One Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Trip by Cab

One Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab
One Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab (courtesy: hariomprabahakasingh)

Located in the lap of the Sahyadri ranges, Bhimashankar is a popular weekend getaway near Mumbai. It is situated near the well-known trekking destination of Karjat. The astounding beauty of the Western Ghats can be explored on a one day trip from Mumbai to Bhimashankar by car

Regarded as the temple town of Maharashtra, Bhimashankar houses one of the most prominent Jyotirlingas out of the 12 Holy Jyotirlinga shrines of India. Along with its religious importance, it encompasses stunning landscapes. Hence, it is the ideal venue for a one-day vacation for pilgrims, photographers, trekkers, nature lovers, and almost every kind of traveler.

Legend has it that Lord Shiva killed the Rakshasa Tripurasura in a deadly battle. During the battle the heat generated caused the Bhima River to evaporate. However, the sweat from Lord Shiva’s body reinstated the water of the river. Since then it is believed that Lord Shiva protects the Sahyadri Hills in the form of Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga. Another legend assumes that Lord Shiva killed the demon Bhima, the son of Kumbhakarna in a savage war where Bhima was reduced to ashes after the war ended.

Located at a height of 3500 feet in the Bhorgiri village, Bhimashankar acquires captivating charm, especially post-monsoons in the month of October. The rainforests look fresh and lure nature lovers. It is also the originating source of the Bhima River which flows south-east, later merging with the river Krishna. Offering respite from the scorching summer, Bhimashankar is an offbeat destination for spending a day amidst nature. 

Escape from the bustle of Mumbai to go sightseeing in Bhimashankar on a one day tour by private car. You can also explore the region on an adventurous trek or simply sit to admire nature at its best. Animal lovers can enjoy a safari at the wildlife sanctuary or visit the hidden gem with powerful visual imagery. You can gobble up spicy food and indulge in authentic Maharashtrian cuisine apart from seeking blessings at the revered temples.

A one day trip from Mumbai to Bhimashankar via a private cab will be both a comfortable and exciting journey. The route itself is abundant with nature’s beauty. Traveling by a private car allows you to explore the best of Bhimashankar at your convenience without worrying about local transport.

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Overview of 1 Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Tour

One Day Bhimashankar Trip from Mumbai by Car

The hill town of Bhimashankar is abundant with natural charm. The distance from Mumbai to Bhimashankar is around 196 kilometers with many interesting tourist attractions to explore. 

Mumbai to Bhimashankar one day trip is a refreshing break from the monotony of routine life. Moreover, the religious opulence of the location soothes your stressed nerves. 

We will begin our journey from your accommodation in Mumbai. The pick-up from your place of stay will be early so that we can reach Bhimashankar on time as the travel time from Mumbai to Bhimashankar is around 5 hours. 

The sightseeing tour of Bimashankar will begin with offering prayers at the revered Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple. Next, we will head to the serene Hanuman Lake for a refreshing picnic.

Next, we will visit the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary to witness the rich biodiversity of the region. You can spend time in the lap of nature exploring the wildlife, clicking photographs, and bird watching. The Ahupe Waterfall in the sanctuary is another popular sightseeing destination in Bhimashankar. We will trek to the waterfall where you can feast your senses on the splendid views of the Western Ghats.

Our next stop will be the heritage site in Manmod Hills which is an ideal place for both history lovers and adventure seekers. Nature lovers will appreciate the verdant scenery of the region. At the end of your Mumbai to Bhimashankar same day trip by car, we will drop you at your place of stay in Mumbai.

Highlights of One Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Trip

  • Full-day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration: 12 to 15 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Mumbai Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, Hanuman Lake, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Ahupe Waterfall, and Manmod Hills

Package Price for 1 Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab

Hyundai i20 Hatchback Car for One Day Trip
i20 / Tata Indica
4 Seater / Hatchback

₹ 5,999/-

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 6,499/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 7,499/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 7,999/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
5-6 Seater / SUV

₹ 8,499/-

Toyota Fortuner SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Fortuner
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 8,999/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
13-20 Seater / LCV

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1 Day Itinerary of Bhimashankar Local Sightseeing Tour from Mumbai

Pickup from your Home / Hotel in Mumbai at 7:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple90 minutes
2 Hanuman Lake50 minutes
3Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary90 minutes
4Ahupe Waterfall50 minutes
5Manmod Hills30 minutes

Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Mumbai by 9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Bhimashankar tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. Inclusion of any other sightseeing place not listed above is normally not permitted. However guests can check with their cab provider if any exceptions possible, while booking this Mumbai to Bhimashankar sightseeing tour by private car.

