Jaikwadi Dam


Jaikwadi dam, also known as Nath Sagar is located near Paithan. It is about 50 km from Aurangabad, built on river Godavari and about 110 km from Ahmednagar. Its area is 1300 km². It supplies water to Aurangabad City and generates power.The power station is at the foot of dam and is generating 12 MW power with reversible type generator.The Jaikwadi Dam supplies water to Aurangabad City and generates ample hydroelectric power. The power station is at the foot of dam that is generating around 12 MW power with reversible type generator installed. The generator of Jaikwadi Dam is from the FUJI company of Japan.

Location info:

Address:50 km from Aurangabad.
District: Mahabaleshwar
Nearest City: Aurangabad
Best time to visit: Any Time.



Interesting things to do:

Photographers can take lots of photos of the place in and around .

Interesting things to Visit:

>Bibi Ka Maqbara: Situated about 3 km. from the city is Bibi Ka Maqbara, the burial place of Aurangzeb's wife, Rabia-ud-Durrani. It is an imitation of the Taj at Agra and due to its similar design, it is popularly known as the Mini Taj of the Deccan.

Panchakki (water mill): Is a 17th century water mill situated at a distance of 1 km from the city. An intriguing water mill, the Panchakki is famous for its underground water channel, which traverses more than 8 km. to its source away in the mountains. The channel culminates in a mesmerising 'artificial' waterfall that powers the mill. The beauty of the mosque housed in the inner enclosure is enhanced by a series of 'dancing' water fountains.

Bhadkal Gate built by Malik Ambar in commemoration of his victory against the Mughals.

Gates in aurangabad: One of the things that makes Aurangabad stand out from the several other medieval cities in India are its 52 'gates' each of which have a local history or had individuals linked with them. Not many people are aware of the fact that Aurangabad is also known as the 'City of Gates'.

Aurangabad Caves: Situated at a distance of 5 km, nestled amidst the hills are 12 Buddhist caves probably dating back to 3 A.D. Of particular interest are the Tantric influences evident in the iconography and architectural designs of the caves. One is also treated to a panoramic view of the city as well as the imposing Maqbara from this point.

Ellora-Ghrishneshwar Temple: Is half a kilometer away from the Ellora Caves, and 30 km. from Aurangabad. The present structure is an 18th century temple that presents outstanding architecture and carving. This place forms one of the five Jyotirlinga sites in Maharashtra where Lord Shiva is worshipped. The Ahilya Devi Holkar temple nearby is a must-see.

Khuldabad: Is a walled town lying at a distance of 3 km. from Ellora. It is also termed as the Karbala town and forms the holy shrine of Deccan Muslims. It is believed that the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb was buried here. His simple tomb remains an eloquent testament to the staunch faith and spartan lifestyle of this pious Muslim ruler.

Pitalkhora Caves: Lies peacefully nestled in the Satmala ranges of the Sahyadris, at a distance of 78 kilometres from Aurangabad. There are 13 cave sanctuaries embedded in this region. These monasteries date back from 2nd century BC to 5th century AD. Rich carvings with elaborate details can be seen in these monuments.

Daulatabad fort: Earlier known as Devgiri, is situated at a distance of 13 kilometres from Aurangabad. Also termed as the city of foutune, it houses a stupendous 12th century fortress well placed atop a charming hill. This invincible fortress boasts of a 5 kilometer sturdy wall and an intricate series of ramparts.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:
Nearest Airport:Aurangabad
Road Transport:50 km from Aurangabad

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Bibi ka Makbara
  • Chand Minar
  • Mendha
  • Daulatabad Fort
  • Balasaheb Govt. Musium, Paithan.
  • Bhadra Maruti Temple, Khultabad
  • Dnyaneshwar Garden, Paithan
  • Makai Gate

Nearest Petrol Pump:


  • Aurangabad Hotels The Manor Hotel
  • Amarpreet Hotel

Things to carry:

Photographers can take lots of photos of the place in and around .

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:At the Nearest city.
  • Kodlikeri Momorail Hospital
  • Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital
  • Zavar Hospital
  • Tirupati Hospital
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