Bhimashankar at a glance

Bhimashankar located about 100 km from Pune and 223 km from Mumbai is a popular temple town. It is among one of the twelve traditional ‘Jyotilingam’ shrines of Lord Shiva in India. This beautiful place provides an awe inspiring view of nature.

Things to do in Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar Temple

Bhimashankar Temple is situated in the village of Bhorgiri in the ghats of the Sahyadri range. The temple is one of the only twelve traditional ‘Jyotilingam’ shrines of Lord Shiva in India. With a river source and great spiritual importance, this temple is a major attrcation in the area.

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary was primarily created in 1984 to protect the habitat of the Giant Indian Squirrel in the Ambegaon and Khed Talukas of the Pune district. With a rich fauna and numerous sacred groves, this place is beautiful to visit especially during the offset of monsoon season.

Hanuman Lake

Slightly difficult to reach, although worth the effort, the Hanuman Lake is a beautiful lake located in Bhimashankar. Lots of animals including squirrels and bids could also be spotted here.

What to eat in Bhimashankar : Local Food and Cuisine

The local cuisine here is dominated by Maharashtrian food with a blend of south and north Indian cuisine. This place is known for its spicy food of curries and fries. Misal – a spicy gravy of potatoes, peas and other sprouts, makes for a mouth-watering meal.