Bhandardara: Place where you can feel the breeze and enjoy to the upmost with your close ones or Yourself.
Being a person who is always fond of camping, trekking or going around the places for solo trip. I got to know about the Bhandardara while searching for a places near by Mumbai to go for a camping.
After looking for so many options where I can pitch my tent near the lake side, I went through the website
https://www.vrajcamping.com which looks good to me and after speaking with Nilesh from that side, I planned to go Bhandardara.
Being working in a corporate surrounded by Doctors and dietitians, my colleague asked me if she can join me too for the camping. And for a moment I was like but then I decided to go with doctors.
How to Reach
There are multiple ways of going to bhandardara from Mumbai. It is hardly 170kms away from Mumbai. We were having two options to go either by Train or hire a cab for road Trip.
The cheapest way to reach there is to take local train from Dadar till Kasara which will take around 3.15 hours to reach station. We took train in afternoon at 12.15 which took 3 hours to reach the station.
Dadar to Kasara (30 rs via local train)
After reaching Kasara, there are two options,
1) To take a bus going towards akole and get down at bhandardara
2) To take a Rajuri taxi and get down at Ghoti and then take a taxi for Shendi.
Kasara to Bhandardara
Our train got late so we missed akole bus by 5 minutes. So reaching our camp site from station was more adventurous for us.
We took a Rajuri taxi from station which dropped us at Ghoti and we were left with no the road except us.
Luckily we got one taxi who even agreed after requesting so much to drop us at Shendi (a place near arthur lake)
It was already 5.45 PM and we still haven't reached our camp side.After a long struggle we met Nilesh (Our campsite guy) who came to pick us at arthur lake.