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“Khadakwasla - The Chow-Patti of Pune”
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Khadakwasla Dam
Ranked #30 of 280 things to do in Pune
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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47 attraction reviews
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“Khadakwasla - The Chow-Patti of Pune”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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Visited July 2014
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Pune, India
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“nice scenic attraction”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

good to have a point like this in a city, good place to cool ur self, and get refreshed. not much to do at this point, but watching a sunset behind mountains is a plus.

Visited June 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Scenic beauty!”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Khadakwasla Dam is a must see place near Pune city. It's around 10-15 km away from the city on Sinhgadh road. Carry your camera to capture beautiful sunset. And if you are a good swimmer better to try ur swimming skills.

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pune
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“Relaxing picnic spot”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

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.

Visited June 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Memorable outing!!!!!!!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

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.

Visited August 2013
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