Bhimashankar Temple, Bhimashankar

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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  • August 15, 2017
    We had an easy darshan About 250 steps to climb down and then same number to climb up on the return Car and buses can go very near to temple entrance but u have to walk atleast half a km from the park...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Divine Temple, very old and quite peaceful and spiritual. We visited the temple on 5th Aug 2017, reached there around 4.30 PM and it took around 3 hours for us to have the divya darshan. Waiting in th...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    I have visited many hill stations in India but the impression which bhimashanker temple and it's route left on me is sure to last for lifetime. It is one of the best place to visit during monsoon with...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    The best time to visit is between August and February. Though any time of the year is good to visit Bhīmāshankar, it is better to avoid visiting it during summer. Similarly during monsoon, unless one likes trekking, it is better to avoid a visit. That leaves the best period to seven months between August and February. The best.
  • July 11, 2017
    One of the 12 Jyothirlingams in India. This one is middle of thick Forest and wonderful Place for mediation or Penance. I love this Place too much.
  • June 21, 2017
    I went here in June. The temple is not that clean. It has bombay point which is source of attraction. The good thing is the 10 kms pathway while going towards Bhimashankar. Don't expect too much from d place. Its just fine.
  • June 21, 2017
    Very nice & spiritual place lord Shiva jyotirling we stayed there one night with family. We eat dinner at local person home it was very nice food.
  • June 28, 2017
    I love this place ....There you will find Lush greenery and some hills and plateau .......Bus service is good ....Better to go with bus......For the temple you have to take a walk for 15 minutes around 1.km to go down ......

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