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Pune to Bhimashankar Taxi Fares

Car Type
Tata Indica A/C
Passangers
4 + driver
Fare Per KM
9.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

5100

Car Type
Tata Indigo A/C
Passangers
4 + driver
Fare Per KM
10.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

5600

Car Type
Swift Dzire A/C
Passangers
4 + driver
Fare Per KM
11.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

6100

Car Type
Mahindra Xylo A/C
Passangers
6 + driver
Fare Per KM
12.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

6600

Car Type
Toyota Innova A/C
Passangers
6 + driver
Fare Per KM
13.5 / Km
Estimated Cost

7350

About Bhimashankar

Situated close to the Western Ghats in Maharashtra, Bhimashankar is a famous weekend getaway destination for people residing in Pune, Mumbai and Nashik. This place holds a great religious significance for many pilgrims due to the presence of one of the twelve sacred Jyotirlingas. Mesmerizing sceneries, ideal weather and tranquil settings of this small little town make it a perfect picnic spot for those seeking a calm holiday, away from the hustle-bustle of crowded cities. Due to its close proximity to the dense jungles and hilly terrains in the Western Ghats, Bhimashankar is often frequented by many trekkers and nature enthusiasts.

How to reach Bhimashankar from Pune

Bhimashankar can be easily reached through taxi or bus in approximately 2-3 hours from Pune. Maharashtra state run buses ply every half an hour to Bhimashankar from Shivajinagar bus stand in Pune. There are two routes for this road trip. The first one is around 110 km. and takes you via Rajgurunagar, Chas, and Wada. The second route is around 121 km. and takes you via Rajgurunagar, Manchar and Ghodegaon. Due to good roads and availability of eating options throughout the highway, the latter route is much recommended even though it is little longer than the former one.

Adventure seekers and Trekkers can also opt to trek to Bhimashankar. There are two trekking routes from Khandas village to Bhimashankar. First one is the Ganesh Ghat route and the other is the Shidi route; former route is less challenging than the latter one.

Stopover to eat on the way to Bhimashankar from Pune -

You can stop either at Rajgurunagar or Manchar enroute to Bhimashankar from Pune. Some of the best eating joints include:
  • Hotel Purohit Vegetarian (Rajgurunagar)
  • Hotel Shivanand (Manchar)
  • Hotel New India (Ghodegaon, Bhimashankar - Manchar Road)
  • Ratwa Resort (Bhimashankar)
Small eateries and tea stalls can be found on trekking routes also.

Places to visit in Bhimashankar

  1. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary: Spread over a sprawling area of around 131 sq. km., this Wildlife Sanctuary located in the northern region of Western Ghats is perfect for wildlife safaris and tours. Well suited for nature lovers and ecologists, it is an abode of wild animals like wild boar, hyena, leopards, sambar and the famous giant flying squirrel known as 'Shekru'. This place offers a plethora of treks of varying heights and difficulty-levels to trekkers. The 'Chas Kaman Dam', one of the very important hydel projects in the country is also located amidst the picturesque settings of this sanctuary.
    • Open on: All Days.
    • Entrance Fee: INR 10 for two-wheelers, INR 50 for cars, jeeps and tempos and INR 100 for heavy vehicles

  2. Bhimashankar Temple: Situated in the ghat region of Sahayadri hills amidst the tranquil settings of the wildlife sanctuary, the Bhimashankar temple is the home to one of the twelve holy Jyotirlingas. The temple attracts a footfall of thousands of devotees during the festival of Maha Shivratri. Built during the 13th century in Indo-Aryan and Nagra styles of architecture, the temple draws the attention of many history buffs too. The picturesque views of the surrounding forests, rivers and forts, also make the temple an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers.
    • Timings: 04:30 a.m. to 09:30 p.m.
    • Open on: All Days
    • Entrance Fee: INR 10 for two-wheelers, INR 50 for cars, jeeps and tempos and INR 100 for heavy vehicles

  3. Gupt Bhimashankar: It is a spot on the banks of the Bhima River where original small Shivalingam was found. To reach this point, you need to trek a few metres from the Bhimashankar Temple through the thrilling wilderness of dense forests with cool breeze and views of some wild giant Malabar squirrels.
    • Open on: All Days.

