Kothrud is a locality in the South Western part of Pune. It begins from Karve Road and runs along the Paud Road and ends at Bypass road. During the reign of the Peshwas, it was also known as Baug. According to the Guiness Book of World Records, Kothrud is the fastest developing suburb in Asia. It is close to areas such as Wakad and Baner and is about 12-km away from Mumbai-Bengaluru Expressway. Kothrud houses offices of many corporate giants such as Cognizant, Tech Mahindra and Persistent systems. The Automotive Research Association of India is also located at Kothrud. Some of the planned townships in the area include Sahawas society, Mahatma Society, Dahanukar Colony and Mayur Colony. Kothrud is home to several historic landmarks like Dashabhuja temple and the Mrityunjay temple.
As it lies between Karve and Paud Road, Chandni Chowk and other localities are easily reachable from the locality. The Pune Railway Station lies about 13 kms away from Kothrud. Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd. ply regular buses from Kothrud which connect it to other parts of Pune like Hadapsar, Nigdi, and Swargate. Savarkar Flyover at Paud Phata is the first flyover of Pune and is in Kothrud. The DP Road is an arterial road which connects Sagar Colony and Bhelkenagar Chowk and provides direct access to Pune-Mumbai Bypass and Pune-Bengaluru Highway.
There are many educational institutes in the locality such as Garware College, MIT, Vanaz Pariwar School, Cummins Engineering College, Annasaheb Patil School, Vidya Bhavan School. Hospitals in the area include Deoyani Super Speciality Hospital, Sahyadri Hospital and Sutar Hospital. Kothrud has developed as one of the densely populated residential destinations in Pune. The property for sale in Kothrud is in high demand especially among working professionals. Some of the real estate developers in the area include Marvel Realtors and Atul Enterprises. Marvel Realtors Aeries, Atul Enterprises Ruturaj and Properties Millenium are some of the remarkable projects in Kothrud.