Two day Trek to Mystic Bhimashankar via Ladder Route & Descend via Ganesh Ghat

Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of India, a pilgrimage place approximately 3500 feet high up in the hills.

Place: Bhimashankar

Type: Sahyadri

Endurance: Medium

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Trekking

Cost: Rs.1500.00


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Western Ghats

Trek

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BHIMASHANKAR

TMI

2 DAY EVENT

TREK MATES INDIA

Bhimashankar Via Ladder Route

LONAVALA TO BHIMASHANKAR

Gupt Bhimashankar

Ladder Route


Day 1:

Meeting Point For Mumbai People: Saturday Morning Neral Station at 07:40 AM  Near Railway Bridge
We will be starting with the second karjat slow local (time table given below)
People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)

Meeting point For Pune people: Saturday Morning
Neral Station at 07:40 AM  Near Railway Bridge

Reach Base Village Khandas by Private Vehicle at 9.30AM and have breakfast
Start the Trek by 10.30 AM
Lunch en route
Reach Top by 3:00 PM
Visit Gupt Bhimashankar; Dinner and Stay

Check the recommended train timing in travel help section

 

Day 2: 

Breakfast.
Visit Lord Shiva's temple.
Start Descend by Ganesh Ghat.
Reach Base Village Khandas.
Lunch at Khandas.
Reach Karjat by Public Transport
Reach Mumbai by 9.00 PM approx.

• Torch
• Identity Proof
• warm jacket (compulsory)
• A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),
• Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
• A good trekking shoes
• Camera
• Cap
• Some ready to eat food
• Plum cakes
• Biscuits etc.
• Pleases do not carry sling bags
• Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
• Lunch for Saturday.

Traveling from Neral till Neral,

Overnight stay,

Saturday Morning Breakfast, Evening Refreshment & Dinner.

Sunday Morning Breakfast, Lunch.

TMI Expertise.

Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions

By Air

Not Applicable

By Train

Train Timings:- Train Number S5 Speed Slow Cars 12 Starting From Mumbai(CST) End At Karjat(S)

Mumbai_CST - 5:22 am

Byculla- 5:30 am

Dadar- 5:40 am

Kurla-5:50 am

Ghatkopar-5:56 am

Thane-6:17 am

Dombivili-6:39 am

Kalyan-6:48 am

Neral- 07:22 am

By Road

Not Applicable

Description

Bhimashankar:-

is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of India, a pilgrimage place approximately 3500 feet high up in the hills. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle. The Maharashtra Government has also declared it a Wildlife Sanctuary.The sanctuary is small (only about 100 sq. km’s), but it is home to a wide variety of animals Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Porcupines, Grey Junglefowls, Wild pig, Hanuman langur, Rhesus macaque and Flying Squirrel etc. The sanctuary is famous as the home of a highly endangered subspecies of the Indian Giant Squirrel – Shekharu (Ratufa indica elphistoni), which is also the state animal of Maharashtra.

Shiva Temple:

The temple of Bhimashankar is around 1200 – 1400 years old and is built on the Hemad Panthi style. There are very beautiful sculptures and paintings on the roof and pillars of the temple. At the front of the temple hangs a huge metal bell cast in 1729. There is also a 15-20 feet high “Deepmala” or lamppost in the outer corridor of the temple. There is also an inscription on a stone on this lamppost. It is to be noted that the original name of the river Chandrabhaga at Pandharpur is Bhima. This Bhima River originates at Bhimashankar.

Gupt Bhimashankar:

There is a water stream route going down from the left of the Ram temple. Taking that route, we enter a thick jungle. We reach a temple around 25 minutes through this route. A route going toward the waterfall, left of this temple, leads to the “water sculpted” “Shiva Linga” under this waterfall. This is called the Gupt Bhimashankar. There is a huge waterfall at this place.