How to Reach Sarovar Sadhanalay, Khanapur, Pune

Yogoda Satsanga Sarovar Sadhanalaya

  • Khanapur Retreat is situated on the outskirts of Pune city.
  • Geographically, it is at the 12th Kilometer milestone to Panshet Dam (which is a well-known tourist destination in this area).
  • One approaches this area by first arriving at the Khadagwasla dam area. (National Defense Academy N.D.A. is also an important landmark near the Khadagwasla Dam).
  • After the Khadagwasla Dam, there is only one road that goes towards Panshet and is called Panshet Road.
  • On the way to retreat center, you shall witness these landmarks:
    1. Defense institute of Advanced technology.  (1 km after the first view of lake).
    2. Donje Phata (base camp for Singhad mountain climbing; here you take the right turn while the road straight goes towards the mountain).
    3. Khanapur village
    4. Shantivan resort (1.5 KM after khanapur village)
  • From Shantivan, the retreat is about 1.5 km and comes on the right side. On the other side of the road is a palatial property called Nand Mahel. Both retreat and this property are well-known in this area.
  • Devotees travelling by train to Pune are required to take auto-rickshaw from Pune Station to Swargate where state transport buses can be conveniently found for the retreat. (Khanapur Retreat is approximately 30 kms from Pune Station.)
  • One may also engage a private Taxi but some cab drivers experience difficulty beyond Donje Phata to do the last 3 Km of journey. However, by using the landmarks stated above, one can easily locate the Retreat.

 

Bus routes from various stands:

1. From Swargate Bus-Stand: Take Panshet bus.

Frequency: Hourly

Get down at Khanapur Retreat (next stop after Khanapur village)

2. From Shanivarwada: Take Wardade Bus (State run PMT buses)

Frequency: Hourly

Get down at Khanapur Retreat (next stop after Khanapur village)

3. From Ramkrishna Ashram (Dandekar Bridge on  Sinhagad Road)

Private jeeps are available for Panshet.  

Get down at Khanapur Retreat (next stop after Khanapur village)

 

 

Bus Timetable for Sarovar Sadhanalaya (Khanapur)

Disclaimer : Given timetable is based on planned schedule. Timetable is valid ONLY when all buses and staff is available.

1.Route:      Swargate to Panshet(StateTransport)

                    Swargate Bus-stand

                    Bus timings- 06:45 , 07:45 , 09:00, 10:00 , 11:00 , 12:00, 13:00 , 14:00 ,

                                    15:00, 16:00 , 17:00 ,18:15,20:00      

2.Route 49: Pune Station to Khanapur(PMPL)

                   Direction : Jayprakash Stand Pune station - To - Khanapur
                   Days of Week : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                   Distance : 28 KMs
                   Estimated Time : 119 Minutes

                   Bus timings- 07:45,10:40, 15:15, 18:15

                   Direction : Khanapur - To - Jayprakash Stand Pune station
                   Days of Week : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                   Distance : 28 KMs
                   Estimated Time : 119 Minutes

                   Bus timings- 08:55, 12:15, 16:40, 19:40

3. Route 52: Shaniwar wada to Wardade (PMPL)

       Note- Retreat is 4 km behind Wardade

                  Direction : Surya hospital - To - Wardade
                  Days of Week : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  Distance : 29 KMs
                  Estimated Time : 45 Minutes

                  Bus timings- 07:15, 07:55, 09:00, 11:10, 12:20, 13:20, 14:00, 15:00, 16:25, 17:00

                                       17:40, 19:05, 20:10, 21:15, 22:15

                  Direction : Wardade - To - Surya hospital
                  Days of Week : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  Distance : 29 KMs
                  Estimated Time : 45 Minutes

                  Bus timings- 08:40, 09:15, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:40, 14:40, 15:30, 16:20, 17:45

                                        18:20, 19:10, 20:25, 21:30, 22:30, 23:30