When the hustle and bustle of big cities start to infuse weariness into your life, look for a soothing and quiet place to visit. The beautiful and serene town of Hinjewadi, located in Pune City, India comes to the rescue. This place is a haven for spiritual lovers. From enchanting gardens to lakes and ancient temples, you can experience real delight here in this town.
It is convenient to reach Hinjewadi from Pune International Airport. You can hire an Uber or can take a local taxi from the airport. It will take 25 minutes to reach Hinjewadi and they will charge around 400 INR (approximately 6.00 USD). Once you reach the town, get ready to enjoy these fascinating and serene places in Hinjewadi, Pune City.
1. Chatushrungi Mata Temple
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Start your tour with a blessing from the Goddess Chatushrungi. Chatushrungi Mata Temple is situated on Shivaji Road, at a distance of 17 km (10.5 mi) from Pune City. According to a legend, an ardent devotee and rich merchant used to visit the shrine in a place called Vani daily to seek blessings from the goddess. One night the goddess entered his dreams and asked him to unearth her idol on the hilltop. Today, on that place, stands Chatushrungi Mata temple.
“Chatuh” means four and “shrung” means peaks of a mountain in Sanskrit. The temple derived its name “Chatushrungi” because it is located at a height of 27 m (90 ft) on a hill that has four peaks. You need to climb more than 100 steps to reach the shrine of the temple. Flocks of pigeons can be seen pecking at the grains at the entrance. Its red and white walls are attractive to the eyes.
Chatushrungi Mata Temple
Address: 1, Chattushringi, Senapati Bapat Road, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411016
Price: No entry fee
Opening Hours: 6 am to 9 pm. Daily.
Contact: +91 202 5639032
Website: Chatushrungi Mata Temple
2. Pune Heritage Walk
Feel the soul of the city by taking a heritage walk of all the 18 significant heritage spots. Take a guide and he or she will help you explore the history of this pleasant town. A guide can offer an excellent insight into the various sites such as Lal Mahal, Mujumdar Wada, Fani Ali Talim, Tambdi Jogeshwari, Shaniwar Wada, and many more heritage sites. This will be the most interesting walk because of its historical importance and you will feel connected with the culture and heritage of this place.
This is a three-hour walking tour that will certainly change your mindset.
Pune Heritage Walk
Price: 250 INR (approximately 3.760 USD) for regular heritage walk, 350 INR (approximately 5.26 USD) for signature heritage walk.
Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 7am (3-hour walk)
Duration: around 3 hours required.
Contact: +91 083 80043323, +91 202 5650205
Website: Pune Heritage Walk
3. Pashan Lake
Pashan Lake is surrounded by mesmerizing green nature. Although it is an artificial lake, its beauty will spellbind you with its unmatchable charm. Photography enthusiasts capture its beauty in their cameras. This picturesque place is ideal for landscape paintings. Hundreds of species of local and migratory birds make this place more pleasant to the eyes.
This paragon of bird watchers is located just 12 km (7.45 mi) away from Pune airport. You can visit this place any time of the year to experience serenity in its cool breeze and enjoy ride a boat in the lake.
Address: Pashan Lake, Pune, Pune, Maharashtra
4. Osho Garden
The Osho Garden is a Japanese zen garden. The OSHO international commune looks after this park and uses its ponds, plants, and stones to purify water. Its soothing natural environment calms the soul. When you stroll in the park, you will naturally fall in love with its picturesque view. This place was once a barren patch of polluted earth and now it has been transformed into a delightful garden and a peaceful place for meditation.
Address: Osho Garden, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra, 411001, India
Opening Hours: 6 am – 9 am in the morning and 3 pm – 6 pm in the evening
5. Pataleshwar Cave Temple
Across the river in Shivaji Nagar lies the beautiful rock-cut Pataleshwar Cave Temple. This temple is situated in the outer area of the main city of Pune. The temple is dedicated to God Pataleshwar, the God of Underwater and Lord Shiva. Built during the 8th century, this cave temple is constructed with stones and rocks that date back to 700 and 800 AD. Pataleshwar Cave Temple resembles the Elephanta Caves. It also has a world famous museum that is listed in the Guinness Book of Records for a grain of rice on which 5,000 characters have been inscribed.
Pataleshwar Cave Temple
Address: Jangali Maharaj Road, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005
Opening Hours: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. All days of the week.
Duration: one to two hours required.
Contact: +91 741 5350097
6. Parvati Temple
Situated in the heart of Pune City in Maharashtra, Parvati Temple is one of the most visited tourist spots. The temple is located at the top of a hill named Parvati Hills. You have to climb around 100 to 120 stairs in order to reach the temple. Since the temple is situated at the hill top, the place is ideal for those seeking serenity. If you want to spend some time away from the city noise in peace, you must visit Parvati Temple.
There’s a small cafe beside the temple area on the Parvati Hills where you can also enjoy some refreshing food. Morning time is ideal when it isn’t too hot and a cool breeze refreshes the soul during a visit Parvati Temple. There is a beautiful garden where you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature.
Address: Parvati Hill Temples, Parvati Hill, Pune, Maharashtra, 411009, India
Opening Hours: 4.30 am to 9 pm. All days of the week.
Website: Parvati Darshan
7. Sri Balaji Mandir
Sri Balaji Mandir is a beautiful combination of ancient and medieval age Indian architecture, situated between many hills. The time you enter this temple, you feel the divinity that this marvelous temple carries. The giant main building is mesmerizing. They also serve free lunch every day to everyone from 10 am to 3 pm and you can eat as much as you want.
Sri Balaji Mandir
Address: S.No. 116/11, Sus Road, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411021
Opening Hours: 6 am to 6 pm. All days of the week.
Contact: +91 202 5870125
Website: Sri Balaji Mandir
Feel a new found inner peace
Leave all your worries behind and visit this beautiful peaceful town called Hinjewadi with your lovely family. From calm gardens to pious temples, all the enchanting places will mesmerize you with their charm. Immerse yourself in the spellbinding beauty of Hinjewadi, Pune, India.
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