Looking to escape the city life of Mumbai? Need a break from the traffic and crowded streets of the commercial capital of India? Bhandardara is a pristine water reservoir and also a famous weekend getaway near Mumbai situated near Igatpuri hill station. The shining blue green water of Bhandardara and the surrounding lush green mountains is a great treat to eyes. Imagine a camping trip near the edge of this lake coupled with friends, food and fun. A cozy night in camping tents under the blanket of millions of stars.
Bhandardara is a beautiful yet less known hill station near Mumbai in the Sahyadri hill range. Bhandardara is located at an altitude of about 2471 feet above sea-level. We are going to organize one night Camping in the open under the twinkling sky at Bhandradara. The literal meaning of Bhandardara is valley of treasures. Here the elements of nature are in perfect harmony - from the highest mountain peak in Maharashtra, to one of the largest lakes and oldest dams in the country Star gazing at Bhandardara is simply out of this world, it is very unlikely that you will camp under the open skies at Bhandardara and not see at least two shooting stars if not more.
Boat Ride at Arthur Lake:
We can take a boat ride to feel the cool wind and breathtaking panoramic view of the rolling hills. The boat ride is enjoyable and offers spectacular view of the surrounding hills. The view enhances in the evenings with sunset No motorized boating is allowed at Bhandardara (Arthur Lake)
This is beautiful stone carved Shiva Temple made during Shilahaar Family ruling in Maharashtra 900 AD. This is one of 12 Shiva Temples built by King Jhanj. We can see lots of fine carved work on most of stone blocks used in this temple. This temple is on bank of holy river Pravara. This temple is approached by road from Igatpuri and Sangamner cities via Bhandardara Dam town in District Ahmednagar. The area in which this temple is Pravara Basin and is rich in dense forests, wildlife, pollution less clean weather so it is called Kashmir of Maharashtra, The Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar District.
Randha Falls is situated in the Igatpuri region, near the Lake Arthur Hill. Located at a distance of 11 km from the famous Wilson Dam, this waterfall generally falls from a height of 45 m. It is the chief source of hydro power in the Bhandardara region. Randha Waterfalls is considered to be the third largest waterfall in the country, which gets water from the Pravara River.
The Tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:
Option One (Preference)
Tour Cost Rs. 1850/- per participants booked before 5th April 2016 There after it would be Rs. 2050/-
9th April. 2016 Saturday
Meeting Point: Near Hotel Rajmahal, Chandavarkar Road, Near Borivali Railway Station, Borivali West
07:30 am: Journey Start by Pvt. Vehicle
07:50 am: 1st Pickup JVLR/Western Express Highway Corner - Jogeshwari (East)
08:30 am: 2nd Pickup Near Anand Cinema Thane (East)
02:30 pm: Visit Wilson Dam
04:30 pm: Will Reach Camp Site, Welcome Tea/ Refreshment, Tent Setup, free time for photography
05:30 pm: Camping activities Boating, Cooking, Fun Games, Discussions, Etc.
09:00 pm: Dinner
09:30 pm: Campfire
11:00 pm: Lights off and goodnight.
10th April 2016 Sunday.
07:30 am: Good Morning and get fresh, Breakfast & windup
09:15 am: Start Journey towards Amruteshwar Temple
10:00 am: Amruteshwar Temple Darshan at Ratanwadi
01:30 pm: Will Visit Randha waterfall (Optional)
03:30 pm: Will Start Return Journey towards Mumbai
07:30 pm: Will Reach Mumbai
* Breakfast and Lunch on the Way
Option Two (Secondary)
Tour Cost Rs. 1250/- per participants booked before 5th April 2016 There after it would be Rs. 1450/-
9th April. 2016 Saturday
Meeting Point at 12:35 Hrs (sharp) at Kasara Railway station
We all can travel by local train Mumbai CST – Kasara Train, timings are as follows:
9th April. 2016 Saturday
12:35 Meeting and Introduction round
14:00 After Lunch at Kasara will travel be Shared Jeep/ST Bus Ride towards Camp Site
16:30 Reach near by Camp Site
17:00 20 Mins Walk to campsite and will Setup Tents
17:30 Tea and Evening refreshment
19.00 Campfire, Dance, Songs, Night Photography.
10th April 2016, Sunday
09:00 Boating ride
10:00 Departure from camping site
15:30 Disperse at Kasara railway station after Lunch
Registration through phone calls only. Please Call Us for any query or to confirm your seat.
Pl call & book the seat by paying 1000/- in Advance (Non-refundable). Limited seats only
A/c Name : Raj Singh
Bank Name : AXIS BANK
Account ID : 912010022801101
IFSC code : UTIB0001703, AXIS BANK, YOGI NAGAR, BRANCH
1) While online transfer, please provide your name in notes section.
2) Once payment is done, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with transaction id, Name.
1. To and fro travelling from Mumbai by Pvt. Vehicle (Opt.1) for Kasara to Kasara for (Option 2)
2. Tented accommodation with camping mattress
3. Meals during the trip (Dinner-Breakfast-Lunch Veg. Only) with tea
4. Boating Charges
5. All permissions, Toll, Taxes
6. Expertise Charges
1. Anything mentioned than above
2. Mineral water or soft drinks
3. Emergency transport costs
Things to Carry:
· blanket or sleeping bag
· Extra Clothes and Winter Wear ( As it is chilling atmosphere in the morning)
· Torch and extra cell / Candles and Matchbox or Lighter
· Personal Medicines (General Medical Kit will be available with Group)
· Cap, goggle, sunscreen etc.
· Sport shoes / Trekking shoes
· Electoral powder / Glucon D / Tang
· Towel and Soap, personal toiletries, Sanitary Kit
· Water Bottle (2 Liter Must)
· Rucksack to carry this entire thing. (No handbags or jholas)
· Dry Food (snacks)
· Mosquito repellent cream
please notes that this is an environment friendly outing. Do not litter any wrappers (please take it back to your home for disposal) or spoil the place in any way.
Alcohol, drugs or narcotics, firearms and gambling on the Trek, smoking, entry to the area set aside for use by the opposite sex, offensive behavior which may lead to expulsion from the Trek
organizer have reserves the right to withdraw and or make any alterations that they may deem advisable for the convenience and the best interests of tour.
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into planning of this tour for your safety. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, organizers cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for tour. While planning your trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should seek their physicians advice before coming.
Note: Organizers reserve the right to make changes to their programs at any point of time
For Registrations & further inquiries feel free to contact
Raj Singh 9029148241 (Available on WhatsApp)