2 Nights Itinerary Covering: Pune – Bhimashankar – Pune
Embark on a holy sojourn of the ancient shrine of Maharashtra with our 3 days Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga tour. Nestled in the Sahyadri Hills, Bhimashankar Temple is among the most revered pilgrimage sites in the country. This is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Encompassed by lush hills and dense rainforest, Bhimashankar Temple is situated in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. During the tour, you will visit the temple and attend Pooja. Also, explore the enchanting beauty of the sanctuary. You will be provided with a swift transfer from Pune and comfortable accommodations during the trip. All sorts of facilities including scrumptious meals and sightseeing tours are also included in the itinerary. This tour package is customizable and you can modify the itinerary as per your requirements. Here is the detailed tour program, take a look and gather more information about the tour.
Our tour representative will meet you in Pune and pick you up from Pune Airport or railway station for your onward journey. Board the vehicle and proceed towards Bhimashankar, which is considered one of the holiest shrines in India. As per legends, the temple is named after the River Bhima, which evaporated due to the war between Lord Shiva and demon Tripurasur. The temple is a perfect example of the Nagara style of architecture. This is an architectural marvel and it depicts the excellency of the skills of the ancient sculptures.
On arrival, you will have an assisted transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and relax. Freshen up and then get ready to visit the temple. Seek blessings of Lord Shiva and spend some time amidst the serene environs. In the evening, you can also visit Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Boasts about sparkling waterfalls and lush greenery, the sanctuary is home to some of the endemic as well as rare species of birds including the Indian Giant Squirrel. It is considered to be one of the most bio-diverse regions of the country. You can explore the forest on foot or enjoy the safari car rides to get glimpses of wildlife species in their natural habitat.
Afterward, return to the hotel. This is followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.
Distance from Pune to Bhimashankar: 110 km
Travel Time: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
On the 2nd day of the tour, wake up early in the morning. Get ready and visit the temple to attend the early morning Abhishekam ceremony at the Bhimashankar Temple. Soak in the spiritual aura of this holy shrine.
Later, return to the hotel and have a healthy breakfast. You can relax in the hotel or explore the nearby places. There are few temples nearby the Bhimashankar Temple namely Nandi Temple and Kamalaja Temple. The Nandi Temple is dedicated to bull Nandi who was the gate-guardian deity of Kailash and vehicle of Lord Shiva. Kamalaja Temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvati who aided Lord Shiva in the battle against Tripurasur. The goddess is worshipped with offerings of lotus flowers by Bhrama. You can spend as much time in the Bhimashankar Temple or you can explore the natural setting of the temple. Enjoy a nature walk and revel in the tranquil surroundings.
In the evening, return to the hotel. Savor a scrumptious dinner and have a restful sleep in your cozy bed.
This is the last day of the tour and you can visit the temple on this day also. You can wake up early in the morning to visit the Bhimashankar Temple. Seek blessings from the Lord Shiva and offer the prayers. Later, return to the hotel and have a toothsome breakfast. Pack your bags and complete the check-out formalities. Hit the road and begin your drive to Pune. On arrival, you will have an assisted transfer to the Pune airport or railway station to board a flight or train for your onward journey.
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