Gangapur Dam,Nashik


This dam is near village Gangawadi and is 10 Km. from Nashik city.This is a earthen dam constructed in 1954. The dam is situated near the village of Gangawadi. This earthen dam was constructed in 1954. The total catchment area of Gangapur Dam is approximately 357.4 Square kilometres. The total dam length is about 3810 metres and maximum height of the dam is around 36.57metres.

The Gangapur Dam stores an average of 215.88 MCM (7624 mcft) water and the total live storage is around 203.76 MCM (7200 mcft). The length of the waste barrier of this dam is around 102 metres. The Gangapur Dam features 9 radial gates of size (9.15x6.10 m.) carrying the discharge capacity of 2294 cumecs (81013 cusecs). The dam also has two canals, the left bank canal is 64 Km. long and right bank canal is 30 Km. long. Almost 15960 hectares of irrigable land is present in the catchment area of Gangapur Dam.

Location info:

Address:10 Km. from Nashik city
Nearest City: Nashik
Best time to visit: Any time



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DARNA DAM :- Darna dam is situated at 20 Km. from village Wadivarhe on the Nashik Mumbai highway.The village Wadivarhe is 15 Km. from Nashik.This is a masonary dam constructed by British Government in 1916.

Chambhar Leni
The Chambhar Leni are the 4th century Jain caves, situated about 6 kms. away from the Nasik town. These caves are one of the famous pilgrimage places of the Jains.

Muktidham is the pink marble temple, situated about 9.9 kms. away from the Nasik town. This temple depicts all important places of pilgrimage in India. All deities are prepared according to the size of the original deities from the respective holy places. These deities have been duly sanctified by sending them to the original pilgrim centres.

Panchvati is situated about 2 kms. away from the Nasik town. The name ‘Panchvati’ is derived from the words Panch which means five and Vati which means banyan tree. Sita Gumpha is situated nearby where Sita, had once taken refuge. There are many temples here such as Kala Ram, Kapaleshwar, Ganga Godavari, Sunder Narayan, Vithal, Pataleshwar and Naroshankar.

Pandav Leni
Pandav Leni are the Hindu caves, situated about 2 kms. away from the Nasik town. It consists of 23 caves which contains beautiful medieval sculptures. Out of these caves, the most famous are caves 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 18 and 21.

Someshwar Temple
Someshwar Temple is situated about 9 kms. away from the Nasik town. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated on the banks of the Godavari river.

Tapovan is a beautiful picnic spot where Rama, stayed during his exile. At this place, Sita, his consort was also abducted by the Ravana. This place is situated about 3 kms. away from the Nasik town.

Trimbakeshwar is one of the five Jyotirlingas in Maharashtra and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. This temple is situated about 28.3 kms. away from Nasik and an important piligrimage centre. This imposing temple has beautiful carving. The river Godavari also has its source here. During Mahshivaratri, a large fair is held here, which attracts hundreds of people from all over India. After every twelve years, the Sinhastha Fair, the most important Kumbh Mela is also held here.

Bhandardara is a quiet and little holiday resort, with lovely picnic spots, situated about 69 kms. from Nasik. Arhur Lake set amidst scenic forests provides many hours of entertainment. The streamlet from the lake falls down at 45 meter in the Randha Falls. The Wilson Dam at a height of 150 m. is another lovely place in Bhandardara. Mt. Kalsubai, the highest peak in the state overlooks Bhandardara. Bhandardara is an ideal place for the adventure loving trekkers. The Ratangad Fort, one of Shivaji’s favourite forts, is an interesting place for the climbers.

Sapatashringi is situated at an altitude of 1302 metres, and at a distance of 53.3 kms. from Nasik. The Sapatashringi Devi temple offers a fascinating view of the surroundings.

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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:At Nasik
Nearest Airport:Mumbai International Airport and is 185 km away.
Road Transport:Mumbai-Pune-Nashik highway

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Pandavleni Caves
  • Kalaram Temple,
  • The Naroshankar Temple
  • Sundernarayan Temple
  • Wada typology
  • The Kusumagraj Smarak
  • The Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial

Nearest Petrol Pump:


At Nashik City.

Things to carry:

Water and clothes are essential.Carry binoculars and camera to see and capture the beauty of the place, so u can save it as your memories.

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Police Station:100
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