W - BHANDARDHARA
Day 01 : Mumbai - Bhandardara
Departure from Mumbai to Bhandardara on arrival check into Hotel / Resort day is free to explore city on your own o/n halt.
Day 02 : Bhandardara
After B/F proceed to sightseeing.
Wilson Dam : Built in 1910 on the Pravara-River and standing 150 mts high, Wilson Dam is the largestearthen dam in India . At the base of Wilson Dam there is a garden endowed with thick greenery, streams and gigantic trees- the latter, home to hundreds of harmless fruit batsthat hand precariously from the branches all through the day. During the monsoon, whenthe level of the lake rises, the dam opens its gates to release a torrent of water that findsits way down to the plains below. You could stand at the edge of the garden embankmentandenjoy the cool spray, or visit the picturesqueUmbrella Falls , which are another majorattraction during the monsoon.
Arthur Lake : The lake is fed by Pravara River and is around 10 Km from the town. Boating in deep and clear water of the wondrous lake with sights of clouds covered mountains on the background is truly breathtaking. Local people ply row boat for the tourists and per rideper person they charge Rs.20/-
Mount Kalsubai : At 1,646 mts, Mount Kalsubai is the highest peak in Maharashtra A favorite of trekkers; ithad great strategic importance during the Maratha wars as an observation post. There is asmall temple at the top with an old well in its backyard. It is said that the water level in the well has never dropped below 3ft.The peak can be seen on the way from Ghoti to Bandardara, full of fog and clouds it’s a delight to watch it and lose yourself in its beauty.
Ratangarh Fort : This ancient fort was captured by Shivaji and is believed to be one of his favorite. It’s verypopular among trekkers and nature lovers and offers breath taking views from thetop.The trek starts from a small and ancient temple, Ratanvadi. According to local legend, thewater in the temple never falls below 3 ft and the Shivlinga is always covered with waterthroughout the year. It’s also believed to be source of a river.Hire a guide from the temple (Rs. 200). Guide is the only person who knows the way tothe top. Without him you will be a rudderless ship. More than 5 streams have to be crossed on the way to the top. Take something to eat preferably candies to give instant energy and water is a must unless you are comfortable drinking stream water. The wholetrekk takes around 5-6 hrs and its worth going for it. It’s a once in a life time experienceand you will get refreshed on reaching the top. There is small temple in a cave just beforethe most difficult terrain begins.The top of the mountain offers breathtaking view of the whole valley.
Day 03 : Bhandardara Mumbai
After B/F return back to Mumbai on arrival drop at residence / Airport / Railway Station with memorable experiences.
Accommodation in comfortable and convenient hotels
Entrance fees of all sightseeing places to be visited from inside
Travel by comfortable A/c or Non A/c coach / Vehicle as per the tour itinerary
All Meals – Breakfast & Dinner (set menu) as mentioned in the itinerary
All Tips – Guide, Driver and Restaurants
Govt Tax of 9.00% over and above the Tour Cost mentioned
Cost of Pre/Post tour hotel accommodation
Porterage (coolie charges), laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines and alcoholic beverages, mineral water, items of personal nature and food or drink which is not part of a set group menu
Any services or activity charges other than those included in the group tour itinerary
Anything specifically not mentioned in the Inclusion