Bhandaradara is one of the quiet beautiful getaway of Maharashtra state from the hustle bustle of Mumbai nestling on top of Sahyadri hills. Tall standing mountains, grumpy waterfall and lusty green placement are the best scenery in this region. This holiday destination of southern India is situated under Ahmednagar district of Indian state India.

Pravara River is flowing on its side by making Bhandarada Lake and a waterfall. The highest peak of Maharashtra is standing at the home of Bhandardara also.

Bhandaradara attactions include Wilson Dam and Arthur lake. The recent attraction in this place is Fireflies camp in Purushwadi area. There are a number of historic and natural places of interest near the dam.

Bhandardara is home to Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra. Bhandardara has a number of treking and hiking routes including a small trek to Ratangad fort, which is reached by boat over a small lake near the village Ratanwadi.

Languages spoken in Bhandaradara is Tamil, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi and Telugu, in addition to Hindi and English.

Travel Tips

Though summer is the peak season for tourists, the best time to visit Bhandardara is in the monsoons or winters when the climate is cool and breezy as opposed to the summers when the climate is particularly hot and humid.

Hence, the months between June and March tend to be an ideal time to visit Bhandardara.

Monsoon visit can provide the beauty of greenery under the splash of thunderstorm.

Cotton clothes are must during summer time.

Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during all the time.

Do not litter the place by depositing plastic and any garbage.

Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.

Make a dig to the delicacies available in this place.


When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Pleasant
  • 32° Max
  • 24° Min
  • 0.0 mm
  • Light clothes
Things to do

While trekking lovers can enjoy their thirst of trekking by reaching at the top spots of Bhandaradara.

Boating is available in the lake.

Getting Around

Best way to getting around the region is by walking. Hired cars are available to take the tourists at nearby places.

Places to Stay

There are so many resorts as well as hotels in the nearby locations which one can avail.

How to Reach

  • Mumbai has the major airport which is 177 km away from this township. There are regular domestic and international flights available by connecting the place with other major metro cities of India and abroad.
  • There are no direct train line connecting this area. Igatpuri has a railway station which is closest to the place. It is connected by trains on regular basis. State buses, private taxi and autos are available outside the station to reach the place.
  • There are public and private buses available to take tourists at this place from Mumbai. Hired cars are available also.From Mumbai, you must take NH3. Reach Ghoti toll post and take left turn to reach 30 km away Bhandardara.

Surrounding Attractions

This nature’s beauty can be the best place to remove all the sorrows of human lives.

Wilson dam, Arthur Lake, Mount Kalsubai, Agasti Rishi Ashram, Ratangadh fort are the attractions keeping busy the tourists during their stay.

Nashik, Shirdi and Trimbekeshwar are three other popular destinations surrounding the region.

They are 70 km, 90 km and 30 km away respectively.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire: 102

Ambulance: 103