About Panshet Dam
Panshet Dam is built on the river Ambi which is about 50kms from Pune city. It is the oldest dam constructed near Pune in the late 1950s. Along with Khadakwasla, Panshet too provides water to the city and its suburbs.
Panshet has a debauched history. The dam burst in its first year of storing water on 12 July 1961 causing massive flooding all over Pune. Later it was re-constructed as it is seen in present day. The length of the dam is 1,039 meters. A lake is formed due to the backwaters of the Panshet dam and Sahyadri Mountain ranges can be noticed from here.
How to reach?
By private vehicle: 1 hour 30minutes drive on a two-wheeler or four-wheeler from Pune station towards Sinhagad road, National Defense Academy, crossing Khadakwasla and then towards destination.
Time may vary depending on the traffic.
By public transport: Buses from Pune station are available that directly drop near Panshet dam. Local Taxis are also available from Pune station and Swargate.
Things to do:
Panshet Dam is famous for its water sports. It has a water sports center. It is a famous picnic spot for Punekars because of it picturesque area. A beautiful place to go for monsoon drive with family and friends.
The back waters from the Panshet dam add beauty to the place. Boating is a major attraction here. Sahyadri Mountains can also be spotted from Panshet Dam.
Things not to do:
Littering the place by throwing garbage would be disappointing.
Clicking selfies near the backwaters might turn out fatal. Its always good to be safe when you’re with your loved ones.