Riding Destination : Bhandardara Dam

Editor@Throttle|Updated: December 3, 2016 9:40

About Bhandardara Dam

Located amidst the Sahyadri mountain ranges, Bhandardara is compiled by a cluster of many beautiful places to visit. The area is filled with nature cover and heritage. One of the heritage filled spot here is the Wilson dam, also known as the Bhandardara Dam, which was built over the Pravara river in the year 1901. The dam has a garden at its base filled with lush greenery and water streams. During the monsoon, the water from the dam flows over the rocks creating an illusion of an umbrella, popularly known as the umbrella falls. For the enthusiasts who like to climb some rocks, there are places like the Ratangad fort, Harishchandragad fort and Kalsubai Peak near the place. Surrounding the Kalsubai peak is the Kalsubai Harishchandragad wildlife Sanctuary. The area is filled with wild animals and nature at its pinnacle of purity. Even though the Bhandardara area might not have any exquisite cuisines to eat, You have the MTDC resort for anything that you may need.



From Thane- 126 kms

From Mumbai- 140 kms


Best Season 

 July to October



The route to Bhandardara Dam is scenic as you ride up the Kasara Ghat to Igatpuri and turn right at Ghoti on Sinnar Road.

Route link - https://goo.gl/maps/ppWbPxmTHR82

If you are travelling from Kalyan- Dombivli area, you can take the liberty to ride via Murbad- Shahapur road.


Nearby places:

  • 1. Kalsubai Harichandragad Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 2. Shahapur village
  • 3. Kalsubai Peak
  • 4. Wilson Dam
  • 5. Umbrella falls


Please note: 

  1. Though the road is filled with involving twists and corners, be careful while riding since the road is a state highway and road conditions cannot be gauged.
  2. Make sure you park your vehicle at a safe place before you alight to explore the place. Since the area is surrounded by forests, make sure you do not go very deep inside the forest areas.
  3. There are camping sites around the lake but make sure you are not trespassing into someone’s private property.