Hotels in Bhimashankar
Bhimashankar is a jyotirlinga shrine located 50km northwest of the near Pune. It is almost 127 kms away from Shivajinagar, Pune in the Ghat region of the Sahyadri Mountains. Bhimshankar is the source of river Bhima, which flows southeast and merges with the Krishna river near Raichur.
Few Hotels which are Highly-rated are as follows:
Jamrung Hillside Camping
It is rated 9.6 on boking.com and also on trip advisor. It a hotel with the most amazing view of the lush green plants and mountains and also the falls.
It provides piping hot food and a very warm stay for its guests. It is set in Sahyadri hills and just 19 mi away from Lonavala. It provides free wi-fi and parking facilities. It is almost 2.5 hours away from the bhimashankar temple but it is a very good place to stay as it is surrounded by the beauty of mother nature all around.
It also provides the Jamrung hillside camping.
It costs almost around Rs. 11,000-14,000 thousand per night.
Ajnee’s Wooden Chalet:
It is another a lush green cottage to stay in if you are there to visit nearby monuments and also the Bhimashankar temple. It is almost 25 min away from the temple and can give you to capture some amazing clicks.
It is made up of wood and gives you an amazing ambiance and heartwarming welcome. It costs around Rs. 12,000 per night.
It is a big cottage for around 6-9 people as it has 3 bedrooms 2 bunk beds which gives an ample amount of space for the people to stay and enjoy the time. It can give you the Swiss stay experience with the sight of mountains and rivers. This place is well furnished and well-equipped for the warm stay of the guests.
It is a 3BHK villa adorned with antique and stylish furniture and best-in-class amenities. With the lush green valleys at one end and a majestic river flowing just outside the property, the spot serves as the perfect place to unwind with the loved ones.
One can de-stress with indoor and outdoor games available at the property.
Depending on the season to season the price may varies, but usually, it costs around Rs.18,000 per night.
The Leela resort:
It is situated in Kajrat, Maharashtra, 13 km away from Shivpuri waterfalls. Leela's resort features accommodation with a restaurant, free parking, and an outdoor swimming pool. Guests can enjoy the delicious Asian breakfast and buffet meals. It also offers playground for children’s. Its price may range from Rs. 5,000-6,000/- per night depending upon the type of room the guest wanted. It is a bit far from the Bhimshankar temple but it will give you a beautiful journey and stay to remember for a long time.
Situated between Mumbai and Pune, it is spread out over 16 acres of lush area with 165 rooms of various categories ranging from deluxe to private villas and suites. It gives private balcony view and swimming pool access with a lot of different amenities to make the guests comfortable and relax them with their services.
Its price may vary from time to time but it costs almost around Rs. 6,000-7,000/ Night.
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According to Chef Mahapuran, Brahma (the god of Hindu creation) and Vishnu (the Hindu god of protection) had once discussed creation. To test it, Shiva traversed the three worlds like an endless huge column of light, the jyotirlinga. Vishnu and Brahma parted to look up and up, respectively, to find the end of the light in either direction. Brahma lied, saying he had discovered where it ended, while Vishnu admitted defeat. Shiva appeared as the second pillar of the light and Brahma cursed because he had no place in the ceremonies, while Vishnu was worshiped until the end of immortality. Jyotirlinga is the ultimate fact without parts, from which Shiva appears partially. Consequently, the sites of Geotherlinga are places where Shiva appeared as a pillar of burning light.
There are 64 forms of Shiva, which should not be confused with Jyotirlingas. Each of the twelve jyotirlinga sites takes its name from the main deity, and each considers a different appearance of Shiva.  In all these locations, the main image is lingam representing the Stambha column without beginning and without end, symbolizing the endless nature of Shiva.    Twelve jyotirlingas are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna in Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayan Mountains, Bhsmshankar in Maharashtra State, In Paraty, in the state of Thirat, in the state of Maharashtra in Rajasthan in Jharkhand, Nagyeshvara Geutrelenga in Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar in Maharashtra.
Bhimashankar Temple is a complex of old and new structures in Nagara architectural style. Excellence in skills attained by ancient sculptors from Vishwakarma is demonstrated. It is a modest but elegant temple and dates back to the 13th century, while sabha mandap was built in the eighteenth century by Nana Vadnavis. El Shakara was built by Nana Bhadnavis. The great Maratha governor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, is said to have made contributions to this temple to facilitate worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the shrine is at a lower level.
Although the structure here is somewhat new, the Bhimashankaram Mausoleum (and the Bhimarathi River) has been mentioned in literature dating back to the 13th century. Saint Jinanshwar is said to have visited Triampakishwar and Himachankar. A unique bell (Roman style) can be seen in front of the temple. This bell has a fetish of mother Mary with Jesus. This great bell was introduced by Chimaji Appa (Brother of Bajirao Peshwa I and uncle of Nanasaheb Peshwa). On May 16, 1739, Chimaji Appa collected five large bells after winning a war against the Portuguese from Fort Vasai. One is shown here in Bhimashankar and the others in Menavali near Wai in front of Shiva Temple on the banks of Krishna River, Banshanker Temple (Pune), Omkareshwar Temple (Pune) and Ramalinga Temple (Shirur).
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