Maharashtra Tourism
Ambarnath temple of Maharashtra dates back to the 11th century.

Ambarnath Temple

Ambarnath at Akloli, MaharashtraAmbarnath Temple is on the Mumbai-Pune railway line at Akoli. Ambarnath Temple is said to be the only temple of its kind in India. The temple, which dates back to 1060 AD compared in the fascinating and delicate complication of design to the famous Dilawara Temples of Mount Abu. One can hardly or rarely come across a temple, which can compare even remotely with the Ambarnath temple. It is believed that King Mahamandaleshwar built the temple in the memory of his predecessor.

Fairs are held once a year during Shivartri, and thousands of pilgrims flock to the temple on this event. Nearest airport from here is Mumbai. There is a railway station at Ambarnath. State transport plies buses regularly to Ambarnath from almost all important places in Maharashtra. The ancient Shivalaya of Ambarnath is also worth visiting.