If you live in Mumbai, like I did for most part of my life, you would definitely want to escape from the city during long weekends. While the hill stations of Lonavala, Khandala, Malshej ghats, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Matheran are more frequented, there are many others that Mumbaikars can explore. Some of them being Igatpuri, Bhandardara, Panhala, Chikhaldara and more. For those travelling from the rest of the country or from other countries, these could be options to take in the local flavour of Mumbai's neighboring towns.
Here I'm going to share details about my trip to Bhandardara. Feel free to comment or get in touch with me over email / through my blog (www.thenicologue.com) for any additional details you might require.
Trip route: Mumbai - Nasik - Bhandardara - Mumbai