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“Reasonably interesting lake”

Bhandardara Lake (Lake Aurthur Hill)
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Ahmednagar
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Calangute, India
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Reasonably interesting lake”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

No activities though. That was the only drawback. Else the breeze is heavy and inspires one to come back.

Visited August 2014
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“A gigantic water body....”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

its one hell of a lake. the topography is such that all the waterfalls, small and big, virtually end up emptying in the lake. a road trip around the lake is a must to see the waterfalls. best time to visit would be August end or September 1st week. That is the time when they open the dam gates and you get to see the Umbrella Falls..

Visited July 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Nice lake...”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

The lake is worth visiting. Enjoy a nice boat ride, sit at the banks and enjoy the view. it is adviced, not to enter the water sine it is deep. its a nice trek down when the water levels are down, close to two / three resorts nearby.
worth the visit. Its beautiful.

Visited June 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Beautiful lake, best enjoyed from MTDC resort”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Arthur Lake at Bhandardara is amazingly calm and beautiful. Though it will be in real action in Monsoons. Must try the boating and visit the waterfall next to the Dam.

Visited May 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Enjoy boat ride in the lake”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have visited Bhandardara second time because of its main attraction Arthur Hill Lake. The vast expanse of the lake surrounded by the hills is a very pleasant sight. The sun set here looks awesome. The boat ride during that time is very nice and enjoyable. Both manual and motorised boats are available; though the manuals are preferable due to less noise. The MTDC resort is just next to it and one can choose to stay in the lake side cottage there which gives the breathtaking view of the lake from the room itself.
During winter the water level goes down hence you have to walk down some distance to ride the boat; where you need to be a bit careful. The dam was previously accessible but now it is not due to security reasons.However there is a pier in the lake which gives a very interesting view of the surroundings.
One can go down to the other side of the dam below where there is a Hydel power generation unit and a park which is very popular for picnic.
Overall a very nice place which I love to go again.

Visited January 2014
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