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Wineries and Escapes: Bhandadara

Tripoto
3rd Mar 2014
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Nestled among the Sahyadri Hills, Bhandardara has all the makings of a beautiful holiday resort. 

Sky-high mountains, roaring waterfalls and lush greenery adorn this not-so-commercialized unknown hill station.

Itinerary

Day One
9:30 am:    Arrive at Bhandadara and check in
10:00 pm:  Breakfast on Arrival
11:00 pm:  Visit Wilson Damn and Arthur Lake / Boating at Arthur Lake (Optional)
01:00 pm:   Lunch and Rest
03:00 pm:   Visit to Ratangad Fort by boats and then a small hike
(Agasti Rishi Ashram and Amriteshwar Temple are nearby, if you wish to visit them instead)
06:00 pm:    Snacks and Evening rest by the lake-view resort
09:00 pm:    Dinner

Day Two
07:00 am:    Morning Tea & Breakfast
08:30 am:    Check Out and head towards Nashik for Sula Wine Tasting!

2 hours drive from Bhandadara, lies Sula and all its wine. Sula’s friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a tour of the vineyards and winery, uncovering the mysteries of the winemaking process from grape to bottle. End your tour in Sula’s Tasting Room, where they’ll lead you through the proper steps to see, swirl, sniff, and sip wine.

(Cost: Rs. 150/- per person)
You can make bookings on the spot, or we can pre-book with them at the mentioned costs.

01:30 pm:  Lunch at Sula Wines
3:00 pm:    Head for Mumbai
08:00 pm:  Reach Mumbai

Inclusions
Stay for 2 in an AC room
Meals and Snacks at Bhandadara

Exclusions
Transport to and fro (Can be arranged, on request)
Wine Tasting Tour and Lunch at Sula Wines
Personal expenses 
Insurance of any kind
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses
Any item not covered under “inclusions”

*Please note, the above itinerary is made keeping small groups in mind, however, if you are a group that wishes to go for the same place, we will be happy to customize a plan for you.

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