Alandi, also known as Devachi Alandi-a God's place, is a city and a municipal council in Pune district of Maharashtra. It is a famous place of pilgrimage. It is located on the bank of Indrayani River. It is famous for its historic collection of Shivling and Samadhi of the saint poet Dnyaneshwar. Although it celebrates two major festivals every year, many pilgrims visit Alandi frequently from all over Maharashtra all the year.
Places to Stay
Many budget hotels nearby Alandi are Bhakta Niwas (Tariff - Rs. 100), Pratik Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 200), Hotel Monika (Tariff - Rs. 500), and Akshay Hotel & Lodge (Tariff - Rs. 500).
The official language spoken here is Marathi. Other languages include Hindi and English.
Alandi celebrates festivals every year on Kartika Vadya Ekadashi. Palakhi festival is held on Ashadh on Ekadashi.
Places to Visit
Many religious temples and attractions in Alandi are Vitthala-Rakhumai Temple, Siddhabet, Sant Jalaram Temple, Sant Tukaram Samadhi, Sambhaji Raje Bhosle Samadhi (6 km), Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Znyaneshwari Mandir, and Vitthal-Rakhumai temple.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Alandi is the Pune Airport, which is about 10 km from Alandi.
Nearest railways station to Alandi is in Pune (10 km), which connects to all major station across India.
Alandi has good road network connecting to all other major cities in India. There are luxury coach buses to Pune from Goa and Maharashtra. Regular buses ply from Swargate and Pune Station to Alandi. Priyanka Tours & Travels, Dattakrupa Tours & Travels, and Sairam Travels are few of the private bus operators providing the best service. You can get discounts on bus tickets through TicketGoose.com, one of the popular bus booking websites.