If you want to experience a little bit of wilderness accompanied with a taste of rural life Chincholi Morachi is just the right place for you. Watch peacocks prancing around you. Enjoy the greenery and the pollution free air. Take a dip in the river and rejuvenate yourself. Experience a tractor ride down an unknown road to nowhere.
Surrounded by Tamarind trees, farms and mango and custard apple orchards Chincholi Morachi gives an opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle and spend quality time in mother nature’s lap.
A village, situated on Pune – Ahmednagar highway, Chincholi Morachi is at a distance of 55 kms from Pune. The place derives its name because of the tamarind trees that grow here in abundance. Legend has it that these trees are said to have been planted during the Peshwa dynasty and they attracted peacocks to the place. One can spot these peacocks in tremendous numbers even today. The best time to spot peacocks is early in the morning or in the early evening.
MTDC and ATDC has approved Chincholi Morachi as a Peacock Sanctuary and a tourist location. The villagers of Chincholi Morachi offer accommodation as well as tasty local food such as jhunka bhakar and bhajji. A highlight of a stay here is a “hoorda party” by the bonfire. All these arrangements can be made in negotiation with the villagers of Chincholi Morachi. There are also a number of small temples in the village which are worth a visit.
Places close to Chincholi Morachi are Ashtavinayak Mahaganpati, Mastani Mahal, Jain temple at Pabal, and the Ramlinga temple.
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Chincholi is in Pune District not in Ahamadnagar District
Mauli Krushi Udyan.. is the place you must go...You will enjoy, enjoy The place, the drive everything.
You can go throughout the year, but best time would be during August. when there is less rain.
Do not forget to go the backyard of the Mauli Udyan..may be you have to cross a small kneedeep stream..But there you will be able to see the Peacocks with their full colour.
But note not a place for fishing...
arrge to send information reg picnic places to see and some photos of sight etc
This is the most hyped place around Pune, we could see not more than 5-6 peacocks only. Whole place is not well maintained and is not worth visiting at all, rather stay back home
Hard to believe such beautiful places still exist so close to Pune !!! a must visit !!
1. We went to Chincholi Morachi for a field visit with the students of our school. It is a beautiful destination and the children had a great time. They could understand the dynamics of village life and also the beauty of living in a picturesque and pollution free environment. The villagers were extremely helpful and provided us with delicious food and accomadation.