Manu Khandelwal
Last Updated: 29th March 2018

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Lonavala is a popular hill station perched on the lush green hills of Western Ghats. A stone’s throw from Mumbai, Lonavala remains one of the best options to escape your daily routine on weekends. For people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and spend some quality time in a serene environment, Lonavla is no doubt the best place. It is teeming with lots of waterfalls, lakes, dams, and few forts.

Some of the attractions are Bhushi Dam, Karla caves, Ryewood caves, Rajamachi fort, Bhaja caves Lohgarh fort, Tiger point, Lion point, Duke’s nose, etc. Out of all attractions, the dams of Lonavla are quite famous and make Lonavla a must-visit destination for dam lovers. Below is a short list of dams situated in or near the Lonavla.

Bhushi DamBhushi Dam

Situated on the Indrayani river, Bhushi Dam is a kind of masonry dam. The place remains cheerful and attracts a number of visitors. The ideal time to pay a visit to this dam is during the monsoons as the water level rises which adds more fun. The overflowing water through the steps of the dam entices people to play and add a fun time in their vacation. Bhushi Dam became quite famous and gets crowded during the weekends. Though swimming is banned inside the dam due to the inconsistent flow of the water people still visit the place to spend quality time. The terrain of the dam and the water inside it make a fun combination and is an ideal place to enjoy the vacation having fun. The lake situated near the dam is created by the Bhushi Dam is also used by Tata Power for power generation purposes.

Tungarli DamTungarli Dam

The Tungarli Dam is situated in the vicinity of Rajamachi fort, built along the Tungarli Lake. The dam is named after the lake. The Tungarli Dam is a wonderful location to spend evenings in solitude. Situated amidst lush green surroundings, the dam offers a soulful experience. Apart from all this, the dam also helps in the irrigation purposes for the nearby villages. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy trekking and camping here as several natural trails are available.

Valvan DamValvan Dam

Valvan Dam is a perfect place to visit in Lonavla if you want your evenings to be soothing. Girded by lush green hills, the Valvan Dam is a wonderful place in Lonavla which is known for its tranquil experience. The Valvan Dam is a large water barrage situated near the famous hill station of Lonavala in Maharashtra. Apart from being a tourist spot, the dam also acts as a power source for the Khopoli Power station which is owned by Tata Power. The dam is settled in between the mountains of Sahyadris, and it is considered the food for photography enthusiasts. The dam is 26.36 meters high, and its length is 1,356 meters.

Pawna DamPawna Dam

Pawna Dam is one of the most amazing places to visit near Lonavla. Situated near Lohagad, the Pawna Dam is built over the Pawna river. Apart from being a tourist place, the dam also plays a significant role in irrigation purposes to the nearby villages. Pawna Dam is also the water source of Pimpri Chinchwad region. The location of the dam is picturesque and can convince any photographer to take a shot of the scenery. The dam is considered one of the best places for a day outing near Pune. The dam is surrounded by famous forts such as Tung, Tikona, Lohagad and Visapur. The dam can be reached by taking the Mumbai Pune expressway and take the road to the lake from Kamshet.

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