Bhimashankar Trek Details
Trek : Bhimashankar
Date : 13th & 20th July 2013
Height` : 3296 feets
Assembly : Neral Railway Station
Region : Karjat
Duration : 2 Day/ 1Night
Cost App. : Rs 950/-
Bhimashankar, a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Lord Shankara after getting angry killed Rakshas Tripurasura. The heat generated from their war caused the origin of river Bhima.That is why it is called Bhimashankar. It is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune.
A unique bell (roman style) can be seen in front of the temple which was presented by Chimaji Appa ( Brother of Bajirao Peshwa and uncle of Nanasaheb Peshwa )Chimaji Appa collected two large bells after he won war against Portugue from Vasai Fort. He offered one here at Bhimashankar Places that could be visited in Bhimashankar are Hanuman Lake, Gupt Bhimashankar, Origin of River Bhima, Nagphani Point. Bhimashankar is conserve red forest area and wildlife sanctuary where a variety of birds, animals, flowers, plants can be seen. A rare animal "Shekru" can be found in deep woods.
There are three route to Bhimashankar starting from Khandas; one is from Ganeshghat the easiest at the same time the longest; 2nd going via waterfall and the third the shortest but the most adventurous (sidi ghat) route; we will be taking this shortest and most adventurous trail to Bhimashankar, it involves a bit of elementary rock climbing.
List of Items To Be Carry
For registration kindly transfer Rs.500 per head in the given a/c
State Bank Of India
Account No : 32248535175
In the Name of Mr Rajesh Mhaddalkar
IFSC Code : SBIN0014771
For Details & Confirmation Contact:
Rajesh R. Mhaddalkar: 9869629288 / 9768341848
Prashant Vanahalli: 9870969694 / 9833072241