Bhandaradara is more commonly referred to as the holiday resort village. It is situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state. It is located at a distance of 185kms from Mumbai and 191kms from Pune. This stretch is best enjoyed on wheels. With a number of bike rentals available in and around, this is fairly easy. This blessed land is situated on the banks of the River Pravara. Offering exquisite experiences, this place has a lot of tourist attractions, like, the Bhandardara Lake, Randha Falls, Wilson Dam and much more. The latest attraction that has now been added, that further enhances the attraction of this place as a tourist destination is, the fireflies camp.
If one is fond of adventure, then there are small climbs that can be made to witness amazing views, for example, the climb to view the forts of Ratangad and Harishchandragad. Or one could also follow the trails that lead to the Ghanchakkar and Ajoba peaks. The fact that the highest mountain peak of Maharashtra, Mount Kalsubai, lies in Bhandardara, is the highlight of this place. It is at a height of 1650m approximately from sea level.The strenuous and adventurous climb through this peak will take you to a beautiful small temple on top, which is as relaxing as it can get. This temple at the peak offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Sahyadri and the Bhandardara range. Apart from the Kalsubai range, the toughest forts namely, Alang Fort, Madangad Fort and Kulag gad, also very popularly known as the A M K, are located towards the southern part.
The best time to visit this place is during the monsoons and the winters. During monsoons, the famous Umbrella Falls comes to life attracting a lot many tourists. Though the temperature decreases, the humidity increases making it a little uncomfortable. The winter season is appropriate to visit this amazing land. This is also the ideal time for those who are planning to ride to this place. A bike ride to this region is an exhilarating experience to all those willing to experiment. With a variety of bikes available to be hired, from many bike rental stores in nearby cities, the experience can be different every time. One would just have to pick up their phone, decide on a bike to rent and enjoy the journey.