Sharing link to video montage of my trip to Bhandardara hill station this year, a memorable road trip with family. We enjoyed our stay at Ananadvan Resort which is very well maintained and has courteous staff with lip smacking food at their in-house restaurant. When you are out exploring nearby attractions near Bhandardara dam do visit places like Umbrella fall at Wilson Dam, Amruteshwar temple, Randha Falls, Reverse Waterfall at Sandhan Valley and Agasthya Rishi Ashram.
We took Chakan - Rajgurunagar - Alephata - Brahmanwadi - Kotul - Bhandardara which is the shortest route however once you take the turn from Alephata it is a single lane road with some bad patches on the way so you need to drive slow while passing through small villages. Nevertheless this route is enjoyable in terms of soaking in all the natural scenery around. Make sure to have snacks/breakfast while you are on the highway.
On return we took the longer route back to Pune from Bhandardara - Ghoti - Bhatwadi - going along NH60 - Ghulewadi - connecting at Alephata which adds approx. 70kms to the journey however road condition is good and you would pass through farm areas all along with more options to stop for food on the highway.
Enjoy the video!