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Bhimashankar Temple, Bhimashankar

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Visit one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines at Bhimashankar Temple, dedicated to one of the manifestations of Shiva. Located in a remote area at the source of a long river, the ancient temple dates back to around the 13th century CE, when the shrine was first mentioned in literature. Admire the artistry of the towering shikhara, built by influential statesman Nana Phadnavis during the 18th century. Learn about the story behind the Jyotirlinga shrines--each said to mark a site where Shiva appeared as a column of light--and explore the pleasant wilderness that surrounds the temple, now home to a nature reserve with hiking trails and bird-watching opportunities. With our online itinerary creator, Bhimashankar attractions like Bhimashankar Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I have planned my journey from Pune to bhimashankar via manchar route. Approx time as per google maps was 3 hr 10 min but we reached the temple in around 4 hr. The roads were not good after manchar an...  read more »
  • Every year in shravan month (July/August), we go to Bhimashankar. If starting from Pune, drive along the Pune-Nasik highway and turn off at the road leading to Bhimashankar. The mountain road is quite...  read more »
  • It is nice temple of lord shiva. It is one of 12 jyotirlinga. This place becomes fabulous during rainy season. 
  • One of Jyotirlinga out of twelve. Bhimashankar temple is placed at such a nice hilly area. this is a holy place. the journey of temple is also too awesome. ride on the hilly road. If you are planning to go for a trip with your friends you must go for it. In addition to this there is trekking and hiking facilities are also available at a short distance from temple. In the way of the temple there are lot of Shooting points. overall this is such an awesome place and temple.
  • One of the holy 12 Jyotirlinga (Lord Shivas) temple. Ancient but simple,beautiful scenic atmospheric temple. Fills energetic by getting blessings of deities in mind blowing atmosphere. Observe beauty of lake.Can Travel by road or by trekking from Khandas- Bhimashankar road. Play hide and seek with light, fog,rain and visibility in Ghats. Take your own food. Start early & try to move early as travelling at nights in Hilly area's could be dangerous & if halted, ready to pay high cost.
  • The road travel to this place is just amazing, Rain-fog-bike-cold just amazing combination. The route is filled with small-small water-falls, road side masala Corn tapri's makes your trip amazing. Must visit during rainy season. The hill side mountains are so covered in the fog that the road is not visible during this season, preferably take bike ride from Pune. The temple is also amazing and very old. Nice place to enjoy the nature. Enjoy!!! Keep smiling, Keep travelling!!!
  • A very nice and old lord shiva temple... A very scenic beauty when u drive from pune to bhimashankar... Nice hilly road along with lake... Specially in monsoon it's look is like a foreign type...
  • Best Place to go Nearby Pune Junner is a nearest tourist spot
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