The beautiful city of Pune is the most famous cities in Maharashtra, known for beautiful architectural temples, Ancient forts, Historic monuments and list of monsoon places. Pune houses many temples of Lord Ganesha such as Dagdusheth Ganpati, Dashabhuja Ganapati, Moreshwar Ganesha,Birla Ganapati Shirgaon and Chintamani Temple.
Chintamani Temple at Theur is one of the largest and most famous temple dedicated to Ashtavinayaka Ganesha. The temple is located near the confluence of river Bhima in the Haveli taluka of Pune.
Ganesha Temple at Morgaon or Moreshwar Mandir is located about 80 kilometres from Pune city in Morgaon. The Morgaon Ganesha Temple is starting and ending point of Ashtavinayaka pilgrimage tour.
The Ganesha temple at Lenyadri rock cut cave number 7 near Junnar is one of the Ashtavinayak shrines called Girijatmaja. Girijatmaja Ganesha is usually visited as the 6th temple as part of Ashtavinayaka temple tour.
Bhuleshwar Shiva Temple is situated around 45 kilometres from Pune near Yawat on Pune Solapur highway. The ancient temple of Lord Shiva is situated on a hill and known for its unique architecture and classical carvings on the walls.
Jejuri city is famous for the temple of Lord Khandoba, situated 48 km from Pune on Pune Pandharpur road at hill top. Lord Khandoba also known as Martanda Bhairava or Malhari Martand, There are over 500 temples dedicated to Lord Khandoba in India.
Veer Village in located around 50 km from Pune at south of a Sasvad village and the famous temple of Veer Mhaskoba is situated on the banks of river Purnaganga. Mhaskoba is an Avatar of Kaal bhairava worshipped by tribal people of village.
Baneshwar Temple of Shiva is located 36 km southwest of Pune in the village of Nasarapur. The temple and forest around Nasarapur is famous as a small bird sanctuary and host many species of rare birds.
Changa Vateshwar Shiva Temple at Saswad is located at the foothills of Purandar fort in Narayanpur. The Shiva temple is a lesser known destination around Pune.
Ek Mukhi Datta Temple in Narayanpur is one of the most famous temple of Pune region, situated at the bottom of famous Purandar fort. The idol of Lord Dattatreya is very beautiful and the statue has only one face.
Neelkanteshwar Temple between Panshet and Khadakwasla dam is a lesser known destination and wonderful weekend getaway around Pune. The beautiful temple on the hill is located around 40 kms from Pune and ideal place to experience nature especially during monsoon.
Ekvira Devi Temple in Lonavala is located near the Karla Caves and a prime place of worship for the Koli People. Goddess Ekvira or known as Renuka is situated 49 km from Pune and Karla caves are protected by the Archeological of India.
Balaji Temple near Narayanpur is a beautiful replica of the Tirumal Tirupati and also known as Sri Venkateswara temple. The temple and surroundings are very beautiful with lush greenery during the monsoon season.
Kanifnath temple is located around 30km away from Pune city at top of the hill on Saswad road. The cave temple belonged to one of the saint Kanifnath from Navnath Sampradaya where you have to crawl through a 9 inch square window inside the cave. Kanifnath Temple is one of the most famous trekking place near Pune with moderate terrain level of difficulty.
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple of Lord Shiva is located 120 km from Pune at the extreme end of the Sahyadri hills in the Ghat region. The temple, Bhima river and dense forest are home to rare species of fauna and protected habitat of Indian Giant Squirrel in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mahabaleshwar Lord Shiva Temple is a very old temple and the Shivling here is very unique. The Swayambhoo Mahalinga of Lord Shiva is an important pilgrimage sites for the Hindus. Mahabaleshwar hill station is one of the most popular holiday resort and honeymoon destination in India, famous for Lingamala waterfalls, Pratapgad fort,Venna Lake,Arthur point,Wilson Point and Needle Hole Point.