Trek To Bhimashankar Via Ladder Route

:Jun - Aug
:2 Days1 Night
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience
Start From
:Bhivpuri Station
:Bhivpuri Station

Trek To Bhimashankar Via Ladder Route

2 Days1 Night

Event Overview

Bhimashankar is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of India, a pilgrimage place approximately 3500 feet high up in the hills. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle. The Maharashtra Government has also declared it a Wildlife Sanctuary.The sanctuary is small (only about 100 sq. km’s), but it is home to a wide variety of animals Leopard, Sambar, Barking deer, Porcupines, Grey Junglefowls, Wild pig, Hanuman langur, Rhesus macaque and Flying Squirrel etc. The sanctuary is famous as the home of a highly endangered subspecies of the Indian Giant Squirrel – Shekharu (Ratufa indica elphistoni), which is also the state animal of Maharashtra.

Shiva Temple: The temple of Bhimashankar is around 1200 – 1400 years old and is built on the Hemad Panthi style. There are very beautiful sculptures and paintings on the roof and pillars of the temple. At the front of the temple hangs a huge metal bell cast in 1729. There is also a 15-20 feet high “Deepmala” or lamppost in the outer corridor of the temple. There is also an inscription on stone on this lamppost. It is to be noted that the original name of the river Chandrabhaga at Pandharpur is Bhima. This Bhima River originates at Bhimashankar. Gupt Bhimashankar : There is a water stream route going down from the left of the Ram temple. Taking that route, we enter a thick jungle. We reach a temple around 25 minutes through this route. A route going toward the waterfall, left of this temple, leads to the “water sculpted” “Shiva Linga” under this waterfall. This is called the Gupt Bhimashankar. There is a huge waterfall at this place.
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Event Details


Day 1 - Visit Gupt Bhimashankar
  • Meeting Point For Mumbai People: Saturday Morning Bhivpuri Station at 07:45 AM Near Railway Bridge
  • We will be starting with the second karjat slow local (time table given below)
  • People may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second boggy from CST side)
  • Meeting point For Pune people: Saturday Morning
  • Bhivpuri Station at 07:45 AM Near Railway Bridge
  • Reach Base Village Khandas by Private Vehicle at 9.30AM and have breakfast
  • Start the Trek by 10.30 AM
  • Lunch en route
  • Reach Top by 3:00 PM
  • Visit Gupt Bhimashankar; Dinner and Stay
  • Check the recommended train timing in travel help section
Day 2 - Visit lord Shiva's Temple and Start Descend by Ganesh Ghat
  • Breakfast.
  • Visit Lord Shiva's temple.
  • Start Descend by Ganesh Ghat.
  • Reach Base Village Khandas.
  • Lunch at Khandas.
  • Reach Karjat by Public Transport
  • Reach Mumbai by 9.00 PM approx.


High Tea

Adventure Activities





Train, Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 07.30 AM Drop Time: 09.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • Torch
  • Identity Proof
  • Warm jacket (compulsory)
  • A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),
  • Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
  • A good trekking shoes
  • Camera
  • Cap
  • Some ready to eat food
  • Plum cakes
  • Biscuits etc.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pleases do not carry sling bags
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
  • Lunch for Saturday.

Getting There

Train Timings:- Train Number S5 Speed Slow Cars 12 Starting From Mumbai(CST) End At Karjat(S)
Mumbai_CST - 5:22 am
Byculla- 5:30 am
Dadar- 5:40 am
Kurla-5:50 am
Ghatkopar-5:56 am
Thane-6:17 am
Dombivili-6:39 am
Kalyan-6:48 am
Neral- 07:22 am
Bhivpuri Road- 07:30 am



  • Traveling from Neral till Neral,
  • Overnight stay,
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast, Evening Refreshment & Dinner.
  • Sunday Morning Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Expertise.
  • GST


  • Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
  • Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions

Terms & Conditions

Smoking cigarette, chewing tobacco or related products and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the trek. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the trek. No refund will be provided.

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