.


The cosmopolitan Hinjewadi is one of the best neighborhoods to live in Mahalunge. Lying in the northern part of Mahalunge, it’s also one of the most prestigious and poshest prestigious areas of Pune. Its popularity is partly due to the Hinjewadi IT Park, one of India’s largest IT parks, and it has seen an influx of IT professionals from all over the country. As a result of that, it’s also developed into a residential space with many options for entertainment, shopping, and dining. Add to that it is located right off the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, which is why it’s one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the city.

Phase 1 is the area to explore here. It not only has the IT offices of some of India’s top software companies but also houses some excellent residential buildings. Among other projects, the ones that stand out for easy access and smart design are Godrej Woodsville and Godrej 24.


The quiet suburb of Baner lies right next to Mahalunge on the other side of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The serene precincts and bylanes are home to Pune’s nightlife and well-known eateries and pubs. Add to that, it’s close to the Expressway, which also makes it an excellent option for people who work in Hinjewadi IT Park. It is also in close proximity to Godrej Hillside 3.

Vishal Nagar

Another great area of Pune to live close to Mahalunge is Vishal Nagar, which lies right across the Mumbai-Pune Expressway from Mahalunge. Thus, it also sits close to Hinjewadi, making this calm neighborhood perfect for IT professionals working in the region too. What makes it so popular is that there are scores of options for healthcare, educational institutes, eateries, and shopping around this area.


The fast-growing educational hub of Wakad enjoys proximity to Mahalunge, sitting right across from it along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. So, it also sits close to Hinjewadi, thus enjoying good connectivity to the northern and western hubs of the city. Its proximity to real estate hotspots such as Hinjewadi and Mahalunge has led to many eateries and hotels mushrooming in the area. It’s also known for its quiet lanes and many options for schools and colleges, making it very popular with families who’re looking to stay in northern Pune.

Of course, Mahalunge itself is a great locality to live in, as it enjoys proximity to all the above hotspots of northern and western Pune. That’s why Mahalunge itself has a lot of options for investors as well as new home buyers. In fact, it has a wide variety of options for residential societies and condominium complexes that offer great infrastructure and excellent amenities. These include the gorgeous Godrej Meadows and the well-planned and located Godrej Hill Retreat. The latter actually sits atop a hill and overlooks the fantastic scenery of the surrounding neighborhoods.



1. Which is the best locality in Pune for an IT professional?

Mahalunge is one of the best localities in Pune for IT professionals. It lies just south of Hinjewadi IT Park and has excellent existing and upcoming residential apartment complexes such as Godrej Hillside Retreat and Godrej Sky Avenue.

2. Is Bavdhan among the posh localities in Pune?

Yes, Bavdhan is considered among Pune’s posh localities in Pune. Not only does it have reputed schools, malls, and restaurants in the vicinity, but it also enjoys excellent connectivity with other important hotspots such as Mahalunge.

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