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Join The Western Routes as we explore the ‘other’ side of the beautiful Bhimashankar Wildlife
Sanctuary and camp in a village situated inside the sanctuary. Winter camping cannot get any better
Yelavali village is nestled in the verdant forests of Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Yelavali is
accessible only on foot. We start our trek at Bhorgiri village at the foothills and make our way
through patches of dense forests, some grassland and of course the Bhima river bed. This
community-based tourism project at Yelavali is facilitated by Pune based NGO Kalpavriksh
Fun trekking, jungle walks, camp-fire, breath-taking views, sounds and sights of the forests filled with
numerous birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals which include the fascinating Shekru (Giant
Squirrel) awaits you on this camp!
This is a pet-friendly trip!
Day 1 (13 December 2014)
6:15 am Assemble at Fergusson College main gate
6:30 am Depart for Bhorgiri village (We will take the Shivajinagar-Khadki-Nasik Phata route and
mid-way pick ups can be arranged). Breakfast en route.
9:30 am Arrive at Bhorgiri and start the ascend to Yelavali village. This is moderate 2.5 km trek
through farms, river beds, forest patches and hills.
11:00am Arrive at Yelavali village. Free to roam around the village, interact with children, help
with farm activities. Follow this with lunch and some rest.
4:00 pm Head to the sunset point
6:30 pm Back to camp and dinner.
Day 2 (14 December 2014)
6:30 am Start your day with a bird-watching trail around the village. Follow this with breakfast.
9:00 am Jungle walk through the sanctuary to the Bhimashankar temple. This is a 4 km plain walk
through pristine forest patches, meadows and streams. A very high chance to see the
Giant Squirrel during this walk.
11:00 am Arrive at the temple and spend some time around the temple.
11:30 am Hop in to the bus and head to the Blue Mormon Resort for a nice lunch! Post lunch we
can swim in the lake adjoining the property
2:00 pm Depart for Pune
ï‚· All travel from and to Pune in a non-ac mini bus
ï‚· Accommodation at the camping site in Yelavali village on multiple sharing.
ï‚· Meals: Vegetarian meals and snacks through the trip.
ï‚· Guide, Expertise & Entry Charges for the sanctuary
ï‚· All Taxes