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Maharashtra  >>  Geography   >>  Festivals  >>  People & Cultures   >>    Map of Maharashtra  >>    Mumbai   >>   Aurangabad

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Western Ghats Of Maharashtra
Area: 130.78-sq-km
Attraction: The Home Of Giant Indian Squirrels.
Best Time To Visit: October To May

The sanctuary is located in the northern part of the Western Ghats. It is spread over the three districts Pune , Thane and Raigad covering an area of 130.78-sq-km. There is a shrine in the forest with the Jyotirlinga, temple of Lord Shiva. Two major tributaries of river Krishna namely Bhima and Ghod originate from this area. The valley is a splendid combination of plant and animal life.
 

 Flora

The main forest of this sanctuary is the southern tropical semi evergreen forest. Tourists can find wide range of plant life, magical herbs, and shrubs. Dominant species are Mango, Jamun, Hirda, Behda, Bamboo, Shrub, Herbs, Climber, Grass, and Fern.
 

Fauna

The area is rich in fauna since there is variety of forest types in the sanctuary. The wild life found here includes Leopards, Barking Deer, Sambar, Wild Boar, Langur, and Hyena. Among the birds one will be able to find Malabar Grey Hornbill, Quaker Babbler, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Green Pigeon, Black Eagle, Grey Jungle Fowl and many, many more. One might get to see the great butterfly brigade and Malabar Giant Squirrel, one of the largest of tree squirrels found over here, well over threefeet long.
 

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit this place is from October to May. The climate is pleasant throughout the year and is cool between mid-November to end-February. There are heavy monsoon rains between June-end to September and for those who are romantics at heart the most magical time to enjoy the wilderness is the rainy season.
 

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

There is a temple of Lord Shiva. Devotees of Lord Shiva visit this temple in thousands on the day of Maha Shivaratri and on every Monday in the Shravan month (July-August). Other important tourist attractions within the sanctuary are Bombay Point, Nagphani Point, Hanuman Tank, Vanaspati Point, and Gupt Bhimashankar.
 

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Dimbhe dam is a picnic spot 40-kms from sanctuary on Manchar-Bhimashnakar road. Along with the Bhimashanker temple trek one can also trek up to Hanuman Khada for a superb view of the plains below and the surrounding Western Ghats.
 

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearest airport is at Pune .

Rail: Pune, happens to be the nearest railway station.

Road: The road distance from Mumbai is 265-km via Pune. The best way to travel is to drive down from Pune.


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