Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Interesting spots in Lonavala: Bhushi Dam

Surrounded by enchanting natural beauty and an amazing serenity, Lonavala is a popular hill station in Pune district of the Indian state, Maharashtra. Many tourists from the cities nearby are always eager to spend a weekend holiday in Lonavala to rejuvenate their bodies and minds in its pollution-free environs. It is located at a distance of about 96 kilometres from Mumbai and 64 kilometres from Pune. Large quantities of a hard candy called 'Chikki' is made in this region and sold at various places. One can find this local speciality being sold at almost all the places in the hill station.

There are several spots that travellers can explore in Lonavala during their time spent in this region. Among the most popular ones is Bhushi Dam on the Indrayani River. It was constructed in the nineteenth century to provide a water source for the steam engines of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. Water was carried by using pipes made of cast-iron to Lonavala, Khandala, and the reversing station of railways in those times. Visiting this dam always features in list of things to do in Lonavala during a vacation in this hill station. During monsoons, water overflows and passes over the steps of this dam and stony terrain nearby.

Monsoon makes its presence felt in Lonavala from the month of June to September, and this is the best time to visit Bhushi Dam. Although Lonavala climate remains pleasant for most parts of the year, many of the tourists like to splash around in the overflowing waters of the dam during monsoons. Hotels and resorts in the hill station provide comfortable accommodations to the tourists in the form of tastefully designed rooms and suites. Most of them are equipped with all the modern facilities and some fabulous amenities that make the stays of their guests truly memorable.