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Bhimashankar Temple - Things to Know Before Visiting

Lonavala Rd, Kolawali, Maharashtra 412108, India

Lake/ River/ Ponds
Hindu Temples

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About Bhimashankar Temple

Bhimashankar temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located northwest of Khed. Bhimashankar is also the source of river Bhima.

Attractions Near Bhimashankar Temple

Sudhagad fort
Sudhagad fort11.77km from Bhimashankar Temple

Sudhagad is one of the ancient forts in Sahyadri which is surrounded by Sudhagad wildlife sanctuary. This fort is called as the replica of Raigad. Trekking and rock climbing area. Adventure lovers can explore the sanctuary also.

Lonavla 17.23km from Bhimashankar Temple

Lonavla is a town and a hill station municipal council in Pune district. the picturesque place is surrounded by lush greenery and the climate is very cool. An attractive tourist place located in Pune.

Manikgad Fort
Manikgad Fort33.93km from Bhimashankar Temple

This is an ancient fort in Chandrapur. It is a hill fort 507 metres above sea level built by the Naga kings in 9 CE. The fort is in ruins and is frequented by wild animals that live in the vicinity.

Raigad Fort
Raigad Fort40.88km from Bhimashankar Temple

The Raigad Fort is one of the major spots of tourism in Maharashtra. It is a hill fort that is based in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji has made this fort the capital of his empire in the year 1674. The fort is situated at 2700ft above the sea level. It is located in the Shayadri mountain range. There is a long stretch of nearly 1450 steps that leads to the fort.

Gatha mandir
Gatha mandir41.15km from Bhimashankar Temple

Dehu Gatha temple is one of the largest temples and is located near Pune. At the entrance of the temple lies the statue of Sant Tukaram Maharaj. What attracts people the most are the carvings of all Gathas ie legends/storis of Sant Tukaram on the walls of the temple which are very easy to read. It is said that one must read at least 3 Gathas on visiting the temple. The temple is located on Indrayani River's bank.

Khadakwasla Dam
Khadakwasla Dam41.51km from Bhimashankar Temple

This is a dam on the Mutha river. The dam created a reservoir named as Khadkakvasla lake which is the main source of water for Pune and its suburbs.

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Pune is rich in its history, industry, and agriculture. Pune is also considered an educational hub of the state of Maharashtra.