A biodiversity hotspot, One of the 12 Jyotirlingas (Manifestation of Lord Shiva) and a scenic adventure destination that lies by the banks of the river Bhima, this is the perfect destination trek for trekkers, pilgrims, nature and bird lovers and anyone who admires wildlife.
Bhimashankar is a classic trek that will show you the power and capacity of retaining biodiversity in our country. The rich Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary located at the apex of the Western Ghats is known as one of the 12 biodiversity hotspots of the world. The sanctuary is home to large species of endemic and exotic flora and fauna.
Apart from leopards, tigers, golden jackal, barking deer, striped hyena, mouse deer and many others, Bhimashankar is the home of Maharashtra’s State Animal, the giant Indian squirrel named ‘Shekru’. You will spot one if you are lucky. Apart from this, the Sanctuary sees multiple species of reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and insects all throughout the year.
To add to your sight, we are here with this jungle trail experience which is so timed that it will let you spot a swarm of light emitting fireflies on your trail. Fireflies are bugs that produce bright green lights to attract their mate. When you see the magic of this natural lighting of nature, all your efforts would be worth it. So quickly lay your hands on this special trek to Bhimashankar with us!
What to expect from this package:

  • Visit to the classic biodiversity hotspot of Maharashtra
  • Spot exotic flora and fauna
  • Spot a lot of light emitting fireflies
  • Travel from Neral to Neral
  • Delicious food made by local villagers
  • Supervision of experts


Start Date On enquiry basis only
End Date On enquiry basis only
Location Bhimashankar
Route Neral – Khandas – Bhimashankar – Khandas – Neral
Trip Duration 1 Night – 1 Day
Trek Grade Moderate
Travelling from Neral to Neral
1 Breakfast/ Tea {poha/upma}, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Veg Basic Village Food)
Leader and Expertise Chargers
Traveling to Neral, to & fro from Mumbai
Personal Expenses
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.
  • Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellation prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — 90% refund.
  • Cancellation before 15 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation a week to the start of the trek — No refund.

Day 1

Meet at Neral Railway Station at 8 pm on 3rd June 2017. We will proceed for our further journey to the base village of Khandas together. From the base village we will set off on a unique trek to Bhimashankar amidst the much awaited fireflies.

Day 2

We will be back to Mumbai on 4th June 2017 by 5 pm (tentatively)
fireflies special jungle trail to Kothaligad