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“My Biking trip to Shivthar Ghal” 5 of 5 bubbles
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“My Biking trip to Shivthar Ghal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2008

Fascinating Spots :
Ascending the steps we reach the building constructed by “Shivthar Ghal Shree Sunder math Samiti”. The organization has provided many facilities to all who come to this sacred place. They have maintained the sanctity of the place and keep it clean. In the main hall we see a portrait of Ramdas Swami. A small well-built path leads to the main cavern where Ramdas Swami used to meditate. This place is beyond our imagination. No words can describe its beauty. A waterfall outside the cavern adds to the beauty of the place. We can realize why Ramdas Swami chose this place to compose Dasbodha.
On the plateau above the cavern, there are remnants of the palace of Chandrarao More, the sworn enemy of Swarajya. From here we can have a glimpse of Rajgad, Raigad, Pratapgad and Torna.

S.T. buses ply regularly from Mumbai, Kalyan and Pune to Mahad. Vehicles can take us up to the foothills of Shivthar Ghal. From here we have to ascend about 100 steps to reach the cave. This is the most convenient and trodden way. The villages that we pass through are Kumbhe Shivthar, Kasbe Shivthar and Ambe Shivthar.
Another way to the cavern is through Kasbe Shivthar. One has to come via Gopya Ghat from Pune and has to follow the following route; Rajgad-Bhutonde-river Belvandi-Mountain of Kumbale-Gopya Ghat-Kasbe Shivthar-Shivthar Ghal. The route is tough and time consuming.
Accommodation Facility :
Good lodging facilities by Shivthar Ghal Shree Sunder math Samiti.
Food Facility :
One should carry the raw materials, and can people there prepare the food.
Drinking Water Facility :
Water is available in all seasons.
Time To Reach :
15 minutes to the cavern from tar road

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pune
1 review
“Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2008

They say the history and commerce of a city determines the image and its mould. Being the cultural capital of Maharashtra much can be attributed to the majestic history of this place, which has given the country leaders like Shivaji and Lokmanya Tilak. One of the prime getaways from Pune are the hills and the forts around it.


There are a number of interesting historical sights a short distance out of Pune that can be seen over a few days, if you plan your time right.

The charm of this quaint city of Pune is around it in the forts, the caves and the other adventurous treks around the little mountains and hillocks! Some of these sights have great relevance in the history of the Marathas.


And Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar, located in the Sahyadris, are quaint, pretty places for a relaxing few days

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pune
1 review
“Sinhgad is the best place to visit in pune.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2008

Hi

I am from pune.There are may place where u can visit and enjoy.
However i will suggest you to visit sinhgad fort in pue.

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Pune
1 review
1 helpful vote
“About Pune City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2008

Much has changed in Pune City. What once was the captial city of the Peshwas, the Eton of the East and the bastion of Marathi culture and language has now turned into the IT industry’s new hot spot populated by over 5 million people and has more two-wheelers on its roads than any other city in our country. The change has been both good and bad as Pune is now one of the top destinations for jobs in the services sector and at the same tiime is barely managing to provide basic facitlities like water, electricity and infrastructure to all its citizens. Puneri culture is also being diluted as the city becomes more populated and cosmopilitan.

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Worst Place for FOOD Poisoning and Delhi Belly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2007

I write excellent as this was the best adventure I think I have had. However, for cleanliness and a recognizable culture, do not go to Pune...Real dirty and stinky

Sorry...

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