How would you like if I tell you that just a 2 hour drive from the hustle bustle of Pune’ city life, you would finally be at a place where you can hear nothing but the peaceful music of lowing water with the backdrop o green lush and mighty hills? Well, you heard it right. We have found a place which is just 45 km from Pune on the way to Lavasa. This beautiful place is nothing but a Temghar Dam which is located near a beautiful and serene Mulshi village and it is a perfect weekend gataway from Pune.
Temghar Dam, situated on the Pune’s Mutha river is a treat to watch. Surrounded by lush green hills amidst the mist, the whole scenario looks like a perfect Bollywood movie set. The dam gives a breathtaking view of the stunning Temghar reservoir which amplifies the magnificence of the popular hill station, Lavasa. Temghar Dam is a best place to visit during Monsoon and is visited by locals and tourists as a perfect picnic location and also for camping. The panoramic vista of the flowing Mutha river forms an ethereal look twinning with the lush green terrains and lustrous surrounding, is a sight to behold.
Temghar Dam is situated at around 45 km from Pune towards Lavasa near Mulshi village and around 18 km from village Pirgunt. On the way to Lavasa, these small villages like Mulshi, Pirgunt adds more beauty to the Temghar Dam. Mulshi is one of the beautiful and widely visited place nearby which offers stunning views of mountains, nature and beautiful waterfalls. Another most visited place here is Lavasa which is most widely visited by tourists mostly during monsoon. Rain and cool breezes makes the visit priceless. Monsoon adds cosiness to this place and hence it attracts lots of tourists especially couples to visit these pretty places.
Temghar Dam is a Gravity and an Earth-fill dam which is built on the evergreen Mutha river close to Mulshi river in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. The dam which was opened in the year of 2001 is 42.5 m high and 1075 m long. Though the dam is not as big as the one at Khadakwasla or Panshet, it is worth a visit mainly during monsoon season. The major purpose of the Temghar Dam is the irrigation to nearby areas and hence it acts as a main source of water supply to the nearby places of Pune city.
The best time to visit Temghar Dam is during Monsoon. One can go for a picnic or even for a camping near dam with your family, friends and even solo. The place is perfectly safe to visit for solo travellers. There are many food stalls along the road which satisfies your taste buds. The one famous thing near the dam is Bhutta (Corn) along with “garam garam chai“.
Nearest airport to reach to Temghar Dam is Pune airport and nearest railway station is Pune as well. While travelling by bus, one can go for Lavasa or Mulshi. Whereas, travelling with your own vehicle is best recommended here so that you can stop at the scenic places and get yourself clicked.
Temghar Dam is a must visit place especially if you are travelling to or from Lavasa. The feeling of being close to nature which is coupled with the natural splendour is priceless.
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