Ramdara temple near Loni Kalbhor village

If you have an hour or two to spare and want to go for a short drive, then a visit to Ramdara temple would fit perfectly. We were at the newly opened Kumar Pacific mall and finished at around 4.30 pm. I had been mentioning about Ramdara for quite some time and since we had a few hrs in the day left, we decided to go. We were back in Pune by around 6.30 pm. A short and sweet drive!

Ramdara temple Loni Kalbhor Village

Ramdara Temple is an old temple with idols of many deities. The main shrine is that of Shiva, but the statue is famous for the idols of Ram, Lakshman and Sita. Next to the temple is also an ashram of Shri Devipuri Maharaj also known as Dhundi baba. The temple also has am impressive Nandi. There is a small pond next to the temple. The location of the temple along with the abundance of trees in the vicinity makes this place very calm and beautiful.

Ramdara temple Loni Kalbhor Village

How to go to Ramdara Temple from Pune (Magarpatta): Ramdara temple is around 20 kms from magarpatta city. Go on the Solapur Highway (towards Solapur), cross Hadapsar, proceed towards Manjiri. Once you cross the toll gate, you will cross a bridge. Just after the bridge, you should see two boards (on the left of the road) pointing to the right, one having “Loni Kalbhor” and the other “Ramdara Mandir”. Take this turn, proceed into the village for around half a km, take the first right in the chowk and this road goes directly to the temple (and nowhere else!). The landscape changes a lot within this 7 km and the latter part is kms of emptiness on either side of the road. You don’t see temple until the last minute as it is hidden within few hills and the last turn will take you to a big parking lot covered by trees.

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Ramdara temple Loni Kalbhor Village

Ramdara temple Loni Kalbhor Village

Ramdara temple Loni Kalbhor Village

The temple as such is very colourful and the right light will make it enjoyable to take photographs. The trees in the area (as there are no other trees in the vicinity) attract lot of birds. On the whole, a relaxed drive to a beautiful place.

Ramdara temple Loni Kalbhor Village

Ramdara temple Loni Kalbhor Village

Ramdara temple Loni Kalbhor Village

Ramdara temple Loni Kalbhor Village

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30 Responses



  2. Sanju says:

    Rhank you for the nice blog. Had forgotten how this temple looked.

  3. Nitin says:

    Thank you. Nice place to visit. I had great experience.

  4. prabhakar tawarepatil oct 12./10/2016 it real very nice trip .water lake, garden, birds, go shala so many point for photography

  5. सागर रेडेकर says:

    लयभारी… एकदा जाऊन याच… थकलेल्या मनाला शांति मिळेल… न निसर्गाची सुंदरता बघायला तर एवढि मिळेल की डोळ्याच् पारन फिटेल… जय महाराष्ट्र…

  6. Shekhar says:

    Thank for such a nice blog with good pictures of the place. It was very helpful to plan my visit.

  7. jitender singh Yadav says:

    We good place it changed my life completely. You much visit this place once in your life time.

  8. swapnil bhagat says:

    my dear frind your info.is goo but sadly. its only one side of coin. you miss trake thair top of left side of mounta bordar of havali purandhar teh uncomplate caue like structure its cald seeta nahni flokes when ram had vanvas he stay in ramdara. for one day and he used jalastra top of mountan and my father grangfather says thst whell never emty in 62s drought ill vsit ramdara 6/7 times in month i lived in manjri next time dony miss the treke it will take 2 hours you can see picock,porqupine gray fox, dears while trake

  9. Akshay and Aditi says:

    An awesome place to visit for one day picnic, This place is an hour about from Pune which gives peace and pleasure to mind and sole both. We enjoyed a lot. Should definitely visit at least once.

  10. Nilesh Talikhede says:

    No doubt it is very nice place for one day outing. But please be careful of sankes. We saw two snakes in 2 hours.

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