Bhandardara Camping a must-visit destination



Spending a day away from your regular day-to-day life is proven to give a mental and physical boost. So,  the next time you are feeling exhausted and bored,  you should plan an outing to get refreshed even if it is just a one-day trip.

you don’t always have to travel to far-off places to spend some quality time with yourself and your family. it is one among many adventure activities that most people choose when they are tired of the city and are ready for an adventure. Camping allows you to enjoy other activities like boating, biking, trekking, sightseeing, and so on without external distractions.

camping sites

There are uncountable sites in India some are located on the high altitudes, some on the lakeside, and some in the forest. One popular among them is the Bhandardara camping site. It is located near Igatpuri which is in the Western Ghats of India. The campsite is surrounded by rich flora and fauna cover which provides a refreshing experience to its visitors.


About bhandardara

Bhandardara is a beautiful village located in the Akole Tehsil, Ahmednagar district of the state of Maharashtra. This is a very scenic village situated at a distance of about 185 km from Mumbai and has a lot to watch out for and enjoy as a result it has been developed as a holiday resort destination. It is 45 km from Akola near Igatpuri which is the nearest railhead, one can hire a cab or use public transport to reach Bhandardara from Igatpuri railway station. 

Regular buses are also available from Mumbai and the nearest airport is in Nashik around 90 km away from the village. Bhandardara is also easily accessible by roadways from Mumbai.

Bhandardara camping : 

Camping activities are carried out on a lake called Bhandardara Lake, following the name of the village. This lake was formed due to the construction of Wilson Dam and is fed by the Pravara River. Bhandardara Lake is also called Arthur Lake and the Wilson Dam is often referred to as.

Bhandardara Lake and the campsites around it are among the major tourist attractions in India due to its natural beauty and the presence of lush green ranges of Sahyadri which this place is also known as the Queen of Sahyadri.

darkest spot in Maharashtra

The destination is the darkest spot of Maharashtra that treats your eyes with its clear sky having millions of stars. You will be able to recognize the Milky Way and the cosmic system with naked eye. There is nowhere else you could find such an elegant night on a weekend around Maharashtra.

The nighttime

The nighttime with such lavishness and bonfire with soft music is sure to make your time a memorable one. The following morning will be delightful at the campsite as well. You wake up at the beautiful lakeside surrounded by the lush green mountain ranges and the mesmerizing sunrise. At this point, you could also go boating on the Bhandardara lake.

The camping ends here, but if you have some extra time you could also explore. The nearby attractions of Bhandardara village. You don’t have to worry about your stay as there are several staying options like MTDC Resort Bhandardara, Wanderlust Resort Bhandardara, etc

best time to go. 

The best time for Bhandara Camping is during the winter season as it is the time. When the whole region is in its best condition. The temperature will be comfortable, the minimum temperature will be around 8 degrees Celsius. the monsoon would be the best time for them.

 Waterfalls and greenery

The waterfalls and greenery of the Bhandardara will surely satisfy them. Hence, the most preferred time for Bhandardara camping will be from November to March. Summers are not recommended because despite being a hill village. The temperature rises high making it an unfavorable time for camping and other leisure activities. 

Other attractions around Bhandardara : 

Bhandardara has several visit-worthy destinations around it. One could move up to see the Ratangad and the Harishchandragad ranges. Another great destination is Kalsubai which is the highest peak of Maharashtra and is also referred to as the ‘Mount Everest of Maharashtra’.

Several treks can be done around Bhandardara like Mount Kalsubai trek. Ratangad Fort trek, Kavnai trek, Alang Madan Kulang trek, and many more to mention. 

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