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Old 11th September 2012, 10:17   #31
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Hi Guys. Planning to go for a bike ride to Bhimashankar and surrounding areas. Any update on the Wada route? Anybody been there recently? Our priorities are Less traffic, scenic route and good twisty roads to drive on. And are there any other places of interest around? We are not necessarily going for the Mandir, so deviation is okay.

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I had been through this route in July. There were no rains, so the route was fine, but now, it would be difficult to judge the condition after rainfall.
However, if you are on bike, then it is perhaps OK.

Even if you get stuck in slush, maybe you can pull out the bike using a rope or something?
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I had been through this route in July. There were no rains, so the route was fine, but now, it would be difficult to judge the condition after rainfall.
However, if you are on bike, then it is perhaps OK.

Even if you get stuck in slush, maybe you can pull out the bike using a rope or something?
Digging up on an old thread since this is relevant:

We are planning a bike trip to Bhimashankar (and around) this weekend.
Now, there shouldn't be any problem on the route (no slosh n stuff).

Our interests:

Nature/Forts/Waterfalls/river rafting/lakes/(light adventure) -- 50%
Chill places/camping/ alike -- 30%
Temples/ -- 20%


Any update on route - destinations to check, stay places?
Thinking of staying at Blue Mormon resort.
All of us making the trip are from Pune & it's going to be a 3 day trip (Fri/Sat/Sun).
Can start early morn (Fri) like 5 AM. Prefer to be back by Sunday noon/early evening.

Inputs, suggestions appreciated.

Thanks,

Ace.
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Planning a day trip from Pune to Bhimashankar during mid of next week with family.
Please suggest the route with good roads.
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Old 31st December 2015, 09:05   #34
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I am planning to drive from Bangalore to Bhimashankar on weekending 9-Jan-2016 and on 10-Jan-2016 i will be driving to Bhimashankar. Please let me know the best route to take.

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Hi Guys, I realised the forun had not been updated on Bhimashankar in a long while. I was there on the weekend of 14-15 Jan 2017 and had an excellent driving expirience. Here is a route map for your reference:

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The onwaqrd journey was via the Mumbai-Pune expressway. Nothing needs to be mentioned about God's own highway. At the second toll exit, you need to take the Talegaon/Chakan exit (The extreme left one) and take the left kink to join the old Mumbai-Pune road. When at the crossing where you can go right to go to Pune, keep driving straight towards Narayangaon. The Vits on the Talegaon Chakan road is a great breakfast pitstop:

Vits Courtyard
Address: Plot P-7, MIDC, Chakan Industrial Area Phase-1, Talegaon Chakan Road, Khalumbre, Pune, Maharashtra 410501
Phone: 02135 666 666

Onwards to Bhimashankar, please check the above map. If you want to make an overnight stop, you can try a simple lodge called Hotel Neelayam at Narayangaon, a small town in the plains. Clean rooms for 800-1000 INR.

Address: Pune-Nashik Highway, Narayangaon, Pune, Maharashtra 410504
Phone:02132 243 936

The next day, we wanted to come via a different route so came via Malshej Ghat per the map above.

Overall spotless drive, zero bad roads, and the sharp twisty curves to Bhimashankar are an absolute drivers delight. Well paved throughout.

Cheers!
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Onwards to Bhimashankar, please check the above map. If you want to make an overnight stop, you can try a simple lodge called Hotel Neelayam at Narayangaon, a small town in the plains. Clean rooms for 800-1000 INR.
Hi Vikram,

Thanks for the update. I intend to do this as solo drive. Do you think it would be safe to stay there alone?
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Hi ragh bhushan yes perfectly safe. Its a highway pitstop but very clean and orderly. They even accept card payments!

FYI I stayed with my family - wife and 2 daughters

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Hi Folks, for a Pune - Bhimashankar drive, which route is preferable as of today (less traffic/scenic etc.)?

1. Pune - Left turn at Rajgurunagar - Wada - Bhimashankar

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2. Pune - Left turn at Manchar (20 kms after Rajgurunagar) - Ghodegaon - Bhimashankar

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Hi Folks, for a Pune - Bhimashankar drive, which route is preferable as of today (less traffic/scenic etc.)?

1. Pune - Left turn at Rajgurunagar - Wada - Bhimashankar

OR

2. Pune - Left turn at Manchar (20 kms after Rajgurunagar) - Ghodegaon - Bhimashankar

Cheers,
Vikram
The route via Wada takes longer time since road is narrow but scenic.
It passes through many small villages, and traffic is low.
I had google maps taking me via this path last year.

The fastest route is via Manchar IMO.
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The fastest route is via Manchar IMO.
Thanks silverado, I took the Manchar route, and it is in decent shape for the most part. Took me 3.5 hours both ways, including tea breaks. Started at 6 am from home, and was back by 2 pm in time for lunch
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Thanks silverado, I took the Manchar route, and it is in decent shape for the most part. Took me 3.5 hours both ways, including tea breaks. Started at 6 am from home, and was back by 2 pm in time for lunch
Hi comfortablynumb,

So, you drove right to the temple?
No trek?

If I want to do the 'lightest/easiest' trek to Bhimashankar & spend more time around waterfalls or at the peak, what would you suggest?

Any more pointers, to spend the entire day at Bhimashankar?

Thank you,

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Hi comfortablynumb, So, you drove right to the temple? No trek?
Yes, I drove to the temple for darshan and back; no trekking, as I had my 3 year old daughter with me This was my 1st visit there, so not very familiar with the options for trekking. Sorry couldn't be of much help to you.

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