Bhandardara Tourism

Bhandardara Tourism

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Truly an unexplored heaven on earth, the Bhandardara lake in the middle of Sahyadri hills is a sight to dream of.
It is still non commercialized , a true rural india outset, with fresh air, water and climate.
Go there if u want a secluded place, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Take a break and see what life has to offer.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Local food, especially fresh fish from the local dam is to die for.
The lake is calm, peaceful and serene, just put your feet in the cool water and sit beside the lake on a rock and watch the sun set. Its truly heavenly.

Activities & things to do: Nothing to do, just gaze at the lake and watch the sun set. A total break providing hill station.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Have a strong car, since the roads are not too good to reach.
The hill station is 30 kms on the hill, so one might think that we are heading no where but just persist and u will reach Bhandardara.
Go in the monsoons and u can feel the clouds in your face
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Sandeep  Chawla
  • Sandeep Chawla
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"unpredictable weather"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
I find this place very relaxing. First time I came here I was single and with friends and have visited place 2 times after marriage and the experience has been nice. One thing you must carry when you come here is Umbrella as whether is quite....... More
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Sivakami Radhakrashnan
  • Sivakami Radhakrashnan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews


  • 5/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
Bhandardara is very nice place to relax from your day to day working culture. Arthur lake view give us a pleasant feeling inside to start your day with a sunny morning. Climate is also very romantic to share some best moments with your loved....... More
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Chaitanya Bele
  • Chaitanya Bele
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"monsoon hangout"

  • Posted 10 months ago
nice weather..good location bt hotels should be improved rooms are still old furnished needs maintenance must think kayaking n other things Food, sight-seeing and shopping: restaurants are very few have to dine at the residing hotels....... More
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Abhay Patil
  • Abhay Patil
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"A pleasant stay near arthur lake"

  • Posted 10 months ago
Bhandardara is very nice place to relax from your day to day working culture. Arthur lake view give us a pleasant feeling inside to start your day with a sunny morning. Climate is also very romantic to share some best moments with your love....... More
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Vikas Rane
  • Vikas Rane
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Bhandardara (My second home)"

  • Posted 10 months ago
The destination is idle weekend getaway for people in Mumbai or Nashik. Being just a couple of hours drive away from Mumbai. Main attractions include Waterfalls in monsoon, Ratangad fort and Bhandardara Dam. But my favorite one is bed of wild....... More
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Bhandardara Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Bhandardara, the town located in Maharashtra in Ahemdnagar District, lies approximately 185 km from the state capital of Mumbai. It is a holiday resort located by the River Pravara. The place is known for its natural beauty and its quiet and soothing environments.

It attracts a lot of tourists every year because of its eco-tourism opportunities. Two of the important tourist attractions of the place are the Bhandardara Lake and the Randha Waterfalls.

According to Hindu Mythology, it was at Bhandardara that Sage Agasti prayed to the Lord, without eating anything for a year. On being pleased with his devotion, God gave Agasti a stream of the Ganga River which is the present day River Pravara.

The nearest town to Bhandardara is Nashik, which is accessible by road. Although this village resort does not have a railway station, it is well connected to other cities in Maharashtra by road. The village is surrounded by Mount Kalsubai, which is the highest peak of the state. It provides scope for trekking and mountaineering.

There are also the forts of Ratangad and Harishchandragad Fort to see here. The Ratangad Fort is around 200 years old and from the fort, views of Bhandardara are available. The Harishchandragad Fort was built during the 6th century, when the Kalchuri Dynasty ruled.

The small town of Bhandardara is evidence of the engineering skills of ancient times in the form of Wilson Dam. The dam was built in 1910, and is the largest earthen dam of the country. There is also the Arthur Lake and the Umbrella Falls close by which are scenic spots in this village.

But what really attracts tourists to Bhandardara is its greenery, its wide open spaces and its natural beauty. The air of Bhandardara is unpolluted and there has been very little commercialisation here, which differentiates it from the other resorts.

The adventure opportunities, the idyllic surroundings and the opportunity to explore nature attract tourists to Bhandardara.   

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