Situated on the Sahyadri Hills, Bhimashankar is an ancient shrine in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This is also a beautiful and adventurous tourist destination and is an exceptionally good place for spending a family vacation. Apart from its enchanting natural beauty a variety of rare species flora and fauna adds to the attraction of the place. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to the national animal of Maharashtra, Indian Giant squirrel.
How to Reach Bhimashankar by Road
Bhimashankar is located in the Bhorgiri village which is at a distance of only 50km from Khed, Rajguru Nagar. It is at a distance of 125km from Pune and takes around three and a half to four hours to reach. Road distance from Mumbai and Nasik is around 240km and 215 km respectively and Bhimashankar can be reached from this two places in well within 6 hours.
How to Reach Bhimashankar from Pune: From Pune one can travel through Rajguru Nagar and Manchar to reach Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Reach Bhimashankar from Mumbai: From Mumbai travel through Talegaon and Chakan to reach Manchar and then reach Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary via Taleghar.
Travelers can reach Manchar from Nasik directly and then travel to Bhimashankar via same route as above.
How to Reach Bhimashankar by Train
Pune at a distance of 125km is the nearest railhead to Bhimashankar. Pune is not only well connected by rail to other Maharashtra cities but also with most of the major cities in India. Direct Trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow and many other cities are regularly available. It takes less than three hours to reach Pune from Mumbai by train. After reaching Pune by train tourists need to travel by road to reach Bhimashankar in less than four hours.
How to Reach Bhimashankar By Air
Pune, at a distance of 125km is the nearest domestic airport to Bhimashankar while Mumbai is the nearest international airport at a distance of 240km. Pune is well connected by to all major Indian cities via Air India, Jet Airways and Indigo flights.
Distance from Major Cities to Bhimashankar
- Manchar to Bhimashankar – 58 KM
- Chakan to Bhimashankar – 78 KM
- Talegaon Dabhade to Bhimashankar – 93 KM
- Pune to Bhimashankar – 110 KM
- Khopoli to Bhimashankar – 146 KM
- Kalyan to Bhimashankar – 179 KM
- Nashik to Bhimashankar – 201 KM
- Mumbai to Bhimashankar – 214 KM
- Satara to Bhimashankar – 226 KM