The Junnar region in Maharashtra has the largest number of rock-cut caves in India, numbering over 200 independent excavations and spread over the four hills. All the caves here belong to the Hinayana phase and are datable from mid 3rd century B.C. to late 3rd century A.D.
The presence of so many rock cut excavations with a large number of associated inscriptions (enabling paleographical study) makes Junnar a prominent site for the study of rock cut architecture in India.
Naneghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range near Junnar in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India.
The name “Nane” means “coin” and “Ghat” means “pass”. The name is given because this path was used as a tollbooth to collect tolls from traders crossing the hills.
Kukadeshwar Mandir or Temple is located in the Pur village on the bank of Kukdi River at a distance of 15 Km from Junnar on its western side in the Pune district of Maharashtra. It has been built as per Hemadpanti architecture. The site of the temple looks amazingly beautiful and the Kukdi River on its northern side adds to its beauty.
It is a popular temple of Lord Shiva which is noted for its splendid carvings and sculptures on the inner and outer walls of the temple. It lies in close proximity to Chavand Fort, also known as Fort of Prasannagad at a distance of a mere 3 Km. The roof of this temple is currently in a dilapidated state but renovation is being carried out.
Deccan > Aundh > nashik Phata > Narayangav > Junnar (Base)
06:00 – Deccan
06:15 – Aundh
06:30 – Nashik Phata