Bhandardara Getaway(2 Nights)

Mumbai, Bhandardara, Mumbai

for Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Bhandardara Lake View
Boating at Bhandardara Lake
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Bhandardara getaway allows guests to explore lakeside getaway of Bhandardara.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Bhandardara.
  • Day-2 Shirdi Excursion or walking, trekking around Bhandardara
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Bhandardara - Arthurs Lake (0.50 kms), Boating in Bhandardara Lake (0.50 kms), Ratangad Fort (10.00 kms), Shirdi Saibaba Temple (106.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mumbai Departure - Mumbai
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Shirdi, a popular well visited pilgrim getaway is a popular extension option.

  • Mumbai to Bhandardara -166 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Bhandardara to Mumbai -166 kms (3.5 hrs)

Mumbai - Bhandardara(2) - Mumbai

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Bhandardara. Arrival at Bhandardara. Bhandardara (2500+ ft asl) is a lakeside getaway near Igatpuri and visited all round the year for its cut off location and salibrious climate. Evening boating in Lake Arthur.

Day-2 Shirdi Excursion or walking, trekking around Bhandardara Guests have option to take an Excursion to Shirdi (100 kms) or Visit nearby waterfall (10 kms). Bhandardara provides plenty of opportunity for small treks and hikes for adventure lovers. The most interesting and exciting trek is the small trek to Ratangad fort; to reach Ratangad fort one should take the boat over the small lake near the village Ratanwadi. Ratanwadi is known for its scenic boat rides. Ratangad is an interesting fortress, situated at the edge of ghats with numerous water cisterns and caves.

Day-3 Departure Depart for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Bhandardara :

  • Arthurs Lake - Arthur Lake is set at a few kms from Igatpuri. The lake is formed by the waters of the Pravara River in the Bhandardara region.

  • Boating in Bhandardara Lake - Non motorised boating is allowed in Arthur Lake (Bhandardara Lake) for tourists.

  • Ratangad Fort - Ratangad Fort is approachable from Bhandardara by a combination of 6 km boat ride, 4 km walk to Ratangad village and then a trek to the fort.

  • Shirdi Saibaba Temple - Shirdi Saibaba temple is located at the heart of the Shirdi town and houses the samadhi (burial site) of Sai Baba. Shirdi is one of the most visited temples in India and now an international renowned pilgrim centre for devotees of Saibaba.

Destination Overview

Mumbai - Mumbai is financial capital of India and a major International airport, second only to Delhi in terms of flight connectivity. Mumbai is a major business hub for trade in Asia and a transit point for others destinations in India such as Goa, Kerala, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Bhandardara - Bhandardara (3000 ft) is a hill station and a weekend getaway 180 kms from Mumbai and Pune and about 80 kms from Nashik. Bhandardara is set on a dam and is known for its remote and idyllic location, waterfalls around the area (June - Oct) and boating in the lake

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  • Mumbai to Bhandardara -166 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Bhandardara to Mumbai -166 kms (3.5 hrs)

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  • Mumbai to Bhandardara -166 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Bhandardara to Mumbai -166 kms (3.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Bhandardara is best visited in Monsoon when the area turns green and many waterfalls spontaneously spring up enroute.

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