Swathed amidst dense trees, Mulshi Dam proves to be an amazing weekend getaway from Pune. The luscious area around the dam is dotted by many forts, bridges, and waterfalls. The dam is the favorite spot for the visitors as here they get ample opportunities to go on trekking, bird-watching or just take photos. If bowled by the beauty of the place then stay at any of the hotel close to the dam.
Mula River, Taluka Mulshi, Pune, India
Since the dam is close to the highway, it's not accessible by a rickshaw but the buses do run from Swargate daily at 07:45 AM. The last bus returning from Mulshi is at 8 PM, so it is advisable to plan the travel accordingly. Taxis too are easily available from anywhere in the city to reach the dam. Drive to the temple is beautiful.
Around the dam, one can visit the lake, and Tamhini Ghat, which are good spots for picnics. Also worth a visit is the century old Vanjai mata temple. Adventure enthusiast can go for trekking and camping around the dam.