How to reach Astavinayak Temple : Varadvinayak Temple,Mahad
Shri Varad Vinayak Temple at Mahad is 63 km from Mumbai,85 km from pune, 25 km
from Karjat,21 km from lonavala and 6 km from Khopoli. The temple is 1.5 kms off
the Mumbai - Pune old Highway. Mahad Bus Station, operated by Maharashtra State
Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), connects the place with other major towns
such as Khopoli, Mahabaleshwar, Karjat, Alibag, and Shivthar Ghal. Mahad can
also be reached via Mumbai – Panvel - Khopoli road. NMMT also starts bus service
from Vashi/koparkhairane (Bus No: 58)to khopoli which halts at Mahad Phata.
Khopoli/Karjat Railway Station on cental railway line is the nearest railway
station for Varad Vinayak Temple at Mahad . All experss trains stops at karjat
station.Took local train from karjat for khopoli. Lonavala is on the main
railway line between Mumbai and Pune. All express trains plying between the two
cities stop here. There is also an hourly shuttle service for Pune
Mumbai Airport/Pune Airport is the nearest airbase.Both are on allmost equal
distance from varadvinayak temple (75-80 kms).
LoLocation of Varad Vinayak
On the Mumbai-Panvel-Khopoli road(Old mumbai pune highway), 6km before Khopoli
is a village called Haalgaon/Mahad Phata.
Mahad can be reached from this village(1.5 km). On the Mumbai Pune Rail route
one can get down at Karjat or better still at Khopoli.
From Karjat which is 24 km from Mahad one can board State Transport buses known
as ST buses.
From Lonavala which is 21 km from Mahad one can board State Transport buses
known as ST buses.
Khopoli is just 6 km from Mahad. One can board local buses or take autorickshaws