Bhimashankar temple is situated on the hills of Sahyadri Range near to Pune, Maharashtra.
The temple here enjoys gorgeous location and is a trekker’s paradise.
This is also the place from where one of largest tributaries of Krishna River originates, called the Bhima River.
How To Reach:
My suggestion will be to reach Pune, Maharashtra from any part of India and then take a MSRTC Bus or a Tourist Cab to reach Bhimashankar Jyotirling.
The Distance is approximately 110 KMS and takes 3 hours to reach Bhimashankar Temple from Pune.
Bhimashankar Temple is at a walkable distance from Bhimashankar Bus Stand & Car Parking.
You must climb down a fair number of steps (approximately 300 steps down), don’t worry there are lots of places to sit and rest on the way.
Stay & Food Options:
My suggestion will be to stay in Pune, as you will find very limited options for Stay and Food near the temple.
Temple Opening & Closing Hours:
Temple Timings: 4:30 am To 12 pm & From 4 pm To 9:30 pm.
Darshan Timings: 5 am To 9:30 pm.
If you have difficulty in walking the 300 steps down to the temple, then don’t worry there is Palki or a chair facility available where 4 persons will carry you along on a round trip charges.