MRF Rally of Maharashtra, 2016 – About the Stages

About Special Stages:

Kavani Stage: Total stage distance is 15.67 km, Starts from Ghoti-Vaitarna road. It’s windy stage at almost similar
altitude. The stage is a bit bumpy towards its end. The stage will be live on 28th August 2016, from 7:25 hrs to
8:53hrs. & again at 13:14 hrs til 14:42 hrs. Entry to the stage will close an hour before.

Manhere Stage: Total stage distance is 10.31 km, starts from 2 km away from Mhanere village just 8 km from
Bhandardara, it’s a windy stage upto 7 km. The stage will be live on 28th August 2016, from 8:43 hrs to 10:11 hrs. &
again at 14:32 hrs til 16:00 hrs. Entry to the stage will close an hour before. There are photography locations
identified,. There is a nice windy uphill section where you can catch a top view of the rally car.

There is direct access from Sinnar to Devgaon, the distance from Sinnar to Devgaon is 60kms.

Windmill Stage: Total stage distance is 09.72 km, the stage starts from village Shivaji Nagar & ends at the scenic
location of windmills, background of Pachpatta fort adds more beauty to it, this stage is windy and very slight
downhill. The stage will be live from 09:26 hrs till 10.54 hrs and again at 15:15 hrs till 16:43 hrs on 28h August
2016. Entry to the stage will close an hour before.

There are photography locations identified inside stage.

Shakedown and activities near Shakedown

About Shakedown:

Being curtain raiser of the event huge number of spectators will get attracted towards this location, also add
advantage is its within premises of sandip university which has young enthusiast crowd. Invitees & Media will get
the opportunity to experience rally speed from co-drivers sit of rally car. You will get to see action during 1.73 km,
for the photography enthusiast we have some special spots marked for photography, we have even planed for
photo opportunity and Autograph from the competitors.

Presence of the various dignitaries from various fields will add charm to the event. Certain areas are specially
identified for best action view.

Tourism near Rally area – Bhandardara, Shirdi, etc.


Bhandardara is a place which is particularly beautiful after the rains. Located around 70 kms from Nashik and 6 km
from start of first stage, accommodation available is equivalent to 3 star categories, a picturesque and quiet drive
will get you there.

Scaling the well-known Kalsubai Peak, the highest peak of Maharashtra state on the Sahyadri range, standing 1,646
metres above sea level, is a good trek.


122 kms from Nashik is the abode of one of Maharashtra’s most revered saint — Sai Baba of Shirdi. Popularly
known as the ‘Child of God’, Sai Baba preached tolerance towards all religions and the message of universal
brotherhood.Every activity at Shirdi revolves around the vast temple complex dedicated to Sai Baba. Thursday is
marked by special pujas and darshan of the Sai Baba statue.

90km away from finish of seconds stage, accommodation available is almost all categories some best names are
Sun n Sand, St. Laurn Meditaion and Spa, Marigold Regency, Hotel Shraddha Inn, Hotel Sai Leela.

Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak, Nasik

The Dadasaheb Phalke is the legendary figure who was the progressive spirit behind the century old Indian
Cinema. A memorial to this great visionary, Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak is committed towards edifying, devout and
rational development.

Gargoti Museum (Most recommended very Unique Museum theme).

On the way from Nasik towards Pune shortly after leaving the suburbs of Nasik, Sinnar is located. In Sinnar only
few kilometers from the main road is the surprising GARGOTI museum. Here you will admire the biggest crystal
collection. The crystal in display originating mostly from the local mines and surrounding cities in Maharashtra. For
educational purposes also a broad overview of crystals form all over the world are shown. You can spend two
fantastic hours in this museum. The museum also has a shop where smaller druses and jewels from different
gemstones are for purchase.

To know more about the event, visit our Event Page