Spread across Protected content . km., the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the crest of the Western Ghats that is recognized as one of the 12-biodiversity hotspots of the world. Bhimashankar was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in Protected content , primarily because it’s among the very few forests in India which support a thriving population of the endangered and elusive giant squirrel (Ratufa indica elphinstoni).
The Bhimashankar temple (From where the sanctuary gets its name), dates back to the 13th century and is one of the twelve ‘jyotirlingas’ (A shrine where the Hindu god, Lord Shiva, is worshipped in the form of the lingam or wand of light) in India.
Join The Cultural Centre & The Western Routes for this day trip which has something for everyone - jungle walks, visit to the temple, easy to moderate treks, waterfalls and sumptuous food!
Date: Sunday, 14 July Protected content
Last date for registration: Thursday, 11 July Protected content
Cost: INR Protected content person
Travel in Non AC Mini-bus | Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Snacks | Expertise & Guide Charges | Taxes
06:15 am - Assemble at Hotel Malaka Spice in Lane 5
06:30 am - Depart for Bhimashankar. Breakfast en-route
10:00 am - Arrive in Bhimashankar and visit the temple followed by a jungle trek to ‘Gupt Bhimashankar’ (Unknown Bhimashankar) in search of the giant squirrel. Also visit the Nagphani Point (Highest point in Bhimashankar)
12:30 pm - Lunch at the Blue Mormon Resort
2:00 pm - Jungle trail to a waterfall!
4:30 pm Depart for Pune
For more details contact
The Cultural Centre
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