Bhandardara ( Wilson Dam)


Bhandardara Dam Shendi Akole

Bhandardara Dam ( Wilson Dam) in Akole taluka has been built during British rule in India.Bhandardara Dam is the main water reserve for Akole taluka's lifeline river Pravara.
Bhandardara is located in very beautiful place in Sahyadri mountains lines which is close from Nashik and Mumbai cities. Which make Bhandardara Dam ( Wilson Dam) popular tourist place in all seasons.

Distance from Major Cities:-
Nashik - 70 KM
Mumbai - 161 KM
Akole - 36 KM
Sangamner - 60 KM
Pune - 174
Shirdi - 107

Main Attractions -
Main Water reserve - Bhandardara has huge water reserve and it is surrounded by beautiful Sahyadri mountains lines.
Umbrella Fall - When the water is released from 200 ft Bhandardara dam main reserve to Pravara river, first it falls on the rocky crags, it sprinkle water same as an umbrella. Which gives the magnificent view of Umbrella fall for all the tourists.
Randha Fall - Randha fall is a scenic waterfall on Pravara river which is around 9KM from Bhandardara main reserve.
Garden - At the Bhandardara Dam the rever side garden at the foot of dam walls is one of the main attractions for tourist.
Boating - In the Bhandardara Dam main water reserve the boating is allowed to explore the dams all side scenic natural beauty.

Dam information:-
The Type of Build: Masonry
Height: 507 meters
Width: (bottom) 82.2 9.
Construction Start: 1910.
Opening date: 1926.
Construction cost: INR 1,13,90,060.
Irrigated Area: 57,000 hectares.
Main Water Reserve: 15.54 Sq
Capacity: 11 TMC
Electrical Product Information: 1 Turbine
Maximum Productivity: 10 MW
Geographic Coordinates : 19.5477186,73.757379

Best Time to Visit - 

  • Monsoon Season (June to October)

Nearby Tourist Attractions -
1) Ratangad Fort
2) Amriteshwar Temple
3) Sandhan Valley
4) Mount Kalsubai

Bhandardara (Wilson Dam) Photo Gallery