Bhimashankar Wild Life Sanctuary, Pune, Maharashtra
Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous weekend getaway for the people of Maharashtra. The sanctuary is a habitat to the famous Gaint flying squirrel, the state animal of Maharashtra. Apart from its, it is an abode for several varied wildlife species and avifauna. In addition to the wildlife sighting, the visitors especially adventure seekers can partake in a plethora of treks. The trekking route takes you through dense forests which boasts numerous variety of flora and fauna, picture-perfect vistas, lush greenery, numerous amazing waterfalls and more.
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Another prominent attraction in Bhimashankar is Lord Shiva Temple. It is th sixth Jyotirlinga and is considered as very sacred temple among Hindus.
How To Reach:
Bhimashankar is 213 km from Mumbai and 110 km from Pune. The nearest airport and the railhead are at Pune.