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Pune to Bhimashankar: Spiritual Trek and Wildlife Safari

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Duration

8 Hours

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Explore the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, a 13th-century marvel with intricate Buddha carvings and Naga-style architecture.
  • Embark on a thrilling trek to the temple, adding an adventurous dimension to your spiritual journey.
  • Witness breathtaking hilltop views from Bhimashankar, capturing the essence of the Sahyadri Hills' beauty.
  • Opt for an enriching visit to Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to unique wildlife and ancient sacred groves.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive from Pune, traversing the picturesque Sahyadri Hills on your return journey.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 $ 258.00
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 $ 466.00
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 $ 724.00
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 $ 938.00
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 $ 1,156.00
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 $ 1,413.00
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 $ 1,671.00

What you will do

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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.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off to from your hotel in Ahmedabad
  • Transport by AC vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Languages

English

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