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Local Attraction

Tuljapur is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Tuljapur is, however, mostly preferred. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Tuljapur can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Tuljapur for 2 days to 3 days. Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Tuljapur Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Tuljapur, browse through photos & pictures, explore Tuljapur using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Tuljapur, which are great places to visit, are Venna Lake, Tuljabhavani Mandir. Tuljapur can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Tuljabhavani Mandir

Tuljabhavani Mandir is considered to be one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. This temple was built during the 12th century A.D. and is dedicated to Goddess Tulja Bhavani. The idol kept inside this temple, is about 1 m in height and is carved out of granite. Different kinds of weapons are held in the eight hands of the idol. Out of the eight hands, one of them is holding the head of a demon named Mahishasura. It is popularly believed that Goddess Tulja Bhavani was born to kill Mahishasura.

Ghat Shila Temple

Ghat Shila Temple is an old rock temple dedicated to Lord Rama. It is believed that Lord Rama and his brother, Lakshmana, passed through this site, while searching for Goddess Sita. Lord Rama was directed by Tuljabhavani Devi, standing on the rocks, towards Lanka, where King Ravana kept his wife, Sita.

Sant Garibnath Mutt

Sant Garibnath Mutt is popularly known as the Dashavatar Mutt and is situated near the main Tuljabhavani temple. There are images of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu on the walls of this mutt. It was established by a Lord Vishnu devotee, Sant Garibnath. Daily rituals and pujas are performed at this mutt. Devotees can also perform special pujas in the mutt, during the daytime when the mutt is open to pilgrims. The mutt also offers yoga classes.

Dhakte Tuljapur

SDhakte Tuljapur is known for the unique temple dedicated to Tuljabhavani, situated on the outskirts of the village. This idol of Tuljabhavani was discovered by a Muslim. Pilgrims believe that it is important to visit this small temple, while travelling to the main Tuljabhavani Temple.

Gomukh Tirth (Water Fall)

Gomukh Tirth is a famous waterfall in the region which has a height of about 6 ft. The water comes out of a stone structure that resembles mouth of a cow.

Chintamani (Place of Worship)

Chintamani is a beautiful stone structure situated just outside the main Tuljabhavani Temple. Goddess Chintamani is believed to have guided the devotees in making correct decisions. Chintamani is surrounded by many small shrines of Narasimha, Yamai Devi, Matangi and Khandoba. The site is often crowded on Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays and on full moon days.

Bharati Buwa's Mutt

Bharati Buwa's Mutt is considered to be one of the holy ashrams in Tuljapur. It was established by Saint Bharati Buwa, a devotee of Tuljabhavani Devi. Local inhabitants believe that Tuljabhavani Devi wakes up in the morning, only if called by Saint Bharati Buwa. The saint is also believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva and also believed to play dice games with Tuljabhavani in the evening.

Papanashi Tirth (Offbeat Attraction)

Papanashi Tirth essentially refers to the water that washes away all kinds of sins. This tirth is a popular water tank and is situated around half a kilometre away from the main temple.