|| 16-17 Sept 2017 || Wild Ranger’s Trek to Magical Bhimashankar (Ascend Shidi Ghat Descend Ganesh Ghat)
Walking thru the dense forest of Bhimashankar, and reaching the temple.
A wonderful walk thru the waterfalls and green dense jungle… Awesome view from Nagphani..
A trek to remember for lifetime..
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, Discovery, Guided Tours, Photography, Trekking, Wildlife
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Height: 3500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Bhimashankar:- its one of the 12 Jyotirling’s of India, a pilgrimage place approximately 3500 feet high up in the hills. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle, is 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.
Mesmerizing scenery on the way,- bhimashankar wild life sanctuary!!
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 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.
Nagphani : We reach a pond when we climb towards Bhimashankar from the Ghat. The route going towards the right, from this pond, takes us to the Hanuman temple. The route going up through this route leads to the Nagphani. We can have a view of the forts of Peth and Padhar and the plateaus of Peth and Matheran.
- Karjat to Karjat travelling
- Day 1 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- Day 2 Breakfast & Lunch
- Stay in Bhimashankar
- Wild Rangers Expertise and administrative charges
- All Taxes Included
- First Aid
- Travel upto Karjat and return
- Dinner for Day 2
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Saturday 16th Sept 2017
Gathering outside Karjat Station at 08.30Hrs
- Pune Participants : Board the Sinhagad Express that reaches Karjat at 08.00 Hrs
- Mumbai Participants : Board the local which reaches Karjat by 08.30 Hrs
Schedule for the day
- Breakfast at Karjat and depart for base village (Khandas) in private vehicle
- After reaching Base village, instructions and gear up for trek thru the dense jungle
- Lunch en-route
- By early evening we shall reach the top of Bhimashankar
- Jyotirling Darshan and check-in to accommodation
- Dinner and retire for the day
Sunday, 17th Sept 2017
Wake-up at 06:00 Hrs followed by breakfast
- After Breakfast, move towards Naagphani – for the incredible view from atop.
- Start the descend from Ganesh Ghat towards Khandas village
- We shall reach Karjat around 19:00 Hrs
- Team breaks at Karjat station
- Bottle with Water (~2-3 Ltrs)
- Good Trekking shoes
- Glucon D ,Tang, Dry Snacks (if Required)
- Torch With Extra Battery (Must)
- Cap, Windcheater
- Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
- Medicine those if you require usually (Optional)
- Extra Pair of clothes.
- A haversack to put all these things
For Registration one needs to call and SMS us Name and Email Addresses of participant along With alternate contact number, to any of the coordinator mention in below contact and Transfer full payment of event in the account details mentioned below.
A/C Name: – Mayur Phadale
A/C Number: – 643801505651
IFSC Code: – ICIC0006438
MICR Code: – 400229080
Branch: – ICICI Bank, Andheri (East)
Roshan:- +91 9028271859 | +91 8007857825
Mayyur:- +91 8080304123