BEDSE CAVES

Bedse Caves Lonavala
Bedse Caves
Bedse Caves are fascinating in their carvings and the view from the height of their lovely situation in the Supati hills, is entrancing.

The Caves take their name from the village at the base of the hill on which they stand. The Caves are 300 feet above the plain and 2250 feet above sea level.

There are two principal temples at Bedse, which date back right from the first century AD. The Chapel Cave is uniquely constructed.

The entrance to the chapel has two huge columns which support the cave. These columns from the base to the top are superbly carved. On entering the cave at right is the pilaster which has figures of a man, woman and animals. The woman appears to be sitting on a fine horse. She is wearing jewellery and her garments are also discernible. The man is wearing an ornament on his head.

Adjoining the pilaster is a pillar which has similar carvings of horses and women riding them. The interior of the cave is 45 feet deep and 20 feet broad. There are several more pillars within the cave with various significant carvings. After the chapel cave, there is a large unfinished empty un-carved cave, next to which is the second principal cave of Bedse. It is 32 feet deep and 18 feet wide but is bereft of any designs since it was meant to be a dwelling place. Right in the interior of the cave is a figure of the goddess "Yemmai".

Best Time to Visit Bedse Caves
September to February

Accommodation
Treasure Island Resorts # 02114-282 505
[Tariff : Rs.6000/- to Rs.10000/- for 2 persons]

Nearby Attraction
Pavana Dam

Nearest Railway Station
Kamshet Railway Station (C.R.)

Distance
Kamshet Station to Bedse Caves - 8 Kilometers (By Road)

Photos - Bedse Caves
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BHUSHI DAM LONAVALA

Bhushi Dam Lonavala
Bhushi Dam
The most famous spot in Lonavala is Bhushi Dam which is located a few kilometers away from Lonavala Railway Station.

When the Bhushi dam filled with water and gets overflown, water passes over a step and then over some easily accessible stony terrain. The terrain and the water make for a fun combination and this is why Bhushi dam gets jam-packed on weekends as well as during the holidays. It’s so packed, that a first timer would be left searching for the “steps” which all talks about only to realize that every inch of the steps have been full.


Best Time to Visit Bhushi Dam
During Monsoon (June to September)

Nearby Attraction
Tiger's Leap, Karla Caves, Ryewood Park, Lions Point, Kaivalyadham Yoga Centre, Rajmachi park, Valvan Lake, I.N.S. Shivaji, Amrutanjan Point, Dukes Nose

Lonavala Hotels
Upper Deck Resort Pvt. Ltd. # 02114-326556
[Tariff : INR 11,000/- to 17,000/- (for 2 persons)]

HOW TO REACH BHUSHI DAM LONAVALA
Nearest Railway Station
Lonavala Railway Station (Central Railway)

Distance
Mumbai to Lonavala - 89 Kilometers (By Road) Via Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Lonavala to Bhushi Dam - 5 Kilometers (By Road)

ATM Location Details Lonavala
Bank Name : ICICI Bank Ltd., Location : Opp. Maganlal Chikkiwala, Lonavala



Bhushi Dam Lonavala Photos

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GLOBAL VIPASSANA PAGODA

Global Vipassana Pagoda
Global Vipassana Pagoda
Global Vipassana Pagoda, a meditation hall, located in Gorai Mumbai, is a symbol of peace and harmony.

The main aim to construct such monument is to inform people about the life and teachings of Gautam Buddha.

The Global Pagoda at Gorai stands proud as the world's largest pillar less stone dome.

Timings
Daily (9 am to 7 pm)

Entry Fee
No Entry Fee (Free)

How to reach
Direct Bus Service (MBMT) is available from Bhayander Station (West) to Global Pagoda; Bus Route No.4; Bus Timings - Morning 6.30 AM till 6.45 PM in the evening; Bus Fare - Rs.13/-

Accommodation
Maxwell Hotel (Uttan-Gorai Road) # (022) 28452075 / 28451381
[Tariff : Rs.1450/- (for 4 Persons)]

Nearby Attractions
Gorai Beach, Essel World

Nearest Railway Station
Bhayander (Western Railway)

Global Vipassana Pagoda Photos

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Bhoomi Dev
Entrance Global Vipassana Pagoda Gorai Borivali Mumbai Maharashtra
Main Entrance
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DAHANU - BORDI BEACH

Dahanu Bordi Beach
BORDI BEACH - This beautiful beach is situated near Dahanu Road, in Thane District. The Bordi beach is a very safe beach as the water does not rise above the waist up to 400 meters. The entire stretch of the beach from Dahanu to Bordi is roughly 17 kilometers and very picturesque. The specialty of the beach is that it is natural and calm even though the beach is connected with outside town it is pristine and refreshing.

