About Bhandardara

Bhandardara is a holiday resort village near Igatpuri, in the western ghats of India. The village is located in the Ahmednagar district of the state of Maharashtra, about 185 kilometers from Mumbai. Bhandardara sits by the Pravara River, and the natural environment, waterfalls, mountains, Wilson dam, Arthur lake, and Randha falls are tourist attractions. Bhandardara attractions include Wilson Dam and Arthur Lake. The recent attraction in this place is the Fireflies camp in the Purushwadi area. There are a number of historic and natural places of interest near the dam. From Bhandardara, visitors can climb up to see the Ratangad and Harishchandragad fort. Or, visitors can follow the trails that lead to Ajoba and Ghanchakkar peaks. The highest peak in Maharashtra, Mount Kalsubai is 1646 m, and the starting point for this trek is Bari Village, located 12 km away from Bhandardara. Atop, there is a small temple located at the summit, with views of Sahyadris and Bhandardara. The toughest trio-forts in Sahyadri namely Alang Fort, Madangad fort, and Kulang gad located on the southern side. A very narrow Sandhan valley is on the Western side of the dam.

Kalsubai is a mountain in the Western Ghats, located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Its summit situated at an elevation of 1646 meters is the highest point in Maharashtra which earns it the much-glorified title of the 'Everest of Maharashtra'.
Amruteshwar Temple

Amruteshwar Temple is an intricately carved Shiva temple built in Ratanwadi over a thousand years ago. 
Randha Falls

Randha Falls is situated in the Igatpuri region, near Lake Arthur Hill. Randha Waterfalls is considered to be the third-largest waterfall in the country, which gets water from the Pravara River.
Pabargad Fort

Pabargad fort has seen lots of fights between Maratha and Mughal forces. The fort is made to rule the wealthy Pravara basin region for 2000 years. Bhandardara Dam is seen best from this hill fort only.
Arthur Lake

Arthur Lake offers perfect solace to the hurried soul. Also known as Lake Arthur Hill, it is formed from the water of the Pravara River, thus acting as a reservoir for the Wilson Dam. 
Mount Kalsubai

Mount Kalsubai is a famous trekking destination in Maharashtra. The trekking route attracts a large number of visitors, some to conquer the highest peak in Maharashtra, some trek to Kalsubai to visit Mandir and offer prayers to local deity Kalsubai. The temple houses an old well, where the water level never drops below 3 feet. A religious fair is organized by the locals at this temple during Navratri.
Umberalla Falls

Umbrella fall is situated in Bhandardara and is most active during monsoon. Umbrella falls are situated behind the Wilson Dam.
Ratangad Fort

Ratnagad fort was captured by Shivaji. The fort lies near the Maharashtra tourism resort and has ample grounds to interest trekkers. The fort commands views of the surrounding areas.
Wilson Dam

Wilson Dam was built in 1910 across River Pravara, Wilson Dam is situated at a height of 150 m above sea level. It’s one of the oldest dams in the country. The opening of sluice gates creates two 60 to 80 feet cascades of water that plummet to the rocks below.
Best Time To Visit Bhandardara

The best time to visit Bhandardara is from June to March. The summers are not that appealing in Bhandardara, though tourists mostly flock to the place during this season. The hot and clammy weather makes it too uncomfortable to roam or enjoy the untouched beauty of nature. The season persists from March and continues till May and rises to a peak temperature of 40°C. During monsoon season Bhandardara unfurls the spellbinding charm of the tranquility that it epitomizes. Beginning from the month of June and ending in September, monsoon is the best season when you can choose to pay a visit to the place without having to fret about the darkness and heat. During winters the temperatures falling to almost 10°C during the winters, Bhandadara’s splendor makes way to hundreds and thousands of tourists who come to soak themselves in the warmth of nature and its irresistibility during this season when the crisp and numbing breeze adds on to the glamour of the place. This celebrated season of winter persists from the month of November and lasts till February.

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