Bhorgiri to Bhimashankar – One Day Monsoon Special Trek

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One Day
Availability : Sat, 2 Jul'22
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 25


  • Monsoon special trek in the wild Bhimashankar forest
  • Easy trek for allBeginners can do this trek
  • Visit the Bhimashankar temple: One of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India
  • Bhimashankar is the source of the river Bhima:Aka "Chandrabhaga" in Pandharpur
  • Opportunity to see the state animal of MaharashtraThe "Indian Giant Squirrel" ("Shekru (शेकरू)" in Marathi)

Key Info.

Bhimashankar WLS

Pune District


Base Village


Best Season


Max. Altitude (Ft.)

5 hrs., 6 km.

Walking (approx.)


Activity Grade
EnduranceLow: 5/10

The journey from Bhorgiri to Bhimashankar in the forest area of Bhimashankar is a pleasant experience. The trek starts from Bhorgiri village and ends near Bhimashankar temple, making its way through the dense forest of Bhimashankar. It is an easy journey to walk. Anyone of any age can complete this trek. This trek offers an opportunity to show the diversity of the forest.

If you are walking without making any noise, you will be able to see a rare sighting of the state animals of Maharashtra, the “Shekru” (Indian Giant Squirrel).

Bhimashankar Temple

Bhimashankar village is situated at a distance of 125 km from Pune in the hills of Sahyadri. As it is 3,500 feet above sea level, it receives low temperatures and heavy rainfall during monsoons.

Bhimashankar temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. It is a composite of old and new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest but attractive temple and dates back to the mid-18th century. The Shikhar of the temple was built by Nana Fadnavis.

The great Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services.

As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level.

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhimashankar has been declared a “Wildlife Sanctuary” and has gained immense importance in recent times. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the northern region of Western Ghats. It covers the area of three districts i.e. of Pune, Raigad, and Thane. The sanctuary spreads over an area of around 131 sq. km.

One can also see the famous Jyotirlingas temple of the god Shiva. Thousands of devotees visit the place on the day of the Maha Shivratri and also on weekdays. It is here that the two tributaries i.e. Ghod and Bhima of the river Krishna originate. Some chief places to see within the sanctuary are Nagphani Point, Vanaspati Point, Bombay Point, and Gupt-Bhimashankar. The time period between August to May is the ideal time for visiting the place.

Flora, Fauna, Avifauna

In the forest of Bhimashankar, you can see many kinds of big trees. Some of these are also herbs. The natural vegetation of the place is mostly Southern tropical semi-evergreen. There are various types of trees, plants, herbs, shrubs etc. found here. Some of the chief trees seen here are Mango, Hirda, Bamboo, Jamun, Behda etc.

The sanctuary is home to various species of animals like Leopards, Sambar, Hyena, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Malabar (Indian) Giant Squirrels and many more.

Bhimashankar is home to barking deer, wild boar, Leopards and other small herbivores. It is also a host of small carnivores such as foxes. Bhimashankar Jungle is a paradise for nature lovers as it is home to many exotic wildlife species.

The most famous of these is the enchanting rust-coloured giant squirrel (Ratufa Indica Elphinstone – ‘Shekru’ in Marathi) – the state animal of Maharashtra.

There are various species of birds like Black Eagle, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Grey Jungle Fowl, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Green Pigeon, Quaker Babbler etc.

Day Wise


Day 1Bhimashankar Forest Trail

Please reach your pickup point and meet with SG-Trekkers representatives to mark your attendance.

You will be transferred by private bus to the starting point of the trek.

07:00 – 08:00
An hour of breakfast and tea break. Resume the rest of the journey.

We arrive at the starting point of our trek i.e. Bhorgiri village. Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.

09:30 – 13:30
Now we start the trek to the Bhimashankar. We need to ascend approximately 960 ft. It takes about 4 hours to reach the Bhimashankar temple from the base.

13:30 – 14:00
Now we reach Bhimashankar temple. Here you can rest for some time.
Visit Bhimashankar temple.

14:00 – 16:00
Reach restaurant. You can refresh yourself here. (Toilets are available there.)
Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian food.

16:00 – 20:00
Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories and non-biodegradable garbage.

Reach Pune and now it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s keep in touch via phone / social media and meet again on another memorable trip.


Day 1: Highlights

• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 960 ft.; ⇓ 0 ft.
• Walk (approx.): 5 hrs., 6 km.
• Meals: Breakfast, Meal after the Trek

Ex. Pune

Travel Details


Sat, 02 Jul 2022, 06:00 Hrs.

Travel by

Private Bus

Non AC, Highback Seats
Bus Starting From

McDonald's, J.M. Road

Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-04
Bus Route
Pick-up Points

Deccan > Aundh > Nashik Phata > Rajgurunagar > Bhorgiri (Base)

06:00 – Deccan
06:15 – Aundh
06:30 – Nashik Phata

Important Note
  • Please arrive at your pickup point 15 minutes early so as not to be late.

Sat, 02 Jul 2022, 20:00 Hrs.

Bus Ends At

Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-04

Important Note
  • We can arrive 1 hour early / late; According to traffic conditions.
  • Your drop point will be the same as the pick-up point.


  • Transport from/to PuneBy Tempo Travellers or Mini Buses or big buses depending on the respective tour group size.
  • A Breakfast, Meal after the TrekServed veg. meals only.
  • Common First Aid KitWell stocked medicines
  • An Experienced Trek LeadsCertified Mountaineers


  • Any kind of personal expenses.Anything specifically not mentioned in the ‘tour price includes’ column
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Bhorgiri to Bhimashankar – One Day Monsoon Special Trek

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Sachin Walunj

Solo Traveller

It was very nice Mansoon Trek.We enjoyed rain and waterfall first time in this Mansoon season.We have memorable walk through dense forest.Local food is very delicious 😋. Overall arrangements was very good. Thanks to SG for Memorable Trek.🥰


Avinash Patil

Family Traveller

Thanks to everyone for making it such a wonderful experience & to SG trekkers for organizing such a nice outing & lovely food…overall a great fulfilling day…See you all soon on forthcoming treks…🙏


Umashankar Sinha

Family Traveller

Thanks all for the lovely memories. It was an excellent experience of 1st monsoon trek for us and full of scenic beauty.

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