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It was 3:30 pm on Sunday and I was doing nothing at home. It was instant plan to go to Ramdara. My friend confirmed by SMS and at 4 pm we started for Ramdara. As we drove, we noticed that there was sudden change in climate. The sky turned very cloudy at once and signs of rain were pretty much clear.

We reached Ramdara after an hour of bumpy rides. Not entire road was in bad condition. There were few scenic views too. There was a patch which is covered by Pearl millet (Bajra) fields on both sides of the road and it looked amazing. Fortunately there was no rain till then. There is huge parking area near the temple. As soon as started towards Ramdara temple, some birds caught our attention. We headed to the opposite side of lake to catch some birds. I tried to capture Iora bird. My friend went and spotted Baya weavers and their nests. These small yellow beautiful creatures were busy building their nests; few were engaged in feeding their young-ones. We sat there watching and clicking them. It is always immense joy to watch birds and observe their behavior. After some time, the rain drops alarmed us and we packed our cameras back in our sacks. There were light showers.

We went inside the temple. Ramdara has beautiful temple surrounded by small lake and coconut trees. The temple has beautiful idols of Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman along with other sculptures of different deities in hindu religion. The nandi in the temple is worth a dekko. There is also hermitage of Dhundi baba near the main temple.

How to reach:

  1. Start from Swargate and take Solapur highway.
  2. Cross Hadapsar, Manjri etc. Travel straight till you reach “Loni Kalbhor” Toll plaza.
  3. As soon as you cross Toll plaza, you will have to cross a bridge.
  4. After crossing this bridge, you will see a fade “Ramdara” sign board on left hand side showing to turn to right side. Take immediate right turn to go to Loni kalbhor village.
  5. After distance of 2 mins drive, we will get a small chowk. Take again right turn from there. (You may ask local people)
  6. Now enjoy some bumpy ride to Ramdara temple. It is 7 kms distance from here.

The environment in Ramdara is pleasant. We can enjoy a good one day outing here. You can visit this place throughout the year.

For One-day outing – Start in morning and reach by 9:00 am so that you can also see some birds. Carry our food and water bottles and mattresses. You can enjoy playing games, etc under dense tree shades. I guess there are rest rooms also at the back side of temple. You can return by afternoon or evening.

PS: You can enjoy guavas here sold by local people from their guava gardens.

For Bird-watchers – Start for Ramdara early morning and reach there by 6:00 am.
Birds you can see – Sunbirds, Baya weavers, Red wattled lapwings, Drongos, Small bee-eaters, Ioras, Mynas, Bulbuls, and Doves.
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