I have been a regular visitor to Bhimashankar every year since a decade, with a group of my friends. This place has basic infrastructure, maintained in itself, and we have seen it better each time we went there. The rooms, linen, toilets are clean, of course they can be better. Awesome location. Good and edible food. There is no mobile network, except for BSNL. But there is a pay phone at the reception office to connect.
The best time is monsoons - June - August
The plus about this place is the scenic beauty, especially in the monsoons. Its like a green carpet with the rains, and feels like a walk in the clouds. This place is close to the famous Bhimashankar Temple. There are hardly any other places to stay around the temple. So this one is mostly full. So better to book your rooms in advance.
This is a treat to nature lovers, One can just take a walk in the greens,or forest area around and would do some birding. You can request the hotel office to arrange for a guide - who was an old man led by his dog, to take you deep into the forest.
The resort is huge enough- if you are in a large group, you can play cricket, badminton, or any other game as well - of course, bring your own gear.
There is a small lake in the vicinity of the resort. The winds will talk to you. Expect a lot of gustling or howling winds. This place has a lot of silence and serenity. The resort could use some lights in the nights in the open areas. Make sure to carry torches.
All in all - Value for money, a treat to the eyes, body, mind and soul.
- Also Known As:
- Blue Mormon Jungle Holiday Hotel Pune