The Bhimashankara temple (one of 12 Jyotirlingas) is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid-18th century. The Shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level. Trek to Bhimashankar is known to be one of the best treks in Sahyadri ranges and this time we will be ascending via Shidi ghat (Ladder route) & descending via Ganesh ghat to make it more interesting. The forest of Bhimashankar is paradise for nature lovers as it hosts several exotic species of wildlife and the most famous of all being the elusive rust-coloured giant squirrel (Ratufa indica elphinstoni) — the state animal of Maharashtra.
Type: Trekking Sahyadris
No of days: 01
|Day 1||Karjat – Khandas – Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat – Karjat||B, R|
Day Wise Itinerary
0830Hrs: Report at Karjat station and meet our representative.
0845Hrs: Breakfast at Karjat
0915Hrs: Leave for Base village.
1015Hrs: Reach Base village and start ascend. Trail packets to be given for trail
1230Hrs: Reach top and explore the beautiful plateau.
1300Hrs: Group lunch
1400Hrs: Start descend
1600Hrs: Reach base village and freshen up.
1630Hrs: Drive journey back to Karjat.
1730Hrs: Reach Karjat and disperse with happy faces.
Trip officially ends.
Ex Karjat: Adult Rs.1000/-* per person
Group requisite: 14 pax
- Transfer from Karjat to Base village in Non AC transportation.
- Breakfast & Lunch
- First Aid Kit
- Guide fees
- Trip expertise
- Adventure Buddy from Tern Travellers team
- Any other transport from origin of participant to meeting point.
- Additional meals or services
- Any expense of personal nature
- Any other item specifically NOT mentioned in includes.
|Advance||Balance on or before 3 days|
|At the time of booking||50%||50%|
|Cancellation period||Cancellation Charges on Cost|
|21 – 35 days||25%|
|21 – 14 days||50%|
|14 – 07 days||75%|
|Less than 07 days or No show||100%|