Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary-Where Nature Meets at its Best.

#Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhimashankar

For animal lovers and wildlife photographers Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary, located at a distance of 110 km from Pune is the much-needed weekend getaway where one can see a variety of animals living at peace in their natural habitat. This is one of the 12 biodiversity hotspots which is rich in endemic flora and fauna.

Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary spreads across a massive area of 120 km of the Western Ghats and is home to the rust coloured Giant Indian Squirrel, the state animal of Maharashtra. Other major wildlife attractions include leopard, panther, hyenas, rhesus macaque, spotted eagle and the Malabar grey Hornbill. This sanctuary is also of great religious significance as it is host to 14 sacred groves. So, escape from your busy schedule and don’t miss a chance to show your kids the exotic animals which they only see in text books.

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Maharashtra, India
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Time people usually spend here:
2.5 hours
Altitude / Height:
3131 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
19.1739137°N, 73.5824217°E
Distance from Bhimashankar to Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Read traveller's reviews about Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary..

Overall Rating:4.3

  '5' out of 5
"One of the most amazing experience I ever had while visiting Jyotirling. It is a must visit for Bhole Nath bhakts."
  '4' out of 5
"Bhimashankar Temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga (so must visit) surrounded by jungle. You can not visit jungle and other beautiful places over there, without permission from Forest Dept. Those places are at upper Konkan. Should visit."
  '5' out of 5
"Calm place away from hectic city life. Clean & Green. Trekkers heaven, you can climb to Bhimashankar via Karjat-Khandas & from there it is all the way uphill through thick forest, superb trekk. You can go to Bhorgiri from Bhimashankar through thickest forests a beautiful trekk you will remember forever. Don't miss to visit Nagphani point it is aewsome experience. Beware of monkeys while visiting Hanuman Tale. One request, Please keep the forest clean & don't make noise. Listen to the sound of forest. You will surely be happy to see giant squirrels, butterflies, colourful birds & may be a leopard as well. Do avail permission from forest department while exploring the wildlife sanctuary. Best season to visit September to November."
  '4' out of 5
"If you want a silence and having vacation please visit this place u will have great fun with trekking and all others activity... "
  '4' out of 5
"Nice view and good reserved forest life are observed here"

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