Akole Maza Basecamp, Bhandardara
The Race Venue for the Deccan Ultra 2020 is Krushnawanti Base Camp, Bhandardara – Location
Nestled in the scenic district of Igatpuri, Bhandardara developed as one of the best and less commercial hill stations of Maharashtra. The village is home to the state’s highest peak, Mount Kalsubai. Embraced by natural lakes, waterfalls, flora and fauna, Bhandardara is the best retreat for the mind, body and soul.
You can simply relax in a tranquil and serene environment. Akole Maza Basecamp, is a camping site on the banks of Waki Dam, a beautiful yet less know destination. All the programs associated with the race will take place here. Race Briefing, Bib Collection, Race Start/Finish for all categories and the post race dinner party.
The campsite is managed by a Maharashtrian couple, Raghu and Sonu Borhade, who will be your host and Race coordinators. Experience mouth watering Maharashtrian food as your pre race dinner prepared by Sonu ji.
Camping here will refresh your soul like never before and make you appreciate the beauty of unspoiled nature. To book your Travel and Accommodation Package, click here
How to Reach
The nearest airport is Mumbai airport 165km away or Pune International airport also 168km away. There is no direct flight or rail connectivity.
We will be arranging a fixed departure shuttle service from Mumbai to drop runners to the campsite. The timing and bookings for the same will open soon.
Igatpuri is the nearest railway station which lies on the Mumbai – Nashik rail route and is 45 km from Bhandardara. From there, you can take a state transport bus or a taxi. We will be running fixed departure shuttle service for dropping runners to the race venue. The time for the shuttle will be announced soon.
State transport buses and shared taxis are easily available in Bhandardara. However, the taxis are generally crowded as they have a share system.
ROAD / SELF DRIVE
Mumbai is 180 km from Bhandardara and can be accessed through National Highway 3 (NH3) followed by a right turn from Ghoti toll post. Another 30 km from Ghoti and you arrive in Bhandardara. The distance from Pune is 175 km and can be accessed through NH 50 up to Ghargaon, from Ghargaon take the State highway (SH 21) till Bhandardara.