Radhanagari Dam


Radhanagari Dam, constructed by Shahu Maharaj the ruler of Kolhapur State, is located in Kolhapur District of Maharashtra. Constructed across Bhogawati River.Radhanagari Dam is a century old dam built by the Kolhapur ruler Shahu Maharaj and is constructed across Bhogawati River. This dam is used primarily for hydro-electricity power generation and also for irrigation purposes.

The dam is located at a scenic spot, with a stunningly spectacular backdrop of thick forest covers. The dam site is a habitat for many birds and varied flora. Visitors flock here in large numbers each year to the see the spectacular bird species that grace the area around the Radhanagiri Dam.

As a part of the promotion of Maharashtra tourism, the Radhanagiri Damn climbed the popularity chart and emerged as quite a favourite with locals, as well as tourists. Head here for some peace, solace and nature at its stupendous best! One thing is for certain, you won't be disappointed. It is just the location for the peace and quiet that one looks for while taking a relaxing break from the mundane routine of life.

Location info:

Address:Radhanagari - Dajipur, 30 kms
District: Kolhapur
Nearest City:Dajipur
Best time to visit: Any Time.



Radhanagari dam was completed in the year 1935 and since the 1938 is working with full capacity. Normally it is said that kings and rulers in India were over looking to the problems of common citizens but Radhanagari Dam is the living illustration of vision of Shahu Maharaj towards the development and welfare of common citizens.

Interesting things to do:

The dam site is a habitat for many birds flora and many visitors reach here to see the spectacular bird species.

Interesting things to Visit:

Dajipur Bison Sanctuary :
The forest area of dajipur is situated on the border of kolhapur and sindhudurg districts. Surrounded by rugged mountains and dense forests, this secluded little place is completely cut off from human habitat. Home to bison, wild deer, gava (bison), and many more spectacular wild animals & birds. An excursion in the vicinity to the Gagangiri maharaj's Math makes for a pleasant outing. There is a scenic resort near the backwaters of Radhanagari dam which is highly recommended for wildlife lovers.

Giroli Tourist Park:
Tropical flora and fauna, the wild cry of the peacock, the chirp of the forest birds and then a well-planned visit to Panhala, Jyotiba, Warnanagar and the carvings of Pohale, makes for a complete holiday experience.

Amba is situated on the tip of the Western Ghats and is a wonderful new holiday spot. With plenty of stunning scenery and forested area around, Amba is as yet not cluttered with tourists. There is a beautiful two-hour long trek that starts from the forest leading up to the hill, to reveal a stunning view of the Konkan and Deccan plateau. Within an hour's drive from Amba, you can reach Pawankhind & Vishalgad, both hallowed places in the history of the Marathas.

Barkhi :
The Barkhi waterfall is a seasonal attraction in the monsoons. Located about 45 km drive from kolhapur city, it is huge breathtaking waterfall. You can also enjoy backwater reservoir nearby the waterfall. On your way to Gaganbawada, you can visit Palsamba, a serene place with fresh air akin to a natural oxygen bar, which you thirst for in towns..

Amboli waterfalls :
Visit numerous view points for a pleasant view of the lush hills and fertile plain. Seaview Point offers a rare view of the land all the way to the golden Konkan coast. You can spend hours angling for a fish at Hiranya Keshi or picnic at Nagatta Falls, Mahadev Gad and Narayan Gad. Another pleasant and different expedition is a visit to the Bauxite Mines, 10 km away. For a few days of isolation, Amboli is an ideal resort.

Gokak Falls :
Real beauty of Kolhapur is seen in rainy season. The Gokak falls well known as Niagara Falls of India, is a must visit for adventure & nature lovers. Enjoy the thrilling ride on a swinging rope bridge there.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Nearest rail head is Kolhapur on South Central railway.
Nearest Airport:Nearest airport is Kolhapur.
Road Transport:Mumbai - Dajipur, 490 kms. Kolhapur - Dajipur, 80 kms. Radhanagari - Dajipur, 30 kms. Phonda - Dajipur, 20 kms.

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Gagangiri Maharaj Math
  • Jyotiba Temple
  • Rankala Lake
  • Ganga Bawada
  • Maharaja's Palace
  • Shahuji Chathrapati Museum
  • Irwin Agricultural Museum

Nearest Petrol Pump:


MTDC’s Dajipur Bison Jungle 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