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, Maharashtra

(Bhimashankar is also spelled as Bhimashankara / Bhimashankar Temple / Bhimashanker)
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State: Maharashtra
District: Pune
Famous for/as: Jyotirlinga, Wildlife
Languages: Marathi, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 23-37°C, Winter 13-30°C
Altitude: 110 m
Bhimashankar is a spiritual place with dense forest and tourists have to go via Manghar to reach Bhimashankar. A visit for one day to this beautiful place of natural beauty and lovely scenery refreshes the mind and soul of the tourists.

Bhimashankar is a good place for nature lovers and trekkers. Different variety of birds can also be seen at this place. A fantastic temple of Lord Shiva can also be visited. Bhimashankar is wrapped in the congregations of the majestic western ghats. It is said that the idol is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India.

Bhimashankar got its name from the river Bhima. Legend has it that Lord Shankara got angry and killed Rakshas Tripurasura. The heat generated from the war caused the river Bhima to evaporate. Thus the name, Bhimashankar, originated.

This place is at a height of 3250 feet. The nearest station from which buses ply is Karjat. Enroute one can be embraced by Ganesh Ghat or Shirdi Ghat. Both the ways are a bit tough but at the same time enjoyable. If the dense forest route is taken, then you have to travel for 4 hours to reach to the top.

The forests of Bhimashankar spread across an area of more than 1000 m. It gives a look of a high covering of thick green rainforests. All the trees of the forest are more than 60 feet tall. According to mythology these forests were once trekked by the Pandavas of the Indian epic Mahabharata.
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Comments (15) Reviews (1)
nice plaece
Posted by balu sonone 4 year, 2 months ago
i am very happy to know your guide.
Posted by ambika 4 year, 3 months ago
mene abhitak bhimashankar tempal nahi dekha
so aap muje correct map dikha sakate ho
Posted by Nilam 4 year, 7 months ago
Thanks guys for the help in providing the requisite info. I am planning to visit Bhimashankar in August 2011 .....
Posted by ARVIND 4 year, 10 months ago
Its almost 130 Kms from Pune.
Posted by nikhilkoul4u 6 year, 6 months ago
its an exotic place!
Posted by c 6 year, 8 months ago
Please let me know the bus running time betwen Pune & Bhimashankar. When is the 1st bus from Pune? When is the last bus from Bhimashankar? Can we complete the darshan in the afternoon at Bhimashankar and come back to Pune the same day? What is the up & down fare? and where we get this bus in PUNE?
Posted by SUJATHA GANGIREDDY 6 year, 11 months ago

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