Places To Visit In Bhimashankar

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Here are the top 5 tourist attractions to see in Bhimashankar:

1. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

Must visit 4.2 /5

2 km
from city center
1 out of 5
places to visit in Bhimashankar

The Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary was primarily created in 1984 to protect the habitat of the Giant Indian Squirrel in the Ambegaon and Khed Talukas of the Pune district.

2. Bhimashankar Temple

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0 km
from city center
2 out of 5
places to visit in Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar Temple is situated in the village of Bhorgiri in the ghats of the Sahyadri range. The temple is one of the only twelve traditional 'Jyotirlingam' shrines of Lord Shiva in India.

3. Bhimashankar Trek

3.4 /5

3 km
from city center
3 out of 5
places to visit in Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary is an exciting place for treks and nature escapade. The Sanctuary is home to various avifauna and was primarily created to protect the habitat of The Giant Indian Squirrel.

4. Hanuman Lake

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 5
places to visit in Bhimashankar

Slightly difficult to reach, although worth the effort, the Hanuman Lake is a beautiful lake located in Bhimashankar. Lots of animals including squirrels and bids could also be spotted here.

5. Ahupe Waterfalls

12 km
from city center
5 out of 5
places to visit in Bhimashankar

Ahupe Waterfalls is situated in Bhimashankar in Maharashtra. It has a wildlife reserve in the vicinity and a beautiful view of the Dimbhe Dam backwaters. The waterfalls is a popular tourist destination especially among young couples.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Bhimashankar?

Day 1- Reach Bhimashankar by morning. Have breakfast and relax for a while. After this, you can head out to Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy the wide range of flora and fauna there. Take lunch and then you can visit Hanuman Lake. It is an ideal picnic spot for families. You can spend your evening there.
Day 2- Start early by visiting Bhimashankar Temple. Make sure to head out early to avoid traffic hassles and crowd. After spending 1 to 2 hours there, you can come back to your hotel to have lunch. After this relax for a while and then, head out for the most exciting part of the trip- trekking. While trekking, you will get to see the scenic and overwhelming beauty of Bhimashankar.

How can I commute within Bhimashankar?

State transport buses from Mumbai, Pune and Karjat go towards Bhimashankar. Rickshaws are also available here. A six seater rickshaw (Tum-Tum) is available from Karjat, you can also avail the facility of shared cabs which usually waits to be filled by at least 9 passengers but is comparatively cheap.
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