Build raft, cook on mud stove and play 'lagori' at this weekend getaway near BhandardaraMar 29, 2017, 11:30 IST
Travel: Take a stroll at Bhandardara this long weekendmid-day online correspondentApr 13, 2017, 14:10 IST
Bhandardara. Pic courtesy/YouTube
The lush mountains of Sahyadri ranges speckled all over Maharahstra is a treasure hub of holiday resorts. Bhandradara, nestled around 185 km away from Mumbai, is one such holiday resort where gushing waterfalls, meandering lakes, green paddies and misty mountains play hide and seek to create a colourful symphony of nature. It is a favourite destination for Mumbaikars who want to take a break from fast going city life and laze amidst greenery for pleasure and rejuvenation. Ranging from lakes to religious sites, Bhandardara is hub of attractions.
Bhandardara Lake. Pic courtesy/YouTube
The holiday village not only provides accommodations in the form of concrete hotels and resorts, but also camps that make way for an out-of-the-world stargazing experience. In fact, Bhandardara is one of the popular camping sites located in the vicinity of Mumbai. The road to Bhandardara is excellent and therefore it is a perfect destination for a long drive. Though Mumbai is sweating in this sultry weather, Bhandardara can still mesmerize you with its pleasant and friendly weather. Cool breeze atop almost 2,500 feet wipe off the stress and enamour you with freshness and energy.
Refer to this handy Bhandardara travel guide and plan a pleasant long weekend getaway:
Distance between Mumbai and Bhandardara: 185 km by road
How to reach Bhandardara: The hill station can be reached by rail and road. The nearest railhead is Igatpuri.
Time taken to reach Bhandradara from Mumbai: 4 hours approximately
Places to stay in Bhandardara: MTDC Holiday resort, Anandvan Resort
Attraction sites in Bhandardara: Bhandardara Lake, Wilson Dam, Arthur Lake, Randha Falls, Ratangad Fort, Amruteshwar Temple, Mount Kalsubai (the highest mountain peak of Sahyadri range).
What to eat in Bhandardara: Gujarati thali and local Maharashtrian food like misal pao, vada pao and fish curry. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options food items are available in plenty.
Randha Falls. Pic courtesy/YouTube
In a pocket friendly budget, you can take a stroll under the sun-kissed blue and golden hued sky and again relax on the green blanket and watch the stars twinkle and spread an unimaginable beauty.