One Day Pune to Bhimashankar Trip by Cab

1 Day Pune to Bhimashankar Trip by Car
1 Day Pune to Bhimashankar Trip by Car (courtesy: ashishkothari)

Join us on a captivating journey from Pune to Bhimashankar, an experience that promises not just a tour, but a treasure trove of memories. This one-day tour by cab, crafted meticulously for those who seek both spiritual solace and nature’s splendor, offers an escape into the serene landscapes and the mystical aura of one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

With our private car service, you are assured of a comfortable and personalized journey. Imagine gliding through a picturesque route with a personal driver, your day filled with enchanting views, divine tranquility, and a sense of adventure.

Bhimashankar is an ancient pilgrimage center in the Western Ghats. The town is also a popular weekend getaway from Pune, as it is home to a number of scenic sites and cultural attractions. You can enjoy a one day Pune to Bhimashankar tour to take a break from your busy routine life.

Situated only 100 kilometers from Pune, Bhimashankar is a well-known temple town. It is home to one of the twelve conventional Lord Shiva “Jyotirlinga” temples in India. A part of the Bhorgiri hamlet in the Sahyadri range’s ghat area, Bhimashankar, is located at the height of around 3,250 feet. It is encircled by hills and is cloaked in a dense canopy of greenery. 

According to legend, the name Bhimashankar was derived from the river Bhima, which dried up due to the conflict between Lord Shiva and the demon Tripurasura. The presence of the Jyotirlinga makes it one of India’s holiest locations. It is also a popular trekking location.

You can experience the spirituality and serenity of Bhimashankar by booking a one day Pune to Bhimashankar tour by private cab. It is a very comfortable option as you can reach Bhimashankar from Pune in around 3 hours. The best route to Bhimashankar from Pune is through National Highway 60 and State Highway 54.

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Highlights of Pune to Bhimashankar Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Bhimashankar tour from Pune
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Pune Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, Hanuman Lake, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Ahupe Waterfall, and Manmod Hills.

Package Price for 1 Day Pune to Bhimashankar Sightseeing by Cab

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

₹ 4,399/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Pune to Bhimashankar Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,999/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Pune to Bhimashankar Trip
Toyota Innova
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,399/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Pune to Bhimashankar Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,999/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Pune to Bhimashankar Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV

Price on Request

Mini Bus for One Day Pune to Bhimashankar Trip
Mini Bus
22 – 28 Seater / LCV

Price on Request

Book your 1 Day Pune to Bhimashankar Tour Package!

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What’s included

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Pune
  • Cab for Bhimashankar sightseeing from Pune as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Allowance

What’s not included

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Bhimashankar
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation at Bhimashankar
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Bhimashankar Trip from Pune

What to Expect on your Bhimashankar Trip from Pune

Prepare to be enthralled as you journey from Pune to Bhimashankar. Our same day trip is designed to provide a seamless and enriching travel experience. With our private car service, enjoy the luxury of a tailored itinerary, allowing you to absorb the scenic vistas at your own pace. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities, ensuring a journey that’s as delightful as the destination itself.

The one day Pune to Bhimashankar tour is an exciting adventure that will take you to some of Maharashtra’s most beautiful and serene locations. The trip begins with a pick-up from your accommodation in Pune. 

Upon reaching Bhimashankar, we will head to the Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, one of the twelve revered shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. You can admire its magnificent architecture, intricate sculptures and carvings, and peace-filled atmosphere.

Take a stroll around Hanuman Lake while marveling at its tranquil beauty. Enjoy watching various species of birds come here for their daily sustenance. Visit the nearby Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary and explore its lush greenery and diverse wildlife. Spend time at Ahupe Waterfall, where you can enjoy the pleasant sound of gushing water and appreciate nature’s beauty.

On your way back, explore Manmod Hills, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Many small trails are leading through these hills, offering a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s embrace. At the end of the day, we will drive to Pune and drop you off at your place of stay.

Embark on this divine journey with us and let your spirit soar amidst nature and spirituality. Book your Pune to Bhimashankar tour today and experience a full day of wonder!

