Varasgaon Dam Overview

Ranked 1 of 2 sightseeing in Lavasa

Varasgaon Dam is the chief attraction in the region which is situated on the banks of the Mose River. The Mose River is the main water source to the entire city of Pune which is also suitable for various water sports. The Varasgaon Dam is also known as the Veer Pasalkar Dam. The dam is a popular picnic spot along with the nearby Panshet Dam.

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Bridge view of the dam

Bridge view of the dam  Video Review

Varasgaon Dam

Priyanka nagori
17th Jan 18

What travellers are saying about Varasgaon Dam

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  • Good 6
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  • Average 1
  • Very Good 1
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  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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
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Reviews and Ratings

Dhanaji shankar suravase

Dhanaji shankar suravase4.3/5

3 reviews

Small but beautiful

Nice time to see this dam is in the morning or evening. This is somewhat at long distance by walk from the city of lavasa. This is just at the entrance of lavasa city.
  • Small but beautiful
  • Small but beautiful
  • Small but beautiful

Ketan Mehta

Ketan Mehta4.3/5

32 reviews

Not enough water when we visited

When we visited the dam, there wasn't enough water so that we can get awesome natural view of site, but yeah we can take certain good selfies over here. People usually stops at this place just to take selfies and to watch dhobi's working over there.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

512 reviews

A very big dam

This dam is located in front of this city. It is a very big dam. There is no any facility available. It is only visit place. There were no much of public. But it is very good looking. Some people are bathing there and take enjoyment.

Samrudha Kadam

Samrudha Kadam2.5/5

9 reviews

The leaking Dam

The Varasgaon Dam enroute to Lavasa is a good 5 mins halt for capturing some clicks and taking a break from the continuous drive. Nothing special about this place except that when we visited it was leaking from the walls.

Kiran Bhat

Kiran Bhat3.2/5

14 reviews

Just another Dam

Nothing great about this dam, looks like any other dam. There is a stream created by water from the dam where people go to wade in but it is mostly occupied by people washing clothes. The only possibly good point in this is the corn (butta) available there which is nice.
  • Just another Dam
  • Just another Dam

Supratim Nath

Supratim Nath4.6/5

2 reviews

Awesome place to hangout with friends and family

Awesome place to hangout with friends and family members. Very pleasant weather and awesome destination. Easy way of communication and perfect roads. Mountain, sunrise, waterfalls are main focus of attraction.

Russhabh Zanwar

Russhabh Zanwar4.3/5

3 reviews

Gives a proper frames for shoot

Varasgaon Dam is old dam which is mostly filled in the rainy season, in odd seasons it is dry. It falls on the way to Lavasa city, one can have good captures there as the location gives you proper frames for shoot. You can stop by the bridge and enjoy the place while going Lavasa.
  • Gives a proper frames for shoot
  • Gives a proper frames for shoot



7 reviews

Decent adventurous activities available

Good for a short trip (3-4 hrs) if you are coming from Pune. There are some decent adventure activities like zip line, boating etc. It is advisable to watch out for cool climate. We went there in December, the breeze was cool but the sun was too hot so could not spend much time there. On the route to Varasgaon Dam, there is a Lord Shiva Temple which is a must. The temple requires some time though as the road is not good at all and one needs to trek for some distance. Overall it is a good place if the climate is cool. There are local dhabas and restaurants which serve good food so food is not a concern.

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  • Decent adventurous activities available
  • Decent adventurous activities available
  • Decent adventurous activities available

Chatta Uday sai kiran

Chatta Uday sai kiran4.3/5

4 reviews

Awesome place

A one of the beautiful visual wonder in India in European style especially one have to visit the place in evening time. Do not visit the place during sunny day.

Utkarsh Kumar

Utkarsh Kumar3.6/5

4 reviews

Day tour to Lavasa

An artificial hill-station- One of the best destination for a day drive from Pune or Mumbai. The way is really beautiful especially in rainy season, extremely smooth road once we enter Lavasa. From there its 15-20 km to the actual city. The place is not worth for more than a day spend. Activities like cycling, boating etc are available. Food is quite expensive as well as the stay. Good for sightseeing and drive.

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Photos of Varasgaon Dam

Varasgaon Dam, Lavasa

Photo by

Kiran Bhat

Varasgaon Dam
Varasgaon Dam, Lavasa

Photo by

Kiran Bhat

Flow of Dam water into the forest
Varasgaon Dam, Lavasa

Photo by

Russhabh Zanwar

Varasgaon Dam, Lavasa