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Bhimashankar Temple

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Jyotirlinga temple amidst Sahyadri hills

In Bhimashankar, Lord Shiva is believed to have manifested himself in the form of Jyotirlinga. Bhimashankar is also the place from where the river Bhimarathi flows. Since this... read more

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Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In Bhimashankar, Lord Shiva is believed to have manifested himself in the form of Jyotirlinga. Bhimashankar is also the place from where the river Bhimarathi flows. Since this place is in the midst of a dense forest, the road to reach this place is very scenic and beautiful. One has to climb a hill, pass through remote villages, forest, and... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bhimasankar temple is located on the extreme end of Sahyadri mountains in Khed Ghat region. So one can see mountains all around filled with trees and flowing mountain streams. The Bhima River flows from Bhimashankar hills in Kheda region and merges with Krishna River near Raichur in Karnataka. In Pandharpur this river is called Chandra Bhaga. One has to walk... More 

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Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple can be accessed from mumbai/pune via Talegaon-Wada-Sindhurli-Bhimashankar and also Talegaon-Chakan-Rajgurunagar-Manchar-Bhimashankar. The latter being a longer route transiting the busy townships. The roads are not very good with big humps. Be careful while driving. The temple approaches, pay Rs 20/- for forest entry. Parking is near bus stand. Temple entry is free and has 200 steps downside(4 steps at... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. Facilities and infrastructure has improved over years. Direct roads to temple available. Markets and shops right outside temple are also available now. There is a bus stop and direct buses are plying so no issues reaching there.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the only way there was to trek uphill for 6 hours. When we reached we found a motorable road accessible from lonavala. The trek was difficult as we had to climb the moountain and also very dangerous in places. But if trekking, start early morning. Temple crowded n commercial

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my family... have been planning since long... this is a clear 4 hours drive from pune... irrespective of what maps tell u... good drive... the movement at ghat section can cause motion sickness... it did to one of my kids... overall a very well managed place... no problem of parking or extraordinary long qu.... very peaceful...

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello Travellers, Its been another year when i have visited Bhimashankar temple but followed a different route than last time. Last time i went thriught manchar, this time i followed google map from Mumbai and went via ,talegaon route, the route was rought after crossing GM plant but then after another 15 kms from thereon we reached BHIM river, what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited February 2016 during Ashtavinayak tour. It was a little out of our way but well worth the visit. We reached just as temple was closing for Aarti preparation so had a 20-30 minute wait to take dharshan but was able to watch preparations on TV screen. This being one of the 12 Jyotilings was very satisfying to visit. The... More 

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a jyotirling that's only the point. Otherwise, it is not good. It is a rare temple where ling is kept in a box

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hie people I recently visited bhimashankar we stayed at Pune and from their we went shivajinagar we got bus for bhimashankar it took almost 3-1/2hrs to reach there and then we went in temple the steps are really not hard u can easily go and come back in 1-2hrs if there is no rush . In the way to temple... More 

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