About Dahanu Road and Bordi
The area Dahanu Road is famous for fruit orchards. It boasts of some of the country's best Sapodilla (Chikoo) orchards. The Iranis and Parsis were the earliest settlers here and their culture adds a touch of the exotic to this place.

Bordi is known as the ideal education center. Smt. Anutai Wagh, the social activists and reformer, founded the Education Center here for tribes.

Nearest from Dahanu is Udvada in Gujarat State, the Mecca of Zoroastrians, where is situated a large and beautiful temple which houses the sacred fire. The amazing fact about this temple is that this fire has been kept alive for almost a millennium. The Zoroastrians invariably visit the place.

Best time to Visit Dahanu Bordi
Dahanu has a brisk air. The best time to visit Dahanu Bordi is during the winter (November to February).

Nearby Attractions
Mahalaxmi Mandir Dahanu, Dahanu Fort, Asavli Dam, Kalpataru Botanical Gardens, Mallinath Jain Tirth Kosbad Temple, Zoroastrian Atash Behram, Zoroastrian Heritage Museum

Hotels / Guest Lodge
Tapovan Retreat # 02528-254649
[Tariff : Rs.1100/- to Rs.1500/- (for 2 People); Extra Charges - Rs.400/- per each extra person]

How to reach Bordi Beach
Bordi beach is 24 Kilometers away from Dahanu Road Railway Station (W.R.) and if you want to go to Bordi; then you have to catch the shuttle train from Virar Station for Dahanu Road. Shuttle Trains ply regularly between Dahanu Road and Virar. Also there are some mail trains which halts at Dahanu Road. The place is also accessible from Mumbai - Ahmedabad Highway.

Distance
Dahanu Road to Bordi Beach - 24 Kilometers (By Road)
Mumbai to Dahanu Road - 138 kilometers (By Road) Via Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway


TARKARLI

Tarkarli Beach Kankavli
Tarkarli Beach
TARKARLI, 7 and half kilometers south of Malvan and 535 kilometers from Mumbai on the west coast, has a secluded golden beach with aquamarine waters. The major attraction here is the long and narrow stretch of beach with its pristine waters. On a clear day the sea bed upto a depth of 20 feet is clearly seen.

The Tarkarli beach has facilities of adventure sports like scuba diving, snorkeling.

The State Transport buses ply regularly from Mumbai, Kolhapur, and Pune to Malvan and from there to Tarkarli. Auto Rickshaws are also available from Malvan.

Nearby Attractions
Sindhudurg Fort, Mapurush Temple, Malvan Market, Golden Rock, Deo Bagh Beach, Nivati Beach, Sangam Point, Dolphin Point, Dhamapur lake, Bhagvati Temple

Accommodation Tarkarli
MTDC Resorts # 02365-252390 [Tariff : Rs.2200/- to Rs.4400/-; Extra Guest Rs.300]

House Boat Resort # 88792 22039 [Tariff Rs.7000/- to Rs.9200/-; Extra Guest Rs.1800/-]

Nearest Airport
Dabolim Airport (IATA : GOI, ICAO : VOGO)

Nearest Railway Station
Kankavli (Konkan Railway)

Distance
Kankavli to Tarkarli - 48 Kilometers (By Road) Via Mumbai Goa Rd., SH118
Mumbai to Tarkarli - 535 kilometers (By Road) Via NH4

Photo Gallery - Tarkarli

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SINDHUDURG

Sindhudurg Fort
Sindhudurg, an ocean fort and one of the best preserved forts of the Marathas, lies on a rocky island, just off the Malvan coast in Western India.

