Ashtavinayak is a collection of 8 auspicious temples - mainly in Western Maharashtra.
Pune is approximate centre of all 8 Ashtavinayak Temples and is most convenient city to base in though it is also possible to cover these pilgrimage temples from Mumbai, Nasik and other cities in Maharashtra.
The only possible way to get around all these places is by road.
Pali: Reach before 2 PM and you can have a home cooked cheap and hygienic meal near temple. If you cant read boards in Marathi, ask for meal facility in houses near temple. Sweet Modak are included in the meals.