Alibaug vs Bhandardara

#1 Jul 3rd, 2012, 01:46
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Hi!

I will be spending one weekend in the Navi Mumbai area and my colleagues are now suggesting that we would be visiting Alibaug and Bhandardara. Did some google research and find it quite unrealistic that we would be visiting both places during the same weekend. So, most probably have to select either one, which?

The other issue I am having is that it seems like that only two of the team would be joining (because the company not sponsoring and it would be too expensive for most. Would it be inappopriate if I would spend the weekend with two of my male colleagues in a getaway setting like this?
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Originally Posted by Janie View Post Hi!

I will be spending one weekend in the Navi Mumbai area and my colleagues are now suggesting that we would be visiting Alibaug and Bhandardara. Did some google research and find it quite unrealistic that we would be visiting both places during the same weekend. So, most probably have to select either one, which?
When are you coming?
If u are in mumbai in rainy season, Bhandardara would be ideal coz its a hill station and Alibag is a commercialized beach. Water sports would be shut off due to rough seas and you cannot access the beach.
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Originally Posted by Janie View Post Hi!

I will be spending one weekend in the Navi Mumbai area and my colleagues are now suggesting that we would be visiting Alibaug and Bhandardara. Did some google research and find it quite unrealistic that we would be visiting both places during the same weekend. So, most probably have to select either one, which?

The other issue I am having is that it seems like that only two of the team would be joining (because the company not sponsoring and it would be too expensive for most. Would it be inappopriate if I would spend the weekend with two of my male colleagues in a getaway setting like this?
I've just been to Bhandardara lake on 30th June. I was shocked to see that whole dam was empty. This year monsoon started very late. We dint even got single drop of rain there. I think best time to visit Bhandardara is Sep-Oct.

And for Alibaug, you can go there in any season.
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Bhandardara

I would suggest going to Bhandardara during rainy season.

Monsoon seems to have picked up since last week and situation should not be as bad as last week when Vishal visited.

I would suggest you to check for availability the MTDC resorts (State-owned resorts for torism development) in Bhandardara for availability if budget is the issue for other colleagues of yours. Dormitories in MTDC come quite cheap. That plus if you are okay with public transport should cut down expenses drastically.
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Go to Bandardhara if you are visiting in rainy season, alibaug may not have too much to do during rains as the key attractions (beach, water activities) would be closed. In rains you may also try Matheran (my personal favorite), Lonavla.
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Thank you for the replies ...

I will be visiting the last 2 weeks in July.
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Would it be inappopriate if I would spend the weekend with two of my male colleagues in a getaway setting like this?
It shouldn't be, But it can be.
Colleagues, travel mates,over friendly guys. With due respect to them and your intelligence, would say yes. You need to manage it properly.

One never knows what might create an awkward situation, a glass of wine or a stupid joke. Easier to deal with non colleagues than someone whom you have to deal with the next day at work.

But it should not be inappropriate for others as long as you guys enjoying your vacation.


With the current rain scenario both the places should be equally good and disappointing.

Showers might spoil the beach time and less rains might not make bhandardara as beautiful as it gets in peak monsoon.

Both on the same weekend sound crazy.

Enjoy the weekend.
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Hello,

If you are still n Navi Mumbai and planning the Bhandardara this weekend? May I Join in alongwith my wife? we are planning to go by car from near kharghar navi mumbai to bhandardara. LMK
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If you are still n Navi Mumbai and planning the Bhandardara this weekend? May I Join in alongwith my wife? we are planning to go by car from near kharghar navi mumbai to bhandardara. LMK
Hi, I am still in Navi Mumbai but leaving on friday. We went last weekend to Khopoli and to a waterfall over there. There were some reasons that we selected Khopoli (our company has a guest house there). We had a blast even if the bigger waterfall was closed and we had to go to a smaller one.

Enjoy your stay in Navi Mumbai
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Originally Posted by Janie View Post Hi, I am still in Navi Mumbai but leaving on friday. We went last weekend to Khopoli and to a waterfall over there. There were some reasons that we selected Khopoli (our company has a guest house there). We had a blast even if the bigger waterfall was closed and we had to go to a smaller one.

Enjoy your stay in Navi Mumbai
Nice to hear that you enjoyed.
But why was the zenith waterfall closed? Is it banned??
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I recently Went to Alibagh there is nothing like no water sports, no crowd nothing may this is a off season due rainy season i think you should drop alibagh plan.
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Has anyone been to Bhandardara this monsoon? If yes, how are the waterfalls? I am planning to visit the same within next 2-3 weeks.
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