A popular temple town located in Bhorgiri village, Bhimashankar is one of the twelve Jyotilingam shrines of Lord Shiva in the country. For that reason, it is considered one of the holiest places to visit. Many people from across the state also come here to hike and trek. It also houses the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary; spread over 120 square kilometers over the Western Ghats. One of the primary species it is home to is the Indian Giant Squirrel and a number of sacred groves. Trekking in the forest route will definitely bring you closer to nature and help you forget all your city troubles.
Best Time To Visit: November – March
Famous For: Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhimashankar Temple, Hanuman Lake
Distance From Mumbai: 223 kms approx.