The Sindhudurg fort was constructed by Hiroji Indalkar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Architect, in 1667 and is spread over 16 hectares, with 3 kilometers long rampart, and massive walls that are 9 meters high. This is one of the finest sea fortress of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

The Sindhudurg fort houses the temple of Shivaji Maharaj, only one in the world, which was constructed by Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj, the youngest son of Shivaji Maharaj.

How to Reach Sindhudurg Fort
Via Boat from Malvan Jetty
[Journey Time - 15 Minutes]
[Boat Charges Rs.55/- per person]

Note
Time Limit - Only 1 Hour Time Limit - to explore the Sindhudurg Fort

Nearby Attractions
Tarkarli Beach, Kankeshwar Temple, Bhagwati Temple

Nearest Railway Station
Kudal Railway Station

Nearest Airport
Dabolim Airport (GOI)

Distance
Kudal to Malvan - 30 Kilometers (By Road)
Dabolim Airport to Malvan - 140 Kilometers (By Road)
Mumbai to Malvan - 514 kilometers (By Road)

MAHAKALI CAVES

The Mahakali Caves are located on a hill called Udaygiri Hill, in Andheri, the western suburb of Mumbai City.

The Mahakali Caves, which were known as Kondivita Caves earlier, are a group of 19 rock-cuts caves, were built during the Buddhist period.

Most caves are Buddhist monasteries but cave No.9 is Chaitya, a prayer hall, which comprises seven images of Lord Buddha.

Many archeologists, historians visit the Mahakali Caves every year.
Mahakali Caves Mumbai

HOW TO REACH MAHAKALI CAVES

Location
The Mahakali Caves are located near the Junction between the Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road and the SEEPZ.

By Road
You can take BEST Bus (Route No.333) from the Andheri Station (East) to the Mahakali Caves or hire an Auto from the Andheri Railway Station [Auto would cost you around INR 40/- to 50/-]

Nearest Railway Station
Andheri Railway Station (W.R.)

KONKAN RAILWAY TIME TABLE

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THANE TO PANVEL LOCAL TRAINS TIME TABLE

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99037 TNA PNVL LOCAL 20.45 Daily
99039 TNA PNVL LOCAL 21.34 Daily
99041 TNA PNVL LOCAL 22.52 Daily

BHIVPURI ROAD WATERFALLS

Bhivpuri Road Station - Central Railway
Bhivpuri Road, a small town located in Karjat Taluka, famous for its waterfalls, is a preferred destination for weekends during rainy season.

Bhivpuri Road station is in between Neral and Karjat (Central Railway).

Waterfalls are easily accessible by trekking which takes at least 30 minutes to reach.

HOW TO REACH BHIVPURI WATERFALLS
Get down in Karjat Station (east side) and take an auto rickshaw for Aashane Village.

Nearest Railway Station
Karjat Railway Station (C.R.)

Total Distance
96 Kilometers from Mumbai C.S.T.

Nearby Attractions
• Sai Baba Mandir (Bhivpuri)
• ND Studio (Karjat)
• Rambagh Point (Karjat)



BHIVPURI PHOTOS

Bhivpuri Road Waterfall
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SHANI SHINGANAPUR

Shani Shinganapur
Shani Shinganapur
This small village of about 3000 dwellings is famous for its Shree Shanishwar Temple which is said to be self-appeared shrine.

Peculiarity of this place is that the deity has no temple here.

The idol 5'-9" of height is placed on the plinth in the open.

Women however are not allowed to stand on the plinth to perform Puja.

Fairs are held on Shani Amavasya and Gudi Padwa.

It is amazing that the houses in the village have no doors. It is believed that the God Shani punishes those who enter the house for theft.

Shinganapur is merely 5 to 6 kilometers from Sonai Village in Nagpur District. 11 Kilometers from Ghodegaon Village on Pune - Aurangabad Road.

