Temple Trek: Pune to Bhimashankar
Package price On Request
Product Code : AGORA590
Embark on a spiritual and adventurous journey from Pune to Bhimashankar, a revered temple nestled in the Sahyadri Hills. Discover the ancient architecture of the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, adorned with Buddha cravings, dating back to the 13th century. Trek through the picturesque hills for an hour and a half, taking in breathtaking views from atop. Optional visit to Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its endemic and pandemic animal and bird species, and sacred groves that are thousands of years old, making it a biodiversity hotspot.
7:00 AM - Pick up from your Pune city hotel by your private driver and guide.
10:00 AM - Arrive at Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple. The modest yet graceful temple dates back to the 13th century and is ornated with Buddha cravings as well. The temple brilliantly showcases the intelligent work of Vishwakarma sculptors of ancient times. The holy shrine of Bhimashankar is a work of Naga style of architecture.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Explore the temple and take in its architecture and spiritual significance.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Trek to the Bhimashankar temple. This trek adds a pinch of adventure to your spiritual visit. The trek takes about an hour and a half and is moderately difficult.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Visit the temple and take in the breathtaking views from atop the hills. The site is highly picturesque and gives mind-boggling views of the nearby locations.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch break at a local restaurant.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Optional visit and trek in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. The place is mainly famous for being a home to many endemic and pandemic animal and bird species including the Indian Giant Squirrel. It is so rich in flora and fauna that it is considered to be one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world. The reserve is also known for being the home of 14 sacred groves which are said to be thousands of years old and responsible for the origin of many species.
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Drive back to Pune. You can relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Sahyadri Hills during the drive.
7:00 PM - Drop off at your hotel in Pune.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.