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Bhandardara Tourism

Bhandardara, a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, has all the nature's blessings a place can get. The lush greenery, the humble waterfalls and surrounded by high mountains makes for the perfect holiday spot for city dwellers.

Situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Bhandardara is 117 km. from Mumbai and is easily accessible through roadways. This little village is packed with so many attractions coupled with the serenity of the nature that it makes for an adventurous weekend to run away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

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Queen of Sahyadri Ranges

Bhandardara is a picturesque hill station, situated in the Sahyadri ranges of the Western Ghats, located in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. Nicknamed the Queen of Sahyadri Ranges for its lush greenery, and beautiful mountains, Bhandardara is an emerging summer retreat for the backpackers from Maharashtra.

Restaurants and Local Food in Bhandardara

The local cuisine here is dominated by Maharashtrian food with a blend of South and North Indian cuisines. Hotel Vaibhav closest to MTDC resort offers a treat of traditional home styled cooked meals which has to be tried at least once.
The other restaurants nearby offer both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes with a dash of local flavour. Hotel Kaka is particularly known for it's cleanliness and exclusive Gujrati Thali.
Pravara Hotel near MTDC resort is equipped with alcohol both international and local brands.

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One Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Bhandardara, preferably by noon and take some rest. 
Day 2 - The 2nd day should be the ideal time for starting your trip through the Bhandardara. For starters, you can tour the Ratanwadi village. Thereon, you can proceed towards the beautiful Umbrella Falls.
Day 3 - This day can be reserved for a visit to the Wilson Dam, whence you can proceed to the picturesque Arthur Lake, or if you prefer, go for a trek to the Mt. Kalsubai, the highest peak in the region.  

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

A charming hill retreat.

What's Not So Great?

Not easily accessible.

For Whom?

Ideal for adventure lovers. Suitable for people touring nearby sites like Mumbai, Pune, etc.

How To Reach Bhandardara

Bhandardara is well connected to the rest of India by road. Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Bhandardara; buses being operated both by private and government owners. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity, however, to Bhandardara Some 165 km away is the Mumbai airport, which is the nearest airport that connects Bhandardara to the rest of India. The nearest railway station to Bhandardara is in Igatpuri, which is 42 km away from Bhandardara.

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Kumar Kislay 1 year ago
- The peak season at Bhandardara sees a lot of pre-bookings, hence it is advisable to ensure your accomodation booking before heading out here.
- The food here is of good quality however, the drive to Bhandardara is a long one with no reliable sources for food. Carry dry snacks along with you for the journey.
- If visiting in the rainy seasons, carry extra change of clothes and medicines for common cold.
- During winters, the days are pleasantly cool but the nights can be particularly cold, make sure to pack warm clothes.
Pranav Joshi 1 year ago
Best Experience ever! weekend getaway mumbai. Lake Side Camping near bhandadara. Almost all is included in the package and the location is rare with blue water swim, tent, bonfire, buffet food, snacks, and many games and activities the tour was awesome for a night stay it was a bit only a bit more high cost than others but the kind of quality in food service and stay they provided was all worth it. The crowd was also very decent. only 20 headcounts max they allow. Bus from dadar arranged was AC and that was a surprise for me and my friends. This guys are really helpful in everything and there is no restrictions like any other camping tour organisers. They let u enjoy to your core. They gave us water tubes to swim in the lake and the local guards were always there all night and day to help us. They are not famous yet and the place is near bhandadara and really a rare spot. You can hear nothing but just sounds of waves and breeze all night and day. My weekend was amazing and all the stress was out. If anyone planning for weekend enjoyment they have scheduled that place one more time in 30th April - 1st May. I am going :) Organisers: Akshay Naik & Mahesh Parmar : 9821128132
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