Deccan Gymkhana is an area in Pune city named for the Deccan Gymkhana Sports Club, which lies in the centre of the city. This famous club was started in October 1906 by a few forward thinking civic-minded citizens, the chief founder being Mr. Balkrishna Narayan Bhajekar.
The Deccan Gymkhana Sports Club and Society was established on the land owned by Shiledar Shirole family who agreed to lease the land because Lokmanya Tilak had taken the initiative. The Deccan Gymkhana area comes in the Shivajinagar suburban area, The area has lots of cafes, entertainment areas, restaurants, shopping malls and shops and is one of the major areas of Pune. Important roads like Karve Road, Jangli Maharaj Road and Fergusson College Road originate in this area.