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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