Nearest Railway Station - Shani Shinganapur
Shrirampur Railway Station

Nearest Airport - Shani Shinganapur
Aurangabad Airport (IXU)

Distance
Shrirampur to Shani Shinganapur - 60 Kilometers (By Road)
Aurangabad Airport to Shani Shinganapur - 87 Kilometers (By Road)

SHEGAON

Gajanan Maharaj Shegaon
Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj
Shegaon is a small town in Khamgaon Tehsil. It is famous for the Samadhi of Shree Gajanan Maharaj who dwelt here for about 32 years.

Gajanan Maharaj was a mystic saint whose early life is not known. He was as popular as Saibaba of Shirdi or Akkalkot Maharaj. He appeared in Shegaon, which was earlier a tiny village, in 1878 and took samadhi (Mausoleum) in the year 1910. Thousands of devotees come here from all over Maharashtra to pay their respects to the Samadhi every Thursday which is regarded as a special day.

Nowadays Shegaon is also known as Pandharpur of Vidarbha.

The temple of Shree Ram is constructed on the Samadhi of Shree Gajanan Maharaj. On the occasions of Ram Navmi and Rishi Panchami in Bhadrapad month of the Hindu Calender, fairs are held here.

The Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan Temple Trust runs the day to day affairs of the temple; is headed by the Managing Trustees who normally comes from the linage of Patil’s. The trust has undertaken many religious and charitable projects like Educational Institutes, Hospitals etc. In particular, it runs Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering (SSGMCE) and Shri Gajanan Maharaj English School.

Nearby Attractions
Shegaon has a tourist attraction called “Anand Sagar”, an INR 3 billion project. The area “Anand Sagar” is developed and maintained by Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir Trust. It surrounds the big artificial lake. It has a meditation center (Dhyan Mandir), an aquarium, temples, playgrounds, lush green lawns and open theatre where the “Light and Music” show is conducted for entertainment. It has been beautifully decorated with the state of art artifacts and carvings all over. An amusement park has also started with a mini train encircling the entire place.

Shree Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan Daily Schedule
05.00 Kakad Aarti
06.00 Abhishek
11.00 Aarti, Mahaprasad
16.00 Pravachan
17.30 Aarti
20.00 Bhajan
21.00 Kirtan, Shejaarti

Shegaon Hotels / Shegaon Bhakta Niwas
Bhakta Niwas # (07279) 252018 / 252251 / 253376

How to reach Shegaon
Nearest Railway Station : Shegaon (Central Railway) [Mumbai Calcutta Route]
Nearest Airport to Shegaon : Akola Airport (Code:AKD/VAAK)

Distance
Mumbai to Shegaon - 560 Kilometers (By Road) via NH3
Shegaon Station to Anand Sagar - 3 Kilometers (By Road)
Akola Airport to Shegaon - 53 Kilometers (By Road)

Anand Sagar Photos

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Anand Sagar ShegaonAnand Sagar Shegaon

RENUKADEVI OF MAHUR

Renuka Devi Mahur, Yellamma
Renuka Devi, Mahur
The temple of the goddess Renuka is situated in Mahur Village of Nanded District.

Renukadevi is the mother of Lord Parshuram. Hence Mahur is also known as Mata Pur. It is also the birthplace of Lord Dattatraya. A big fair is held here every year during Navratri festival.

In Mahur also are the ancient temples of the goddess Anusaya, goddess Kalika and others. Mahurgad fort is two and half kilometers away from Mahur. It is a land fort built in the 12th Century.

Mahur Temple Festivals
Navratri

for Pooja (Brahmin/Pandit)
Arvind Deo-(02460) 268403
Chandrakant Bhopi-(02460) 268401

Accommodation Mahur
Bhakta Niwas (Mahur) # 02460-268651
Ekvira Dham (Mahur) # 02460-268680

Nearby Places to Visit
Mahurgad Fort, Mahur Caves, Dattatreya Temple, Anusaya Temple, devdeveshwar Temple, Parshuram Temple, Pandav Leni, Mahur Museum

Nearest Airport Mahur
Nagpur Airport (Code:NAG)

Nearest Railway Station Mahur
Kinwat (South Central Railway)

Distance
Kinwat to Mahur - 47 Kilometers (By Road)
Nagpur Airport to Mahur - 216 Kilometers (By Road) Via NH7, NH204
Mumbai to Mahur - 778 kms (By Road)