Everything you need to know about camping at Bhandardara


It is located near Jagatpuri in the Western ghats of India. Bhandardara is a small town in the Akole Tehsil of Ahemadnaga. It is around 120 kilometres from Mumbai. The little village is home to many adventure activities and mesmerising beauty. The highest peak of Maharashtra mount Kalsubai is around 5,400 ft. The place is a must-visit and a famous tourist attraction.

Bhandardara is one of the most famous tourist destinations among travellers. It is known for its natural beauty and some nearby tourist destinations such as hills, majestic waterfalls, and dams such as Wilson dam and Arthur lake. Visiting Bhandardara Lake is a mesmerising experience. The campsite consists of many picnic locations and is best to visit for nature lovers. You can take advantage of this highly pleasing camping session at Igatpuri and be fascinated by the western ghats’ boundless grandeur.

Places to visit near the Campsite:

Pabargad Fort  is near about 1.3 km

Bhandardara Dam is nearly 2.2 km

Ratangad Fort is approximately 19.8 km

Sandhan valley is nearly 29.0 km

How to Reach?

Through Private Transportation: 

Distance of campsite from Mumbai: 165 km

From Pune: 175 km 

Through Public Transportation:

It is at a distance of about 8 km from Bhandardara city centre and a distance of 60 km from Kasara Railway Station. It is about 41 km from Igatpuri railway station. 

Bhandardara Camping Itinerary

Day 1

Check-in to the campsite

  • When you get there, check into the tents that are assigned to you.
  • Have your snacks after check-in and fresh up. 
  • During the camp, enjoy a memorable experience while grilling.
  • Then you can have a delicious feast and dance to music while sitting around a bonfire.

Day 2

Experiences you are going to have 

  • Have a delicious morning breakfast.
  • You can rejuvenate yourself by boating for almost 20 minutes which will cover the main attraction points such as dams, waterfalls, lakes and many more. 
  • You must leave the camp on this day with some wonderful recollections.

Places to visit during your trip –

You may enjoy the gorgeous waterfall sight in this valley, which is around 25 kilometres from the camp, while relaxing or go swimming there. welcome here, available only during the monsoon. This place is a must-visit for people who love cool camps.

Wilson Dam:

Built-in the early 1910s at a height of 150m above sea level and built on the river Parvara the Wilson dam is a vast infrastructure to witness and is one of the oldest dams in the country.

Ratangad Fort:

Showing off the achievement of the famous and fierce fighter Shivaji the Ratangad fort was taken over by him in an astonishing battle and gives you the most beautiful views of the place from the top.

Ratanwadi Temple:

At a distance of around 17km from the place the temple is built on the banks of the river Parvara, being one of the temples built by King jhanj theThis temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a history of almost 1200 years, is still kept in its original condition. It is a must-see destination for tourists and Shiva worshippers.

Mount Kalsubai

The highest mountain peak in Maharashtra, the mountain gives you the cool temperature and mesmerising sites you never want to miss, it is always beautiful sitting on the mountain tops with a tea in your hand and the entire valley right before you. 

Best time to visit Bhandardara 

The best part about this location is that you don’t have to base your travel plans on the forecast or the weather. You are in charge of almost everything and you are the one who decides when to visit the place. The weather is so cool around the year you can visit this place anytime around on what suits you, monsoon shall be a bit better for a few places but that is not so necessary to convenience you change your plans or ideas.

Time and activities at the camp

The average trip shall be divided into 2 days that make up reaching on the first day and enjoying at the camp with activities. These include little games may be both outdoor and indoor, music around for you, bonfires at the night. It will make the surroundings a lot better and barbeque acting as icing on the cake. The next day shall be kept for a good breakfast and then taking off to visit all the places you wish to go for but it would be very advised to extend your trip for a few more days and take away from normal and hectic city life into the arms of nature for relaxation of the mind.

You should make plans to visit Bhandardara Camping Site with whomever you desire to not only enjoy the view but also rest and unwind there. A time of the hectic city life has now become a must for every one of us.

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