Vaitarna Dam


Situated in a pictorial environment, Vaitarna Dam in the Vaitarna River offers the stunning scenery of the undulating stony peaks of the Western Ghats. Constructed in the early 50’s, this dam site commenced an era of concrete dams in India .A lovely lagoon with a vast extend of black waters, flanked by deep woods, makes this dam site a delight for the tourists. Besides its panoramic beauty, the importance in the dam is that, it is the chief source of water and electricity to the Mumbaikers. Considering the increasing demand, a new dam is planned to be constructed on the Vaitarna River, which will be commissioned in 2011. This will be the second highest dam in the state and probably put an end to the on growing water scarcity in Mumbai Upper Vaitarna Dam is a picturesque dam site, situated about 20 km from Khodala, in Thane District. Built across the Vaitarna River, it is the main source of water in Mumbai. A massive lake fringed with thick woods forms the prime attraction here.

Location info:

Address:20 km from Khodala
District: Thane District
Nearest City: Mumbai
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:

Lion Safari Park/Krishnagiri Upvan/Sanjay Gandhi National Park (35 km)
The National Park, also called Krishnagiri Upvan, has the Gandhi Smriti Mandir on Pavilion Hill. The Lion Safari Park gives visitors an opportunity to watch the Indian Lion from special, closed vehicles.

Madh Island
Madh island is a beautiful island off the coast of Juhu, in the picturesque rural area of Mumbai's northwestern coast. One has to take a ferry from the fishing village to reach the island. Just 30 minutes ride away from the suburbs, it is a quick and peaceful getaway from the maddening crowds of the city.

Marve beaches
The picturesque rural area of Mumbai's northwestern coast is dotted with tiny beaches. Marve village with its clean beaches and beautiful bungalows is a popular spot, close to the city. A little further away are the more popular beaches of Gorai and Manori in the respective villages.

Matheran Hill Resort (105 km)
Matheran is a fascinating hill-station close to Mumbai. It is an undulating hilltop cloaked in shady trees, that sprawls languidly at an altitude of 800 m.

Powai and Vihar Lakes
Access: 26.6 and 28km respectively by suburban electric train to Kurla or Andheri and then by road. Buses from Andheri Railway Station on Sunday are holidays


Tansa Lake (103 km)
The quiet but immense water spread of the lake, is an eye-catching spectacle and a perennial source of water to Tansa wildlife sanctuary. The lake and sanctuary is 25km from Mahuli village. Mahuli is located 92km north east of Mumbai. Close to the lake is the Mahuli fort.

Vajreshwari Hot Springs/Ganeshpuri Ashram
Vajreshwari is known for its hot springs, the temple of Goddess Vajreshwari and the ashrams of Swami Muktananda and Swami Nityanand. It is a famous health resort and also a spiritual centre and visited by thousands. They are said to posses medicinal qualities.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Mumbai to thane district.
Nearest Airport:Mumbai International Airport
Road Transport:122km from Pune

Nearest Visiting places:

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

Nearest Petrol Pump:


  • Renaissance Hotel & Convention Centre
  • Ramee Guestline Hotel
  • Best Western The Emerald

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 Thane and Nearest City.
Society/Community Phone Number