Bushy Dam, Lonavala
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Bushy Dam

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About Bushy Dam

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.
 


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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106 traveller reviews for Bushy Dam

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Prashant Karkera

  • Tourist
  • Prashant Karkera
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 10 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1053 readers

"Bushy Dam is good during monsoon"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We decided to go to Lonavala in December since it was our wedding anniversary. We visited Bhushi Dam on day one. It is a great place during the monsoons, but we got a good view of the dam and the river besides it. The steps beside the dam was calm. The tourist were limited as it was not season to visit Bhushi Dam. Also there are shops alongside the dam who sell Golas, Bhuttas, etc. We sat beside the river and had our Golas. We enjoyed our sunny day beside the river having gola and Bhuttas. Clicking pictures was another activity which we did not miss. That took most of our time while our hired rickshaw was waiting for us to return back.

We did not find any security or guide who can help the people since it was off season visit.

I would suggest people visit this place during monsoon. But you want to avoid the crowd then off season is preferred. That would reduce the cost as well.
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Kopite Kk

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  • Kopite Kk
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 32 Reviews
  •  2617 readers

"Just a dam"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Bushy Dam is just like any other dam. Nothing much to do over here apart from checking out the dam. Can't understand why this place is always crowded with tourists (Traffic jam very common here). Not worth all the fuss.
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Shankar Potthraj

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  • Shankar Potthraj
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  152 readers

"Popular weekend destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Bhushi Dam, Lonavala is a very popular weekend destination for people from Mumbai and Pune. If you want to treat yourself with cool water, warm sunshine and the vibes of nature then the Bhushi Dam is the best place for you in Monsoon season. Please remember, Swimming is prohibited in this dam due to inconsistent flow of the water however one can always enjoy on steps and rocky land followed by steps.
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Kapil Daware

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  • Kapil Daware
  • Lives in Pune
  • 10 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  210 readers

"Very nice Dam"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If you are going Lonavala in Rainy season this place is must visit. People enjoys the water flow on the staircase of dame You will love it. Go and Enjoy.
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Mayank

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  • Mayank
  • Lives in Panvel
  • 1 Review
  •  213 readers

"Good place to hangout with friends and family"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Good place to hangout with friends and family. It's more beautiful in Rainy season. There foods are available, and you have to also pay for the parking. Best time to visit is sunset.
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Jagdish Raval

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  • Jagdish Raval
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 334 photos
  • 243 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
  •  41556 readers

"An Old Dam"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Visited Bhushi Dam afternoon which is next to Lonavala Lake and on the way of Lion Point about 6 km from Lonavala. The Dam is in between mountains and covered by a wall of stone made at British Rule. We can go to up by climbing some steps up to this wall from where we can see the Dam. At the time of our visit there was too less water in Dam. In monsoon there is point from where where water is overflowed and here are some steps where visitor can seat and enjoy overflowing water. So Monsoon is the season, if you want to enjoy the dam at its best. There is a waterfall located very close to the dam, you can manage your time accordingly. You can add Bhushi Dam in to your cart of visiting place in Lonavala.
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Yogesh Mohite

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  • Yogesh Mohite
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 11 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  2022 readers

"Best attraction in Lonavala"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
We have been to Lonavala many times before and we will go many times in future also. The best way to enjoy monsoon is to have weekend trip to Lonavala, and spend time at Bushy Dam, totally in love with this place.
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Shiva Ukali

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  • Shiva Ukali
  • Lives in Pune
  • 12 photos
  • 30 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  8647 readers

"Enjoyment at best"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
The Bhushi Dam is a great destination to visit during Monsoon. It has many small small waterfalls which attracts most. Anyone can enjoy there very well. No age limits. Everyone gets here everything. Enjoy guys.
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Deven Patel

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  • Deven Patel
  • Lives in Ujjain
  • 1 Review
  •  418 readers

"Visit in Monsoon only"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2015
I have visited Bushy Dam twice, once during monsoon and once during winter. But if you want to view the real beauty of the dam then visit it in monsoon. It was an awesome scene when I went to Bushy Dam during monsoon. On the back side of dam there are stairs on which water floats and people take bath on it.

We also took the bath and enjoyed a lot! The way upto the stairs or dam from road where you park your vehicle is also very adventures, you may have water upto your knees and you have to cross it. It would be very adventurous. Do not forget to visit Bushy Dam if you are in Lonavala.
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Shanu Dungarwal

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  • Shanu Dungarwal
  • Lives in Neemuch
  • 15 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  6226 readers

"Family place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2015
It's beautiful especially in rainy season soothing place, fog, eating food joints are available, kanda bhaji, corn, tea. A purely picnic place, bring a pair of clothes and slippers, because if you'll go into the waist wear you'll get wet.
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