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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/-

About  Bhimashankar

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

  • Snugly fitting canvas shoes / Sports shoes
  • Ruck sack / Shoulder bag which can hold following items
  • Water Bottle (3 Liter Minimum) compulsory **
  • Cap
  • Torch with spare set of batteries
  • Note book, Pen, Sewing kit, shoes laces, Safety pins
  • Personal medical kit (personal medicines if any, prescribed by family Dr.).
  • Light weight towel.
  • Spare Cotton Track pant & T- shirts 1no each.
  • Plate, Glass, Mug/ cup, spoon.
  • Candle, Match Box
  • Personal bedding, Sleeping Bag / 2Bed sheet & Carry mat.
  • Sweater / windproof jacket, monkey cap [It may be cold in December]
  • Carry one time meal for the trek. **

Cost includes:

  • Travelling from Neral to Khandas & Khandas to Karjat.
  • 2meals, 2breakfast & 1refreshment.

Note:

  • Report at Neral Railway Station at 0720Hrs
  • Carry one time meal for the trek.
  • Please do not carry gold ornaments or any other valuables.
  • Please do not carry handbags or zolas for the trek.
  • Avoid Chapels / Slippers during trek.
  • Camera, Binocular is allowed at your own risk
  • For safety please follow the expert’s/ Instructors advice on trek.

Confirmation

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

Siddhesh: 9969495771

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