This ancient golden hued temple located in Dhak, a place in Rajmachi near Lonavala, is dedicated to an incarnation of Lord Shiva i.e Bhairav. Displaying the spectacular Konkan architectural design amidst the thick forest of Lonavala, Bhairavnath temple is a popular destination among the devotees of Lord Shiva and a recommended visit for the peace seeking tourists of Lonavala. A slick and slippery path leads to the main shrine of this holy place, that’s surrounded by various other hindu deities. The cool hilly breeze and scented environment offer the complex of the temple a sacred atmosphere. During Shivratri festival, the ambience of the temple is full of grandeur and jollity. Hundreds of devotees, even from the far of places, come here to offer their prayers. A visit to the Bhairavnath Temple during this festival is an experience of a lifetime. Apart from being a sanctum, this place is also famous for trekking activity.
A visit to Bhairavnath temple can be combined with the visit to Shrivardhan Fort, Zenith Falls, Tungarli lake and caves of Kondane, Bahiri & Gambhirnath.
The temple is situated around 7 km away from Lonavala railway station. From where you can take an auto to reach at the base of the hill on which the Bhairavnath Temple stands. Further distance has to be covered by trekking.
The beauty of Bhairavnath temple is mesmerising during monsoon and winter season, from June to February.