Tourism, places to visit in Pandharpur on vacations with family. A Tourist attractions and Travel Guide for places to visit near Pandharpur to see picnic spots & travel destinations on trip with your loved ones.
About the City
Pandharpur is one of the most prominent pilgrimage places in Maharashtra. It is located on the banks of the Bhimā river, which is alternatively known as Chandrabhāgā because of its half-moon-like shape. The city is named after a great merchant, Pundalik, who achieved self-realization there.
Pandharpur, also known as Pandhari, hosts the renowned Vitthal temple on the banks of Bhimā. “”Vithoba””, “”Pāndurang””, and “”Pandharināth”” are the popular alternate names of the deity, Viththal, who is regarded in Hinduism as a form of Lord Krishna. Krishna is considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Rakhumāi or Rukmini is Viththal’s consort in the temple.
The worship of Vitthal in the Pandharpur temple is based mainly on the contents of the Puranas, and the contributions of the Vaishnav saints of Maharashtra and Karnataka during the 13th through the 17th centuries. Some of these saints are Dnyaneshwar, Namdev, Gora Kumbhar, Chokhamela, Eknath, Tukaram, Purandara Dasa, Vijaya Dasa, Gopala Dasa, and Jagannatha Dasa
The primary railway station in city or near city is Pandhapur rly station at 2 Kms. Bus Stand in an around city is Pandhapur Bus Stand(Stop) at 1 Kms.
Shopping & Hotel in the City
Best Tourist attractions in the city are Pundalik Temple, Rukmini Temple, Vishnupad Temple, Vitthal Temple. Shopping markets in the city are Vitthal Mandir Market. Language commonly spoken in the city Hindi, English. Famous hotels or food places in the city are Hotel Aishwarya.