Travel Tuesday: Khadakwasla Dam Adding A Pinch Of Happiness In Every Punekar’s Busy Life

Pune’s Khadakwasla Dam is the best place to spend a fun day with your family and friends.

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Searching a place far away from Pune's traffic to sit and treat your eyes with an incredible view, then Khadakwasla Dam in the place you should be visiting. Khadakwasla Dam, located near NDA Khadakwasla is a dam built on the picturesque lake called Khadkawasla Lake. 

Khadakwasla is also known as Pune's ‘chowpatti’.  Khadakwasla Dam is a perfect destination for a one day picnic.

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If you want to avoid visiting this place in monsoon, you can do it now. October to December is the best time to visit Khadakwasla. Great view, good weather and some lip-smacking chaat will surely make your one day picnic, the most memorable one.

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The lake is the main source of water for the city and its suburbs and is the largest lake in the region in Mushi. The lake is located about 50 kilometers away from Khadakwasla. You can also see the famous National Defence Academy, the Institute of Advanced Technology near the dam.

Pune's most famous Sinhagad Fort is also in a close proximity along with the twin dams of Panshet and Varasgaon.

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The lake was built by Captain Fife RE of the British Army who had recommended a high-level reservoir at Khadakwasla in 1863. That is the reason why the lake has another name: Lake Fife

The river on which the dam is built begins from the confluence of the two rivers, Ambi and Mose. The dam is measured to be 1.6 kilometers long while the backwaters of the Khadakwasla is around 22 kilometers. It is widened up to 250 to 1000 meters. The dam contains 11 radial sluice gates and six irrigation outlets and they flow into two canals.

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You just know where you have to head to, this Sunday. So, hurry up!

This article is a part of the series ‘Travel Tuesdays’ where we bring you a list of places in and around Pune to satiate your wanderlust cravings.  

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Sumaiya Sheikh (WRITER)

Sumaiya believes in expressing her thoughts with the sword of words. This management lover handled 30 and 100 volunteers for All India Interschool Personality Contest in 2013 & 2016 respectively, by Oxford Speakers’ Academy. A chatterbox, she also hosted three shows at All India Radio. This compotator represented KKSU in the inter-university debate competition - Indradhanushya.