Wakad Chowk 1/3 by Tripoto

Wakad Chowk

Gunjan Deshmukh
Since many of my friends were busy, I asked my wife if she is interested and she nodded positively. We decided to start early in the morning to avoid the heat. We left at 5-30 AM on my bike and took the route within Pune city as suggested by the Maps. It was still dark and very cold in the morning. It is a pleasant experience riding in Dive ghat when sunrise happens and sun-rays falling on the surrounding hills.
Gunjan Deshmukh
I, Venkatesh and Pawan started by car at 7:30 AM. We had breakfast on the way. We reached Junnar at 10 AM and headed straight to Kukdeshwar temple. It is a Lord Shiva temple carved out from a single rock.
Gunjan Deshmukh
Pawan was generous to take out his car. We picked Siddamma up and started via old Pune-Mumbai highway. We reached Malavali railway station around 9 AM, had breakfast in Bhaje village.
Gunjan Deshmukh
These are the two places that can be visited in half day from Wakad, Pune. It's a trip that can be taken up with entire family. The road to these is motor-able and you would not have to walk much. Below is the route we had taken.