Maharashtra

Customized Tour

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Bhandardara - Nestled among the Sahayadri Hills, Bhandardara has all the makings ofa beautiful holiday resort. Sky-high mountains, roaring waterfalls and lush greenery throughout the year, attract tourists from all over.To reach Bhandardara, alight at Igatpuri (if travelling from Mumbai by train) and take a cab or bus from there. It will take 1.5 hrs to reach Bhandardara. But the best way to get to the hill station is by road fromMumbai.(180 km), enjoying the scenic beauty of the Kasara Ghat and tasting the
local food at the highway side Dhabbas. Just a few miles after Igatpuri take a right turn and enter a small town know as Ghoti. Then take a single narrow road to reach to the top of the hill which takes hardly an hour of your time. But this 1 hr journey will be a treat to thenature lover. Lots of greenery around, sight of mountains covered with fog/clouds, and breath taking beautiful valley will sweep you off your feet n if you are lucky enough raingods will shower its blessing on you and it can't be better
than visiting Bhandardara in therainy season.There are lots of attractions in and around the hill station. To name a few: Wislon dam, Arthur lake, Ratangarh fort, Amruteshwar Temple etc .As legend has it, ShriAgasti 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 .

Oct - March

Tour Plan Details

Mumbai/Pune Bhandardara
Departure from Mumbai / Pune to Bhandardara on arrival check into Hotel / Resort day is free to explore city on your own o/n halt.

Bhandardara 
After B/F proceed to sightseeing.

Wilson Dam
Built in 1910 on the Pravara-River and standing 150 mts high, Wilson Dam is the largestearthen dam in India . At the base of Wilson Dam there is a garden endowed with thick greenery, streams and gigantic trees- the latter, home to hundreds of harmless fruit batsthat hand precariously from the branches all through the day. During the monsoon, whenthe level of the lake rises, the dam opens its gates to release a torrent of water that findsits way down to the plains below. You could stand at the edge of the garden embankmentandenjoy the cool spray, or visit the picturesqueUmbrella Falls , which are another majorattraction during the monsoon.
Arthur Lake
The lake is fed by Pravara River and is around 10 Km from the town. Boating in deep and clear water of the wondrous lake with sights of clouds covered mountains on the background is truly breathtaking. Local people ply row boat for the tourists and per rideper person they charge Rs.20/-

Mount Kalsubai
At 1,646 mts, Mount Kalsubai is the highest peak in Maharashtra A favorite of trekkers; ithad great strategic importance during the Maratha wars as an observation post. There is asmall temple at the top with an old well in its backyard. It is said that the water level in the well has never dropped below 3ft.The peak can be seen on the way from Ghoti to Bandardara, full of fog and clouds it’s a delight to watch it and lose yourself in its beauty.
Ratangarh Fort
This ancient fort was captured by Shivaji and is believed to be one of his favorite. It’s verypopular among trekkers and nature lovers and offers breath taking views from thetop.The trek starts from a small and ancient temple, Ratanvadi. According to local legend, thewater in the temple never falls below 3 ft and the Shivlinga is always covered with waterthroughout the year. It’s also believed to be source of a river.Hire a guide from the temple (Rs. 200). Guide is the only person who knows the way tothe top. Without him you will be a rudderless ship. More than 5 streams have to be crossed on the way to the top. Take something to eat preferably candies to give instant energy and water is a must unless you are comfortable drinking stream water. The wholetrekk takes around 5-6 hrs and its worth going for it. It’s a once in a life time experienceand you will get refreshed on reaching the top. There is small temple in a cave just beforethe most difficult terrain begins.The top of the mountain offers breathtaking view of the whole valley.

Bhandardara-Pune/Mumbai
After B/F return back to Mumbai / Pune on arrival drop at residence / Airport /
Railway Station with memorable experiences .

  • Twin sharing accommodation (Double room) at all places in Hotels / Camps as applicable to the itinerary. Hotel will be given as per category selection.
  • Breakfast.
  • AC Vehicle for Pick & drop as per group size from Airport/Railway Station and All Internal Sightseeing as per itinerary & will be provided as per group size  
  • All Tips – Driver and Restaurants.
  • Airfare /Railway Fare
  • All Entry Tickets for Monuments and place you will visit.
  • Tour Guide, Camera, Video Camera Charges.
  • Any other meals than those mentioned above. For eg. (Lunch)
  • Any up gradation in airline class or hotel room category.
  • Any items of personal nature like tips to guides, drivers, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines & alcoholic beverages, mineral water (unless specified), and food and drink which is not part of set group menu.
  • Additional costs for Hotel accommodation, transport services due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
  • Any optional tours, excursions, supplement costs, services and activities not mentioned in the itinerary inclusions.
  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of any individual due to illness, accident , hospitalization or any personal emergency.
  • Anything specifically not mentioned in the ‘tour price includes’ column.
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Deluxe85507050744090756450
Super Deluxe89507450784094756850
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