Chakan is a census town in the Pune district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Chakan is on NH 50 between Pune and Nashik cities. It is also on the roads that connect the Pune-Mumbai Highway to the Pune-Nashik Highway and to the Pune-Ahmednagar-Aurangabad Highway. Chakan is also on the Pune Junction-Nashik Road railway line. The nearest airport is the current Pune International Airport. Shiroli Chandus village, in close proximity to Chakan, has been identified as a probable site for the proposed Pune International Airport. Phase III of the Pune Metro will connect Chakan to Moshi, which hosts an International Convention and Exhibition centre. Chakan is now home to a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) promoted by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). It has emerged into a major automobile hub. It hosts automobile production plants for the Volkswagen Group, Daimler Benz, Mahindra & Mahindra and Bajaj Auto. Sangram Durga or Bhueekot Killa, a tourist attraction, is located in Chakan. The Chakreshwar temple is another site of importance. There are a number of well-known schools within close range of the locality including Podar International schools, Dwarka School and Academic Heights Public School. Several malls and multiplexes are also located in close vicinity of the locality offering the residents various options for weekend getaways.