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“Mulshi Dam and Tamhini Ghat”
Review of Mulshi Dam

Mulshi Dam
Ranked #24 of 294 things to do in Pune
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Mulshi dam is arround50 Km from Pune City and arround 30 Km from Hinjewadi. You can go Mulshi via Hinjewadi of from Chandani chowk.
As this attraction says Mulshi dam but real beauty of this place is tamhini Ghat for which you have to travel arround 20-25 Km more from Mulshi dam and you will see one of the best natuaral beauty which is called Tamhini ghat. This place is no less beautiful than western ghat in Monsson season. Best way to travel is via Bike.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Mulshi Dam is a very good monsoon getaway from Pune for a day trip. One can drive along the long and curving road alongside the backwaters of the lake. A bit ahead is Tamhini ghat, which is also very scenic during the monsoon season. We went in June when the monsoon has just started so it was green all around. All through our trip it was raining. the scene was lovely as small waterfall have started flowing through the roadside ranges. With such a close proximity to Pune and abundant natural beauty, Mulshi is a very good getaway.

19  Thank ShaileshSoni
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Most people go up to mulshi and return back, few go just to enjoy the drive or monsoon rains.most pass it on the way to konkan or pune.So we took a short trip (team of 12) and planned to go beyond mulshi.We went to the point where the konkan plains are visible and the descend of the ghat starts.Huge mountain cliffs stared down the verdant green everywhere,when the rains started a number of waterfalls gushed down the mountains. we stopped at a number of places for short sojourns to simply enjoy the rains or enjoy nature.Its like no other place,much of the scenic places have become touristy where people jostle for space to exploit every view available.The single road that cuts through the sahyadri ranges,everywhere along the road you are deep within nature.Travelling in a group is preferable as there are drunken louts at some places (far lesser that the pathetic bhushi dam)
we stopped at a hotel "Saumili" run by Saurabh Raje. and i must say the food exceeded what one would expect in such a less travelled place.
Chicken tandoori - awesome
gavran chicken - we ordered extra curries!
Prawns - fresh from konkan, better that what most pune restaurants serve.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone going via Tamhini

It is near dongarwadi, around 1 hour from Mulshi.
Overall this less frequented place (tamhini) was a find for me.In monsoons you have to only see it to believe it.

29  Thank Sanman75
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

It was the first day of monsoon, and we were at Mulashi by 10 am and visited Tamhini ghat by 12 noon. It was a wonderful experience spending the first day of monsoon at these places. All the hill tops were covered in clouds and one could not see beyond a few feet due to heavy mist. On normal days one gets a picturesque view of Konkan below. But this experience was wonderful. Also, the place was almost deserted, thus, the experience was very peaceful for which we were craving. The steaming but simple Maharashtrian rural type of food enhanced the experience.

19  Thank vijaypbhate
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

Having read about Mulshi being a tourist spot we headed from Pune up to the lake and dam with high expectations, BUT
1 We reached the village below the foot of the dam wall ( obscured from view though) where the road forks to go left to Mulchi and right to Lonavala. Turning left we saw a guarded gate on the right side of the road. A sign saying no swimming, fishing, washing clothes etc greeted us at the gate. Still, we asked the guard if we could go in to take some photos. NO WAY
2 Ok, so we go up the road and see signs every km or so saying no entry to the lake- This land,dam and lake are owned by Tata Power company- entry prohibited!! The concrete wall embedded with shards of glass was a not too subtle message to keep out.
3 We drove on to Mulchi which is just another run down little township that does not inspire a stop.Very disappointing but with potential.
4 Paradise Cafe.Just before Mulchi a cafe caught my attention on the right hand side of the road where we stopped for lunch . This interesting restaurant is owned by a Sikh family and features much memoribilia , artefacts and sales items. While looking as though it needs a makeover, the views from the restaurant over the lake are commanding with nice bush setting. A 10 minute walk down to the lake would have been nice but the waiter told us it was not allowed. We made do with a beer and a good lunch which included an appetiser of Chicken Afghani- only the second restaurant where I had found this served in 7 months of living in Pune.
The only real negative of this place is that it needs better quality tables, chairs ,a splash of paint and it would be transformed.
To summarise an access road down to the lake at Mulchi would truly benefit this town . What is the point of building a magnificent house here ( which there seem to be plenty) up on the hillside
but with no lake access!! Okay its all owned by Tata (?) but they could do so much to enhance this area which does have some potential.
A great view of the lake can be obtained by taking the right fork to Lonavala and after a short steep climb of about 2km you can park your car on a small plateau and get the camera out.
Check my photos of the sign and the view from the Cafe

25  Thank HDRennie
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