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Ashtavinayak Darshan 2 Day Tour from Pune

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Trip Overview

Ashtavinayak Darshan refers to a pilgrimage to eight ancient temples in Maharashtra, each dedicated to Lord Ganesha. These temples are significant for their religious importance and historical significance, attracting devotees and tourists alike. The journey covers various regions of Maharashtra, offering a spiritual experience while exploring the rich cultural heritage of the state.


Highlights

  • Visit the Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple, Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple, Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple, and more.
  • A tour perfectly crafted for a family or even a solo traveller looking to quench his spiritual thirst.
  • Service of a professional driver and a well-maintained car.
  • Complimentary water bottles and newspapers.

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Detailed overview

  • One of the most popular and revered gods in the Hindu pantheon is undoubtedly Lord Ganesha. And while there are temples dedicated to him in almost every city and in the villages of Maharashtra and even other states, the Ashtavinayakas hold special importance for the devout.
  • Ashtavinayak literally means ‘Eight Ganesha’ in Sanskrit. The Ashtavinayak tour from Pune covers eight holy temples of Ganpati, which are Ozar, Lenyadri, Theur, Ranjangaon, Siddhatek, Morgaon, Pali, and Mahad. All the temples are Swayambhu (self-originated) and Jagrut. The Ashtavinayakas are Vighnahar, Girijatmaj, Chintamani, Siddhatek, Mahaganpati, Mayureshwar, Varadvinayak, and Ballaleshwar.


Ashtavinayak Darshan Tour from Pune Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Pune city limits; Visit 5 of the Ganesha temples

  • Your tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel or residence in Pune city limits. On first day we are visiting:
  1. Mayureshwar Ganpati Temple: Located in Morgaon, Pune district, this temple is believed to be the starting point of the Ashtavinayak Yatra. The presiding deity, Lord Ganesh, is depicted riding a peacock, symbolizing victory. The temple's architecture and serene surroundings attract devotees from far and wide.

  2. Siddhatek Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple: Situated in the Siddhatek village of Ahmednagar district, this temple is revered for its ancient history and spiritual significance. It is one of the eight Ashtavinayak temples and is believed to fulfill the wishes of devotees who visit with sincerity and devotion.

  3. Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple: This iconic temple located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, is one of the most popular and revered temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It attracts millions of devotees every year who come to seek the blessings of Siddhivinayak, the remover of obstacles, and to offer prayers for prosperity and success.

  4. Chintamani Ganpati Temple: Situated in Theur, Pune district, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha in the form of Chintamani, the one who brings peace of mind and relieves worries. Devotees believe that worshiping here brings mental peace and fulfillment of desires.

  5. Ranjangaon Mahaganpati Temple: Located in Ranjangaon, Pune district, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha in his Mahaganpati form, representing immense power and strength. The temple's architecture reflects the rich cultural heritage of Maharashtra and attracts devotees seeking blessings for success and prosperity.

  6. Vighneshwar Ganpati Temple: Situated in Ozar, Pune district, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha as Vighneshwar, the remover of obstacles. It is believed that worshiping here brings prosperity, success, and fulfillment of desires, making it a significant pilgrimage site for devotees.

Day 2: Pick up from hotel in Ozar; Visit the remaining Ganesha temples; Drop off at the hotel in Pune

  • The second day will start early, wherein you will proceed to
    Girijatmaj Ganpati Temple: Situated in Lenyadri, near Pune, this temple is unique as it is located in a series of caves carved out of a mountain. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha as Girijatmaj, the son of Goddess Parvati. Devotees often climb a flight of stone steps to reach the temple and seek the blessings of the deity. devotees have to climb around 350 steps. Palkhi/Doli is available for senior citizens or handicapped people at Lenyadri at an extra cost.

  • After darshan, you can make a stop for breakfast and then proceed to Mahad, where you will visit the
    Varad Vinayak Ganpati Temple, Located in Mahad, Raigad district, this temple is known for fulfilling the wishes of its devotees. Lord Ganesha is worshipped here in the form of Varad Vinayak, the bestower of blessings and boons. The temple's serene surroundings and the peaceful ambiance make it a popular pilgrimage destination.

  • Post lunch, you will proceed to Pali to
    Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple, Situated in Pali, Raigad district, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha as Ballaleshwar, named after the child devotee Ballala. The temple is renowned for its beautiful architecture and intricate carvings. Devotees flock here to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha for fulfillment of wishes and overcoming obstacles in life.

  • After the completion of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel or residence within Pune city limits.

Please note

  1. This is not a guided tour; the driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  2. This is a local city tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for any outstation tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Pune Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Pune Hotel/Residence
Start time
6:00 am 6:30 am 7:00 am 7:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyMulti-day ToursReligious
Trip Code
O914A3135

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop within Pune city limits.
  • Charges for the private air-conditioned cab.
  • The driver and fuel charges.
  • Usage of the vehicle for 700 kilometres as per itinerary.
  • Complimentary water bottles and newspapers.

Exclusions

  • Airport Pick-up or Drop.
  • All parking & toll charges.
  • Entrance charges.
  • Any meal or beverage.
  • Anything else not specified in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a customisable tour, the guests cannot add any extra place to the itinerary.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a kilometre limit of 700 kilometres.
  • After 700 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
    • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 12 per km (additional kilometre charge)
    • For Ertiga (6-seater) - Rs. 15 per km (additional kilometre charge)
    • For Innova Crysta (6-seater) - Rs. 20 per km (additional kilometre charge)
  • Any extra applicable charges to be directly payable to driver in cash.
  • This is not a guided tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel/Residence in Pune city limits (other areas available as add-ons).
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick-up address. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
  • The driver and cab details will be shared with you 2 to 4 hours prior to the tour start time
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