Have lived in Pune for so long, have been to so many places in India, but have never visited the veer dam before this ride ‘Divya khali andhaar’ (a popular phrase in Marathi).
Milind one of our member recently visited, he suggest us to have ride to Veer dam early morning to experience how beautiful nature can be before we all start destroying it.
Veer dam is on beautiful Neera river. Located near Shirwal in Satara district. It is around 65-70 KM from Pune. From Pune you have to take NH-4, after Shirwal you have to take a left turn at(Pandharpur Phata) following this route will take you to Veer dam. Around this route 7-8 KM of ride will be along the backwater and truly enjoyable.
We started from Aundh Pune around 6 AM in the morning, reached around 8:00 AM. As it was winter season the views we got are truly awesome. A layer of fog over the backwater was lovely experience. The cool breeze and cold weather was amazing. Due to the rain was till November end this year the dam was at its full capacity. On our return we Visited Kailas Bhel (very famous) on NH – 4 near Khed Shivapur and had some delicious bites of vada pav, misal pav and bhel.
Any one who wish to visit should consider the time between September – December after monsoon. As you will be seeing lots of greenery and Dam at its full capacity.
Considering around 70 KM from Pune its good refresher for weekend.