History of Kothrud:
Kothrud was known as Kothrud Baug previously. History of Kothrud dates back to at least era of Peshawas because the two famous temples in Kothrud, Dashbhuja and Mritunjayeshwar were built by Peshawas.
Dashbhuja Ganpati Mandir was built by Senapati Haripant Phadke and Mritunjayeshwar Temple was built by his son Dajiba Phadke. Bajirao Peshawa’s (Thorale) second wife, Mastani, used to stay in Kothrud. Initially, Kothrud was a village near to Pune. After the flood of Panshet in 1961, population in Kothrud and the areas around it increased significantly.
After the completion of Mhatre Bridge in 1983, Kothrud came closer to Pune City. Kothrud was covered with Green Jungle once but has now become a concrete jungle.
Kothrud is expanding very fast and its population is also increasing rapidly. Being one of the safest place in Pune City with good amenities and good climate, it is one of the most favorite destinations of Puneites and therefore has noticed a very sharp rise in real estate prices, mainly in the last seven to eight years.
Kothrud is more than 90% developed. Karishma Society and Woodlands are the landmark projects here.