Duration: 02 Nights - 03 Days
Destinations: Mumbai - Bhimashankar - Mumbai
Distance: 220 Kms
Day 01: Mumbai – Bhimashankar (220Kms /5hrs)
Meet on arrival at Mumbai Airport / Railway station and drive to Bhimashankar. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Evening free for your own activity.
The Bhimshankar temple is a composite of old and new structures in the Nagara style of architecture. It shows the excellence of the skills achieved by ancient Vishwakarma sculptors. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to the 13th century and the Sabha Mandap developed in the 18th century by Nana Phadnavis. The shikhara was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate worship services. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Bhimashankar
Early morning proceeds for Darshan and Arti. After breakfast visits the surroundings of Bhimashankar Temple, there is a small village having around 200 houses. People have no other means of income apart from selling pooja and prasad items for their lively hood. Bhimashankar in Maharashtra is an ancient shrine, enshrining Bhimshankar one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. Bhimashankar is located in the village of Bhavagiri 50 km northwest of Khed, near Pune. It is located 110 km away from Pune in the ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. Bhimashankar is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna river near Raichur. The other Jyotirlinga shrines in Maharashtra are Trimbakeshwar and Grishneshwar.
Places that can be visited in the vicinity include Hanuman Lake, Gupt Bhimashankar, Origin of River Bhima, Nag Phani, Bombay Point, and Sākshi Vinayak. Bhimashankar is a reserved forest area of 130.78 km2 and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1985. This sanctuary is a part of the Western Ghats, so it is rich in floral and faunal diversity. A variety of birds, animals, insects, and plants can be seen. A rare animal Malabar Giant squirrel locally called "Shekaru" can be found in the deep woods. The Bhorgiri fort is close to Bhimashankar. O/N Halt.
Day 03: Bhimashankar – Mumbai
After breakfast drive back to Mumbai. On arrival transfer to the Airport/Railway station for your onward destination with a memorable experience of Gagangiri Tours and Travels ( MTDC Approved Travel Agency)
End of the services
As per Family size vehicles will be provided from Mumbai/Pune
Tour Cost: On Request
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