Chinchwad Ganesh Temple


Ganapati Temple is regarded as the most beautiful temple in south Maharashtra. It is situated on the banks of river Krishna at Sangli. Thorle (elder) Chintamanrao Patwardhan consecrated the idol in 1843.The temple has been artistically built with black stone brought from Jyotibha hills. There is a platform, a hall and a 'Nagarkhana' inside the vast two acres complex of the temple. The entrance door has been carved out of different coloured natural wood.

The idol of the Lord Ganapati is made of copper. The idol has been kept in a way that it is visible from any part of Ganapati Peth. It looks so beautiful when the silvery rays of evening sun brighten the face of the Ganapati idol.Ganapati festival is celebrated with great religious fervour for five days from Bhadrapad Shuddha Chaturthi.

This temple is also known as Moraya Gosavi Temple. It is a well maintained and is very old. It is situated on the banks of river 'Pawana'. The small ghat on the backside of the temple is very pretty and the quiet atmosphere here pleases the mind. One will not believe that such a quiet place is in such a crowded town. The idol of Lord Ganesh is very beautiful. One can find the holy atmosphere near the temple.

Location info:

District: Pune, Maharashtra
Nearest City: Pune
Best time to visit: October to May.


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Chinchwad is an old town about ten miles from Pune and one can find its references in Shivaji's and Peshwa's periods. The Ganesh temple in Chinchwad is very famous place and every year, the Yatra takes place in the month of 'Shravan'. The 'Moraya Gosavi' temple is pride for Chinchwad. It is associated with the 14th century Saint Moravi Gosavi.

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A procession was held on behalf of ‘Hindu Nava-varsha Swagat Samiti’ in which information was given about spiritual significance of ‘Gudhi Padva’ to people from Pimpri and Chinchwad. The procession began with performing ‘puja’ of Bharatmata and the ‘Dharma-dhvaja’. Thereafter, child-seekers of Sanatan Sanstha enlightened people with the help of banners and slogans, on why ‘Gudhi Padva’ should be celebrated as New Year. The procession ended in a meeting that was addressed by Shri. Ramesh Shinde, the spokesperson of HJS for the State.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji's Fort:
Raigad Fort has a historical significance in India and Maharashtra. Also known as capital of Swarajya(Freedom), this fort was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, one of the great heros of India.Shivaji Maharaj,Founder and King of the Maratha Empire, fought against various rulers to defend freedom in the 17th Century. He chose rairi fort as his capital and renamed it to Raigad.

Raigad fort (also known as Raigarh or Kille Raigad) lies in the western mountain range of India called the Sahyadris. Due to its strategic location and strong constuction this was a fort from where shivaji could safely rule his empire. This well preserved fort has many things to see and is an architecture's paradise. It has well engineered structures, artistic monuments, palaces and From this fort one can see other grand forts like Rajgad, Torna and Pratapgad

Appughar in Nigdi:
Rides of Appu Ghar. As this park of Pune enjoys convenient location, it can be reached very easily by availing city buses that run on a regular basis. From Pune station, the tourists can avail the direct buses to reach Appu Ghar. By taking those buses, tourists can easily reach this park within a few minutes. Pune Junction Railway Station is the nearest station from Appu Ghar.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Pune Reailway station
Nearest Airport:Pune,airport
Road Transport:Pune being a major commercial city of Maharashtra is well connected by road

Nearest Visiting places:

Raja Denkar Kelkar Museum:
Creation of the passionate efforts of a single person, Dr. D.G.Kelkar, the museum has a vast collection of unique and peculiar exhibits. The collection is eclectic and exceptional. In a pleasant change from the other well-known museums of India, the Raja Denkar Kelkar museum exhibits the diversity of India's culture in a subtle and delightful way. The elephant-shaped foot scrubber, a brass scorpion that reveals a secret lock and eight images of Lord Ganesha carved on a bean make it a place to see in Pune.

Tribal Museum:
This museum houses interesting artifacts that were excavated from the Sahyadri and Gondhwa regions of Maharashtra. The archaeologists will surely find this museum an amazing one.

Shaniwar Waada:
This impressive palace was constructed by the Peshwas in the year 1736. The imposing brass studded gates and lotus pools are the only major attractions left in this palace as it was destroyed by a huge fire in the year 1827. This palace is counted among the major tourist attractions in Pune and it is now recognized as symbol of Pune culture. Don’t miss out the 'Light & Sound Show' which is held here every evening.

Aga Khan Palace:
This palace is an important highlight of this town and flaunts beautiful arches, gracious building having salons, suites and spacious lawns. The palace holds a lot of historical importance since during the 1942 Quit India Movement, Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba Gandhi were placed under house arrest by the British in this building. You must not miss this palace when you travel to Pune.

Parvati Hill temples:
It is a splendid temple built by Balaji Baji Rao and occupies a significant place for the pilgrim tourists. You have to climb 108 steep and narrow steps in order to reach the hill top temple. Formerly it was the private shrine of the Peshwas. It also houses Parvati museum featuring portraits of Peshwas, ancient manuscripts and coins. From the top of the temple you can get the awe-inspiring views of the town.

Bund Garden:
This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Pune and is also known as Mahatma Gandhi Udhayan. It is located on the right bank of the Mula-Mutha Rivers and was built by Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy to provide the poor with water during hot months of the summers. The adventure enthusiasts can indulge here in boat rides and horse offers online information on the Pune Tourist Attractions and also offers useful inputs about Pune.

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Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:
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