Dhom Dam a preferred shooting location for Bollywood movies like Swadesh

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Remember Rahul’s confrontation scene in Chennai Express. It was shot at a beautiful location at Dhom Dam area. The same place was shown in the movie Swadesh .It is in Wai Taluk of Satara district in Maharashtra.Movies shot in this are:

  1. Gangaajal
  2. Omkara
  3.  Dabangg
  4.  Swadesh
  5.  Ishqiya
  6. Singham
  7.  Bol Bachchan

Location: Wai,Maharashtra, India

Destination type : Leisure destination

History of  Dhom dam and Wai

  1. The dam construction was completed on 1982
  2. It was built over Krishnan River
  3. The 17th century warlord Afzal Khan (general), representing Ali Adil Shah II of the Bijapur Sultanate, is said to have made his first halt here 
  4.  In 1708 Chattrapati Shahu, the son of Chhatrapati Sambhaji, was crowned at the Satara fort. 
  5. After India got independence it became part of Maharastra state

 Activities for tourists at Dhom Dam and Wai

  1. Go for boating at the location where Swadesh movie boat scene was shot
  2. Visit Wai where Lalgunj of Uttar Pradesh scene was shot
  3. Relax at the location near dam where Rahul’s confrontation scene in Chennai Express movie was shot
  4. Visit Menavali fort of Wai where the Dabang song was pictured
  5. Visit Menavali Ghat at Wai where the song Mangal mangal from the movie Mangal Pandey was shot

How to reach there


Pune International airport 134kms away is the nearest airport.It has flights to:

  1. Dubai
  2. Mumbai
  3. New Delhi
  4. Bangalore
  5. Kolkata
  6. Jaipur etc


Wathar railway station 67kms away is th nearest railway station.From this railway staion there are trains to:

  1. Mumbai
  2. Pune
  3. Gorakhpur etc


Months of June to August are the best time to visit Dhom Dam


Average temperature

Winter season (October to February)

13°C to 32°C

Summer season (March to May)

18°C to 37°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Panchgani( 48 kms away)
  2. Pune ( 123 kms away)
  3. Mahabaleshwar temple ( 67kms away)
  4. Satara (71 kms away)
  5. Lonavala(183 kms away)

Some hotels in Wai with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

There are limited options to stay at Dhom. You will be getting better accomodation in Wai or Panchgani

Magnus Cavernshttp://www.magnuscaverns.com/

OYO 10078 Hotel Shriniwas Executive https://www.oyorooms.com/hotels-in-mahabaleshwar/?utm_source=Google_gmb_so&utm_medium=Organic&utm_campaign=MBL040

Hotel Sanai Residency http://sanaihotel.com/

Zostel https://www.zostel.com/zostel/panchgani/

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Photo courtesy: By solarisgirl from pune, india – Dhom Dam, Wai, Maharashtra, India, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33552484


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