PLACES TO VISIT AROUND SANDHAN VALLEY
The Bhandardara region of Maharashtra, where one would find Sandhan valley, is a popular destination for tourists and trekking enthusiasts and its breathtaking experiences of scaling the Sahyadri ranges draws crowds not just from the state but also from the neighboring states. For the first timers who are looking for ideal destinations for Trekking in Mumbai and deciding to reach the Valley of Shadow, it is necessary to brush up their information about the valley and make a note of which places ought not to be missed while being at Bhandardara for trekking at Sandhan Valley.
Bhandardara Dam is one of the oldest in the country built in 1926 and is popular for its Umbrella Falls and serves as ideal place to freak out. Another spot not to be missed while going from Bhandardara to Sandhan Valley is the Amruteshwar Temple. This temple made in 11th century in the Hemadpanthi style is dedicated to Lord Shiva and makes for a splendid site along with its ambiance of green trees clad mountains and moving clouds. The fort of Ratangad is another place to visit while camping at Sandhan valley, which is 2000 years old and one of the most ancient artificial catchment areas. Along with this, one can also try a glimpse of scenic Ghatghar dam near village Samrad.
TREKS AROUND SANDHAN VALLEY
When you are at village Samrad, the base village for Sandhan Valley Trek, you are ideally at the heart of the best trekking range in Sahyadris. This range falls under Kalasubai-Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary and offers more that 10 ultimate trekking destinations which are dream places for most of the trekkers in Mumbai, Pune, Nasik and rest of the Maharashtra. Some of the most famous trekking places around are Kalsubai Pinnacle – which is the highest peak in Maharashtra, Alang fort, Madan Fort, Kulang Fort (Popularly known as AMK range), Patta fort famous for its plateau, Fort Ratangad, Khutta Pinnacle which challenges every rock climber, Ajoba hill famous for Valmiki ashram, Harishchandragad fort which further connects to Malshej ghat and the famous Katrabai pass (khind) and Karoli Ghat.