Places covered Igatpuri and Bhandardara Dam
Date of travel – 29 June
Travelers – 6
Cost per person – Roughly 2500 per head inclusive of all meals and transport
Check-in – Noon
Check-out – 11AM
Things to carry – Bare essentials, medicines, cash considering there aren’t many ATMs and shops in the vicinity
Things not to do – Litter, Drive under the influence, Venture out alone into the hills
Roughly 130KM from Mumbai Igatpuri is heavenly around the monsoon. The temperature would have been at least 7 degrees cooler than Mumbai and we were away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The drive to the resort was just awesome and free of potholed roads and bumper to bumper traffic, we rented out a MUV that costs us 1000 per head. The Golden Resort where we stayed is about a kilometer off the highway and is situated at the base of some spectacular hills that had a fresh green cover, plenty of waterfalls and were topped with some awesome cloud cover. They had an all-inclusive package of 4 meals and stay that worked out to be 1200 per person. About a kilometer walk from the resort and we were in the heart of the hills enjoying the waterfall and the lush green surroundings. We spent most of our time here and avoided spending time in doors and in the resorts swimming pool. We also had a barbeque and carried the equipment and coal along with us.
The second day after checking out we headed about 50KM further towards Nashik to the Bhandardara Dam. We missed going to the right spot where there is supposedly a garden and a huge waterfall but were able to make it towards the dam itself which is huge and there was a pier like structure which must have been around 800 meters above the water level suspended out around 500 meters which we experiences strong winds and a panoramic view of the dam and the green surroundings. On the way back we grabbed some local snacks for our journey back to the city and landed home with some great memories.
- Also Known As:
- Golden Hotel Igatpuri