About Varasgaon Dam
Varasgaon Dam is about 60kms from Pune and is built on the river Mose. It’s in the vicinity of the two dams Khadakwasla and Panshet. There are many dams on the way to Lavasa, and this is one of it. This dam is also known as ‘Veer Baaji Pasalkar Dam’. The length of the dam is 780meters. The construction of the dam was completed in 1993. Varasgaon also has some contributions to Pune city for water supply. This is also a famous picnic spot for Punekars.
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 Varasgaon dam. Local Taxis are also available from Pune station and Swargate.
Things to do:
As Lavasa is nearby; tourists take small halt at Varasgaon. After a long ride from Pune, this dam provides small pause for snacks and other activities. The road to Varasgaon dam is panoramic and during monsoon it adds more significance to it. There are good amount of activities like boating, zip line etc. which can keep you engaged for couple of hours here. There are local Dhabas and small restaurants which serve pretty good amount of food.
Varasgaon Dam provides a lot of options for photographers. The small villages on the way add beauty to the place. It’s a pleasant place to visit with family and friends.
Best time to visit:
The Dam is open throughout the year, but it is best visited during monsoon. The rainy season adds greenery to the place which either time is dry. The roads are a little difficult during monsoon, so driving carefully is advisable.