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Thursday, June 22, 2023

How to Reach Sant Darshan Museum in Hadshi Pune?

Sant Darshan Museum Hadshi

How to Reach Sant Darshan Museum in Hadshi Pune?

Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. It is always a well-known city known for its cultural heritage, historical temples, historical forts, and so on but, dear friends Pune is far more than this and that is nonetheless than Cultural Museum. Yes, you heard me right. Pune is the city having museums that describe the story of Maharashtra. The Sant Darshan Museum is one of those I am talking about. It is the perfect place to take your family and beloved, although it is a one-day destination, you get a clear picture of Maharashtra culture. Sant Darshan Museum is located in Hadshi village of Mulshi Taluka in Pune, Maharashtra. Hadshi is not only known for its museum but it has got the beauty of the temple also.

How to Reach the Sant Darshan Museum in Hadshi Village of Pune City?

Hadshi is the main village to reach the Sant Darshan Museum in Mulshi Taluka of Pune district.

By Air

Hadshi has Pune Domestic Airport which is closer and the distance is 52 km by road. Mumbai International Airport is another Airport for foreign travelers and the distance is 140 km.

By Train

Visapur is the nearest railhead to reach Hadshi. Visapur is a local railway station and doesn't halt all the trains here. After Visapur one can get down at Pune railway station and option local transportation of private cab to the Museum. The Pune station is located on the distance of 45 km from Hadshi.

By Road

Hadshi is located on the distance of 45 km from Pune, 150 km from Mumbai, and 240 km from Nashik. If you are traveling from the Mumbai highway, take the express Highway near Chandni Chowk and reach Hadshi. If you are traveling from Pune then Shivaji Nagar and Kothrud are two ways to reach.

My Experience of Exploring Sant Museum in Hadshi

The recent photos of Sant Darshan Museum Hadshi on social media pulled me towards the bucket list. I had recently gone through the photos of the Sant museum and started searching more about the same and guess what? the location got added to my bucket of one-day destinations near Mumbai. 

It was Sunday and I along with my wife and friends made a plan to visit this offbeat location near Mumbai. For us, the driving distance was not more than 2 hours. However, we had our own vehicle and we made a plan to visit this place. As per the plan, we started our journey from Mumbai and reached our destination. There was enough parking area where we parked the vehicle and directly moved to the temple near Sant Museum. An example of a magnificent structure perfectly suits this Pandurang temple outside the Museum. This temple is one of the attractions of Hadshi village of Mulshi Taluka. We went to see the Pandurang Temple followed by Ganesh Temple next to it. Those who are photogenic should not miss the place.

Sant Darshan Museum
a temple of Lord Saibaba looks so beautiful from its structure

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This entry gate exactly looks like a caves

Post visit to the temple we moved to explore the Museum. One has to purchase a ticket from the counter right next to the entrance of the museum. The ticket cost is 200 INR for ages more than 10 years and 100 INR for ages between 3 years to 10 years. The entrance has a cave-like structure and as you step inside the zig-zag trail will take you through all the sculptures of the Saint. As I started going through the structures I could imagine the level of skill set used while building such an enormous museum. We started with the divine statue of Lord Ganesh at the entrance. It was dam beautiful to see that sculpture. There were small artificial waterfalls made for photo sessions. Everyone was surprised to see that waterfall in the summer season. It is one of the halts to take selfies in the waterfall background. Moving further we came to one point where the statue of Lord Shiva's family is placed. I was overwhelmed. No matter how strong you are, you will definitely have that touch with the king of God and Lord Shiva. Sant Darshan Museum tells you that Maharashtra's culture is unique and can not be found anywhere.

Sant Darshan Museum
A welcome statue of Lord Ganesh at the entrance of the main gate

Bhakta Pundlik was a devoted son to his parents and Lord Vithoba blessed him, the sculpture looks so great. This museum has also shown us a small visit between Shivaji Maharaj and Sant Tukaram. A fascinating lord Saibaba cooks food for everyone which actually describes his peculiarity. As we moved forward another sculpture explained the importance of Pandharpur Wari (Dindi). As you come close to the exit point, lord Krishna sits with his beloved wife and so on. Once you explore these sculptures and exit the main gate you come across the lake offering boating in open nature and some small activities for the kids. This is the perfect destination for one who wants to go away for a day.

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This picture is exactly the reflection of Pandharpur Dindi of Maharashtra

Sant Darshan Museum
A statue of Lord Krishna with his beloved wife

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Bhakta Pundalik is taking his parents to Char Dham Yatra

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Visit of Shivaji Maharaj and Sant Tukaram

Ideal Time to Visit Sant Darshan Museum

Although it is a one-day destination near Mumbai Pune, it can be visited throughout the years. The best time when most tourists flock is winter time from October to February. In this period the climate is cool and pleasant to explore your destination. You can also take a photogenic break to explore nearby Mountains. June to October is monsoon time when people are busy exploring forts and waterfalls so the crowd at Muesum is very less. You will hardly find any tourists visiting here in the summertime. Since the museum has a cooler inside the caves, one does not need to worry about your visit.

Places to Explore around Sant Darshan Museum 

Sant Darshan Museum is situated in Pune and Pune is known as Maharashtra's cultural capital. Some of the quick visit places around Sant Darshan are listed below:

Tamhini Ghat

The distance from Museum is just 40 km. It is a mountain passage located between Mulshi and Tamhini. Tamhini ghat is known for its photogenic beauty of waterfalls and curvey roads. It is one of the one-day destinations near Pune.


The historic Shaniwarvada fort is Pune's pride and India's pride. This place belongs to the place of Peshwas. The distance from Sant Darshan Museum is just 44 km. 

Pawna Lake

Pawna Lake is just 15 km from Museum and if you are traveling from Mumbai then Pawna Lake is on the way from Mumbai to Museum. Pawna Lake is majorly known for sunset beauty and boating. Many campers help you to camp in the tent and provide some sports activities to do.


Things to know before you Visit Sant Darshan Museum

  • Free parking is available on the premises of the museum
  • Washroom is available
  • There is only one restaurant that serves some food for tourists on a paid basis
  • You also get the option to explore small activities like car driving, and balloons for the kids on a paid basis.
  • You can also do boating
  • Do not litter the area around the museum.

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