With this you can save about 100 kms.Take this road if you want to avoid traffic and travelling during day time and there is no roadside help like gas station/food and Auto service(Puncture wala)
Pune->Hadapsar road-->URLI-->Patas-->Bhigvan-Indapur.At Tembhurni phata(Junction) take a roard to BARSHI, Barshi road goes to Latur and Tuljapur.Take a road to Tuljapur and thats all.Then take a road to Akkalkot which is about 45 Kms.From AKKALKOT take a road to SOLAPUR. Solapur to Pandharpur (Stay at Pandharpur)-Then take a road to Mahad for returining to Pune.Then its Pandharpur-Natepute-Phaltan-Jejuri-Saswad-Pune.At NATEPUTE ,afet natepute take a left turn for SHIKHAR SHINGNAPUR which is 13 kms only.. great Shiva Temple, must see.
- Dont pay a single penney to These PUJARI's ( I dont want to blam Bramins ,but all Pujari's are Bhikaris no matter what caste he is )
- If you can visit any temple early morning u can make it in maxt 30 minutes standing in queue else best view is take a surrounding view, its up to you.
- Good Hotesl in Pandharpur- Hotel Aishwarya, Hotel Shamiyana,Shree Gajanana Math.