Embark on a captivating journey from Pune to Bhimashankar, a sacred site graced by the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple. Witness the temple’s stunning Naga-style architecture and ornate Buddha carvings, all while delving into its rich spiritual history. Take an exhilarating trek through picturesque terrain to reach the temple, where breathtaking hilltop panoramas await. For nature enthusiasts, an optional visit to the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary offers encounters with endemic wildlife, including the Indian Giant Squirrel, in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Your Pune adventure culminates with a scenic drive back, leaving you with cherished memories.
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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 7:00 AM
Indicative Drop-Off Time: 7:00 PM
Morning: Exploring Bhimashankar Temple
Your day begins with a 7:00 AM pick-up from your Pune city hotel. Your private driver and guide will accompany you on this spiritual and adventurous journey.
By 10:00 AM, you'll arrive at the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, a timeless marvel of the 13th century. This sacred site showcases both modesty and grace, adorned with intricate Buddha carvings, and follows the Naga style of architecture.
Spend an enriching hour exploring the temple, absorbing its spiritual significance, and admiring the craftsmanship of Vishwakarma sculptors from ancient times.
Midday Adventure: Bhimashankar Trek
At 11:00 AM, embark on a thrilling trek to the Bhimashankar temple. This hour-and-a-half-long moderate trek combines adventure with spirituality, taking you through the heart of nature.
By 12:00 PM, you'll reach the temple, perched atop the hills, offering awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surroundings. Capture these breathtaking moments and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere.
Lunch and Optional Wildlife Sanctuary Visit
Enjoy a delicious local lunch at a nearby restaurant between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM, refueling for the adventures ahead.
From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, consider an optional visit to the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is a biodiversity hotspot, home to endemic and pandemic animal and bird species, including the Indian Giant Squirrel. Explore the lush flora and fauna and discover the ancient sacred groves that have nurtured many species for thousands of years.
Return to Pune with Scenic Drive
Starting at 4:00 PM, your journey back to Pune begins. Relax during the scenic 3-hour drive, allowing you to unwind and take in the picturesque Sahyadri Hills.
By 7:00 PM, you'll be dropped off at your Pune hotel, concluding your spiritually enriching and adventurous Bhimashankar expedition.