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
40.4% of people who visit Pune include Bhimashankar Temple in their plan
04 AM - 05 AM
54.37% of people start their Bhimashankar Temple visit around 04 AM - 05 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bhimashankar Temple
93.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bhimashankar Temple
Bhimashankar Temple Trips
Bhimashankar Temple, Pune Reviews
Got here at 8:00 pm with lot of fog in monsoon. Very lonely area at this time. Of course no crowd while having darshan. Must take care while driving down back to the highway. There are many steps to climb down to the temple. Need to pay rs 700 per check post (no of check post - 4) on the way and back to the temple. Beautiful architecture of the temple and 2 ponds. Best to be viewed in day time. Good place with religious beliefs.
One of the famous Lord Shiva's temples of India. One the Jyothir Ling temples Most sacred, devotional and must visit place. One will have a very wonderful driving experience, you will have awesome experience if you visit this place anytime in Rainy and winter season. This place is also famous for mountain trekking.
Serene place, awesome during rains. Have been there couple of times, las visit was in July, the weather was awesome, fog was inside our car. Trekking in that area itself is awesome. Upkeep of temple is not at its best, but the visitors makes a mess mostly. Parking is a concern which needs serious work from authorities. Rest all is good as expected
Bhimashankar is a holy shrine located in the sahyadari mountains. this review is for people wanting to visit the place. first things first, do not depend on public transport. it is very very erratic, and there is no sort of time table. the buses come at their own whims and fancies. there is lack of clean toilets for both ladies and gents. also, carry enough cash with you as there is no functional ATM for a long long distance. self or own transport is preferred.
Awesome location, mind-blowing surroundings. Rainy season weather is just like a Himalayan hill station. Lush green hills and forest surrounding the temple. A perfect place for trekking enthusiast from behind the temple through thick forest. A must visit temple in the month of Shravan.