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
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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40.17% 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
Amazing experience especially in December....Must visit once in lifetime....If planning to come by road please prefer your own car and good driving skills the road quality is pathetic here without street lights you wont find a place where you don't have to climb the whole route is trekking....we made it by bike unfortunately the route guided by Google maps is much more dangerous there was a question on survival.. Avoid bike ride and night traveling....!
It's a nice temple, I would say one of the ancient shrines. But they are not maintaining it well. Personally I didn't feel the spirituality, which is purely because of the bad maintenance of the temple. Since it is a very ancient shrine, govt should take good care of it.
Very nice place to visit. Go through Manchar route as it's 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.
A must visit place during rainy and winter season...... Nice track for bikers and nature lovers..... One of the best Jyotirling of Lord Shiva
Among 12 jyotirling this one of them very famous and old temple. From parking place you should walking by stairs you reach temple. Small restaurant are available here you get only local food. For staying local people make some arrangements.