Wilson Dam Overview

Ranked 7 of 10 sightseeing in Bhandardara

Wilson Dam is one of the famous tourist spots in Bhandardara, which was constructed alongside the Arthur Lake in 1910. This dam has been built on the Pravara River and is considered to be an ideal place for organising picnic. Wilson Dam is situated around 750 m above the main sea level and is famous for the nearby Umbrella Falls.

It is one of the oldest dams in entire Asia, located at a distance of about 11 km from Randha Falls. Mumbai International Airport is the closest airport from this dam and the main railway station is situated at Igatpuri. There is a swimming pool and a circular garden situated at the base of the Wilson Dam.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Bhargesh Ved

Bhargesh Ved5.0/5

1 review

Grand view of Wilson dam and Greenery around

I have been to the Wilson Dam with my parents a few years ago. The views are magnificent as we get to see a large water body and the greenery surrounding Wilson Dam. Monsoons are awesome as they open the gates of the dam and we get to see the water rush down from the dam.
  • Grand view of Wilson dam and Greenery around

Pallavi Sapre

Pallavi Sapre3.9/5

15 reviews

Perfect getaway for leisure and relaxation

Bhandardara (3000 ft) is a hill station and a weekend getaway 180 kms from Mumbai and Pune and about 80 kms from NashikBhandardara sits by the Pravara River, and is a blend of nature's harmony with, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, clean and fresh air and pristine ambiance. Its feast to eyes to see bright blue skies, lush green paddy fields and Serene blue water. The Bhandardara Lake and the Randha falls, Umbrella fall are major tourist attractions.Bhandardara is full of attractions from Wilson Dam to Arthur Lake. As legend has it, Shri Agasti Rishi meditated here for a year, surviving only on water and air, pleased with this display of devotion, God came down to Earth and blessed Shri Agasti Rishi with a stream of the Ganges river, which is now known as the Pravara River.Its perfect getaway for leisure and relaxation.Best to go in Monsoons or winters. There is MTDC resort, other hotels. And camping sites too if one wishes to stay near nature. One can plan for a day picnic too.

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  • Perfect getaway for leisure and relaxation
  • Perfect getaway for leisure and relaxation
  • Perfect getaway for leisure and relaxation
  • Perfect getaway for leisure and relaxation
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Samrudha Kadam

Samrudha Kadam3.2/5

9 reviews

Have a sip of coffee sitting near the dam

We had a distant view of the Wilson Dam but let me tell you it was an average experience. The dam is quite big in size. You can enjoy the view along with a sip of tea and coffee at the same time.

Photos of Wilson Dam

Wilson Dam , Bhandardara

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Pallavi Sapre

Wilson Dam , Bhandardara
Wilson Dam , Bhandardara

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Kartik Desai

Group photo at wilson dam
Wilson Dam , Bhandardara

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Pallavi Sapre

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