i'm fond of quick getaways which take me closer to nature because it helps me unwind myself without spending much out of my pocket. In addition, I don’t even need to carry hefty luggage with me, all it takes is a weekend, a backpack filled with my favorite travel essentials, my wanderlust mind, and a beautiful destination like Bhavali Dam, Igatpuri!
When in Nashik, it is like a ritual to visit Igatpuri in monsoons because the lush green valleys accompanied with eye-pleasing waterfalls there are too irresistible for your eyes to miss. Amidst this lovely town, lies an offbeat gem named Bhavali Dam.
Since Bhavali Dam is easily accessible from Nashik as well as from Mumbai, it promises to be an ideal getaway destination if you need a day off from your busy life, especially during the monsoon when you get to catch sight of Bhavali Dam waterfalls.
Though no signboards on the roads indicate the way to the dam, you can count on Google Maps as well as the locals, who are fairly helpful to the visitors. Upon reaching the location, you can go all the way to the top with the help of the steps for getting a deeper view into the project on one hand and all-embracing views of Igatpuri on the other.
The best thing about Bhavali Dam is the fact that it is not as popular as other dams in the city, which assures that you don’t encounter a huge crowd, making it a perfect setting to embrace the silence which is occasionally disturbed in a good way by chirpy birds and calm breeze passing through.
• USEFUL TIPS
Wear cozy footwear.
Take care of your vehicles since there is no dedicated parking there.
Wrap up before the dark.
• WAYS TO REACH BHAVALI DAM, IGATPURI
50.2 km and 120 km drive via NH160 from Nashik and Mumbai respectively.
Board an Auto-rickshaw/Cab from Igatpuri Railway Station.
• BEST TIME TO VISIT BHAVALI DAM, IGATPURI
Visiting Bhavali Dam, Igapuri in monsoons is highly recommended. However, it is equally worth visiting in the winter evenings.
If you are planning a stay, there are many resorts and camping options available nearby!