Bhandardara is a village and a hill station in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It is at a distance of 140 km from Ahmednagar and 160 km from Mumbai. It is situated close to the river Pravara. Bhandardara means a ‘valley of treasures’”. The village has a harmonious combination of sky-high mountains, lush greenery, gushing waterfalls, and serenity. The highest peak in Maharashtra, Mount Kalsubai, stands in Bhandardara. This hill station provides adventure lovers with best opportunities for trekking and hiking.
Places to Stay
Some of the good budget hotels in Bhandardara and in nearby Mumbai are Golden Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), MTDC Holiday Resort (Tariff – Rs. 900), Hotel Skyway Inn (Tariff – Rs. 700), and Hotel Broadway (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Bhandardara is Marathi. The other languages spoken here are Hindi and English.
The important festivals of Bhandardara are Holi in March and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
Bhandardara hill station has several places of tourist attraction. Some of these places are Arthur Lake (2.5 km), Umbrella Falls (3 km), Randha Falls (7 km), Mount Kalsubai (15 km), Amruteshwar Temple (15 km), and Ratangad (30 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Bhandardara is the Mumbai Airport. It is located about 165 km from the village.
Igatpuri Railway Station is situated close to Bhandardara. It is about 45 km away.
There are no private buses to Bhandardara. State-run buses can be used to reach here from Igatpuri, Mumbai and Pune. TicketGoose.com is one of the most popular online bus booking sites.