Kanifnath temple near Pune
Kanifnath is one the nine naths of Navnath Sampradaya. He is known as Hindu saint and great Mahayogi. He believed in god Dattaterya. This temple is dedicated to him and is believed that he did tapascharya here.
How to reach Kanifnath temple
There are couple of ways to reach this temple
1. Bopdev Ghat via Saswad Katraj by pass road
2. Hadapsar Sawad road(For Trekkers)
First option is good for people who want to reach to temple directly by Bike or Car.
Second option is good for trekking.This is one of the best trekking spot near Pune to go with family or friends.
Bopdev Ghat via Saswad Katraj by pass road
From Pune reach khadi machine chowk on katraj saswad by pass road. If your are coming from katraj side you need to take right and from hadapasr side take left.
You can ask for bopdev ghat. Once you cross bhopdev ghat you will see big board on left for kanifnath temple which reaches to top of the temple.
Hadapsar Saswad road(For Trekkers)
For this you need to reach hadapsar saswad road. Move towards saswad. Just before devya ghat there is road on the right side to reach the kanifnath temple base. That road is just before the bhel chai shops on the highway.
You can ask for kanifnath road there. Road is in poor condition. There is parking space at the base of mountain.
How much time it takes to reach Kanifnath temple:
It takes around 25 mins from Hadapsar to reach the base of kanifnath mountain.
It is one of best half day picnic spot near pune.
It takes around 30 mins via bopdev ghat from kadhi machine chowk.
There is parking space for cars and bike at the base of mountain. From there it takes around 45 mins to 1 hour to
reach the temple.
Details of Temple and area:
Kanifanth temple is very unique temple where there is small entrance for only men to enter. They have to crawl to get in. Women are not allowed inside. Men have to remove shirt(topless) and leather material if any. Temple is good and clean.
There are small shops for nasta famous for matki bhel.