  4. Mokshakund Tirtha: Located at a distance of around 500 meters from the Bhimashankar Temple, the place is home to a sacred 'kund' or pond where sage Kaushik helped his disciple, Ruchik get salvation by bathing in the holy waters of the pond.
    • Timings: N/A.
    • Open on: All Days.

  5. Hanuman Lake: It is a scenic picnic spot in Bhimashankar that is frequented by many couples and families to spend a lovely evening. Best time to visit the Hanuman Lake is during monsoon when few waterfalls can also be seen. Different varieties of birds frequent this lake, making it an ideal place for bird watchers.
    • Timings: N/A.
    • Open on: All Days.

Few of the additional prominent attractions other than the ones listed above are Nagphani point, Kamalaja Mata Temple, Sakshi Vinayak and Bombay point.

Places to eat in Bhimashankar

Being mainly a pilgrimage destination, mostly the Maharashtrian vegetarian food is served in restaurants and eating joints. Also, since Bhimashankar is a small town, there are not many restaurants. Two of the reputed restaurants where you can enjoy the delicious Maharashtrian cuisine at reasonable prices are 'Blue Mormon Jungle Holiday Resort' and 'Ratwa Resort'.

Places to stay in Bhimashankar

Very few hotels and accommodation facilities can be found in Bhimashankar. Three of them are listed below.
  • Blue Mormon Jungle Holiday Resort: The resort is located at a 15 minutes walk from Bhimashankar Temple. Tranquil surroundings with magnificent view of the hills make it an ideal property to spend a day. You can choose from deluxe rooms, suite rooms and private cottages. Accommodation here can cost between INR 2000 to INR 3000 per night depending on the type of room.
  • Nataraj Holiday Resort: Located at a distance of around 7 km. from the Bhimashankar Temple, this is a budget resort with facilities like conference room, in-house restaurant and play area for children.
  • Enjoy Point Resort: This resort is located in Bhorgiri village at a distance of around 30 km. from Bhimashankar. You can enjoy a decent stay here with facilities like swimming pool and yoga room.

Places to shop in Bhimashankar

Path leading to the Bhimashankar temple adorns small shops selling Puja items, flowers, medicinal herbs, sweets, Prasad and small pictures and idols of Lord Shiva. You can also locate small stalls selling local food and drink such as chaach, lemon-water, bhel, pakora etc.

Activities to Do in Bhimashankar

Apart from praying at the main Bhimashankar Temple, you can indulge in following activities.
  • Trekking: One of the most famous trekking routes is the Nagphani trek, which leads you to the Nagpahani point, the highest point in Bhimashankar. This place is called so because of its shape resembling a cobra's hood. The scenic trek route starts from the Hanuman Temple and en route, you can get mesmerizing views of the forts of Peth and Padhar.
  • Photography: Bhimashankar Temple, waterfalls and scenic beauty all around the place offer good photography opportunities.
  • Bird Watching: Bhimashankar is a bird watcher's paradise as a large variety of birds such as Red-whiskered Bulbuls, Orange-headed Thrush, Purple Sunbirds and more, can be seen here.

Weather at Bhimashankar

  • Summers (March to May) are very hot: (up to 40 C)
  • Monsoons (June to September) are pleasant with mild to heavy showers: (20-25 C)
  • Winters (November-February) are chilly: (10-34 C)
  • The best time to visit is from October to February

Useful Information

  • Keep a track of weather conditions before planning your trip to Bhimashankar.
  • Carry a map, guide book, torch and a first aid kit if you are planning a visit to Bhimashankar via a trekking route.
  • Also, carry plenty of water, some snacks and eatables along.

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