Khandas to Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat - A Trek in Video

Khandas to Bhimashankar via Ganesh Ghat - A Trek in Video

The Ganesh Ghat route is an 8 kilometre moderately difficult trekking route that connects the sleepy village of Khandas with Bhimashankar temple. Along this trekking route you get the best view points to gaze at Bhimashankar's walls. Bhimashankar's walls are rocky sides of 1000 metre plateau on which the temple is located. These rocky sides are covered in lush green vegetation and cascading waterfalls in the monsoon season. This is a set of 5 videos that showcase this route on a rain drenched monsoon day. This is a companion article to our article that covers this trekking route in complete detail (opens in new window).

 

01 - START

Bhimashankar plateau as viewed from the 'T' junction just 1.5 kilometres after Khandas Village. 

 

02 - FIRST CLIMB

Overlooking the plateau near the end of the first climb after the Ganesh Temple.

 

03 - WALLS

An up close and personal view of Bhimashankar's walls. This viewpoint is visible only on the Ganesh Ghat route. If you take the "Sidhi Ghat" route, you do not pass through this viewpoint.

 

04 - STEEPEST CLIMB

This is a panoramic view over Padarwadi route. Shot from the second and steepest climb on the Ganesh Ghat Route. This section of the climb requires a bit of care as it is exposed on one side and covered with wet rocks and slippery mud. 

 

05 - WHEN THINGS GET HAIRY

Low flying clouds often create a whiteout like situation on Bhimashankar plateau. This is the reason why we recommend carrying a GPS and / or smartphone with the route marked on it. All our trek reports carry GPS logs that you can download and import into your GPS  / smartphone.

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