This is my most favorite place to visit, a beautiful temple called as “Ghoradeshwar ” situated near Ghorawadi. This is a “Shivlinga” temple at the hill top with beautiful nature view. Pretty clam and quite place with breeze of gentle wind which you can feel while sitting at the table top land in between the climb to the temple.
There is also water available in engraved tanks near the temple, so that you can wash your feet before you enter the temple 🙂
|Name||Ghorwadeshwar temple of Lord Shiva|
|Location||on the way to Talegaon on old Pune Mumbai road, just before the Toll Plaza|
|Base village||Gorawadi village|
|ghoradeshwar temple history||Not known to local people
On Wikipedia also less information is available,
|Height||about 790 meters|
|Suitable for||Half day family visit, small trek, Shiv Puja|
|Difficulty level||Easy, about 300 steps, half an hour walk till the hill top.
This is an easy trek for kids they will love it.
|Food||No food available, you need to carry on your own|
|Water||Water available in cistern on top, however better to carry your own drinking water|
|Parking||Ample parking of car and two wheeler available at foothill|
This snap of Shivlinga is one of the memorable moments, since it is showing evening (~6 pm) sunlight fallen on the Shivalinga. It looks amazing and u can also feel that the person who has though of this beauty, of course in many temples in India this is given due respect as one of the requirement. So if u want to see this u can reach there ~ sunset time (and at the beginning of Uttarayan)
View of Ghorwadeshwar caves from outside
Clean and ample amount of water is available in cistern at top of hill
I like this place a lot and hence recommend you to visit it, if u r staying at Chinchwad, it will not take than an hour to complete this visit. ( 15 mins to reach the Ghoradeshwar hill, 20 mins to climb upto the temple, 10 mins rest and Darshan of Shivlinga, 15 mins to step down the hill, 15 mins to return to Chinchwad)
Now a days we have started climbing this hill every week, which started from baseline of 20 minutes of climb with 2 stops in between, and by the forth week we are able to climb in 12 minutes + non-stop 🙂
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