Through the forests
Bhimashankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine. Apart from the usual road route, there are two main trek routes to Bhimashankar – Ganesh ghat and Seeri ghat. Ganesh ghat passes through tranquil forests of Bhimashankar.
Bhimashankar is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna river
20:00 - Take 20:03 slow local to Karjat from Thane Platform no.3. You can also board this train from any stations on the way. Alternatively you can take 19:55 Karjat fast from CST. People coming from Pune can take express trains halting at Karjat.
21:45 - Reach Karjat. This is the actual meeting point.
23:30 - Reach Khandas by Jeep. Have Introduction and then start trekking from Ganesh ghat
03:00 - Reach Padarwadi and rest for few hours in a village home
06:00 - Start trekking towards Bhimashankar.
08:30 - Reach Bhimashankar, have breakfast and get darshan in the temple.
11:30 - Start descending back to Padarwadi
14:00 - Have lunch and then continue the descend
17:30 - Reach ganesh ghat and move to Karjat in a jeep and take the next local
20:30 - Reach Mumbai
Cancellation: Fees will not be refundable if you cancel the trek or don't show up
- Travel from Karjat to base village and back in a jeep
- Forest entry charges in Bhimashankar region
- Night Accommodation in a village home
- Breakfast and refreshments
- Guidance and expertise charges.
- Train tickets to Karjat
- Dinner on Saturday night
- Bottled water and beverages
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Things to carry:
- At least 2 litre water (preferably in personal reusable bottles)
- Good trekking shoes or sport shoes
- Torches (other than mobile)
- Sunglasses, Hat, Raincoat (according to season)
- A double strap bag. Sling bag not allowed in trek
- We appreciate people carrying healthy foods like fruits, dry fruits, energy bars etc.