Join The Western Routes as we head to explore the enchanting forests of Bhimashankar!
Enjoy the truly memorable experience of walking through the densely forested hills. This is one of the finest forests of northern Western Ghats. Home to the Indian Giant Squirrel (Shekru) – the state animal of Maharashtra, the forests of Bhimashankar are probably one of the best places to see these creatures in the wild. Bhimashankar is also the site of an ancient Shiv Temple, which is one of the 12 Jyotirlings in the country.
We spend 2 days exploring the area! We will be staying at the beautiful Blue Mormon Resort, which is an excellent place for Moth Watching at night.
Book your place now!
Here is the tentative schedule
Day 1 – Saturday, 11 July 2015
6:00 am – Assemble at Fergusson College main gate
6:15 am Depart from Pune. Breakfast en-route
10:30 am – Arrive at Blue Mormon Resort. Check-in
11:30 am – Ice breaker session and explore the forests surrounding the resort and a swim in the lake near-by
1:00 pm – Lunch
2:30 pm – Head to Bhimashankar. Trek to Nagphani point.
6:30 pm – Back to resort.
8:30 pm – Dinner
Day 2 – Sunday, 12 July 2015
7:30 am – Breakfast followed by a jungle walk in Gupt-Bhimashankar in search of the Giant Squirrel.
1:00 pm – Back to the resort followed by lunch.
2:00 pm – Depart for Pune with some local sightseeing en-route.
₹ 3800 per person (Rooms on multiple sharing)
₹ 3500 per child (5-10 years)
The cost includes
– Accommodation on multiple sharing at the Blue Mormon Jungle Resort in Bhimashankar.
– All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner on Day 1 | Breakfast, Lunch and Evening tea and snacks on Day 2)
– Pune-Bhimashankar-Pune Travel and all internal travel in a Non AC mini-bus.
– Expertise Charges
– All Taxes
The cost excludes
– Any additional items not mentioned in the ‘includes’ list
– Any tips and personal expenses (water, cold drinks etc.)
– Travel Insurance
We will be staying at the Blue Mormon Jungle Resort at Bhimashankar which is the best place to stay in the area. Do have a look at the resort’s website
For Bookings contact –
Jayesh – 9011040773
Aniket – 9405591758
To confirm a seat, you can proceed with the payment by NEFT or Cash/Cheque deposit.
Bank Details for NEFT
Account Name: The Western Routes
Account Number: 01492560005495
Account Type: Current
Bank & Branch: HDFC Bank, Kothrud, Pune