Bhandardara is a pristine water reservoir and also a famous weekend gateway near Igatpuri hill station. the shining blue-green water of Arthur Lake and the surrounding lush green mountains make for a great treat to the eyes. Imagine a camping trip with such beautiful surrounding, delicious food made on chullha and the opportunity to make new friends.
From Bhandardara, you can climb up to see the Ratangad and Harishchandragad fort. Or, you can follow the trails that lead to Ajoba and Ghanchakkar peaks. Also, if you are up for a challenge, the highest peak in Maharashtra, Mount Kalsubai (1646 m), stands tall for you to conquer. The starting point of this challenging trek is Bari Village, located 12 km away from Bhandardara. Atop, there are a small temple and standing. Standing at the summit, you can have a panoramic view of Sahyadris and Bhandardara.