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Top 5 Must-Visit Temples in Pune

Popularly known as the cultural capital of India, Pune witnesses a beautiful amalgamation of spirituality and modernity. As you set foot in this vibrant city, you will be amazed by the remarkable historical landmarks and exquisite religious temples. Travel back in time along with the intricately carved monuments surrounded by tranquillity. The divine temples near Pune are perfect for a spiritual sojourn. Venture out on a pilgrimage in this holy city with hundreds of devotees and tourists hailing from different parts of the world.

In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 5 must-visit temples in Pune. We hope our itinerary helps you on your spiritual journey through this mystical city.

a temple made of sandstone during daytime

Mahalaxmi Mandir, Pune

Mahalaxmi Mandir, Sarasbaug, Pune is an alluring white-marbled temple devoted to Goddesses Mahalaxmi, Maha Saraswati and Mahakali. Established in 1972 by Sri Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal, it took 12 years for its execution. The 55 ft tall temple is inspired heavily by Dravidian architecture and features beautifully carved sculptures of Gods and Goddesses. Navratri is the best time to visit this temple as devotees from every corner of the world swarm this place. Go into a peaceful trance at this divine shrine!

a temple located by a river

Omkareshwar Temple, Pune

Omkareshwar Temple is one of the oldest and holiest temples in Pune. The grandiose temple was built in the 17th century by Shivaram Bhat, a spiritual guru of the Peshwas. Be prepared to be blown away by beautiful domes and intricate Nagara designs. The gorgeous columns set this temple apart from others. Omkareshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva but it also features small temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Goddess Durga, Lord Shani, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha.

Shiva's trishula standing against the backdrop of the blue sky

Neelkanteshwar Temple, Pune

As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to the blue-necked Lord Shiva. Cradled at an altitude of 900 m, this breathtaking temple is one of the most sacred temples in Pune. Besides the elegant design of the temple, it is the tranquil aura which attracts devotees from all over the world. Soak in the beautiful sunset and picturesque view of the sloping valleys surrounding the temple.


beautiful idols of lord Ganesha

Shri Chintamani Ganpati Temple, Pune

This magnificent temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is a must-visit pilgrim spot during the Ashtavinayak Darshan tour. Situated 27 km from Pune, this temple has a self-emanated Ganesha idol. A popular destination among the Ganesha devotees, it is encompassed by idyllic scenery. The beautiful confluence of rivers Mula and Mutha, adds charm to this place.

a red temple surrounded by lush green trees

Chatushrungi Mata Temple, Pune

Chatushrungi Mata Temple is one of the ancient temples in Pune. Established by a merchant during the reign of Chhatrapati Shivaji, it is devoted to Chatushrungi Mata. Located far from the bustling city, the pristine temple exudes a soothing vibe. To reach the temple, you will have to climb 100 steps. So pull up your socks and get ready for an exciting journey to reach the top!

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