Balewadi & Baner are the fastest developing places in Pune, India. Balewadi is is located in the western part of the city, and is famous for the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. This complex has hosted both the National Games in 1994 and the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games
Balewadi was a village at the edge of the city of Pune until 1997, when it was integrated into the limits of the Pune Municipal Corporation along with 22 other villages in various parts of the city.
Balewadi, along with neighbouring areas of Aundh and Baner are planned for development as part of the broader Smart Cities Mission initiated by the Government of India in 2015. The selected area will be developed as a model to be replicated in other parts of the city.
There are several educational institutions located around Balewadi. Some of them are:
A premier lifestyle and entertainment with something for everyone, Balewadi High Street (BHS) redefines Pune’s shopping scene.
Balewadi High Street, a part development of the 2.2 million sq. ft. of Panchshil Business Park, offers shoppers a varied option of twenty-three high-end retailers for luxury shopping. With cutting-edge design, Balewadi High Street is an incredible fusion of design, art, fashion, food, leisure and business.
Baner is well known for "Varkari" parampara and bhakti aradhana from many years. It is located off the Katraj–Dehu Road Bypass by-passing Pune city. Baner road serves as the main approach road for the bypass which in-turn connects to the Mumbai Pune Expressway. Baner is bordered by Pashan in south, Balewadi to the west, Aundh to the north and Pune University to the east. Baner is mostly a residential and commercial hub of Pune and large portions are occupied by various IT companies.
Baner hill is a hill that separates two suburbs of Pune, Pashan and Baner. The hill is the third highest point within the city limits, with an elevation of 2224 ft., surpassed by the Vetal Hill and the Sutarwadi Hill. There is a temple located in the northern foot of the hill. The place is an excellent getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and provides a great morning trek location for the weekends. One can view the whole of Baner on one side and the Pashan area from the other. The place is actually the home for a plantation drive that has been taken up enthusiastically by the locals, helped by numerous volunteers. One can see people coming up early in the morning every Sunday and working in groups to make the place greener. Baner hill is surrounded by two suburbs of Pune, Pashan and Baner. Most of its area is in Baner, so it is commonly known as Baner Hill. The hillock runs East-West. It has a spur which is locally known as the Pashan Hill which has an elevation of 2100 ft. The temperature here is 1 to 2 degrees cooler than the temperature in the main city. Rest of the area shares almost same climatic conditions as that of Pune.
Many of the Software / IT&ITES companies are located out of Baner/ Balewadi area. Balewadi High Street is a very upcoming place with few famous Café Bars and Pubs to freak around. With many options around the night life in Balewadi and Baner is becoming very popular now.