|Where beauty abounds and adventure awaits you around every turn...|
|High in the hills at 2800 ft., surrounded by wilderness, an oasis of comfort in the most rugged and spectacular mountain scenery where guest can enjoy luxurious private cottages & villas, relish natural food & experience an authentic reflection of Bhandardara’s energy, culture and history. |
Welcome to Anandvan in Bhandardara, an intimate luxury resort overlooking Lake Arthur Hill. Nestled amidst an ambience of seclusion and serenity of Maharashtra’s rolling Sahyadri hills, it is just 170 kms. from Mumbai.
A perfect hideaway for those whom, an inspired design and a marriage of architecture with nature is important.
|Food & Beverages! |
Our dining restaurant and patio set on a hillside makes you feel like you are on top of the world evolving the mood and cuisine of the freshest local ingredients and unique regional discoveries. The views are simply astounding and ever changing as the restaurant creates a rustic, yet refined ambience to perfectly compliment the cuisine.
Based on the basic values of traditional cooking, our chefs give emphasis on a light and healthy meal, keeping in mind the long duration of stay of our guests. We have a buffet or set menu to suit the taste of just about anyone.
|Lake View Grill |
The resort’s signature outdoor BBQ shack serves grilled delicacies. There’s nothing like a beautiful dinner, tête-à-tête, by moonlight as guests can also dine outside, under the stars at this garden restaurant & relish these specialties.
In the darkness of the evening night when it turns chilly we organize a barbecue dinner by candlelight at “The Oak Lawns”. The cooking area is under cover, so that you can opt to eat right there. We encourage everyone to do barbecuing here.
|Wilson's Den |
The Bar is intimate and friendly where you can relax, meet new friends and enjoy having pre and post dinner drinks. In the evenings, the bar hums with lively conversation as guests share the highlights of the day.
The serene ambience and our impeccable service not only lifts up your expectations, but also inspires to raise your glasses and propose a toast. Fresh cocktails are a recommended choice to spend your time in an enchanting atmosphere.
|Sightseeing In Igatpuri & Bhandardara: |
Igatpuri boasts of some breathtaking valleys and waterfalls such as the Bhatsa River Valley at the fag end of the Thal Ghat and lush ravines are a part of the view. The renowned Camel valley, so called, because of its shape, catches the eye. One could even possibly stumble upon many waterfalls and creeks that fall over 1000 feet onto the base of the valley. Those who go there also pay their respects to the goddess of the Ghats at the Ghantadevi Mandir. A little further from Ghantadevi, a rough road leading to the railway line begins. Across the railway line, while climbing down, falling one below the other, are five waterfalls that form a breathtaking sight.
Another such valley is the Konkankada valley and its falls and the Randha falls not so far away which is best enjoyed in the monsoon season when in full force.
|Tringalwadi Fort can be accessed through a small path on the mountain adjoining Igatpuri and trekking a bit further would take one straight to the Tringalwadi lake and the Talegaon lake. The Wilson Dam mentioned earlier is built on the Pravara river close by and from the dam one can see the highest peak of that range Mount Kalsubai.|
|The Trimbakeshwar Temple, another highlight of this region is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of the world. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is that it has three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu & Lord Mahesh (Shiva). The temple is known for its appealing architecture and sculpture and is at the foothill of a mountain called Brahmagiri. Godavari River originates on the Bramhagiri mountain and meets the sea near Rajamundry.|
|The Amruteshwar Temple is another attraction known for its intricate carvings in the Hemadpanti style. Other places to see are the Agasti Rishi Ashram, the Ratangad Fort. and the Davebandh Ganesh Temple.|