Bhimashankar Travel Guide

Bhimashankar is a delightful and adventurous tourist attraction to visit where tourists can spend their vacations with their family, friends or loved ones. It is situated in the Pune district in the state of Maharashtra. It is a lovely place for trekkers as well as for adventure enthusiasts to do various activities like hiking, trekking, and rock climbing. Moreover, it is popular for its ancient Bhimashankar Temple and other religious destinations such as the Sarvatirtha and the Kusharanya Tirtha. The Bhimashankar Temple is the unique combination of old and new texture in the genre of Nagara architectural style. Besides being a pilgrimage site, it is also a biodiversity hotspot. The visitors get the opportunity to see several rare species and flora fauna at Sahyadri Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhimashankar.

Bhimashankar Travel Guide is full of references to the religious places, mesmerizing sceneries, and also for trekkers. Bhimashankar consists of some places to visit which makes the weekend great and memorable for travelers through Sahyadri Wildlife Sanctuary, Paragliding, Holy Jyotirlinga, and panoramic views of various valley points and much more. Besides, it is the source of River Bhima that flows towards the south-east and later merges with the River Krishna.

Bhimashankar is considered as one of the prominent pilgrimage centers which are situated in the ghat region of the Sahyadri Hills in Maharashtra. Bhimashankar is perched at a height of 3,250 feet above the sea level. It is covered by thick green rainforests and is surrounded by hills. So, Bhimashankar is a pilgrimage place with dense forest. Tourists can easily and quickly find various mid-range and budget hotels in Bhimashankar like Silver Sands Beach Resort, Hotel Orange, Hotel Royale Inn, Hotel Jay International, Hotel Apex Inn, Casa De Damao and so many. Also, the priests of the temple make the accommodation arrangements for the visitors. Apart from it, Bhimashankar is the field where many crops are fertile such as potatoes, sunflowers, onion, corn, groundnuts, banana, etc.   

This place is the home to the Great Indian Squirrel. Bhimashankar is the perfect nature abode that resonates with scintillating beauty and is also proudly displaying its rich green heritage. Thousands of people visit Bhimashankar during the Mahashivratri festival. Lots of trekkers and adventure enthusiasts head to the jungles in monsoon season to have their rush of adrenaline.

Here, the visitors can taste various Maharashtrian cuisine which is the blend of south and north Indian cuisine. This place is well-known for its spicy food of curries, fries, and Misal – a spicy gravy of peas, potatoes, and other sprouts. The popular attractions of Bhimashankar are Gupt Bhimashankar, Hanuman Lake, Bombay Point, Bhimashankar Temple, Sakshi Vinayak, the Origin of River Bhima, and Nagphani. Surely, the travelers will enjoy the pleasant and safe trip to the hilly Bhimashankar.

Best Time to Visit Bhimashankar

November to February is the best time to visit Bhimashankar. Devotees can visit Bhimashankar Temple at any time of the year. So, if trekkers are the first-time climbers, they should visit during winters because, in the monsoons, the slopes are being slippery which makes the trekking tough for the trekkers. On the other hand, the experienced trekkers will find trekking in monsoon season that is quite pleasing because of its comfortable weather and challenging nature.

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How To Reach Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar is situated in the Bhor Giri Village that is at the distance of only 50 km from Khed, Raj guru Nagar. Bhimashankar is well-connected with various cities via roads. State transport buses are operated from Pune, Mumbai, and Karjat to Bhimashankar.

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