Ramdara temple: In the search of serenity
It is said that “Traveling isn’t something you’re proper at. It is something you do, Like respiration.” After so many vacations of beaches, forts trekking, exploring places this time I decided to visit a temple to have some peace, spirituality, silence.
Being a traveler by heart, Early morning journeys usually fascinate my soul. Pune is surrounded with the aid of Many lovely locations of distinctive kind beginning from forts, museums, waterfalls, sea, and locations of religious importance. On a closing weekend, we (Me & my Friends) decided to go to Ramdara temple in early morning hours.
Being a true Punekar, it changed into little difficult for me to arise early from the precious morning sleep, but by some means the ‘Lust’ closer to pictures & travel managed my thoughts to rise up at 6.00 am. Ramdara temple is located at Loni kalbor village in outskirts of Pune city, it is simply 20 km force from my vicinity.
We started our journey at 8:00 am. Since we began in the early morning, It became a fantastic force without mundane hustle bustle of Pune metropolis. Once the city limits are over, force to Ramdara temple in pune became more and more scenic. Farms on both sides of the road, great landscapes, open blue sky, Marigold plantations, and plenty extra. It turned into simply a perfect morning pressure.
Ramdara temple isn’t seen until closing minute as it is hidden within hills and the last flip took us to a huge parking area protected by using dense, shady banyan timber. Lake surrounded the temple, lightly floating ducks, lotus flora in the lake, coconut & palm trees all around, beautiful reflections of the temple in the lake, for next few mins we simply stood there watching and playing beauty of nature. Gentle morning breezes delivered attraction to the peace. We truly understood that means of ‘Love at the beginning sight’.
After walking a few minutes we reached inside the temple. The primary temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a big Nandi at the entrance, but the stunning idols of Lord Rama, Sita Maiya, Laxmana & Hanuman in an internal shrine made this place greater divine. There is a sculptural illustration of ‘Dashavtaras’ by way of Lord Vishnu inside the temple.
Temple has stunning mythology Paintings and colorful partitions. You can spend an hour across the temple. The location is calm and nonviolent. Lake around the temple and masses of greenery keep temple vicinity cool. You see Ganesh temple as nicely within the temple area. Temple additionally have Ashram of Shri Devipuri Maharaj also called Dhundi baba.
The temple changed into constructed 50-60 years ago. According to locals, there was a historic temple and Lord Rama & Sita Maiya visited this area in the course of their length of exile. There is ashram of Shri Devipuriji Maharaj also known as Dhundi baba, he stayed at this location for many years.
We spent around three-four hrs at this place and accept as true with me it gave us a feeling of inner peace and a complete delight of our mind.
Ramdara is a perfect mixture of Nature, faith, history & tranquility.
Reaching Ramdara is straightforward, GPS suggests the precise area and almost all cellular operators have a community there.
1. It is on Pune-Solapur motorway, around 30km from swargate.
2. From swargate, it takes around 1 hour with the aid of a car. If you’re making plans to go along with family, it’s miles better to go with the aid of your very own vehicle as public delivery to this region is rarely to be had.
3. Once you cross Hadapsar continue towards Loni kalbhor, after crossing toll booth, there’s a small bridge, gradual down your automobile and search for a right flip.
4. Take proper flip and proceed closer to the village, you may get a chowk. Take proper and go instantly about 6 kms to your divine vacation spot.
To reach the temple from Pune town is Kothrud (Or your respective region) – Swargate – Camp place – Hadapsar – Solapur dual carriageway – cross the primary Toll – Loni kalbhor – take right after crossing the small bridge (bridge on water flow) on the highway – pass small village after km force – Ramdara temple.
The street ends at Ramdara temple so fewer probabilities to overlook the area.
2. What to consume:
There is only one stall in that premises, he serves garama garam Vada-Pav & Tea. Zunka & bhakari additionally available on a few unique occasions (mostly on weekends). But it’s far usually higher to take your lunch with you and feature a revel in of eating with your family within the vicinity of nature & the God.
Some desirable natural veg & non-veg eating places are to be had on Pune-Solapur toll road close to toll sales space.
3. Other sights:
It is also exact for Birdwatchers, you want to reach in early mornings for this enjoy.
4.Other locations to visit in place:
Shri Chintamani Theur Ganesh Ji temple is one of the critical Ganesha temples in Maharashtra. It is just 14 km from Ramdara temple.
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