Bushy Dam Overview

Ranked 7 of 25 sightseeing in Lonavala

The Bushy Dam is located in the backdrop of scenic hilly terrains between Lonavala and I.N.S. Shivaji. During vacations and on weekends, this site is sought after for its hilly terrains and natural surrounding views.

Tourists come over from various places to visit the waterfalls, which are formed when the water gushes out through the dam during the monsoon months. Adventure activities such as swimming are restricted during the monsoon months.

The site is located on to the I.N.S. Shivaji road and hence can be reached by tourists by boarding the buses plying on this road.

What travellers are saying about Bushy Dam

Experience scale
  • Very Good 23
  • Excellent 22
  • Good 20
  • Average 10
  • Terrible 4
  • Below Average 4
  • Poor 2
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Review and Ratings

Bhausaheb kolhe5.0/5

1 review

Overall I'm fully satisfied with Lonavala trip,

Lonavala is very beautiful city.as a traveller I was very much happy for traveling to lonavala.The bushy dam is fabulous. Outstanding nature in lonavala .the area is covered under rain always that was too good for a traveller.anyone loves to enjoy the rain .the waterfall are fabulous.so lonavala is very much beautiful city to travel.and enjoyment is double when rain is on..so go to lonavala for thrilling,romantic,lovely experience.

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Fonseka Daimen3.9/5

7 reviews

Nice picnic spot


Purnima sabharwal2.1/5

4 reviews

Little water body

Not big enough to see by tourist. If you are visiting any other water place in lonavala then no need to visit this place. I would recommend pawna lake instead of bhushi dam. No boating or water sports carried out in bhushi dam. You have to do little treck to reach bhushi dam. It is on the way if you are visiting tiger point (lion's point). Small place with nothing much to do.

Isha Jajoo4.3/5

7 reviews

Waterfall on stairs

It is the first kind of lake with step waterfall I have ever seen. Need to cross two small lakes to reach to the waterfall. On weekend, it is mostly crowded. Snacks are served on the Waterfall. I went in September, the weather was quiet good that point of time. It feels awesome to lie down on the stairs and get drenched in the overflooded dam water. People charge Rs 20 for changing clothes.

Konark Patel3.6/5

32 reviews

Refreshing Visit

Bushy dam is situated near Lonavala, road leading to which are snakey and worth driving. One has to cross a pond like stretch to reach bushy dam so wear only slippers. Do not wear shoes. Alternatively slippers are available on rent.Bushy dam has a reservoir and water flows through a number of steps giving it a beautiful and refreshing look. Carry extra pair of clothes if one wants to indulge in bathing. Overall worth visit, especially during Monsoon.

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Mandar pandit4.3/5

5 reviews

Nice Dam

A major attraction during monsoon, a must be place to visit in Monsoon. Very crowded during weekends so plan in advance and reach there early morning. Very pleasant climate to be with family and friends. Carry some warm clothes and additional pair of clothes as you will need it after a refreshing bath under the waterfalls.

Ajinkya Pednekar5.0/5

6 reviews

Best place to visit in monsoon near Mumbai

Bhushi Dam is one of the best places to visit in monsoon near Mumbai! Located approximately at a distance of 90kms from Mumbai, Bhushi dam is an awesome place to hangout when it is raining heavily & the dam is overflowing.

Rashmin Joshi3.2/5

136 reviews

Good weekend getaway

Bushi Dam is located a few kilometers from Lonavala and is a very popular weekend hangout. When the Bushi dam overflows, the water flows over a steps and then over some easily accessible rocky terrain. The terrain and the water make for a fun combination and this is why Bushi dam gets extremely crowded on weekend. So crowded, that a first time visitor would be left searching for the steps which everyone talks about, only to realize that every inch of the steps have been occupied. - See more at: http://lonavala-guide.com/places-to-see-around-lonavala/bushi-dam-lonavala/#sthash.peUgSZeE.dpuf

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Vandana yadav3.6/5

2 reviews

Good place to visit

Superb . One should only visit this place in mansoon when it overflow. Enjoy relaxing moments with tea and corn. However, for visitors who are travelling with little kids /toddlers need attention, because of rain in mansoon and handling in water and rocky pathways. Not to wear leather shoes/ heels. Chapels/ slipper are ok.

Shruthi Abhimanyu0.7/5

6 reviews

Must visit in Monsoon

The time we visited was in the month of May, which was a dry, drought season with literally no water in the Dam. We were slightly disappointed as we could not enjoy the beauty of this place. No visitors during this month. Its better to visit this destination in the monsoon season as there will be plenty of water.