About the Tour :
The Bhimashankara temple (one of 12 Jyotirlingas) is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The Shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level.
Trek to Bhimashankar is known to be one of the best treks in Sahyadri ranges and this time we will be ascending via Shidi ghat (Ladder route) & descending via Ganesh ghat to make it more interesting. The forest of Bhimashankar is paradise for nature lovers as it hosts several exotic specie of wildlife and the most famous of all being the elusive rust-coloured giant squirrel (Ratufa indica elphinstoni) — the state animal of Maharashtra.
OUTING DATES :
23rd-24th July 2016
SHORT INFORMATION |:
Duration : 1 Night / 2 Days
Level : Medium
Highlights of this Trek are :
Visit to Bhimashankar temple (one of 12 Jyotirlingas)
Visit to Gupt Bhimashankar (The secret origin of Lord Shiva in dense forest)
Exploring wildlife of Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary
Visit to Naghfani pinnacle
Ascend via Ladder route and descend via Ganesh Khind
Day-1: Early morning depart to Neral by Karjat Slow Train ( 05:18 am ) Detail train schedule will be declared later. Then proceed towards Khandas by local transport. Breakfast at Khandas. Post breakfast start ascending towards
Bhimashankar by Ladder route. En route lunch. On arrival visit Bhimashankar temple. Evening visit Gupt Bhimashankar. Overnight at Bhimashankar.
Day-2: Early morning visit Nagfani pinnacle. Post breakfast proceed towards Khandas by Ganesh Khinda. Lunch at Khandas. Post lunch proceed towards Karjat / Neral by local transport.
Trek Concludes with Happy Memories :)
Tour Cost: Rs.1350/- per person
For Lifetime Member : Rs.1300/- per member
Transportation from Neral to Khandas and back by local transport.
Accommodation at Bhimashankar on sharing basis (Dormitory / Homely Stay )
Meals: (Saturday- Breakfast / Dinner) & Sunday (Breakfast / Lunch)
Expertise and Guide Charges
Saturday Lunch (Trekkers must carry tiffin for lunch)
Any Transfer till Neral/Karjat
Anything other then mentioned above
PAYMENT DETAILS :
For booking you need to deposit Rs.1350/- per person in following Account:
NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERS
ACCOUNT: CURRENT AC
BRANCH: MULUND WEST
IFSC CODE ICIC0006238
Cancellation and Refund applicable on whole tour cost :
1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided.
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