Know About splendid and eventful tour of Ancient Religious City Pandharpur , Maharashtra – Pandharpur Pilgrimage Tour & Travel Guide

Sacred city Pandharpur or Pandarpur is home of Shree Vitthal and Rukmini, Deity [Kul Devait] of Maharshtra. City is among the most visited pilgrimage cities of the country. The place is considered as the most popular pilgrimage destination in Maharashtra.

Since the ancient times Pandharpur city is famous as Southern Kashi and probably the only worship place in the world where on behalf of government official worship is performed by state Chief Minister on Ashad Ekadashi Day [July - August] when million of devotees gathered here.

Main temple premise starts with Namdev Payari and ends at the Pashchim Dwar is located in a premises with about 25 other temples close to banks of Chandarbhaga river. Ashad Ekadashi is considered as the most auspicious day for the city. Devotees from all parts of Maharashtra visit city on this day, which is known as Pandharpur Dindi.

Pandharpur is also birth place of famous painter and Hindi Film Producer M.F. Hussain. Though most of devotees found accommodation with either at Yatri Niwas but Still there are many hotels in Pandharpur to provide comfortable stay to tourist. As for as dining Pandharpur hotel and restaurants offer a menu dominated by vegetarian and Maharashtrian recipes. Do remember these are quite spicy.

Vital Tourist Information : Pandharpur

Location :
Pandharpur is located in the west of famous city Solapur in the Maharashtra on the banks of river Bhima more popularly known as Chandrabhaga.

Near By City : Kolhapur

State : Maharashtra [India]

Famous as / For :
Vithobha Temple - Pilgrimage City

Weather & Climate :
Pandharpur experience typical seasonal climate. Wet and humid in rains, dry and hot in summers and chilly cool in winters.

Temperature :
Summer : Max. 44°C Min. 22°C
Winter : Max. 33°C Min. 12°C

Best Time to Visit :
Being a religious destination climate doesn't prove hurdle for the devotees hence Pandharpur have inflow of visitors through out the year.

Spoken Languages :
Marathi - Hindi [English speaking limited to a selective lot from tourism industry]

Dining / Food Facility :
City hotels offers range of cuisines but dinning is dominated by Indian food and traditional spicy Maharashtrian cuisines.

Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Pandharpur is not a great place for shopping. There are many shops solely for items of worship. Tourist often purchase idol of deity

Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Laxmi Temple - Pundalik Temple - Shri Ram Temple - Trimakeshwar Temple - Vishnupad Temple

How To Reach Pandharpur Maharashtra [India]

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Pandharpur is quite effectively accessible by train journey. City have daily direct train for Mumbai. Kolhapur Nagpur train route via Kurduwadi has created new options for train journey to Pandharpur.

Road Travel / Bus Route :
Pandarpur is best accessed by road travel as city is connected with almost all cities of state on bus routes.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Pandharpur is not on the domestic air travel map of India. Kolhapur, Pune and Solapur are the nearest airports