About Chaskaman Dam
Chaskaman Dam is located near Rajgurunagar of Pune district. The Dam is built on river Bhima and is 60kms from Pune. It is regarded as the 2nd Hydel Greenfield power project in India. The main purpose of the Dam is to provide Hydroelectricity to the neighbouring areas. The Dam is also useful for irrigation. It is 738 meters in length and the depth of the Dam is 150 meters. The dam has five radial gates with a channel of approximately 72 meters.
The Chaskaman dam was built around 1977 at Bibi village. Chaskaman dam has water throughout the year which offers major benefits to the farmers of the region in terms of irrigation and crops rotation.
The road towards Chaskaman is lush green during monsoon. Punekars love this place because of its picturesque surroundings and backwaters.
How to reach?
By private vehicle: Car or bike ride can be done as the roads are in good condition. From Pune towards Bhosari, then Chakan and towards Rajgurunagar you will find your destination.
By public transport: There are state-run buses as well as private buses from Swargate and Pune station. Cabs and taxis are also available for the same.
Things to do:
Chaskaman Dam is a beautiful picnic spot a little away from Pune about 60kms. It’s a nice place for family outings and a small barbeque picnic can also be arranged here with permission.
One of the biggest attractions here is the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. It is mostly for the conservation of rare species. The Indian Giant Squirrel is said to be found here. Not only this, it is the home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingams and that is the Bhimashankar temple. It is built in the Hemad-Panthi style. It attracts thousands of devotees throughout the year.
Night camping facilities attracts a lot of campers here from nearby areas. Prior permission can be taken for it.