Location in Maharashtra, India
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Nira is situated on the banks of River Nira, at the border of Pune district and Satara district and at the border of Purandar, Baramati, Phaltan, Khandala tehasil. 1. at the border of Pune district and Satara district:- When, one travels from Nira towards Pandharpur, immediately next to Nira, on the Pune-Pandharpur Road, hardly 1 km, you see the end of Pune District, and Satara district starts. So it is the border of these 2 districts.
Immediately when one travels from Nira to Baramati, hardly 3–4 km away, the tehsil Purandar of Pune District, (in which Nira is), once you cross Nimboot village, tehsil Baramati (also in Pune District) starts. Similarly, on Nira-Pandharpur Road, you get to Padegaon, it is in Phaltan Tehsil (Satara District), and hardly 5 km is Lonand, which is in Khandala tehsil (Satara District).
Nira is surrounded by agricultural land, and there is abundant water in and around the town. It lies between two canals, called Nira Right and Nira Left, and the Nira River. Agriculture is therefore its main activity. Nira is famous for jaggery and onion and was once a leading producer of them. Fig, custard apple, pomegranate, guava, sweet lime, and grapes are available there. Sugar cane, wheat, bajara, maize, and jawar are major farm crops.
In the town there is an ice factory named Angha Ice Factory. Nearby there are a sugar factory at Someshwar, a chemical factory and a unit that manufactures concrete pipes.Transport facility is also available by famous Aarti Transport all over India.
Nira is one the Key Market Place for Farmers nearby. Nira has Grampanchayt with 17 elected members form people who looks after the financial,cultural affairs of town.It has got Grampamchyat building where all the elected members workd for betterment of town.
By road, it is well connected to Pune via Jejuri, the famous temple town, and saswad. On the other side, it is also connected to a famous pilgrimage place, Pandharpur via Phaltan. Third major town it connects is Baramati, the emerging industrial town.
To all these places, regular road transport (S. T.) buses are available. Takes around 2–2.5 hours from Pune, 1.5 hours from baramati. Some 2.5 hours from Pandharpur.
A very famous Temple of Datta on the bank of river Nira once visited by then Shree Sreedhar Swamy. Nira has many more temples, including one Saibaba temple is thebiggest temple, located in ward no 4 . Jyotirling Temple at Gulunche is very famous for 'Katebaras Yatra" 5 km from to Nira. Also there is a Panchayatan temple (temple of five lords) which is spacious and surrounded by beautiful garden. It is owned by the chemical factory Jubilant Life Sciences and is located on Nira - Baramati road. There is also a " Temple of Mahadev " which is Established by Lt.Damodarsheth Shankarsheth Garule in the Memories of Her beloved wife Sonubai in 1951 & its Located on the bank of Nira rever couple of decades back is also very holy place to visit, which is located in Shivtakrar around 2 km from railway station.