Bhimashankar TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 09:30 pm]
- Address: Bhimashankar temple, Khed, District Pune, Maharashtra 410509, India
- Timings: 04:30 am - 09:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-9403726339
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Bhimashankar Temple - Review
One of the twelve major Jyotir linga sites in India, Bhimashankar Mandir is an ancient shrine in the Sahyadri Mountains. It is also the origin place of river Bhima that flows southeast and merges with River Krishna.
The journey to this absolutely blissful temple is full of adventures, surprises and unexpected treasures.
A legend of Lord Shiva slaying the tyrant Bhima is narrated by the locals. It is said that Lord Shiva made this place his abode after it at the request of the sages who resided in this area.
Bhimashankara temple has been built in the Nagara style of architecture. Mention of this temple in literature dates back to the 13th century. The current temple is believed to be developed in the 18th century. Chhatrapati Shivaji and later Nana Phadvanis renovated this temple and added wings to it.
Detailed Buddhist style of carvings found in these mountains makes your trip even fascinating. Bhimashankar has gained tremendous importance in the last few years and is a significant wild life belt in Maharashtra.
A blend of natural beauty and spiritual calmness, Bhimashankar is a traveller’s paradise. The place is terrifyingly beautiful and a favourite of compulsive trekkers.
Bhimashankar Temple Information
- Avoid travelling at night.
- Keep the sanctity of the temple intact.
- Do not litter the area.
- Do not consume intoxicating substances in the temple premises.
- Prefer wearing traditional clothes
- There are a lot of trekkers spots nearby that you could visit.
- Bhimashankar is 125 kms from central Pune and 50 kms from the town of Khed.
- Please check the official website for aarti timings.
How To reach Bhimashankar Temple by Public Transport
- Maharashtra State transport buses.
- Bhimashankar Bus Station
Restaurants Near Bhimashankar Temple
- Local restaurants and stalls
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Things to Know Before Visiting Bhimashankar Temple
95% of people who visit Pune include Bhimashankar Temple in their plan
04 AM - 05 AM
47.32% of people start their Bhimashankar Temple visit around 04 AM - 05 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Bhimashankar Temple
90.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bhimashankar Temple
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Bhimashankar Temple, Pune Reviews
The temple is one of the best places. Temple is situated in wild life sanctuary, so the road is all time filled with beautiful views. If you visit the temple in rainy days, there will be fog all over the place. On holidays in rainy season the temple is pretty much crowded. Parking space is available there. There are special arrangements for senior citizen to climb up and down the stairs with the additional cost of course.
Amazing View😍... You can see the Horizon 😍.... You can feel like, you are in Heaven🤗... Seems like you are at the end of the world... There is nothing far beyond this point. Literally, I haven't feel like this anywhere before in any mountain ranges. Wonderful Experience 😊
It is like Pure place of God. Road is narrow so the driver have to drive very carefully on road. It is better if you travel early in the morning so you can spend all day here and in the evening can return your place or if you want to stay here the lodging may be possible. In monsoon beauty maybe for increased.
Very holly place but cleanliness should be maintained. People should understand to not mess up such a divine place. Also temple management should keep the campus well maintained.
Obviously Visit in Monsoon, Best Place Surely Visit the 'Gupt Bhimashankar' Surrounded by Nature Not Much Trek Needed to reach(2-3km) Except Grip on Slippery Floor. Various other Points to See Around the Main Temple.There is a Special Buggy Service available till main temple for aged ones. For bikers a Joy Ride
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