among the Sahyadri Hills, Bhandardara has all the makings of a beautiful
holiday resort. Sky-high mountains, roaring waterfalls and lush
greenery throughout the year, attract tourists from all over.
To reach Bhandardara, detrain at Igatpuri.
If you are traveling by road from Mumbai, you need to turn right just a
few kilometers after Igatpuri and enter Ghoti. This small town
leads to a long narrow road, which cuts across the lofty mountains and
ascends to the marvelous retreat. Although it is just about an
hour’s journey, the sights are spectacular. Fluorescent green
paddy fields contrast with bright blue skies above and the murky brown
streams that crisscross the whole land. When it rains, and clouds
descend from the sky to blanket the earth, the sight is truly
has many attractions – from majestic Wilson Dam to wondrous Arthur Lake.
As legend has it, Shri Agasti Rishi meditated here for a year, surviving
only on water and air. Pleased with this display of devotion.
God came down to Earth and blessed Shri Agasti Rishi with a stream of
the Ganga river, which is now known as the Pravara River.
Like all scenic spots, the magic of
Bhandardara has to experience to be appreciated; if you are nature
lover, this spot should definitely appear on the top of your holiday