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One Day Places to Visit in Bhimashankar with a Private Car from Mumbai

Bhimashankar is home to hills covered in Sylvan forests with thick foliage of trees. The hilltop offers you access to breathtakingly beautiful views of the Western Ghats. Besides exploring the natural beauty of Bhimashakar you can also enjoy adventure activities like hiking and trekking. You can also spiritually connect with the almighty at the several pilgrimage spots scattered all over Bhimashankar. Following are the popular sightseeing spots in Bhimashankar to cover on your one day trip from Mumbai:

1. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple

Visit Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple with One Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Sightseeing Tour by Car
  • Must See / Things to Do: Worship Lord Shiva and marvel at the scenic view from the hills.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 4:30 AM – 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Nestled high up on the tranquil Western Ghats, the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga temple is a well-admired Hindu pilgrimage. Devotees, especially of Lord Shiva, flock from all over the world to seek divine blessings. It sees the maximum footfall during the Mahashivaratri celebrations. You can trek to the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga temple, thus adding adventure to your spiritual visit. 

The revered temple is home to one of the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of India. You can come across a Shani Temple inside it. Built in the 12th century, the temple depicts Nagara and Indo-Aryan style of architecture. You will be amazed by the excellent artistry of the Vishwakarma sculptors from the era. You can also notice the display of scenes from the Shiva Purana, Ramayana, Krishna Leela, and Dashavtaras on the walls. 

The Sabhamandap was added to the construction in the 18th century, by Nana Phadnavis. He also built the elegant Shikhara of the temple. Even the Maratha Warrior Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaja had donated to facilitate worship services. Chimaji Appa had offered one of the five large bells he had collected after winning against the Portuguese in the Vasai Fort. 

It is a must visit place on your Bhimashankar tour from Mumbai by taxi. You can seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and also unwind amidst the dense forests. The hilltop offers splendid views of the surroundings and a cool breeze to soothe all your senses.

2. Hanuman Lake

Visit Hanuman Lake with One Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Sightseeing Tour by Car
  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy a picnic with your family and friends.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week throughout the day
  • Entry Fee: Free

Just a 2-hour drive from the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, Hanuman Lake is an ideal destination for a picnic on your one day trip to Bhimashankar. The beautiful and pristine lake attracts nature lovers. It is home to various unknown species of birds and animals, including squirrels, from the nearby dense forests to quench their thirst. 

Being a less crowded spot, it is peaceful with a serene ambiance which makes it all the more special. You can spend quality time with friends, family, and kids. Even couples can enjoy a relaxing time here. 

Hanuman Lake is the perfect place to spot exotic species of flora and fauna thriving in their natural habitats. The far-reaching territory around the lake is covered in lush greenery and the pleasant weather makes it worthwhile to visit. 

You can also visit the Hanuman Temple and Anjani Mata Temple located close by. There is a prominent waterfall nearby which also appeals to the visitors of Hanuman Lake. It is also a popular place for camping under the open sky. 

Since it is an offbeat location, it is better to carry your food and snacks. You should also carry an ample amount of water to drink. If you come with your kids, you can bring tabletop games like ludo or chess, and frisbees to spend some fun time. The lake promises to send you thoroughly refreshed back home.

3. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary with One Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Sightseeing Tour by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Spend quality time exploring the beauty of nature with your family and friends.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free for visitors on foot, INR 10 per person for two-wheeler riders, INR 50 per person for four-wheeler riders, and INR 100 per person for heavy vehicles.

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is the second most popular tourist attraction in Bhimashankar. It comes next after the Jyotirlinga Temple. The sanctuary has been built to safeguard the natural habitat of the endangered species of the Indian Giant Squirrel and other animals. 

The sanctuary has also been listed by Birdlife International as an important bird area and it is also one of the prominent biodiversity hotspots of the world. The ideal time to visit it is during and after the monsoons. 

Spread over an area of 120 sq. km on the Western Ghats, it boasts of various unique flora and fauna, including Malabar Giant Squirrels and many other species of animals. You can hire a guide or befriend a local for your afternoon walk and enjoy spotting the rare animals on a safari ride. It is also home to 14 sacred groves which are more than 1000 years old. You will find this spot excellent for wildlife photography and bird watching. 

Hiking through the lush forests, you will come across sparkling waterfalls and charming hills. It is one of the most visited places on this one day Bhimashankar tour. You require the permission from the concerned authorities to trek through the forests in the presence of certified guides.

4. Ahupe Waterfall

Visit Ahupe Waterfall with One Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Sightseeing Tour by Cab
  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the beauty of the waterfall and its lush surroundings.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week throughout the day
  • Entry Fee: Free

Ahupe Waterfall is a hidden gem within the dense forests of the Western Ghats. You can spot this waterfall while trekking through the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. A popular tourist attraction in Bhimashankar, the glittering waterfall attracts adventure seekers and nature lovers. It offers a stunning backdrop for the cozy pictures of newly married couples. 

Located in the impressive village of Ambegaon Taluka, Ahupe Waterfall appears to be the most charming sight to behold during the monsoons. You can get an enchanting view of the cascading waterfall. You can also acquire a panoramic view of the Dimbhe Dam backwaters by hiking to the village of Dimbhe Khurd. The pleasant nature trails make trekking in the region a fun activity. Photographers can capture the picturesque location. Therefore, you can make a lifetime’s worth of memories at this point. 

