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Bhandara Dongar Dehu
Bhandara Dongar Dehu also known as Bhandara hill. It is located in Talegaon Dhabade, Near Induri village around Pune. At the top of the hill, there is Sant Tukaram Maharaj temple known as a pilgrimage place. This is an amazing place to visit for beautiful views and landscapes during the rainy season.
There are some hidden Buddhist caves on the Bhandara hill. Bhandara Dongar Dehu is one of the good scenic place near Talegaon.
I visited Bhandara hill in Monsoon in mid-June. I had started my journey from Pune to Bhandara Dongar Dehu. The journey took me 1.30 hours. After reaching Talegaon thereafter by crossing Indrayani River the Bhandara hill entry gate was just 1 km away. This gate represents Bhandara Dongar as it was written over there.
From this point, the elevation started. The road was of good quality and broad. The ride from the start till the peak was very good, and we enjoyed it a lot. It’s around 2 km journey from the base.
We went by car and before reaching the top, we noticed one sunset point on the way. There is one barrier before reaching the temple. The car needs to park before this barrier. The Sant Tukaram Maharaj main temple’s distance is around 200 meters from the barrier.
Sant Tukaram Maharaj Temple
There is one ancient temple of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. Bhandara Dongar was the favorite place of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. He used to come here regularly, He loves nature and peace and wrote all his spiritual poems here. “Vrikshwali Amaha Soyari Vanchari” Abhang Rasagrahan was also written here.
Construction of new Temple of Sant Tukaram Maharaj
Bhandara Dongar Trust is constructing a new temple of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. It looks like a very huge temple. Its prototype image has been put in front of main premises before going up, there will be many facilities for visitors to stay here including car parking, The base of the temple has been completed.
A Buddhist cave was investigated by archaeologists in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is believed that these caves were built by Monk and Nun and not their followers, these caves are still of great importance and many people do not know about them yet, this cave site or lesser-known cave sites, these caves are Buddhist rock -cut is the architectural terminology of the architecture
I would say if you want to visit this place along with your family, you should prefer to travel by car. If you are a couple, then you can use a two-wheeler also. You can also plan Induri fort because it is situated on the way to Bhandara hill if you are coming from the Talegaon side. It
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Bhandara Dongar Vlog
Gallery – Bhandara Dongar images
How to Reach Bhandara Dongar Dehu
Induri Fort is 36 km from Pune and 3 km from Talegaon on Talegaon Chakan road in Induri Gaon. Taxi can be taken to reach Induri. Regular uses are available from Pune to Talegaon. Talegaon can be reached by Local train also. The nearest railway station is Talegaon.
Address Bhandara Dongar Dehu
Talegaon-Chakan Rd, Near Induri Village
Timing – It can be visited any time.
No entry fees for this religious place and Buddhist caves
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