If one asks about the 'Chowpati' in Pune, the Puneits will go for Khadakwasla. Khadakwasla Panshet and Varasgaon are the three major dams near Pune which provides water to entire Pune city. Khadakwasla dam was constructed in pre-independence period. The dam is big one and many people enjoy their Sunday and holiday evenings here. The amazing view of Sinhagad and Peacock Bay is again a major attraction of Khadakwasla. Village Khadakwasla is just 12 kms away from Pune to the way to Sinhagad. It has a military importance as National Defense Academy (NDA) here is very famous in Indian Military History.
Panshet is one of the popular places near Pune for picnic lovers. Panshet dam was built in late 50's. It became famous in 1961 when the dam collapsed and the entire water grabbed Pune city. Now a days, Panshet is popular because of Water sports here. One can have a nice road to Panshet surrounded by dark green woods. Panshet and Varasgaon dams now a days are Popular because of water sports here that includes Speed Boats and Water Scooters etc.
Truly Khadakwasla, Panshet and Varasgaon not only are water storages for Pune but also developing as new picnic spots near Pune.
|Lodging||:||Available at Panshet and Sinhagad.|
|How to Go||:||Regular PMT buses from Sarasbag and ST buses from Swargate.|
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