This place is a must for all nature-lovers and peace-seekers but with shortage of time !
It's like the Pangong Tso lake of Maharashtra. The calmness of the lake, the display of the Sahyadri skyline, the chirping sound early in the morning, the shiver while swimming in the cold water, the green vegetation around, late night-home cooked-hot and spicy Maharashtrian food, bonfire-songs-alcohol and friends, "happiness" is the only word that I think can sum up all the above. How to reach there ?
This place is a 4 hours drive form Mumbai (thats like hop skip and jump since that's the normal time we take to reach home on a normal day) else one can take the Kasara-Ghoti-Shendi-Bhandardhara route.
(Take the drive option, it saves time) Who arranges for the camps ?
Once at Shendi, you can contact the locals who provide all the camping service, food and basic guidance for at nominal rates. Where can I get alcohol ?
Well that's available at Shendi. What if I wanna avoid all the hassles of planning ? You can always contact the "the backpackers trail"
(I went with them, not associated with them professionally) Moral :
A perfect family getaway and a good choice for budding romance.
(Cost save on valentine and birthday's)
First look - early evening
A display of immersed worship... Three-faced Lord Vishnu