BhandardaraMumbai in North Maharashtra state.
|Summer||March–May||20°C to 38°C||Clear skies, mild hot during days. Cool in midnight.|
|Monsoon||June–September||24°C to 33°C||High humidity and cold winds. Plenty of rainfall.|
|Autumn||October–November||20°C to 29°C||Clear skies, best time to visit.|
|Winter||December–February||8°C to 19°C||Pleasant, cool sunny days, colder nights.|
By trainThe nearest railway station is Igatpuri which is 45 km from Bhandardara. Igatpuri is situated on Mumbai-Nashik rail route. From Igatpuri, you can take state transport bus (commonly known as ST bus) service or private taxi to reach Bhandardara.
By roadBhandardara is easily accessible from all parts of Maharashtra by road. State highway 44 (SH# 44) goes through this town.
- From Mumbai/Thane
- You can you local train too. Get off at Kasara station from Central railway. There are a number of tempos available to take you Bhandardara lake side camp, it roughly takes around 3 hours.
- From Nashik
- From Sangamner
- From Pune
Wilson damThis dam was built in 1910 on the Pravara river. The Umbrella fall is just below the dam but the waterfall can be seen during monsoon or whenever the gates of the dam are opened.
Randha fallsThese falls are a great sight to see! The water falls from 45 m producing a marvellous scene.
Amruteshwar templeThe temple is built with sculpted stones. It is 1000 years old temple. The presiding deity is Lord Shiv.
Ratangad fortMaratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji's favorite fort. Trekkers' delight.
Kalsubai templeKalsubai temple is situated atop mount Kalsubai which is the tallest peak in Maharashtra. A great place for trekking enthusiasts.
Alang hillThis is good
- Tent stay by the lake side
Hotel VaibhavVery close to MTDC resort, this is a small restaurant popular among the tourists for its typical local dishes.
Hotel Yashanjaliaddress: MTDC, Bhandardara dam, Akole, District - AhmednagarHotel Yashanjali is situated in MTDC resort. It offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food with local flavor. The restaurant is equipped with water purification plant and you get safe drinking water in this hotel, though packaged water is also available.
Hotel KakaThis is the cleanest hotel in the market area in Bhandardara. It offers Gujrati Thali only. During off-peak season, you have to order in advance on the phone and you may have to wait up to an hour for your Thali!
Pravara hoteladdress: Shendi
phone: +91-2424-257032, +91-2424-257171MTDC resort gives you the best view of Bhandardara lake. There are various lodging options available. Six cottages are situated above the lake. Each cottage has a beroom and a living room. In the living room, a mini fridge and a television set is available. Tariff per night is ₹3000.00 (₹2400.00 in off-peak season) for a cottage. There are 10 deluxe rooms which are really big. Tariff per night is ₹1600.00 (₹1300.00 in off-peak season) for a room. MTDC resort has 9 special rooms which are also specious. Tariff per night is ₹1500.00 (₹1200.00 in off-peak season) for a special room. If you are on a tight budget, then go for standard room. Tariff ₹800.00 (₹700.00 in off-peak season) a night. There are 2 group accommodations also. 12 beded accommodation is available for ₹2000.00 (₹1600.00 in off-peak season) per night and 20 beded for ₹3300.00 (₹2600.00 in off-peak season) per night. Group accommodations have 3 bathrooms and 2 lavatories each. All the rooms are equipped with specious attached bathrooms with hot water facility. Tax at 10% is levied on the tariffs mentioned above. Please note that MTDC resort does not have air conditioning in the rooms.
phone: +91-9920311221, +91-22-2604 7290, +91-22-4244 3300address: Ghatghar Road, Village Shendi, Bhandardara, Dist. Ahmednagar.If you want to splurge, then Anandvan resort is the right place for you.
phone: +91-2424-257031address: Bhandardara (Shendi Village), Taluka – Akole, District – Ahmednagar PIN-414601
- Triyambakeshwar, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India, is just 80 km from Bhandardara and it is worth a visitable place.
- Shirdi, a holy place of Sai Baba is just 90 km from Bhandardara.
- Shani Shingnapur, the most famous temple of Shani in India, is just 135 km from Bhandardara.