If you are desirous of soaking your mind , body and soul in the natural bounties of wondrous terrains and savoring the delights of pure spiritual bliss, then Neelkantheshwar temple in Pune is for you. Sitting atop a small hillock, this temple poses as an ideal weekend getaway from the maddening crowds and offers hours of rejuvenation and spell-binding views.
A steep climb of 45 minutes brings you closer to this famous Shiva Temple. Here, you cannot travel by your rental/ own vehicle and need to approach the temple by walking –so be prepared. It is well advised to avoid the period of 11am -4pm, as it can become excessively hot and make your climb all the more cumbersome. However, the pleasant taste of butter milk and nibu pani sold by local vendors make this ascent bearable.
The best time to begin your climb towards the sprawling complex of Neelkantheshwar temple is after 4pm in the evening or before 11 am. It takes almost 90 minutes to reach the summit. Once on top, you can enjoy mesmerizing views of the valley below, pay your reverence to the chief deities of the temple and enjoy hours of peace and serenity in its exquisite environs.
|Timings||All days of the week 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|