With so many rivers running through Maharashtra, it is no surprise that the state has a variety of dams. These dams are used to hold water so that adjacent cities and villages can benefit from it. Some of these dams are also equipped with hydroelectric generating units.
The following is a list of the top dams in Maharashtra.
1. Koyna Dam
The Koyna dam is 50 kilometres from the Aurangabad district. It gets its name from the town of Koyna Nagar, which is exactly where it is. The Koyna dam is one of Maharashtra’s greatest dams, built on the Godavari river. The dam also houses India’s largest electric generating plant and is known as Maharashtra’s “lifeline.” With barely a few fractures here and there, this dam has weathered numerous violent earthquakes. When the gates open, the breathtaking view of the streams flowing down the ramparts will take your breath away.
2. Mula Dam
Mula dam, built-in 1974, is located near the town of Baragoan Nandur. The major reason for building this dam was to deliver water to local communities from the Dnyaneshwar Sagar reservoir. This dam benefits the towns of Ahmednagar and Rahuri district. It is also Ahmednagar’s largest dam. To top it all off, the dam is placed in a lovely setting, attracting a large number of tourists who come to marvel at the scenery.
3. Mulshi Dam
Mulshi dam is located in Pune and was built on the Mula river. The water from this dam is largely utilised for agriculture. This dam is significant for Maharashtra since it not only supplies power and water, but it is also a major hydro-tourism destination. The environment will enchant you with its vast green meadows and hills that surround the dam.
4. Ujjani Dam
The Ujjani dam was built on the Bhima river, a tributary of the Krishna river. As a result, this dam is also known as the Bhima dam. Bhadalwadi Lake is the name given to the lake generated by this dam. The immense expanse of water on each side of the dam’s concrete walls is breathtaking. The greatest time to visit this location is during the monsoon season when the river and lake are full of crystal pure water.