Bhimashankar Hill Station

Close to the popular city of Pune, Bhimashankar is another hill station which is quite popular for its trekking activities. Located at 3200ft above the sea level, it’s a matter of pure indulgence into the natural environment for an adventure junkie. The Hanuman lake and Devi lake flowing through the hills gives a splendid view to the eyes which makes it nothing but relaxing and soothing. Though the climate is good the whole year round, but it’s an altogether different experience during the monsoon season which makes it apt to visit between June to September. 

We can go to Bhimashankar by car, also has  ST service from Talegaon and Pune. It is close from Talegaon, Pune.

Bhimashankar, is one of twelve Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiv. Thousands of devotees visit the place on Maha Shivaratri. And also daily. We can find here the  Ghod and Bhima the tributaries of River Krushna. Bhimashankar, is also famous for its Wild life Sanctuary, its spread is on 131 km.; situated  in the northern region of Western Ghats i.e. Pune, Raigad, and Thane. We can see the Sanctuary free of cost. It allow to go there between 6 00 AM – 6 00 PM. Because as a forest risky to stay after sunset. It takes two -three hrs.to watch. Best Time to Visit Bhimashankar Sanctuary is October to May.

Some chief places to see within the sanctuary are Nagphani Point, Vanaspati Point, Bombay Point, Gupt Bhimashankar. There are various types of trees, plants, herbs, shrubs etc. found here. Some of them are Mango, Hirda, Bamboo, Jamun, Behda etc. The sanctuary is a home to various species of animals like Leopards, Sambar, Hyena, Barking deer, Wild boar, Malabar giant squirrels and many more. We can find various birds also like Black Eagle, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Grey Jungle Fowl, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Green Pigeon, and Quaker Babbler etc.

 

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