Weekend is around the corner and are you still thinking where to go? There is one place for adventure loving people who are ready to go extra miles to explore nature.
Nestled in the mountainous backdrop along the Sahyadri range of Maharashtra, the village of Bhandardara in Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar District, a breathtaking and picturesque natural beauty is an ideal location for all nature lovers. The vicinity of the highest peak of Maharashtra, Lake and Damn gives the dwellers option to seek their interest.
Places of interest in and around Bhandardara are Wilson Damn, Radha Falls, Umbrella Falls, Ratanwadi Village, Kalsubai Peak and Arthur Lake.
The climate is tropical and the average annual temperature of this place is 23.6 degree Celsius and summer is rainier than winter. Monsoon is the best time to visit this place(mid-June to mid August).
Road -The place is very well connected with rest of the cities of Maharashtra by road (PUNE-173 kms, Mumbai-160 kms). The scenic views, breathtaking waterfalls and the sound serene environment are definitely going to make the change a million dollar experience.
Air- Mumbai (168 kms) is the nearest airport with connectivity all over India
Stay – There are options for budget as well as luxury stay at Bhandardara
- Budget – MTDC,
- Luxury: Anandvan resort, Yash resort , Wanderlust
Now coming to the food options, this place has a blend of north and south Indian cuisine. MTDC resort is the main place to stay and their restaurant has good variety to offer to the tourists. Near to MTDC there is an outlet, Hotel Vaibhav, that offers traditional home cooked style food, (mostly Maharashtrian cuisine). In case you are hygiene conscious then the perfect place for you is hotel Kaka that serves Gujarati food. There are many small outlets around MTDC that serves both veg n non-veg dishes. No disappointment for alcohol lovers as there is a hotel, Pravara, that is equipped well with both national and international alcohol brands.
Bhandardara, the pride of Sahayadri, least to mention is still not adulterated and inundated with the usual paraphernalia a normal Indian tourist place offers.
Away from the hustle bustle of the city life, this location is the ideal getaway for all sections (family, friends, lovers and adventure seekers) because of the variety it offers.
So, go and immerse yourself in this pool of tranquility!
Location: 173 Kms from Pune and 160 kms from Mumbai