Weekend was coming and it was month of July and that too in Maharashtra , it was impossible for me to sit at home so I started searching for some places near Pune and finally landed on one name known as Nilkhantheshwar from google. So convinced my family member and decided to explore this not so popular destination in magical monsoon season.
This place is situated approximately 40 km from Pune and you can reach there in approximately one and half hours ( depending on traffic and roads conditions). After leaving the Pune city lush green fields , romantic weather and fresh air and drizzling welcomed me for this small hike.Lush green rice field , small ponds and chirping of birds will refresh you.
Nilkhanteshwar is situated between two dams names Panshet and Warasgao. There is a beautiful Shiva temple situated on a small hill and the name of this place originated from this temple only. After a bumpy ride you will reach at the foot hill of small hill from where you need to trek for approximately for 40-50 minutes.
After reaching temple take blessings of God and start exploring the place. They have created the statues of various deities and incidents of religious stories. But what mesmerized me was spectacular views. Believe me none of the photos are photo shopped and I have decided to put them as it is so you can see how artistic our nature is. So this monsoon be ready to explore this beautiful place with your family.
Best time to Visit- Late Monsoon
Time Required- 1 day
Have your own vehicle to reach this place and well equipped with monsoon gears and be ready to walk little.