Dhom Dam Overview

Ranked 9 of 36 sightseeing in Panchgani

Dhom Dam is a beautiful boating spot that is located at a distance of 21 km from the town. For enjoying water activities, tourists can hire scooter boats and speed boats from near the dam. This earth fill and gravity dam on Krishna River is located near Wai. For supplying water for agriculture and industries, the dam was constructed in 1982. Construction of the dam commenced in 1976.

Water of the dam also serves the industries and residential quarters located in Wai, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar and the surrounding villages on its bank. Using water of the dam, lands of Wai, Koregaon, Satara and Javli talukas are irrigated. Approximately 20 km in length, catchments area of the Dhom Lake has been formed by damming the Krishna River. From the basement electricity house, the dam generates 4 MG of hydroelectricity.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Trevor Saldanha

Trevor Saldanha3.9/5

53 reviews

Large Dam and serene lake with boating

Dhom Dam is in the Wai District near Panchgani & is a Massive Dam. Due to creation of this Dam on the Krishna River, there is a Huge Lake that extends as far as the eye can see. It is a lovely, serene place to visit & it has boating facilities too. There is also a small restaurant with Toilets, which is good, as the place is otherwise devoid of any tourist facilities. There are also several Tents set up, so I presume that people must be renting them out to stay there, but I would not recommend the same. Due to the poor monsoon this year, the water level was very low when we visited the place in Jan, but there were some visitors enjoying the boat rides & quite a few Ducks resting near the waterfront, which made a pretty sight. The route is a bit complicated, so I would advise using your GPS, as there are hardly any sign posts. A nice place to visit, if you have not been there before.

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  • Large Dam and serene lake with boating
  • Large Dam and serene lake with boating
  • Large Dam and serene lake with boating
  • Large Dam and serene lake with boating

Soumen Dutta

Soumen Dutta4.6/5

2 reviews

Lake of serenity

Tucked away in the midst of green hillocks, the dam forms a pristine lake ideal for people who love unspoilt nature. The rolling mists, crystal clear waters, calming breeze and a deep silence rejuvenates your soul.

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Dhom Dam, Panchgani

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Dhom Dam, Panchgani

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Trevor Saldanha

Visitors at the Pier boarding Boats

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