Mulshi & Tamhini Ghat

Mulshi is the name of a major dam on the Mula river in India. It is located in the Mulshi taluka administrative division of the Pune district of Maharashtra State. Water from the dam is used for irrigation as well as for producing electricity at the Bhira hydroelectric power plant, operated by Tata Power. Water from this reservoir located in Krishna river basin is diverted to the Bhira powerhouse for generating Hydro electricity.

Tamhini Ghat is a mountain passage located between Mulshi and Tamhini in Maharashtra. Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Tamhini Ghat is noted for its surroundings comprising scenic waterfalls, lakes and dense woods. The best time to visit is August and September. Tamhini Ghat starts from Mulshi Dam and ends at Orchard Cafe.

*(All the above information are from Wikipedia.)

Transport:

Airport: The nearest commercial airports are Pune International Airport at 50 km and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 170 km.

Rail: Pune Railway station is the nearest railway station. The dam is approximately 44 km from the station.

Road: Mulshi is connected to Pune and Mumbai through the road connecting the Mumbai Pune Highway.

Local: Regular State Transport buses ply from Pune to Khadakwasla. Auto Rickshaw and other vehicles are available to different locations like Sinhagad Fort and Panshet Dam.

Tourist Interest:

Mulshi Dam: In recent years Mulshi and adjoining areas have been developed as a tourist destination, adding accommodation for leisure guests.

Tamhini Ghat: This beautiful Ghat region is a popular tourist destination during the monsoon. Multiple waterfalls can be seen all around the mountain ranges.

Tour Planner: Mulshi and Tamhini ghat can be covered in a day trip making a base at Pune or Mumbai. One can leisurely stay at various resorts near this region.

Read my experience in Mulshi and Tamhini Ghat.

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