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Review of Sri Balaji Mandir

Sri Balaji Mandir
Ranked #4 of 275 things to do in Pune
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Pune, India
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Must visit”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Its a must visit place if you are in Pune. The temple is well maintained, premises are very clean, very peaceful atmosphere and overall its a very quiet and peaceful place.

Visited February 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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“LIKE TIRUPATHI”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Visiting Sri Balaji Temple here is almost like Tirumala. The temple cleanliness is amazing for the crowd it handles. It is a divine place and you get real god vibrations, once you are inside the temple. It makes you wonder that in these times also that some one have created a temple like the old days, with dedication and love for the All Mighty. A must visit if you have the time.

Visited December 2011
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“awesome”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

beautiful temple of shree balaji.. Cool and clean environment.. 50kms from pune city an awesome place to see and spend time

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New Delhi, India
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22 attraction reviews
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“Ultimate Divine”
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Hardly 50-60 kms from pune Narayanpur Balaji temple is a place worth visit. Replica of original tirupati Balaji temple. In offerings you get the big ladoo too same as Tirupati. This falls in Mumbai-Banglore highway. Road is pretty good and lot of roadside dhabas to enjoy outside meal. Temple has big parking space and they offer free meal coupon(bhandara) but the queue is always too long. Its a must visit place.

Visited November 2011
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Pune, India
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“Govinda Govinda”
Reviewed 12 December 2011

The temple is very well maintained and if you visit quite early in the day (they open at 5 AM) , you can see the main deity in a matter of minutes whereas on a weekend or in the later half of the day, quite a queue builds up. In summer, the ground gets really hot and it can be quite an experience to reach the comfort of the shade from the point where you leave your slippers.

Route from Pune to Narayanpur: I stay in Magarpatta, so all the routes mentioned start at Magarpatta! Go towards hadapsar market. Do not go over the flyover, go tothe left of it. Once you see the hadapsar bus stand (to the right, when going from magarpatta), you have to go around it . You have to go on this quite a long distance to reach Saswad village. You will cross a Ghat section to reach Saswad. Once you reach here, you would see a bus stand (a bigger bus stop to be precise!) and also a Sivaji Statue (not a good landmark, as there are hundreds of Sivaji statues all over Maharashtra). Beyond this bus stand, you will see sign boards for Narayanpur. The moment you take this turn, you will enter a maze of extremely small streets. After crossing this village, the greenery starts to open up. This road will take you right into Narayanpur and to the Balaji temple beyond that.

Visited July 2011
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