Panshet Dam is an about 50 km southwest of the city of Pune district in Maharashtra, India. It was constructed about 40 years back for irrigation purpose. Panshet Dam across the river Aambi in Pune. The Panshet dam is one of the major sources fo water in Thane district and Pune District. The dam is a multipurpose project, The main purpose of the dam is to provide hydroelectricity and some irrigation facilities in neighboring areas.
Panshet lake is a famous picnic spot. This Lake is nested in the lap of Sahyadri mountain ranges and surrounded by lush green hills streaked with numerous waterfalls. Dam was built in late 50’s. It became famous in 1961 when the dam collapsed and the entire water grabbed Pune city. Nowadays, Panshet is popular because of Watersports here. One can have a nice road to Panshet surrounded by dark green woods.
Panshet and Varasgaon dams nowadays are Popular because of water sports here that include Speed Boats and Water Scooters etc. Panshet Lake is formed by the backwater of the Panshet Dam. From here we can see the high hills of Sahyadri mountains. Some hills are 3800 feet high. Sinhgad fort, Khadakwasla Dam and Varasgaon are the famous attractions near a dam.
|Name of Dam||Name of River||Name of Place||Main Purpose||Area||Height||Capacity of Water||Capacity of Power|
|Panshet Dam||Aambi||Tah. Velhe, Dist. Pune||Hydroelectricity, Irrigation and Drinking water||120 sq km.||60 meter||10.69 TMC||8 MW|
How to Reach Panshet Dam
|By Road||Nearest RailWay Station||Nearest Airport||Google Map|
|1. Distance from Pune to Panshet dam 42 km via Sinhagad-Khanapur.||Pune||Click here|