September 2017 ( TR#18)
The Bhadardara dam areas have some of the beautiful waterfalls in Maharashtra and many Bollywood movies are shot here.
It is about 220 Kms from Pune via Sangmner on Pune Nashik highway. We started early morning from Pune and reached Bhandardara at 2 PM. On the way, we stopped at Narayangaon for the famous “Misal”
The road condition till Sangamner is fine but from Sangamner to Bhandardara is pathetic. Be prepared for bumps and diversions. We stayed at MTDC Resort. The location of resort is very good but that’s all can be said about the resort. The cafeteria and rooms are very ordinary for the money they charge. The cafeteria was not looking very hygienic and the choice of food is also very limited. We couldn’t find a good restaurant in Bhadardara.
We saw a couple of very beautiful waterfalls around area.
We also took a 55 kms round trip around the dam area. The round trip is very scenic but the roads are too bad. We saw “Kokan Kada”, which is the highest point from the hills overlooking Kokan area down. We also Amruteshwar temple which was built thousands of year ago.
We stayed for two nights and that is enough considering the amount of activities you can do there.