Famous Temples in India


Pune, Maharashtra, India



The main deity of this temple is Lord Omkareshwar who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Interesting Facts

  • Other than being a shire to Lord Shiva, the temple also has the samadhi of Chimaji Appa which makes this sacred space even more alluring for the visitors.
  • It is also believed that Annapurna, Chimaji Appa’s wife had committed Sati in this very premises after his death in 1741.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - March to May (39°C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (35°C during the day and 25°C during night)Lowest - December to February (34°C during day and 16°C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Shanivarwada Bus Stand
1 KM 1800221250
Shivaji Nagar Railway Station
2 KM 139
Pune International Airport
12 KM 912026683232


The temple has a spectacular architecture and boasts of Maratha designs which includes Nagara style. The white dome of the temple is made of soft soap stone. Shikhara engraved with deities like Ganesh, Dattaguru, Vyas and others. The spacious verandah and ornamented columns add to the grandeur of the place. The columns here are in different shapes of circles, polygons, squares and have intricate carvings on them. The Shivling is situated in the Garbhagriha which has a different calming energy to it that helps in reconnecting with your spiritual side. The white dome of the temple is made of soft soap stone.

Nandi Mandap - As you enter the shrine through a gateway, you can see a beautiful mandap a home of Nandi Maharaj. The idol of Nandi was washed away with the strong current of flooding waters. The locals had to pull the heavy Nandi idol and place it back to its original position. As you move ahead between the main Garbhagriha and the Nandi Mandap lies an Agni Kunda, a ceremonial fireplace.


The temple was built by Chimaji Appa, a commander of the Maratha Empire and Peshwa Bajirao between 1740 to 1760 on the banks of Mutha river. Revolutionaries like Lokmanya Tilak and Veer Savarkar assembled near the Omkareshwar temple at a spot known as ‘Taalim’. Veer Savarkar along with his followers had gathered at the Taalim to light a bonfire of British goods. Temple proclaims the splendor of the fallen Peshwa Empire. Chimaji Appa, commander of Maratha Empire and brother of Bajirao Peshwa provided donations to built the temple.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM 04:00 PM - 08:30 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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