(Last Updated on : 07/08/2012)
Bhandardara, a popular tourist destination, is famous for its breathtaking climatic structures. The place is blessed with three things - explicit quietness, rejuvenating climate and charming mountains. Bhandardara is located quite near to Mumbai
and is at a distance of just 70km from Nashik
, Bhandardara is a small and quiet hill station popular for its magnificent picnic spots.
Attraction of Bhandardara
The entire setting of the Arthur Lake in the middle of forests is an exquisite demonstration of attractive beauty. The place is surrounded by the thick forest cover of the Sahyadri hills. The Arthur Lake receives its water from the meandering Pravara River. The charming and captivating sight of the Radha falls actually flowing down from the Arthur Lake is sure to steal many hearts. This fall, like many other falls, serves as a main source of Hydel Power.
Bhandardara hosts the renowned Wilson Dam
- which is of 150 m high and, besides being one of the oldest in Asia, happens to be the largest earthen dam of India. All the farms nearby are watered by the Wilson Dam. The Umbrella Falls, which looks grand and exquisite during monsoons, streams from the Wilson Dam.
Another nearby tourist destination, on the bank of Pravara River, is the Ashram of Agastya Rishi. Thousands of visitors throng the place every year. Another attraction is Ghorpada Devi temple which also is nearby.
For people who love to trek, Bhandardara is a perfect place. Mount Kalsubai with a height of 1646 m is the highest peak of Indian state
, and could be reached from Bhandardara.
The other distinguished place of attraction is the Amruteshwar Temple built in 8th century. And, apart from this, there is Ratnagad Fort which is 400 years that offers great experience for adventurous climb.
From Konkan Kada sky rising peaks of the Sahyadri hills can be seen. This entire region comprises of a wide variety of flora and fauna and is a wildlife sanctuary.
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