Bhushi Dam in Lonavala
Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra are two major cities that are often compared for various reasons. In some aspects like pace, job opportunities and nightlife, Mumbai clearly takes the cake. Other aspects like weather and natural beauty give Pune the edge. However, there is one factor that is common to both these cities the number of beautiful weekend getaways they are both blessed with. Both Mumbai and Oune are close to a number of holiday spots that are just a short drive away. One such spot is the Bhushi Dam in Lonavala. Famous among locals, Bhushi Dam attracts tourists all year round. (ALSO SEE Weekend Trips from Mumbai: Affordable Family Resorts near Mumbai for Monsoon Getaways) During the rains, the Dam makes for a lovely picnic spot. Here are all the details on how to reach Bhushi Dam in Lonavala by road, train and flight.
How to reach Bhushi Dam by road
The best way to reach Bhushi Dam from Lonavala, Pune and Mumbai is by road. Bhushi Dam is located in Lonavala a few km away from the Lonavala railway station. Distance from Mumbai to Bhushi Dam is 87 km and it takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes to reach by road via the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Several private vehicles ply between Mumbai and Lonavala where Bhushi Dam is located. Here is the route:
How to reach Bhushi Dam by train
The nearest railhead to Bhushi Dam is Khopoli. From Khopoli, you can rent a cab to reach Lonavala and then, Bhushi Dam. DO SEE How to Reach Velneshwar Beach in Maharashtra by road, train and flight
How to reach Bhushi Dam by flight
The nearest airpoprt to Bhushi Dam is Mumbais Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj airport. From Mumbai, you can take the road route mentioned above to reach Bhushi Dam.
So, if you are in or around Mumbai or Pune in Maharshtra, do make it a point to check out Bhushi Dam. The drive to the dam and the areas nearby are also quite alluring.