Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Darshan & Malshej Ghats 2 Day Tour from Mumbai
Bhimashankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine; this is one of the 12 temples of Shiva's Jyothirlinga fame. Explore the Malshej Ghats on this 2-day tour.
- Visit the Bhimshankar Temple for Bhimashanker Jyotirling Darshan.
- Hassle-free sightseeing experience from Mumbai.
- Service of a well-maintained car and an experienced driver.
- Explore Malshej Ghats
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Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Darshan & Malshej Ghats 2 Day Tour from Mumbai overview
- Bhimshankar is an ancient shrine situated in the Sahyadri Hills in the state of Maharashtra. The Bhimashankar Temple is a composite of old and new structures in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple that dates back to the 13th century.
- Explore Malshej Ghats while returning; the nice view of the valleys is one of the major attractions here. It is also famous for the dark woods and the animals inside. One of the beauties here is the many waterfalls in the hilly regions. Various waterfalls, from small ones up to huge ones, are really worth seeing, and many are right next to the highway.
Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Darshan & Malshej Ghats 2 Day Tour from Mumbai Itinerary
Day 1: Mumbai to Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga
- Depart from Mumbai early in the morning towards Bhimashankar, which is approximately a 4-5 hour drive.
- Upon arrival, visit the Bhimashankar Temple, one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. Participate in the rituals and seek blessings at this revered pilgrimage site.
- Explore the surrounding natural beauty of the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, home to diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive Indian giant squirrel.
- Enjoy a serene trek through the lush green forests to Hanuman Lake, located amidst scenic surroundings.
- In the evening, witness the mesmerizing aarti (prayer ceremony) at the temple before retiring for the night at a nearby hotel.
Day 2: Bhimashankar to Malshej Ghat and Return to Mumbai
- After breakfast, check out from the hotel and embark on a picturesque drive to Malshej Ghat, which is approximately a 2-3 hour journey.
- Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of Malshej Ghat, characterized by verdant hills, cascading waterfalls, and mist-covered valleys.
- Explore the various viewpoints such as:
- Shivneri Fort: Situated near Junnar in Maharashtra, Shivneri Fort is renowned for its historical significance as the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Maratha Empire. The fort offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and features impressive architecture, including ancient caves, water reservoirs, and temples.
- Harishchandragad Fort: Located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Harishchandragad Fort is a popular trekking destination known for its rugged terrain, ancient caves, and stunning views of the Konkan region. It boasts historical structures like the Kedareshwar Temple, Konkan Kada cliff, and Taramati peak, attracting adventure enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
- Pimpalgaon Joga Dam: Pimpalgaon Joga Dam is a picturesque reservoir nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the Western Ghats near Malshej Ghat. It serves as a tranquil getaway offering serene ambiance and opportunities for boating, picnics, and birdwatching. The dam's lush surroundings and cascading waterfalls make it a popular spot for nature lovers and photographers.
- Indulge in birdwatching activities at Malshej Ghat, known for its rich avian diversity, including flamingos, cuckoos, and migratory birds.
- Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of authentic Maharashtrian cuisine.
- After exploring Malshej Ghat, begin your journey back to Mumbai, cherishing the memories of this spiritual and scenic excursion.
- This is not a guided tour.
- The driver will be well-experienced, knowing all the places.
- The itinerary is suggestive; you can add or skip any of the places.
- This is an outstation tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for the Mumbai local city tour.
- Pick-up and drop-off from Mumbai city Hotel/Residence.
- Use of a private air-conditioned Sedan Car or SUV
- The driver and fuel charges
- Usage of the vehicle for 600 KM as per the itinerary. (Extra kilometre charges will be applicable after the limit, please refer Important Information Section for details).
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