Itinerary of One Day Pune to Bhimashankar Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Pune at 8:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple90 minutes
2Hanuman Lake50 minutes
3Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary60 minutes
4Ahupe Waterfall50 minutes
5Manmod Hills50 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Pune by 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Bhimashankar listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Pune to Bhimashankar city tour by private car.

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Places to visit in one day in Bhimashankar when visiting from Pune by private car

From the vibrant cityscape of Pune to the divine tranquility of Bhimashankar, this one-day tour is an invitation to explore the best of both worlds. Bhimashankar, a land where spirituality meets nature, promises a day filled with awe and reverence.

The journey itself is a picturesque tapestry of landscapes, leading you to the revered Jyotirlinga temple nestled in the Sahyadri hills. This tour is designed to showcase the essence of Bhimashankar – its spiritual heart and the breathtaking nature that cradles it – all in the span of a single, memorable day. Here are some of the popular places to visit in one day in Bhimashankar when traveling from Pune:

1. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple

Bhimashankar Temple is a Hindu shrine located 500 kilometers to the northwest in Khed, close to Pune, Maharashtra. It is visible through the blanket of white clouds, far from the clamor of the city. The temple is a very popular Jyotirlinga among the twelve Jyotirlingas scattered throughout India and is located in the shadow of the Sahyadri Hills.

The tiny but elegant temple, which was built in the thirteenth century, is also decorated with images of Buddha. Your spiritual journey will include a dash of adventure if you hike to the Bhimashankar temple.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Hike to the beautiful temple and offer prayers.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 4:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee

2. Hanuman Lake

A well-liked tourist spot in Maharashtra is Bhimashankar Hanuman Lake, which is situated in the Sahyadri Hills. This lake is known for its serene atmosphere and picturesque beauty. It is an ideal spot for nature lovers and bird watchers, as it has captivating views of the surrounding hills, forests, and valleys. Numerous creatures, such as squirrels and birds, are also visible here.

Along with the natural beauty, Bhimashankar Hanuman Lake also houses some historical temples like Bhopaleshwar Temple, Siddheshwar Mandir, Gajarajeshwar Mandir, Saptashrungi Temple, Kshetrapal Temple, and many more. You can trek to these temples or take a boat ride in the lake to explore them. It is a great place for a family picnic, so bring some packed food and maybe even some board games or frisbees.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the pristine natural setting of the lake.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee

3. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, which was founded to protect the Indian Giant Squirrel’s native habitat, is now a popular tourist destination. The Western Ghats, commonly known as the Sahyadri Ranges, have a 120 sq heavily wooded km region. It is regarded among the world’s biodiversity hotspots due to its abundance of vegetation and animals. You can explore the sanctuary on foot, jeep safari, or on horseback. The wildlife sanctuary is home to a variety of animals, including sloth bears, wild boars, barking deer, sambar deer, and Indian Giant Squirrels. The area also boasts several species of birds, such as red-wattled lapwings, hand-winged plovers, and peacocks.

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary has also been declared an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International due to its diverse bird population. Over 100 species of migratory birds visit this sanctuary every year from around the world. A few notable ones include black storks, lesser white-throated warblers, and grey-headed fish eagles.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Explore the splendid natural setting and abundant wildlife of Bhimashankar.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee for footers, INR 10 per person for two wheelers and INR 50 per person for four wheelers

4. Ahupe Waterfall

The magnificent Ahupe Waterfalls are located near Bhimashankar, amid the thick Western Ghats jungle. The waterfall is renowned for its beautiful surroundings and is close to a nature refuge. In addition, the area provides an excellent view of the backwaters of the Dimbhe Dam.

