Bhatsa Dam


The Bhatsa Dam is built on Bhatsa & Chorna rivers in Shahapur Taluka Of Thane District. Bhatsa Lake is one of the principal sources of water supply for Mumbai city. It is a multipurpose project, used for irrigation water supply & hydro electricity. Height of dam - 89 meters. Length - 959 meters. Submergence area - 3070 ha. Power gen capacity - 15 mW.

A tributary of Ulhas River, Bhatsa River originates near Igatpuri, a hill station in Nasik District. On the basin of the river lies the Bhatsa River Valley which is noted for its scenic beauty.

Location info:

Address:Igatpuri by NH 3 via Shahpur and Kasara Ghats
District: Thane
Nearest City:Igatpuri
Best time to visit: June to September



Interesting things to do:

Igatpuri is famous for is its Vipaasana meditation centre well known as Dhammagiri and attracts scores of people from all over the world. There is ample opportunity for trekking, hiking and cycling. A local favourite one shouldn't miss eating is the humble vada pav - a patty with a potato cutlet and chutney, which this area is famous for.

Interesting things to Visit:

Ghantadevi Mandir
Ghantadevi Mandir located a few kilometers from the Camel valley.

Tringalwadi Fort
Tringalwadi Fort located not too far away from the Mahindra & Mahindra plant is a trekker’s delight.

Tringalwadi Lakeand the Talegaon Lake and Dam.

The Wilson Dam mentioned earlier is built on the Pravara river close by and from the dam one can see the highest peak of that range Mount Kalsubai.

The Amruteshwar Temple is another attraction known for its intricate carvings in the Hemadpanti style. Other places to see are the Agasti Rishi Ashram, the Ratangad Fort. and the Davebandh Ganesh Temple.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Being a junction, Igatpuri is well connected to all the major destinations.
Nearest Airport:Mumbai at 140 km is the nearest airport from where one can either take a train, bus or hire a taxi.
Road Transport:It will take 3 hours to reach Igatpuri by NH 3 via Shahpur and Kasara Ghats. There are also regular buses from Mumbai and Nashik to Igatpuri

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Shirdi
  • Trimbakeshwar
  • Nashik-The Holi City
  • Ghatan Devi Temple
  • Infant Jesus Church
  • Vaitarna Dam
  • Malegaon Dam
  • Bhandardara Dam
  • Dhamagiri Vipaasana Centre

Nearest Petrol Pump:


Shagun Resort

Things to carry:

Carrying water is essential.Carry camera too so that u can take photos of beautiful place.

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:At the Nearest City.
Society/Community Phone Number