A brew of nature and spirituality.
Being famous for one of the sacred “Jyotirlingas”, Bhimashankar attracts a lot of devotees throughout the year. People from Mumbai and nearby places find this an ideal destination to get some spiritual healing. The popular Shiva temple is the main spot for devotees irrespective of their ages, as they can easily travel through well-connected motorable roads.
In addition of being a religious destination, the place is also popular for its dense forest, slippery rocks, and waterfalls. While exploring the area, you can find many amazing creatures including the Giant squirrel. Trekking proves to be the best option to reach the top of Bhimashankar and experience the best of Mother Nature. If you are a trekking enthusiast, you can organize your trek in the monsoon, which generally starts from the Khandas village near Bhimashankar.
As already said, monsoon remains the best time to trek in the region. While trekking, you could view the Sahyadri mountain range, which is the part of Western Ghats in Maharashtra. It’s better to put your footwear, as it would help to avoid any slips due to rain. Experiencing the lush green mountains and waterfalls while walking through the clouds, would be the best thing you would have ever imagined. Moreover, during the monsoon period, you can find tea stalls and locally made food items to enjoy.
How to reach
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is located 50 km Khed taluka, near Pune, Maharastra.
By Air- Pune Airport is the nearest airport to Bhimashankar. From the airport, Bhimashankar is around three hour drive.
By Train- Pune Railway Station is the closest railway station.
By Road- Buses are available from Kalyan and Ghatkoper in Mumbai and from Shivajinagar in Pune.