Monday, August 4, 2008

Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, can certainly be termed as a Pilgrim Paradise. The dense forests surrounding the high ranges also play an abode to the rare species of flora and fauna. Situated at the extreme end of the Sahayadri Ranges, this place gives a wonderful view of the world around you.

Bhimashankaris located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune. It is located 110 km away from Pune in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. Bhimashankar is also the source of the Bhima river, which flows south east and merges with the Krishna river near Raichur. The other Jyotirlinga shrines in Maharashtra are Tryambakeshwar and Grishneshwar. Regular pilgrims near Mumbai visit Bhimashankar from Karjat via Khandas.

How To Reach

Reach  Neral (CST -->kalyan--->Karjat Side)  by trains and then use tumtum (6 sitter rickshaw) to reach Khandas Villege and then  walk 4 to 5 hr then you will reach bhimaShankar

Points to See
Nagfani Point
Hanuman Point
Kamalja Devi lake
Vanaspti Point
Gupta Bhimashankar (Bhima River)

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                                 view From Base


























This is the other way to reach...but  risky (Known as shidi cha dongar)


Shidi cha dongar (look closely u can see those steps as mentioned above.)
                            white line in above pic is the way .



























Kund Near Bhimashankar Temple








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