Photograph Courtesy: Niemru/Wikimedia Commons

Photograph Courtesy: Niemru/Wikimedia Commons

The state of Maharashtra is home to some marvelous tourist gems. Some of these are famous and extremely popular on the tourism circuit. Others are not so well-known which makes them all the more alluring and untouched. One such place is the Lenyadri caves near Junnar in Maharashtra’s Pune district. Also called Ganesa Lena, Lenyadri is known for its set of 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves. One of the caves (cave 7) has been converted into a Ganesha temple and is part of the 8 revered Ganesha temples (Ashtavinayak) of Maharashtra. These caves date back to as far as 1st and 3rd century AD. (ALSO SEE Best Offbeat Places near Mumbai to Visit in 2018) Here are all the details on how to reach Lenyadri in Maharashtra by road, train and flight.Also Read - Best Places to Visit near Mumbai in April 2018

How to reach Lenyadri by road

Lenyadri is situated at a distance of 155 km from Mumbai and just 96 km from the city of Pune. It takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach by road from Pune via NH 60. Several state buses run from Pune to Junnar. Lenyadri is just around 7 km from Junnar. Here is the route to reach Lenyadri by road from Pune. Also Read - Best Family Resorts near Mumbai for Winter Holidays 2017

If you are driving down from Mumbai, the road trip will take close to 3 hours and 45 minutes. Here’s the route to reach Lenyadri from Mumbai: Also Read - How to Reach Bhushi Dam in Maharashtra by Road, Train and Flight

How to reach Lenyadri by train

Junnar does not have a railway station making Pune the nearest railhead from Lenyadri caves. Pune is well-connected by rail to all prominent parts of India. CHECK OUT Andro village – one of the finest offbeat locations in India

How to reach Lenyadri by flight

The nearest airport to Lenyadri is Pune airport. It is well-connected to all major parts of India and the world. From Pune airport, you can take a private vehicle, cab or bus to reach Lenyadri caves via Junnar following the route mentioned above.

So, the next time you feel like taking an offbeat trip, consider the caves of Lenyadri.