Wilson Dam

Wilson Dam is constructed on the Pravara River. It is constructed in the year of 1910. Wilson Dam was constructed 150 meters above sea level. Bhandardara is one of the oldest dams in India. The height of the start was in the year 1910 and it took 16 years to fully complete.

Wilson Dam is also known as a Bhandardara Dam. In the monsoon season when the dam is overflowing at that time water of the dam overflows and the water looks very beautiful, this is also known as the Umbrella waterfall. You can also do boating in the Wilson dam. Wilson Dam provides the water for Ahmednagar and other districts of Maharashtra.

Where is Bhandardara / Wilson Dam

State – Maharashtra, District –Ahmednagar.

Nearest Town – Akole. The distance from Akole is around 45 km.

Dam information:

  • Height of the Dam: 507 meters
  • Construction Start: 1910.
  • Opening date: 1926.
  • Irrigated Area: 57,000 hectares.
  • Main Water Reserve: 15.54 Sq
  • Capacity: 11 TMC
  • Electrical Product Information: 1 Turbine
  • Maximum Productivity: 10 MW
  • Distance from major cities

    Nashik – 68 km

    Kalyan – 133 km

    Mumbai – 162 km

    Igatpuri – 46 km

    Pune – 166 km

    Nearest Railway Station

    The nearest railway station is Igatpuri. It is around 41 km away from Igatpuri. From Igatpuri you can get a shared taxi and state transport buses to Bhandardara.

    Places to visit near Bhandardara Dam / Wilson Dam

  • Umbrella Waterfall
  • Randha falls
  • Amruteshwar Temple
  • Ratangad Fort
  • Kalsubai Peak
  • Harishchandra Fort
  • Things to do in Bhandardara Dam / Wilson Dam

  • You can do lakeside tent camping near Bhandardara Dam.
  • Boating at Arthur Hill Lake