Saturday, 6 October 2018

Ramdara Temple, Pune

Ramdara temple is a beautiful temple and half-day picnic spot near Pune City. It was on the list for monsoon but didn’t get time to visit. Post monsoon we decided to visit the temple

Ramdara Temple

About Ramdara temple
               Ramdara temple is around 30km from Kothrud area. As it is located outskirts of Pune city, the distance may change based on your city location. Temple rebuilt in 1970 and the main shrine of the temple is Lord Shiva though idols inside the temple are of Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita.

To reach the temple from Pune city is Kothrud (Or your respective location) – Swargate – Camp area – Hadapsar – Solapur highway – cross the first Toll – Loni kalbhor – take right after crossing the small bridge (bridge on water stream) on the highway – cross small village after km drive – Ramdara temple.
The road ends at Ramdara temple so fewer chances to miss the location.

September 2018: Ramdara temple visit
                 We left home by 7-7:30AM and reached the temple after an hour drive. Landscape change after crossing Loni kalbhor area. You cannot spot temple till you reach the entrance arch. Temple is located between the hills and they have enough parking spaces under plantation. You can see beautiful temple view from Arch.

Welcome Arch

               Temple has beautiful mythology Paintings and colourful walls. You can spend an hour around the temple. The area is calm and peaceful. Lake around the temple and lots of greenery keep temple area cool. Temple has beautiful idols of Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita. It also has a shrine of Lord Shiva. Nandi in front of Temple is impressive. You see Ganesh temple as well within the temple area. Temple also have Ashram of Shri Devipuri Maharaj also known as Dhundi baba.

               There is a walkway around Lake and you can see lots of birds. There is a huge tree (Umbar tree) at the start of the walkway (near Arch) which is home to many small birds. You can spot raptor nearby area. Overall this place is a good choice to spend a couple of hours and treat to the eye during monsoon.

Ramdara Temple

Ramdara Temple

  • Car petrol: INR 400/- (Petrol rate was around 87-88 per Lit)
  • The toll on Solapur highway: INR 30/- Return
  • No car parking charges
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Pritesh Kulkarni