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Bhimashankar Travel Guide

Bhimashankar is a religious place with dense forest. One has to go via Manghar to reach Bhimashankar. A travel for one day to this beautiful place of natural beauty and lovely scenery makes one invigorated and healthy. Bhimashankar is a well place for nature lovers and trekkers.

Different variety of birds can also be seen at this place. A fantastic temple of Lord Shiva can also be visited. Bhimashankar is enwrapped in the congregations of the majestic Western Ghats. It is said that the idol is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India.

Bhimashankar acquired its name from the river Bhima. Fable has it that Lord Shankara got furious and killed Rakshas Thripurasura. The heat generated from the war caused the river Bhima to evaporate. In this way, the name Bhimashankar was originated.

This place is at a height of 3250 feet. The nearest station from which buses ply is Karjat. On the way, one can be embraced by Ganesh Ghat or Shidi Ghat. Both the ways are a bit tough but at the same time enjoyable. If the dense forest route is taken, then you have to travel for 4 hours to reach to the top.

The woodlands of Bhimashankar disseminate across an area of more than 1000 m. It feeds a look of a high covering of thick green rainforests. All the trees of the forest are more than 60 feet tall. According to mythology these forests were once trekked by the Pandavas of the Indian epic Mahabharata.

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