Welcome to Bhandardara
Most of Bhandardara’s habitation is thrown around Arthur Lake, a horseshoe-shaped reservoir fed by the waters of the Pravara River, which counts as one of India's largest. The lake is barraged on one side by the imposing Wilson Dam, a colonial-era structure dating back to 1910. Hikers should consider a hike to the summit of Mt Kalsubai, which at 1646m was once used as an observation point by the Marathas. Alternatively, you could hike to the ruins of the Ratangad Fort, another of Shivaji’s erstwhile strongholds; or to several Bollywood-preferred waterfalls like Randha Falls or Umbrella Falls. Guided highlight tours run ₹600.