The cool weather and a pleasant ambiance make it an ideal backdrop for your one day trip to Bhimashankar. Since the waterfall is in a remote and isolated place, it is better to carry your own food, water, and insect repellents. You should wear shoes or boots with proper grip to walk on slippery roads. It is also advised to bring your rain jacket and windcheater for unexpected weather changes.

5. Manmod Hills

Visit Manmod Hills with One Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Sightseeing Tour by Taxi
  • Must See / Things to Do: Explore the ancient caves and mesmerizing scenery.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week throughout the day
  • Entry Fee: Free

A haven for history lovers, the Manmod hills house ancient caves that form a heritage site around Bhimashankar. Located at an elevation of 1034 meters above sea level, they consist of several rock structures with ancient illustrious carvings and inscriptions inspired by the sacred Jyotirlinga shrine in close proximity. 

You can also explore similar inscriptions of the Bhoothalingam and Amba-Ambika. All these are crafted in the traditional Buddhist style of art. You can come across ‘Shekru’, a rare animal residing in the deep woods of the region. You can also enjoy spotting the frolicking squirrels. Moreover, you can appreciate the wild varieties of unknown flowers and trees indigenous to the region. 

The serene greenery around you rejuvenates you from within and leaves your mind calmer. You can spend some refreshing time appreciating the scenic vistas of the Sahyadri hills from the caves perched on the hilltop. From this point, you can also try the exhilarating Nagfani Peak Trek which is a medium-level trek of 2.5 kilometers. 

You can also drop by the Gupt Bhimasankar with a stream of natural springs. From the small roadside Dhabas and eateries, you can sip on some piping hot tea along with local snacks while enjoying the splendid scenery.

Things to do on same day Bhimashankar trip from Mumbai by Car

Things to do on same day Bhimashankar trip from Mumbai by Car
Things to do on same day Bhimashankar trip from Mumbai by Car (courtesy: praveenramavath)

You can have an incredible sightseeing experience in Bhimashankar. The hill town is a prominent pilgrimage but it also offers a host of fun activities. Bhimashankar also offers you exciting shopping and eating experiences on your Mumbai to Bhimashankar one day trip.

What to Shop during your Same Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Trip by Cab?

Apart from immersing yourself in the scenic grandeur of Bhimashankar on this same day trip, you can explore the shopping opportunities in the local market. In the roadside stalls, you can obtain a variety of locally designed and colorful trinkets, depicting the Jyotirlinga and the Wildlife. You can buy Mahashtrian Nath (nosering), junk jewelry, kids’ toys, Paithani sarees, blouse pieces with zari borders, Kolhapuri chappals, silver and brassware, and home décor items. 

The place is also noted for fresh fruits and vegetables, Shrewsbury biscuits, Bhakarwadi, mango barfi, Puran Poli, a wide variety of Chiwda, and other condiments. These make for amazing souvenirs and gift items from Bhimashankar.

What to Eat during your Same Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Trip by Car?

On your one day trip to Bhimashankar, it is advisable to carry plenty of snacks and water with you. Since it is a secluded place, it may be hard to discover frequent eateries on the way. However, you can come across roadside small shops selling beverages like tea and coffee along with local savories such as Bhajiya, Idli, Vada Pav, and Bhutta. You can also get prasad from the temple. Moreover, you should not forget the delightful sweets available at the hill station. 

The hot chocolate at the cafés is loved by all including kids. You can try the mouth freshening paan after meals. However, you should remember that since it is a religious and revered place, you can only obtain vegetarian food. You can find hygienic family restaurants on the way to Bhimashankar where you can freshen up and have your food.

Package Inclusions

  • Pick and drop from Home / Hotel in Mumbai
  • Selected Cab for Bhimashankar sightseeing from Mumbai as per the above Itinerary
  • Car Rent
  • Fuel Cost
  • Driver Allowance

Package Exclusions

  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Bhimashankar
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation in Bhimashankar
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Mumbai to Bhimashankar Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this same day Bhimashankar tour package from Mumbai can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Bhimashankar sightseeing tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

The time spent on each Bhimashankar tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular Bhimashankar sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Mumbai to Bhimashankar sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Mumbai cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.


Bhimashankar is a popular holiday destination near Mumbai where you can obtain myriad opportunities to evade the hustle and bustle of city life. As you hire a private car for your Mumbai to Bhimashankar one day trip, you can enjoy a comfortable trip without worrying about local transport. You can feel the thrill as we drive you through the meandering hilly roads. Besides, you can take a halt at any time to click photos of the quaint charm of the route. 

Visiting Bhimashankar by private car is the ideal option when visiting the destination for a vacation with friends, family, kids, or senior citizens. It is budget-friendly and satisfying as you can spend time with your loved ones instead of concentrating on the road.


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