Bhimashanka, located in Maharastra is one of the Jyotirling out of total 12 jyotilings. If you plan to visit Bhimashnkar, Pune is the best place to start.

Keep reading for details on Pune to Bhimashankar travel, stay, food and some inside tips…

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How to travel from Pune to Bhimashankar?

Bhimashankar is located on top of a mountain and is well connected by road. Keep reading to know various modes you can use to reach Bhimashankar.

Bhimashakar Temple: Pune to Bhimashankar

Bhimashankar by train

The nearest railway station is Pune station that is connected by road to Bhimashankar. Pune is well connected to rest of India and you can find appropriate train from your city to Pune.

Karjat station is the nearest from Mumbai side but it does not have a road connectivity. You can either trek from Karjat or take a bus from Kalyan, Kurla that will go via Pune.

Bhimashankar by Flight

You can reach Pune by flight from your city. Pune airport is presently a small one so in case there is no direct flight from your city, you can reach Mumbai airport and from there you can directly book a cab to Bhimashankar or get a bus. Details in the bus section below.

Bhimashankar by road

Once you reach Pune by road or train or flight, you can either hire a cab till Bhimashankar or get a State Transport bus (ST Bus) from Wakdewadi (near Shivaji Nagar).

You can also try booking bus ticket online from MSRTC website (hopefully it works for you!!) else you may not get a seat in the bus.

The ST bus is non ac, red government bus, have seats in 2×2 formation. The road from Pune to Bhimashankar is good but still avoid last row seats in case you have a backache problem.

Mumbai to Bhimashankar bus

You will get bus from Kalyan, Kurla till Bhimashankar. The total travel time is around 7-8hrs.

This bus also go via Pune so if you are not comfortable with such long bus journey, you can reach pune by train and then take a bus.

Pune to Bhimashankar bus starts from bus depot that is around 3km from Shivaji Nagar.

Distance between Pune and Bhimashankar

The total distance between Pune and Bhimashankar is around 110km and the bus take approx 4-5hrs. The road condition is good and you can drive your own vechicle as well.

There is a parking area in Bhimashankar.

Bhimashankar Hotels

You can either return the same day from Bhimashankar or stay overnight. There are many stay options available near the bus stop that will cost you aroud Rs.2000- Rs.2500 per night.

There are few home stay as well but the hotels and rooms near temple are not very clean. Better stay options are available around 6-7km from Bhimashankar at similar rates.

MTDC stay is among the decent stay if you fine with staying 6km away from temple.

There is a dharmshala as well near temple in Bhimashankar but again, unless you are fine with “not so clean” stay, you may not like it.

Note: The water supply is dependent on tankers, so you may face some issues during late night/early mornings.

Check out this video about stay options in Bhimashankar.

Best time to visit Bhimashankar

You can visit Bhimashankar any time of the year, the place is open full year but the best time is during monsoon and winter.

Shravan is the time of year when most devotees visit this place, so is Shiv Jayanti.


Where is Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga?

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is in Maharastra, near Pune.

How to travel from Pune airport to bhimashankar jyotirlinga?

From Pune airport, you can either hire a cab till Bhimashankar or reach the new bus depot at shivaji nagar that is around 3km from Shivaji nagar to get Bhimashankar bus.

Is there a Pune to Bhimashankar train?

No, Bhimashankar is not connected by train. You need to get a bus from Pune or Mumbai.


You can reach Bhimashankar using flight, train and by road. The best route is Pune to Bhimashankar, travel tiem is approx. 3-5hrs.

Stay near temple are not the best but if you are a frequent visitor to religious places, you may have faced similar problem there as well.

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