Religious Hotspots

Omkareshwar Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Omkareshwar temple is one of the biggest temples in Pune. The temple is also among the most ancient temples you will find in the city as it was built under the Peshwa rule. Complete with intricate domes and carvings, the temple’s architecture is one of the first things that will strike you and leave you in awe. Apart from the idol of Lord Shiva in the main temple, there are smaller temples as well which have idols of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Durga, Lord Shani, Lord Vishnu and Lord Hanuman.
Location: Chandrashekhar Govind Aapte Rd, Shaniwar Peth, Pune
Timings: 5:30 AM – 11 PM
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Kasba Ganapati
Kasba Peth is also referred as the 'Heart of Pune City'. Not only because of its location but metaphorically speaking too – Kasba Peth houses Kasba Ganpati, Pune's Gram Davait or the presiding deity Ganesha who looks after the well being of the people of Pune. When a conflict arose between the different Ganesh Mandals as to which one shall lead the Ganesh Visarjan (Immersion) process, Lokmanya Tilak solved it by according the premier status among all Ganeshas to Kasba Ganpati in the ten day long Ganeshotsav or Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Location: Kasba Peth Rd, Phadke Haud, Kasba Peth, Pune
Timings: 6 AM – 9 PM
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Neelkanteshwar Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the most beautiful temples near Pune, Neelkanteshwar temple is situated atop a hillock, 900 metre above sea level. To reach the temple, you will have to trek for about an hour making your journey all the more worthwhile.
While the structure of the temple resembles South Indian temples, it is the aura and serenity of the temple that always draws visitors. From beautiful sunsets to views of the valleys, the location of the temple offers beautiful scenery worth making that steep climb.
Location: Kondhur, Pune
Timings: 5 AM – 9 PM
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Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati
This temple was built by a sweet seller named Dagadusheth Gadve. His spiritual guru suggested him to build the temple after his son died.The temple’s architecture is quite unique and this is perhaps the only temple where you can see the idol of Lord Ganesha from outside. Not only the idol, but the inner sanctum is also visible from outside making it a perfect place to celebrate all the festivals with pomp and no restrictions.
The 7.5 feet tall idol of Lord Ganesha is adorned with gold and precious gems which are offered by devotees from all over the world.
Location: Ganpati Bhavan, Budhvar Peth, Pune
Timings: 6 AM – 10:30 PM
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Parvati Hill Temple
As the name suggests, the temple is located atop a hill, 2100 feet above sea level. To reach this beautiful temple in Pune, you need to climb 103 steps. However, all the exhaustion from such a long climb will fade away when you finally see the temple, its idols and of course, the scenic view of the surrounding area.
It is said that at the same place where the present temple stands, there used to be a smaller temple (or a shrine) where Nana Saheb’s mother used to go and pray. She was suffering from a disease and she vowed to build a larger temple once she was cured. The temple was then built by Nana Sabeh, the third Peshwa
Location: Parvati Paytha, Pune
Timings: 8 AM – 5 PM
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Chaturshringi Temple
The word “Chaturshringi” is derived from the word “Chattu” which means “Mountain with four peaks” and represents faith and power. The main temple also includes idols of Goddess Durga, Ashtavinayaka and Ganesha.
Location: Senapati Bapat Road
Timings : 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
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