At a glance :
Region : Maharashtra, distance from Nashik seventy kilometers
Major Attractions : Umbrella Falls, Wilson Dam, Mount Kalsubai and Arthur Lake
If you are frustrated by the harsh horns of the vehicles, crowd and polluted air then Bhandardara is the only solution to get a refreshing life. Bhandardara hill station is very blessed by nature's gifts that are tremendous mountains, energetic climate and a peaceful atmosphere. This hill station is located near the district Nashik; it is around seventy kilometer away from Nashik. This hill station is a small hill station as compare to other hill stations of the Maharashtra. Bhandardara has nice picnic spots, and because it is a nearer hill station from Mumbai, a large number of Mumbai city people come to spend their weekend holidays here. People who have visited this hill station say that this is a very good hill station to spend time with family members. Their huge green hills and also the very famous Arthur Lake capture your attention towards them. This Arthur Lake was created when the River Pravara was dammed. This Lake is a look like; it has organized the exhibition of its tremendous beauty. Arthur Lake is surrounded by the dense forests which is a part of ranges of Sahyadri hills. When you will see the view of the Radha fall, you will definitely be surprised. This Radha fall is used to generate the hydropower which is very important type of falls.
This hill station has a mythological history, that there was one legend in the earlier time, he used to roam around this Pravara river, his name was Agasti Rishi. He sat and did meditated for a year and year. To live the life, he was just living on the two things, air and water. After seeing Agasti Rishi's worship and love towards god, the Lord came to this earth and Lord blessed Agasti Rishi. At that, when Lord left form the earth, suddenly one stream of Ganga was created and she said that, from today onwards, this river will be called as a Pravara River. For adventures lover people, Bhandardara hill station has lots of marvelous destinations for example Mt. Kalsubai. The height of this hill is around one thousand six hundred and forty six meter, the best thing about this hill is, this is Maharashtra state's highest peak. To see this mountain, you can reach here from the Bhandardara hill station also. Even if Bhandardara hill station is small but it has many tourist attraction spots such as :
Umbrella Falls :
This falls are located close to the Wilson Dam and it has a mesmerizing splendor, which is really amazing. But there is only one problem that is you can have the fun of this falls only in the monsoon, because during the monsoon season, the level of the water of Arthur Lake increases, that’s why you can have more enjoyment in the Monsoon season.
Ratangadh Fort :
This fort is in the list of most famous attractive spots of the Bhandardara. It has a history that, when King Shivaji Maharaj's army captured this fort, they were served this fort as a gift to the king. This fort is very much loveable spot for the nature lovers and the adventure lovers. You get a good view from above this fort.
Wilson Dam :
This is one of the attractive spots of the hill station Bhandardara of Maharashtra state. This dam is constructed above the Pravara River and this happened in the year of 1910. Arthur Lake is a result of this dam.
Amriteshwar Temple :
This Temple is built in the architectural style of Hemadpanti; it was constructed in the year 1100 AD. The amazing carving is the major attraction of this Amriteshwar temple.