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Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Darshan & Malshej Ghats 2 Day Tour from The City of Mumbai

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Trip Overview

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.


Highlights

  • 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 Ghat.


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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Please note

  1. This is not a guided tour.
  2. The driver will be well-experienced, knowing all the places.
  3. The itinerary is suggestive; you can add or skip any of the places.
  4. This is an outstation tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for the Mumbai local city tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Mumbai
Finish Point
Mumbai
Start time
6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am See more
Category
Family-friendlyReligiousTours & Sightseeing
Trip Code
O914A3260

Inclusions

  • 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).

Exclusions

  • Any highway tolls or parking charges.
  • Monument entrance charges.
  • Any accomodation or meals for the guests.
  • Anything else not specified in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.
  • Pick up and drop locations has to be the same. It can be different but extra charges would be applicable.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a kilometre limit of 600 km.
  • After 600 km, additional per km charges are applicable (to be paid directly to the driver).
  • For Sedan (4-seater) Rs 12 per km (additional km charges).
  • For Ertiga (6-seater) Rs. 15 per km (additional km charges).
  • ForInnova Crysta (6-seater) Rs. 20 per km (additional km charges).
  • Air-conditioner may be switched off in the hilly areas.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have two options Sedans & bigger SUVs. In Sedans we provide Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios mostly, sometimes it could be Nissan Sunny. In SUVs we provide Toyotta Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga. You can request a particular model while booking in Special Request\'s and we try to provide it however you can not pick and choose exact car models. We operate only AC vehicles and hatchbacks are not available.

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No. All our tours are private and exclusively for your family or group.

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You need to book online from this page. We accept only online bookings. Booking is confirmed instantly through SMS and Email. Driver & Cab details are automatically sent on SMS/Email/Mobile App 2-4 hours before pick-up time.

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Yes, all sightseeing tours need to be booked in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest booking early to guarantee your desired tour day. Bookings are completely online and you can book on Website or Mobile app.

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If you wish to have an English driver who would drive you around the tour or drop you from one place to another, please mention the same in the Special Request section while booking. Any request would be taken into consideration and we will try arranging the same, although it\'s not a 100% Guarantee.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel/Residence pick-up from Mumbai 
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick-up address. Please enter the full pick-up address at the checkout page.
  • The driver and cab details will be shared with you 2-4 hours prior to the tour start time.
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