Bhandardara Camping – One of The Best Camping Sites in Maharashtra

Bhandardara Camping - One of The Best Camping Sites in Maharashtra

About Bhandara Camping

The Bhandardara is one of the picturesque and serene villages of Maharashtra, which is located at the Ahemadnagr district in Akole tehsil. Surroundings of the Sahyadri Range in the backdrop of Bhandardara village makes it a fantastic place to have camping and trekking activities. It is one of the best places for weekend getaways from the crowded and busy life of Mumba and Pune. From Pune, it is 170 kilometers, and from Mumbai, it is 166 kilometers away. So it is somewhere in the middle of both of these cities. Due to the lush green surroundings of forest, marvelous views of the Sahyadri Ranges, and enriched with flora and fauna of the Western Ghats, some people also called it- “Queen of Sahyadri’s.”

The place Bhandardara is famous for lakeside camping and trekking. The lakeside camping takes place near the dam, which is known as – “The Bhandardara Dam.” The name of this dam is based on the Bhandardara village. From the campsite, it will be a pleasant experience to observe the canvas of nature that how nature filled the colors in thigs, which are part of it. Bhandara Camping is also famous for the fireflies’ sighting in the month of monsoon; you can get the chance to see this incredible insect of nature, which looks like a small led light flying in between the leaves of plants and trees in numbers.

Activities At Bhandara Camping

The Bhandara Camping experiences more visitors in the monsoon season because it is the most suitable time to see the verge of place. During monsoon, the whole landscape turns vibrant green and most scenic, where you can easily spot some fantastic waterfalls also flowing with fresh rainwater. There are several activities to do here which are following

  • Boating
  • Bird Watching
  • Kayaking
  • Rappeling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Forest Trekking
  • Photography
  • Vlogging
  • Cultural Tour to Nearby villages

& many more.

Places to Visit at Bhandardara

Another aspect which makes Bhandardara famous that is nearby places. It shares the neighborhood with famous tourist attractions which are following

  • Pawna Lake
  • Randha Waterfall
  • Umbrella Waterfall
  • Sandhan Valley
  • Kalsubai Peak
  • Amruteshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Samrad Village
  • Ratangad Fort
  • Bhavali Dam
  • Wilson Dam
  • Alang Madan Kulang
  • Fireflies at Purushwadi

People also visit these delightful places, which are counted as some of the best places to visit near Mumbai and Pune. The surprising fact about these places is that here you can enjoy solo or with friends or with family members.

Bhandardara Camping is the best activity for your kids also where they will get the chance to interact with nature. It will develop the sense of responsibility towards it.

How to Reach Bhndardara

There are various modes of transportation available to reach Bhandardara. In which by road is the best option that it is a few hour’s drive away from Pune and Mumbai.

By Road

There MSRTC buses are available from Mumbai and Pune. The MSRTC is the stare transportation corporation whose full form is Maharashtra State Transport Corporation. This is one of the most economical ways to reach. You can hire a private car from taxi service providers, If you want more comfort. Driving with your vehicle is again a good option so that you can enjoy the route according to your comfort. The way goes through Mumbai – Nashik Highway.

By Train

It is also an excellent and economical option to reach Bhandardara, but here you have to journey in the break as Bhandardar does not have its railway station, so you have to reach Igatpuri, which is the nearest railway station to it. The distance between Igatpuri and Bhandardara is 45 Kilometers. As you reach Igatpuri, you can find sharing jeep, or you can also hire a cab from there, which will drop off you at Bhandardara.

By Air

For the outsiders of Maharashtra, Mumbai and Pune airports are the most suitable. Both airports are well connected with major airports of India.

Things to Carry for Bhandardara Camping

  • LED flashlight
  • Extra Batteries for flashlight
  • Camera with Extra Batteries
  • One Pair Bedsheets
  • T-Shirts
  • Lowers
  • Pair of Cotton Socks
  • Comfortable Sports Shoes
  • Rain Gears
  • Mosquito Repellent Lotion
  • General Medicines
  • First Aid Box
  • Dry Fruits
  • Ready to Eat Food Items
  • Chocolates
  • Energy Drinks
  • Water Bottle
  • Face Wash
  • Face Cream
  • Sunscreen Lotion

It is all about Bhandardara Camping, which is the best activity to perform at the weekends.



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Siddharth Khandelwa

Siddharth has been traveling the world since he left college and has made a full-time career working for himself.If he isn't surfing he's off traveling the world and recording every piece of it.

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