Going on with my posts on Lonavala, here is the post on Narayani Dham. I used to view this place, every time I travelled to Bangalore by bus, and wondered about it. Then only to be told by one of my friends who visited Narayani Dham. Being just next to Mumbai-Pune Expressway, you can easily get a glimpse on this place while travelling. On one of our drives to Pune, we planned a visit to the Dham. We took the first Lonavala exit on the Expressway and that made us to take a tour of whole Lonavala city to reach the place.
Dedicated to goddess Narayani, the temple is a beautiful white marble structure. The entrance is a 4 storeyed structure, there are fountains lined up on the pathway from entrance to temple. I had seen few of the pics on net, with beautiful view of the temple from the entrance, but when we visited the pathway was covered with roof and that hide the complete view of the temple, not sure if that arrangement was permanent.
The deities are beautifully decorated with glittering jeweleries. There is accommodation and veg food available at the dham. Other attraction for kids here is Goshala, where you can feed the cows.
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