Bhandardara Dam

Bhandardara

        Bhandardara Dam  is constructed across the river Pravara at   Bhandardara . Near by are Randha falls. Bhandardara is hill station.Bhandardara is located in Taluka Akole of District Ahmednagar, in Maharashtra State, India. Bhandardara near about 170 km from Ahmednagar. Bhandardara dam built was 1910. Bhnadardara dam is also 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.

        It 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 Falls which provides an awe-inspiring sight to visitors. About 11 km from the dam is another waterfall known as the Randha Fall.

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

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1. Distance from Pune to Sangmaner 145 kms, Sangmaner to Akole 21 kms and Akole to Bhandardara 18 kms.     Map