Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Lush greenery and calm surroundings make up the Valvan Dam, which is a near-perfect evening outing spot, near Lonavala in Maharashtra. The Valvan Dam is a huge water barrage that serves as the water source for the generation of electricity at the Khopoli Power Station, which is owned by Tata Power and is located at the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains. Enveloped with an altogether different kind of peace, and surrounded with scenic views on all sides, the Valvan Dam and lake are the perfect spots for nature lovers and people who seek solace. Being a very pristine, spectacular landscape, this is also an excellent place for photography enthusiasts.
The 26.36 metres high dam runs across a total length of 1,356 metres. Built across the River Kundali which originates from the Western Ghats, the water impounded by the dam forms a magnificent artificial body of water, which is known as the Valvan Lake. What makes the Valvan Lake an optimal place to visit in the evenings is the pretty garden that is situated at its base. The lush green garden makes a perfect spot for locals and tourists to gather for picnics. It would be in no way an overstatement to say that the Valvan Dam is renowned only for its unique architecture and high utility. The alluring gardens and beauty that surround the dam add to the value of this prestigious dam, and ensure that the place is crowded with visitors all year round.
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