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“Bushi Dam”
Review of Bhushi Lake

Bhushi Lake
Ranked #5 of 15 things to do in Khandala
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Mumbai, India
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Bushi Dam”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Of late this place has become a notorious one. Youngsters flock this place, once peaceful & quiet, mess around, have hard drinks & do all sorts of masti. The Lonavala police is either ignorant(very unlikely) or not bothered(most likely as they may be collecting haftas from the revellers)
So this place is now a NO GO for families.

Visited November 2012
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Bhubaneswar, India
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“Good Place”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

One time visit...Bhushi Dam is also one of a kind..but things to be careful about..the way to bhusi lake is covered with slippery stones and stagnant water...take one extra slipper or floaters which has a firm grip...do not take the slippers from the vendor there..its more dangerous as they have slippery soles..

Visited September 2013
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Pune
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“Good Only During Monsoons”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

The area is comparitively very small. The dam is small and the release of water is periodical.

Stated that, when the water is overflowing from the river, its definitely fun when you are in group. Its mainly because of the climate and the water experience. Apart from that there is no much scope over here..

A nice stop over before heading to Tiger point and all...

If you are a crowd hater, beware, during monsoons, its heavily crowded!

Visited September 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Popular during monsoons for fun time...”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Its an awesome experience for people who are like “theek hai .. sab chalta ” for finicky people it’s not the place.
One must be like go with the flow…….
If its drizzling then it’s a cherry on top for the experience. firstly advisable to have flip flops on as to reach to the place you have to cross a pebbly surface, a small towel, a set of clothes to change and only few hundreds as cash to buy the munches…
It’s great fun to be here with friends and family. Sit on the steps, water flowing with force and you enjoying hot munches like corn cob, pakodas, tea….
You may climb up till the top step for a photography of lake surrounded by natural scenery.

Visited August 2013
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Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
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“It's all about nature at its lively best”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

How to begin.......it all started with a strict instruction from the cab driver come back by one hour and watch your steps........from the car park it just seemed like a big wall and an expectation that just like another dam there would be a stretch of water behind.......but the adventure began just after 50 metres of walk...........a stretch of water( just like a pool) through which you have to pass in almost knee deep water and yes there is no escape route , you like it or not........then the road gets cosy and then it is followed by yet another similar stretch of water though diffuse one ......so we had options to go by a thin watery stretch........and then was a photographic view of what I had seen on the Internet in the dams pictures......a series of stretch with water flowing on them and people enjoying a buttock bath sitting on the stairs and waters curving through the posterior part of the body......the view was memorable one as because the crowd were enjoying the stuff too much.....then I saw a group of people standing on the top of the stairs and still I just felt like the water on the stairs was drained by some pipe or something of that stuff.......but still while ascending I could not get an idea where the dam was and believe me I did not care to ask anybody where was the location of the dam and kept climbing up the stairs in search of something unknown......and after a climb of almost 25 stairs there I was and to be specific got bowled........ On the top of the stairs with barricades around I was standing ON THE DAM.......the water on the stairs was the overflowing dam.........a beautiful view from the top of the stairs with the stretch of water lying still within the green sahyadri hills , a cute cottage to the left, people swimming on the right, people trekking higher up the hill on the right to get a birds eye view of the dam from the adjacent hill and the mystic cloud kissed mountains on the front......it was a perfect photographers delight.......just clicked a few pics on the top of the crowded stairs with many a people trespassing on my photos and finally decided to go up the hill on the right for a trek and yes this was the best part.......the trek was simple but the views were stunning and there were spots where you can't resist clicking the photos of nature......besides this some advice for the travellers..........go after 4 pm as its the best time to visit with the sun heading down, wear shorts or snickers(nothing below the knee), carry a pair of slippers or shell out Rs.20 to rent a slipper which are readily available.....carry water and yep you have plenty of eating options mostly sweet corn , soft drinks, bada pav etc. and yes August-September is the best time to visit due to the after effects of monsoon.......Lastly friends there is no alternative to this dam...So this must definitely be part of ur travel itinearary

Visited September 2013
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