The state of Maharashtra Best Place to Visit in India offers a number of short treks which attracts numerous trekkers throughout the year Bhimashankar Trek is well known famous in between the trekkers as Best Holiday Place in India. As Maharashtra is one of the busiest cities of the country, the people who loves to travel has few time for the same. May be it is the cause that they explored so much short trek routes in the state. Bhimashankar temple is situated in the western ghat region of Maharashtra. It is considered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingas as mentioned in the Mythology. The temple built with a very rare architectural style in the 18th century. The temple was built on the Sahyadri range in the elevation of 3000 ft. this route is considered as one of the best trek routes of this region. The adventures and picturesque trails make this trek so popular among tourists. Beside to the mythological facts of temple Bhimashankar Trek was declared as a wilflife sanctuary of India and that makes the route such a paradise for nature lovers. This trek needs only 1 day to complete it. Karjat and Neral are two nearest railway station point of this trekking route. Khandas village is the base camp of Bhimashankar Trek.
Nearest Railway Station – Karjat / Neral
Duration – 1 day
Difficulty – Moderate
Maximum altitude – 3000 ft
Day 1 – Karjat / Neral to Khandas / Bhimashankar Trek
You can reach Karjat / neral both from Mumbai and Pune by local train. Some express and mail trains stops in these stations too but you have to check it from railway enquiry. This journey will take 2 to 3 hours approximately.
From Neral you have to ride in local transport (van or toto) to reach Kashele village. There are buses from Kashele towards Khandas as to reach the Best Place to Visit in India. You will get direct bus from Karjat but buses are less frequent in this route. After taking some rest start trekking towards Bhimashankar. The trail is full of adventure as you have to cross streams and climb rock too. You can spot some rare species of birds and spotted deer in the sanctuary. You will reach Bhimashankar by lunch time. Explore as much as you can then head back towards Khandas via Ganesh Ghat through a descending trail and keep all the good memories of Best Holiday Place in India.
FAQ Related to Bhimashankar Trek
A distance from Delhi to Bhimashankar Trek is around 400 km via NH 44 as per Google info.
The best time to visit Bhimashankar Trek is April to November just because of pleasant weather.
In a minimal amount of 500/- you can travel to Bhimashankar Trek from Delhi.
No, It is located in a remote region where getting network connectivity is very difficult.
You have to start trekking in the morning around 11 am because it takes 5-6 hrs.
The total distance of the Bhimashankar Trek is 10 km.