Tattva Adventures invite you for a Two day monsoon Trek to Mystic Bhimashankar via Ladder Route on 9th & 10th July 2016.
Little Info About The placeType: Hill
Height: 3500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium (5. hrs trek)
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.
The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Day 1 : 9th July 2016, Saturday
Meeting Point : Saturday morning 8am Karjat Station
We will be starting with the second karjat slow local (time table given below)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)
Reach Base village Khandas by Private Vehicle at 9.30am and have breakfast
Start the Trek by 10.30am
Visit Gupt Bhimashankar; Dinner & Stay
Day 2: 10th July 2016, Sunday
Visit lord Shiva's temple.
Start Descend by Ganesh Ghat.
Reach Base Village Khandas.
Reach Karjat by Public Transport
Reach Mumbai by 9.00 pm approx.
Train Timings for Mumbai People -
Train Timing For Pune People -
The charges for the event is Rs 1200/- per head, which includes
Travelling from Karjat till Karjat, Overnight stay,
Saturday Morning Breakfast , Evening Refreshment , Dinner and Sunday Morning Breakfast, Lunch & Expertise
Please book yourself with full advance payment of Rs. 1200/- per head (Non-refundable) … Seats will be allotted on payment basis …
Branch – Kalyan Shivaji Chowk
Cash deposit charge Rs 75/- Extra
~Lunch for a Saturday (Must)
~Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
~A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
~Medicine those if you REQUIRE usually
~Good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters.
~Rainsheeters/Ponchos, Avoid Umbrella
~A Good Quality of Rucksack suitable for One day Trek with all inside Luggage packed in a Plastic Bag.
~Pleases do not carry Jholas.
~Please avoid wearing Jewelry
No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol
Be a group – its not a race
NO littering please…we are educated :)
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Note- Please understand this ain’t a picnic, all Trekking and Adventure activities demand fitness.
We request you to get a medical fitness check done before you participate in any such events. If suffering from any allergy carry proper medications and inform your
trek leaders about it. Also make sure you have a sufficient supply of medication for your trip, building in an allowance for any travel delay. Those with Active Chest
and Heart diseases that limit physical activity should not go to high altitudes.