Do you enjoy driving on a misty Pune morning to connect with nature at its best?
If you do, then read on- These dams around Pune offer you nature at its best, calming water bodies, much greenery and the soothing chirp of birds.
Pune is fortunately surrounded by several picturesque spots that give you a wonderful outing each time you return. Comfortable drives, soothing greenery and calming water bodies that help you unwind and enjoy some calm.
Here are a few dams around the city that are worth waking up for…
This dam constructed on Mutha River attracts a lot of tourists due to its proximity to the private, planned city, Lavasa. The open space provides a perfect setting to set up a camp and bonfire and witness the morning sun in its full glory. Regular campers have it that as night sets in, one can see multiple fireflies lighting-up the nearby area.
Distance from Pune: 42 Km via Temghar-Lavasa Road
Constructed on Velavandi river near Bhor village offers a scenic view of the backwaters. The area around is still untouched and has a magnificent view of green trails alongside the roads. With buzzling tourism, the area around has multiple resorts for a continued stay. It is also a prime location for a quick getaway for family picnics and a popular location for film shoots.
Distance from Pune: 55.6 km via NH 48
Just half an hour drive away from the city is this excellent place for a day out. The lake offers a lot of activities like boating and camping and one can grab a quick bite of the local snacks at the small hotels.
Distance from Pune: 27.8 km via Hinjewadi – Kasarsai Road
A drive of just 40 Km around the Khadakwasla lake will take you to this pristine spot to unwind in nature’s lap. The calm and quiet is just perfect to connect with your inner-self. It is advisable to stock up on some food and water.
Alternatively, you can savour the ‘bhajji, bhutta, tandoori chai and bhel’ at the chowpati at Khadakwasla dam on your way back.
Distance from Pune: 40.6 km via Sinhgad Road
One of the largest dams in Maharashtra, Koyna Dam located in Satara district is however, approx. 196.0 km from Pune. The dam on Koyna River rises in Mahabaleshwar and is in Koyna Nagar.
The dam is surrounded by various hotels in the vicinity to provide you with decent staying options while you explore Koyna Nagar and Mahabaleshwar on your trip.
Distance from Pune: 196.0 km via AH47
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