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Alandi

State: 

Alandi, also known as Devachi Alandi - God's place, is mainly known for housing the samadhi of Sant Dnyaneshwar, a popular saint of Maharashtra. The city also serves as the venue of the Palakhi festival, celebrated every year in the month of Ashadh.

History: 

Sant Dnyaneshwar - a famous saint in Maharashtra - was born in Apegaon near Paithan. But Alandi is the place famous for his Samadhi. Sant Dnyaneshwar spent his short life here. He inspired the entire Maharashtra to worship Lord Panduranga. "Dnyaneshwari" - his famous manuscript (holy book) will always remind him.

Accessibility: 

By Air: Nearest airport to Alandi is at Pune which is at a distance of 25 km away from Alandi.

By Rail: Nearest railhead is at Pune which is an important railway junction connected to all major railheads in India.

By Road: Alandi is well connected by State owned road transports. Luxury coach buses are available up to Pune from all major cities in Maharashtra and Goa.

District: 
Pune
Location: 
25 km east of Pune, on the banks of the Indrayani River
STD Code: 
0212
Termperature: 
Summer 22-40°C, Winter 10-23°C
Best time to visit: 
October to March
Famous For: 
Being home to the samadhi of Sant Dnyaneshwar