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Mahrashtra

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About Bhandardara

Bhandardara is a popular holiday resort village strategically located in Ahmednagar district of the state of Maharashtra, alongside Pravara River. The place offers an ideal blend of waterfalls, mountains, plethora of natural scenic beauties snuggled amid untouched and pure ambience. It is the best tourist destination open to tourists all through the year. The fascination of place is mind blowing in itself. It sends a great sense of feeling through hearts of traveler, who is looking around for trekking and adventure tours. Bhandardara is also famous among mountaineers and rock climbers for Mount Kalsubai. The mount has an elevation of 5,400 ft. or 1,600 m.


How to Reach

By Air

Nearest airport is at Mumbai, 185 kilometers away. Taxis are available from the airport and State Transport Buses are available from the Bus Stand.

 

By Train

Nearest railhead is Igatpuri, 35 kilometers away. Taxis and buses are readily available .

 

By Road

Bhandardara is on the road network.

Best Time to Visit

Not recommended visiting before September as the high temperatures and extreme humidity makes life miserable. Although it is a hill station, it becomes pleasant only from October till March.

If planning to visit Kalsubai peak, it is recommended to limit the trip to 1 day. Kalsubai peak is pleasant throughout the year, even in winters.

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Umbrella Fall
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The waterfalls are artificial, human created, particular formed on the opening of sluice gates from the Wilson Dam. The sluice gates are opened during times whe

Agastya Rishi Ashram
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The mystical ashram rests peacefully on the bank of the Pravara River. This legendary place finds its reference in the scripts of the Hindu epic Ramayana.There

Arthur Lake Hill
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Prevalently known as Bhandardara Lake; it was formed when Wilson dam was constructed on Pravara River. The lake is set like a gigantic trinket and surrounded wi



EVENTS/FESTIVALS

There are several festivals popular in Bhandardara, which exhibits the pomp and jauntiness. Grippingly, Hindus living in Bhandardara are still following the Indian national calendar, or Saka calendar. The three most famous festivals/celebrations of citizens of Bhandardara are:

GudiPadwa

This special festival comes in March/April, and it marks the beginning of the New Year of Hindus.

Ganeshotsav

The festival is most important for Hindus living in Bhandardara, and it is celebrated for 10 continuous days in August and September. The festival marks Lord Ganesha, and the devotees celebrate this festival with remarkable passion and veneration.

Diwali

The festival of lights, as it is popularly known is yet another Hindu celebration popular in Bhandardara.  Shops and houses are decorated with electrical lights. Sweets are exchanged and Lakshmi puja is organized at homes as well as work places.

Rangapanchami and Gokulashtami are few other significant festivals held in Bhandardara.

Shopping Zone

Bhandardara is a small village resort known for very refined fabrics like Mashru and Himroo. Furthermore, The Paithani and Narayan peth saris are good proposition to buy. If you are interested in buying artifacts with solver inlay crafts, don’t miss to go for Bidriware. There are several local shops around selling this type of ware.

SHOPPING AREA

Since Bhandardara is a small hill stations in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, there is limited scope for shopping in Bhandardara. The craftsmanship of the people can be seen in the fine fabrics of Mashru and Himroo, a form of weaving art. The Paithani and Narayan peth saris also present the skills and knowledge of the local artisans. Bidriware is an ancient, intricate silver inlay craft applied on artefacts such as plates, bowls and vases. You can check out the local markets to buy such items. These items add to the collection of antiques and are ideal for gifting to your friends and family members.

Things To Do

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Camping is a recreational activity popular since 20th century where people set up a small portable tents, caravans, motor homes, etc to stay. Primitively campin

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Birdwatching or birding is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds as a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, throu

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