Bhimashankar Temple, Pune

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  • Address: Bhimashankar temple, Khed, District Pune, Maharashtra 410509, India
  • Timings: 04:30 am - 09:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9403726339
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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About Bhimashankar Temple, Pune

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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Bhimashankar Temple, Pune Reviews

  • I went for a ride here. Also, visited the temple. It is awesome! Must visit place. Though the road condition is poor. But all the scenery puts your mind at ease. A Tip: There are agents inside the temple to offer you shortcut in exchange of money. They will try to frighten you of the long queue. In case you want to reach inside the temple quickly, reach by 11 am or 12 pm. It might take an hour or so to get in for darshan.

  • Beautiful temple. Travel distance is more and the roads are not that great. When we visited a day before shivarathri, all private vehicles were being stopped about a kilometer away and buses were deployed for transport to the temple. Not sure if it is the same on other days. There are about 150 Steps to get down and climb back. The steps are not very strenuous and elderly can possibly climb leisurely.

  • A place for all kind of people, people of spirituality, for explorers and for family. Has a very unique hanuman temple in the forest, and dried out river streams during the year end where you can go into the forest. And various view points on top of the mountain. Overall very nice experience. Best to visit during year end or in January, if you want to go into the forest.

  • Best place. I can not describe the beauty of the the place. It is one of the twelve ज्योतिर्लिंग. But the beauty of this place cannot be described in words. Wonderful nature. You can also do the tracking here.

  • This one of best Shiv Temple I ever seen. From Pune it is near about 110 km but easy for access. Very nice weather, kids really enjoy the beauty of the Nature. Temple is located at the bank of river in dense forest.

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