Pimpri-Chinchwad is a city in the Pune Metropolitan Region in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is considered as the 'twin city' of Pune. It consists of the towns of Pimpri, Chinchwad, Nigdi, Bhosari, Moshi, Sangavi which are governed by a common municipal body (the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation or PCMC). It is located to the North-West of Pune and is well connected to the center of Pune city via the Old Pune-Mumbai Highway.
As of 2011 India census, Pimpri-Chinchwad had a population of 1,729,320. Pimpri-Chinchwad has an average literacy rate of 87.19, higher than the national average of 74.04%. In Pimpri-Chinchwad, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. The main language spoken in the town is Marathi. There is a significant Sindhi population present in Pimpri.
Today's Pimpri-Chinchwad is formed of the formerly independent localities of Chinchwad, Pimpri, Nigdi, Akurdi, Kalewadi, and Bhosari. The name Chinchwad is derived from the trees Chinch (tamarind) and Wad (banyan). Chinchwad is famous for Saint Morya Gosavi’s Shrine, which is one of the lord Ganesha’s shaktipeeth in Maharashtra state. Due to the flooding of the river Pavana every year, the temple gets submerged in the river water.
Local people consider it as bathing of lord Ganesha. Chinchwad is also the birthplace of the Chapekar brothers. Pimpri-Chinchwad is home to the historic town of Bhosari, originally known as Bhojapuri. Two thousand years ago, it was the capital of legendary Hindu king Bhoj. During the period of Mahabharata this town was known as Bhojakata, the capital of the Bhoja-Yadava king Rukmi. It is mentioned in Mahabharata that Bhojakata lay to the west of Kundinapuri, the capital of Vidarbha Kingdom.
- Cambridge International School, Chinchwad Station
- City Pride School
- Vidyanand Bhavan,nigdi
- Jnana Prabodhini, Nigdi Pradhikaran
- St. Ursula High School, Nigdi
- Trinity High School, Akurdi
- Hindustan Antibiotics School
- St. Andrews High School, Chinchwad
- Kamalnayan Bajaj High School (Pune)
- Vidya Niketan
- Priyadarshani English Medium School
- Global Indian International School, Chinchwad (GIIS)
- GG International School (GGIS)
- City International School