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Timings : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs

Entry Fee : Weekdays : Adults - INR 250, Kids - INR 170, Weekends : Adults - INR 300, Kids - INR 230

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Panshet Dam, Pune Overview

Located at a distance of about 50 kms southwest of Pune in Maharashtra, Panshet Dam is one of the most popular and picturesque getaway from the city. Also known as Tanajisagar Dam, it is built on the Ambi River and provides irrigation and drinking water to the city folks. Enveloped in lush greenery and dotted by enchanting waterfalls, Panshet Dam is nestled in the lap of the Sahyadris and is one of the top places to visit in Pune. It offers a variety of fun activities and water adventure sports that attract a lot of adventure enthusiasts. Besides, owing to its picturesque landscape and surreal beauty, it is also a popular picnic destination, and is frequented by groups of friends, families and young couples who want to spend some quality time amidst bounteous nature.

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What to See near Panshet Dam

1. Panshet Lake

Panshet Lake has been formed with the accumulated backwaters of the Panshet Dam. It is one of the top attractions near the dam and it stays alive with tourists visiting here for picnicking or to try out the several water sports. The lake offers a variety of activities including boating, kayaking, banana boat rides and water scooters etc. The lake also offers surreal views of the surrounding Sahyadris and is a must-visit sightseeing spot near the city. In addition to this, people also visit here to relax, reflect and rewind from the hustle-bustle of life.

2. Panshet Water Park

Panshet Water Park is another popular attraction near the dam. The complex has a variety of water and regular rides for both the adults and the kids and is a much loved tourist attraction near the city. Besides swimming, you can also try out the water sports here which include, boat rides, banana boat rides, kayaking, wind surfing etc. It is a perfect day out plan for friends and families alike. 

Activities at Panshet Dam

1. There are a plethora of water activities that you can try at the dam which include motor boating, peddle boating, kayaking, water scooters, banana boat rides etc.
2. The hills next to the dam offer multiple opportunities for adventure activities like trekking, hiking, rock climbing etc. You can also avail private packages for camping and bonfires.
3. There is also a separate play area for kids sprinkled with swings and slides. You can visit here where your kids can have a good time.
4. You can also savour local food at a tiny restaurant near the dam. The cafe offers picturesque views of the surrounding hills and has amazing food. It is the perfect place to go to after you have exhausted yourself at the lake.
5. The best option is to pack a basket of food and a sheet and to enjoy a day picnic next to the pristine lake, in the vicinity of mighty mountain views. It is the most perfect way to relax and rewind from the monotony of life.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Panshet Dam is during the monsoons or early winters. Because most waterfalls around the dam are rain fed and they dry up during summers. While in the rainy season when the water levels are full; the waterfalls shine through in all their glory and splendour, and the surrounding greenery is in full bloom.

How To Reach Panshet Dam

There are state transport buses plying from Swargate in Pune to Panshet at 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM and back from Panshet to Swargate at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM everyday. In case you are driving or you have a private vehicle, you can take the Kothrud, Rajaram Bridge route and take a right from there. Follow the main road towards Khadakwasla and take a right from Donaje Phata to reach Panshet Dam. Another route is from Kothrud through Warje Malwadi, Uttam Nagar till you reach Khadakwasla Dam. Take a left from here to reach Donaje Phata and then take a right turn to reach Panshet Dam.

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