Khadakwasla Dam
Khadakwasla Dam
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Vrinda N
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This was truly one of the most rewarding experiences I've had in some time, and a praiseworthy initiative. Beautifully spread out alongside the flowing waters of the Khadakvasla Dam, tastefully landscaped, an unobtrusive but helpful staff, and an impressive and eclectic collection. Time constraints meant we could only visit 3 of its galleries, but we mean to go back again -- and again. It's an ambitious project, and one hopes Ajit Gadgil achieves his dream of keeping the Arts alive through the coming generations. We also enjoyed our time in the cafe: I'm picky about my regional fare but left feeling very satisfied.
Written July 8, 2023
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lotusdiamond
Chandigarh, India1,258 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This dam is very famous for picnics and weekend gateway. Water supply to city of Pune is from this source. Dam is located away from city and gives you feeling as if you are at Beach. Very old structure and good surroundings attract tourists to this Dam. Must visit during rainy season.
Written May 6, 2020
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Digant V
Mumbai, India80 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
I visited it this Jan and the place is so full of garbage and waste. The place is basically divided into two parts one is below ( water level / sand part where water comes) and other is above ground level around 15 feet in height then water level. The water is black and not at all clean to sit and enjoy the view. We went there to enjoy the sunset, but all we saw cheap PDA of local rickshaw wala's with their women grabbing and other cheap stuff. Also local people came there with there families

Also the above ground level is been created by the local chaiwala and other foodcart vendors which was quite OK to sit.

I went there hearing few okay review and reading good review on Tripadvisor but its not the same.

Also there is no other activity to do apart from looking at the sun from black muddy water and Cheap PDA of mid 30's Couples.
Written February 19, 2015
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Vihar B
Calgary, Canada44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Now a days this dam water is neat and clean. People are not allowed to go near water as it is drinking water but good place to stop for a while and have some snacks and see the view. There are few resorts and restaurants near Dam.
Written March 20, 2015
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raunakdoshi
Pune, India86 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
Khadakwasla dam is nearby city enroute to Sinhgad fort.
It is always crowded and there are many eateries ..(corn ,bhel etc)

One can go down near water and enjoy playing with water.
Water is clean and you will always find waves.

Overall suggested to spend a relaxing evening near water...
There is no boating etc here.
Written May 28, 2014
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erinaxxx
Sowerby Bridge, UK60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
It is nice to visit it as it is just 20km from Pune. Not sure I will come here once again, because there is nothing to do except enjoying the view and nature. Some people swim though.
Written April 8, 2015
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Soumendra_78
Pune, India277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
Last Visited : July 2014.

How to Reach: We reached by Two wheeler from Kothrud Depot. Khadakwasla is a dam situated 20 km from the City of Pune in Maharashtra, India.

Site Review : This dam is one of the main sources of water for Pune. The Khadakwasla dam has a water storage capacity of 1.97 TMC. The Khadakwasla dam has three outlets. The first one goes into the Mutha Canal; the second into a baby canal and the third one opens into the river.

Historical Information: The Khadakwasla Dam is located on the Mutha River in Pune and is named after the village of Khadakwasla situated close by. Just a few kilometres up the road, lies Sinhagad Fort and the twin dams of Panshet and Varasgaon which mainly supply water for irrigation. In 1961, the Khadakwasla Dam had to be blown, as the Panshet Dam overflowed, causing devastating floods in Pune. The dam was later rebuilt. The original dam, built in 1879 as a masonry gravity dam was the first of its kind in the world.

Additional Observation: The Sinhagad road, bordering the dam, has become a favorite picnic spot too.

Localities & Food : Khadakwasla is the chowpatti of Pune. Khadakwasla is popular for the 'bhelpuri' and 'bhutta' by the lake and the merry atmosphere, more like a carnival, with camel rides and numerous chat stalls along the bay. Khadakwasla, on the way to Sinhagad, is a popular stop over on the way to Sinhagad. Very popular especially during weekends Khadakwasla is like a evening hangout for the punekar.

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Written July 5, 2014
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Hrishikesh88
Mumbai, India55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
Khadakvasla dam is a popular weekend picnic spot for all.It is very scenic and beautiful.a must visit place in rains.one can enjoy the nature to the fullest here.There are lots of hawkers to satisfy your taste buds.
Written May 27, 2014
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Khadakwasla Dam is constructed in 1873 on Mutha River, which is main source of water supply for Pune and its suburban areas. This Dam is located at 20 km away from Center Pune and one of the top weekend plan for Pune people

Near By Attractions:
1. Sinhagad Fort: 15 km away from Khadakwasla Dam
2. Karla Caves: 80 km away from Khadakwasla Dam
3. Lavasa: 50 Km away from Khadakwasla Dam
Written March 16, 2020
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Snehith K
Pune, India13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
I have been to Khadakwasla several times, it is barely an hour's drive away from Pune city. There is a section of the dam that you pass while en route to Sinhagad fort (or driving back from the fort), where you can stopover.

At the time of writing, the general public is allowed to venture into the water. This is a great place to have a nice swim. The water is considerably shallow and safe for 25 metres or so. You may undertake going further at your own risk. Post a swim, you can satisfy your appetite too. There are handcart vendors selling delicious snacks ranging from bhel puri, pani puri, sweet corn (seasonal), etc. There are comfortable straw mats spread out for you to watch the sunrise/sunset and basically, relax.

The crowds throng the place on weekends, so if you are looking for peace and quiet, an evening trip between Mon-Fri is recommended. The Khadakwasla Dam is worth a 2-3 hour halt. It is a good breather in most seasons, a cool dip in summer is worth it.

You may encounter bad, rough roads in the final three-four kilometers, driving from Pune city and back. Also, avoid visiting on holi (March 6,2015), social activists bar entry to the water on that day.

Best time to visit: Early morning or an hour before sunset.
Written November 1, 2014
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