You can enjoy a variety of activities such as trekking, bird watching, spotting wild animals, yoga, and meditation. The tranquil environment makes it an ideal spot to relax and take in the beauty of nature. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Maharashtra, especially for newlywed couples, due to the mild climate and welcoming atmosphere. Moreover, the area provides a perfect backdrop for photographs, with lush green trees and peaceful surroundings.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Spend time unwinding in the lap of nature.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week 
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee

5. Manmod Hills

At the height of 1000 meters, the Manmod Hills has several rocks that bear old, prestigious sculptures and inscriptions. Many of these sculptures, as well as other inscriptions like the Bhootlingam and the Amba-Ambika. A few of these rocks are the Manmod Boulder and the Kotar Rock, both popularly referred to as ‘Karkhana’, which is believed to have been commissioned by Shaivite saints in ancient times. 

The view of the hills from below is breathtaking, and they also offer an array of trekking trails winding through charming villages and lush green forests. Manmod Hills is a must-visit destination for nature lovers with its natural beauty and many attractions. In addition, there are several camping sites available here where you can enjoy your stay amidst nature’s serenity.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Look around at the spell-binding beauty of the Western Ghats.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week
  • Entry Fee: No entry fee

Discover the divine and natural splendor of Bhimashankar. Book your journey now and let us guide you through an unforgettable one-day pilgrimage from Pune!

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Things to Do on your Pune to Bhimashankar Tour by Car

Things to Do on your Bhimashankar Tour from Pune by Car
Things to Do on your Bhimashankar Tour from Pune by Car (courtesy: vaibhavpbhosale)

A treasure trove of experiences awaits you in this Pune to Bhimashankar sightseeing tour. The journey itself is a palette of diverse activities – from absorbing the spiritual energy at the Bhimashankar Temple to immersing in the natural beauty surrounding it. The Sahyadri hills offer a backdrop for nature lovers and photographers alike, promising a multitude of scenic spots to capture and cherish.

While we keep the exact activities a delightful surprise, anticipate a day filled with exploration, tranquility, and personal enrichment. This day tour from Pune is an opportunity to create a mosaic of memorable experiences, each unique and heartwarming.

What to Shop during your One Day Pune to Bhimashankar Sightseeing Trip by Car?

Shopping in Bhimashankar is a delightful and enjoyable experience. The streets are lined with small shops that offer excellent bargains, while the more prominent commercial stores boast a wide variety of goods at competitive prices.

Many shops around the Bhimashankar Temple sell everything that is needed to do pooja. These shops also sell religious books. These shops also sell delicious sweets you can take home and share with your family and friends.

What to Eat during your Full Day Bhimashankar Sightseeing Tour from Pune by Taxi?

Food in Bhimashankar is mostly sourced from local farmers and is prepared in the traditional Maharashtrian style. The usual food items found here include Poha (flattened rice), Upma, Thalipeeth (multi-grain flatbread), and a host of other vegetarian dishes like Dal Bhat (lentils with cooked rice) and Sabzi (vegetables).

However, as the city sees pilgrims from across the country, a combination of south and north Indian flavors is also served. The restaurants here are well-known for their hot curries and fries. Bhimashankar is also famous for its street food, such as Chaat, Vada Pav, and Kanda Poha. A mouthwatering dish is Pav Misal, a spicy sauce made of potatoes, peas, and various sprouts. The dish can be found almost everywhere in the city, being a state specialty.

Ready to dive into a day of diverse experiences? Book your Bhimashankar tour from Pune by private cab and let us unveil the surprises that await you!

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Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Pune to Bhimashankar city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Bhimashankar same day trip from Pune, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Bhimashankar 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 sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.


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

Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Pune cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.

One day Pune to Bhimashankar tour by private car is an action-packed day trip. Hiring a rental cab is the best way to explore the beauty of this scenic destination. It is comfortable and convenient for you to visit all attractions in a day without worrying about local transport. 

This one-day Pune to Bhimashankar tour is more than just a travel itinerary. Every moment is curated to ensure your utmost satisfaction, from the comfort of our luxury vehicles to the expertise of our driver-cum-guides. Whether you seek spiritual enrichment, natural beauty, or simply a day away from the ordinary, this tour promises to deliver it all.

As you return to Pune, you’ll carry a heart full of serene experiences and memories. Embrace this unique opportunity to explore Bhimashankar in a day. Book now and let us take you on a journey that transcends the ordinary!


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