Trek Mates India invites you to Trek to Bhimashankar via Wajanrti - Khetoba Ghat - Bhorgiri on 9th - 10th April 2016.
Key Information about the place Bhimashankar Via Wajantri – Khetoba Ghat – Bhorgiri
Date : 09th-10th April 16
Place: Kamatpada – Bhorgiri – Khandas
Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of India, a pilgrimage place approximately 3500 feet high up in the hills. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle. The Maharashtra Government has also declared it a Wildlife Sanctuary.The sanctuary is small (only about 100 sq. km’s), but it is home to a wide variety of animals Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Porcupines, Grey Junglefowls, Wild pig, Hanuman langur, Rhesus macaque and Flying Squirrel etc. The sanctuary is famous as the home of a highly endangered subspecies of the Indian Giant Squirrel – Shekharu (Ratufa indica elphistoni), which is also the state animal of Maharashtra.
Shiva Temple: The temple of Bhimashankar is around 1200 – 1400 years old and is built on the Hemad Panthi style. There are very beautiful sculptures and paintings on the roof and pillars of the temple. At the front of the temple hangs a huge metal bell cast in 1729. There is also a 15-20 feet high “Deepmala” or lamppost in the outer corridor of the temple. There is also an inscription on stone on this lamppost. It is to be noted that the original name of the river Chandrabhaga at Pandharpur is Bhima. This Bhima River originates at Bhimashankar.
Gupt Bhimashankar : There is a water stream route going down from the left of the Ram temple. Taking that route, we enter a thick jungle. We reach a temple around 25 minutes through this route. A route going toward the waterfall, left of this temple, leads to the “water sculpted” “Shiva Linga” under this waterfall. This is called the Gupt Bhimashankar. There is a huge waterfall at this place.
Itinerary of the event:
Meeting Point : Karjat Station Platform No. 1 on 08th April, 2016 @ 11:30 pm
Journey to Base Village (Kamatpada)
Reach base village by 01:00 am (Rest for some time)
Start trek by 03:30 am (Via Wajantri Ghat followed by Khetoba Ghat)
Reach Khetoba top by 06:00 am
Start next journey towards Bhorgiri Village by 06:15 am
Reach Bhorgiri by 07:30 am
Breakfast & Rest for some time.
Explore Bhorgiri by 10:00 am
Start next trek to Bhimashankar by 11:30 am
Reach Bhimashankar by 03:30 pm
Visit Nagfani Point
Rest for the day
Wake call at 07:00 am & Breakfast
Start descend via Shidi Ghat
Reach Padarwadi by 12:00 pm
Reach Khandas by 02:00 pm
Start return journey by 03:00 pm
Reach Karjat by 04:30 pm
Things to Carry:
Identity Proof. (must)
Lunch for Saturday
Water (At least 3 Ltres)
Torch with extra batteries (Compulsory)
Some ready to eat food items.
Camera, Cap, GlaresPersonal Care and Medicine those if you require usually.
Good trekking shoes (must)
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. ( No sling bags/ jholas please)
Avoid wearing gold ornaments.
The Cost of the Trek is INR 1210
Travel to Karjat to Karjat by private vehicle
2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, Evening Refreshments.
Dormitory Stay @ Bhimashankar, TMI Expertise.
Lunch, Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
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