Bhandardara consists of rugged terrains and you need to be a really good driver who enjoys driving to visit this place. It’s a heaven for off-roaders who have SUV’s as driving becomes adventurous and sheer fun. The hill station is located in the banks of River Pravara. As far as the legend goes, it is said that the deep meditation done by Sage Agastya pleased the gods so much that the gods granted a stream of water in Bhadardara which is now popularly called as Pravara. It is well connected through roads from Mumbai and Pune as well as other cities while Igatpuri is the nearest railway station (35kms away) from Bhandardara.

Bhandardara is nestled graciously among the Sahyadri ranges in Maharashtra. Which beckons nature lovers. Due to Bhandardara in Ahmednagar district is renowned for its verdant landscapes and raw natural allure. Bhandardara, a small village tucked away from the bustling cities, mountainous surroundings and gurgling waterfalls attracts the tourists

Wilson Dam, Umbrella Falls, Arthur Lake are prominent landmarks in Bhandardara for delightful picnics. Bhandardara also has Ratangad and Harishchandragad Fort. Another crown jewel of Bhandardara is Mount Kalsubai, celebrated as the highest peak in Maharashtra. Neareby local villages provide an opportunity to relax people. It is good for trekking and hiking trails, inviting adventurers to savor the thrill and beauty of the rugged terrain. There are numerous resorts in Bhandardara, provide an ideal sanctuary for visitors to soak in the panoramic views. The serene climate prevailing throughout the year is an allure to visitors.

Bhandardara, the enchanting valley of treasures nestled in Maharashtra’s Sahyadri ranges, is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. With its lush green landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and historical forts, Bhandardara offers a feast for the senses. The region’s awe-inspiring peaks, invigorating trekking trails, and serene climate make it a year-round destination for those seeking respite from urban life. Bhandardara’s allure lies in its ability to transport visitors to a world of natural splendor, away from the chaos of the cities. It is an escape where one can truly unwind and reconnect with the beauty of the Sahyadri ranges.

How to reach ?

The nearest railway station is Igatpuri, which is around 45 km away from Bhandardara. From Mumbai, you can travel by Kolkata Mail, Howrah Mail or Mahanagri Express to reach Igatpuri station. Many express trains are available to reach Igatpuri from Mumbai and Pune. From Igatpuri you can reach Bhandardara by taxi or state transport bus which will charge you Rs. 500 and Rs. 25 respectively.

Pune to Bhandardara train is also available. From Pune, you can travel by Pune Manmad Express and get down at Igatpuri and from Hyderabad, you can travel by Devagiri Express to reach Igatpuri. Pune to Bhandardara distance is around 135 km.

From Mumbai you can drive to Bhandardara through Mumbai-Nashik Highway (NH 3). Head towards Thane – Bhivandi – Asangaon – Igatpuri. Once you reach Ghoti Budruk take a right turn and cross the railway tracks. Again take a right turn at Pimpalgaon and one more right to Bari village.

One can reach Bhandardara from Igatpuri by road to Bhandardara head towards Ghot Budruk and take a right turn. Head towards Wasali – Baari – Chichondi and reach Bhandardara from Shendi. There are many Igatpuri to Bhandardara bus services and auto services available to reach this beautiful hill station.


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