About Mulshi Dam
Mulshi Dam is built on the river Mula. Mulshi Dam is located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of Pune district of Maharashtra State and is approximately 75kms drive from Pune. It was built during 1927 and is lately been a tourist attraction. Water from the dam is used for irrigation as well as for producing electricity at the Bhira hydroelectric power plant, operated by Tata Power.
Mulshi road is lush green covered on its both sides. Mulshi has a dense forest and hilly terrain. Despite being far, Punekars always prefer this place for a drive. This place also attracts the nature lovers and photographers.
How to reach Mulshi?
By private vehicle: Mulshi Dam is a 2 hour drive on a two-wheeler or four-wheeler from Pune station towards Kothrud, Mulshi road, Pirangut, Paud and towards the destination. Time may vary depending on the traffic.
By public transport: Buses are available from Pune station or Swargate which take you to Mulshi. Local Taxis and cabs are also available for the same.
Mulshi dam is perfect for long drives.
Couples can enjoy going on a long drive or even a bike ride. During monsoon, the roads are covered with fog. Mulshi is a destination that attracts several visitors. The beauty of the lake is the major draw and people enjoy the greenery and scenic views. Not only Punekars, visitors from far and near come to visit the Mulshi Lake because of the wonderful activities that it offers such as camping, bird-watching, trekking and photography. The Raigad Fort is another major attraction near Mulshi Dam. There is also a rope-way near the fort that can be accessed by visitors. The planned hill station of Lavasa is a must visit for anyone visiting Mulshi. Lavasa is about 45 Km from Mulshi. Panshet is about 70 Km from Mulshi and a wonderful place for nature lovers.
Best time to visit:
Mulshi is open throughout the year but the best time to visit this place is monsoon as the area is filled with water making the area blossom in greenery. Mulshi dam is open from 8am to 6pm.