Bhimashankar Temple

Currently 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

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.

  • 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.

  • Maharashtra State transport buses.
  • Bhimashankar Bus Station

  • Local restaurants and stalls

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  • Bhimashankar Temple Address: Bhimashankar temple, Khed, District Pune, Maharashtra 410509, India
  • Bhimashankar Temple Contact Number: +91-9403726339
  • Bhimashankar Temple Timing: 04:30 am - 09:30 pm
  • Bhimashankar Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Bhimashankar Temple(preferred time): 05:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bhimashankar Temple: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 40.31% of people who visit Pune include Bhimashankar Temple in their plan

  • 54.37% of people start their Bhimashankar Temple visit around 04 AM - 05 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Bhimashankar Temple

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

93.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bhimashankar Temple

People normally club together Saras Baug and Iskon Nvcc while planning their visit to Bhimashankar Temple.

People also prefer to start their day with Bhimashankar Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It is located in Western Ghat so making the way for it looks beautiful. It's too far from main city so you should go early and enjoy the view and it's better you take something to eat with you . There are lot of monkeys so be aware of them. Overall very wonderful place and the nature makes the place more beautiful.

  • A great place for praying and meditation. One can enjoy the wildlife sanctuary contiguous with the temple and spend some quality time. Ideally, one should visit this temple in Monsoon season only because the beauty of this place cannot be felt vicariously.

  • Very nice place to visit. Go via Manchar route as it's much better than the other alternative route. Going in early morning will be the best option as visibility will be down in evening on road. Prefer to go via your own car.

  • Best and historical Tampal of Lord Shiva Jyotirling Bhima shankar, भगवान भोले नाथ शंकर जी की ज्योतिर्लिंग भीमाशंकर शंकर जंगल के बीच स्थित है यहाँ भक्तों को पूरी श्रद्धा विश्वास एवं निष्ठा के साथ मानसून के पूर्व मौसम को ध्यान में रखते हुए सपरिवार एवं मित्रों के साथ दर्शन कर पूजा अर्चना करने पर भगवान भोले नाथ शंकर जी की कृपा प्राप्त होता है ।जंगल एवं पहाड़ी इलाकों से जाने केलिए बहुत अच्छा पथ नहीं है फिर भी भगवान भोले नाथ की कृपा से भक्तों को दर्शन प्राप्त करने में आसानी होती है

  • 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

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