Bhandardara Dam is constructed across the river Pravara at Bhandardara. Nearby are Randha falls. Bhandardara is a hill station. The dam is located in Taluka Akole of District Ahmednagar, in Maharashtra State, India. It is near about 170 km from Ahmednagar. Bhandardara dam built was 1910. The Dam also is known as Wilson Dam. The opening of sluice gates creates two 60 to 80 feet cascades of water that plummet to the rocks below. It’s a spectacular view. Tourists can amble in the circular garden located at the base of the dam.
Bhandardara Dam is one of the oldest dams in Asia, situated at a height of 750 m from mean sea level. The dam is also known for its Umbrella Water Falls which provides an awe-inspiring sight to visitors. Also, another waterfall near about 11 km from the dam known as the Randha Water Fall.
Bhandardara Dam Details
|Name of Dam||Name of River||Name of Place||Main Purpose||Area||Height||Capacity of Water||Capacity of Power|
|Bhandardara Dam||Pravara||Tal. Akole, Dist. Ahmednagar||Hydroelectricity and Irrigation||121 sq Km.||82.29 meter||11.03 TMC||46 MW|
How to Reach Bhandardara Dam
|By Road||Nearest Railway Station||Nearest Airport||Google Map|
|1. Distance from Pune to Sangmaner 145 km, Sangmaner to Akole 21 km and Akole to Bhandardara 18 km.||