Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary



Home to the state animal of Maharashtra, Indian Giant Squirrel, the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is a vast, bio-diverse wonder located 138 kilometres from the city of Pune. A certified IBA (Important Bird Area) sanctuary, it also boasts a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it one of the top 12 biodiversity hotspots across the world today!

If you are an adventure enthusiast, the reserve offers wonderful trekking paths that allow you to explore this natural wonder at leisure. And if you’re a shutterbug, get ready to capture striped hyenas, golden jackals, and barking deers through the lens of your camera. The sanctuary also houses the Bhimashankar temple, one of only twelve self-emerged Shiva temples in India, known as Jyotirlingas. The monsoon season is the perfect time to experience the sanctuary in all its glory.


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Get closer to nature and try out these unforgettable activities to make the most of your trip.

  • Firefly Sighting
  • Trekking
  • Safari
  • Boating
  • Nature Walk
  • Birdwatching

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