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Bhimashankar, located about 100 km from Pune and 223 km from Mumbai, is a popular temple town. It is among one of the twelve traditional 'Jyotilingam' shrines of Lord Shiva in India.
Bhimashankar is located in the village Bhorgiri in the ghat region of the Sahyadri range. Situated at an height of around 3,250 feet, Bhimashankar is surrounded by hills and is covered by thick green rainforests. Legend has it that the name Bhimashankar was originated from the river Bhima which evaporated due to the generated between the war of Lord Shiva and the demon Tripurasura. It is considered to be one of the holiest places in India because of the jyotirlinga. Bhimashankar is also a popular destination for trekkers. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is another important reason why people come here.
- Carry extra food and water supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.- In case of planning to stay back, make sure you enquire about the availability of hotel rooms beforehand.- During monsoons, the climb up the fort might be slippery, wear good shoes with rubber soles.- While visiting the Wildlife Sanctuary, carry binoculars, mosquito repellants, first aid kit and a change of clothes.
Scenic beauty. Rich in vegetation and wildlife. Pleasant weather in winters. A perfect picnic spot.
The temple can be crowded. Only few tourist places. Hot and humid summers.
Perfect for trekkers. Great for religious people and nature lovers. Good for photo fanatics.
Bhimashankar is connected to many cities via roads. Regular bus services and taxis operate on this route. The nearest airport is the Pune airport. It is well built and connected to prominent cities... (Read More)
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