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ujjani Dam

Ujani Dam is a vast expanse from the district of Solapur. It is built on the Bhima River and is also known as the Bhima Dam. It includes a wide variety of native and migratory birds; And is famous for bird watching, especially flamingo and wildlife birds.

Districts / Region

Solapur District, Maharashtra, India.

History

Construction of the Ujani Dam began in 1969 and began in June 1980. It is a combination of Earth Come Concrete Rock Dam. The water reservoir created by Ujani can be used for multiple purposes such as irrigation, drinking water, hydropower generation etc. The total length of the dam is 2,534 m. The reservoir created by the Ujani Dam is one of the largest backwaters in India.

Geography

Ujani Dam is located in Solapur district. The dam is built on the Bhima River, southeast of Pune and northwest of Solapur. The height of the dam is 56.4 meters and the length is 2,534 meters. The dam is located 8.0 km above the bridge over the Bhima River on the Pune-Solapur road.

Weather / Climate

The region experiences a hot-semi-arid climate throughout the year, with an average temperature of 19-33 degrees Celsius.
April and May are the hottest months, with temperatures reaching 42 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme and the night temperature is less than 10 degrees Celsius, but the average daytime temperature is 26 degrees Celsius.
The annual rainfall in the Ujani dam area is 1096 mm.

Things to do

Ujani Dam is one of the largest dams with a large backwater area. It offers a boat trip to enjoy the scenic beauty of the dam. The best time to go boating is in the morning or evening to watch the sunrise / sunset.
Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary is located along the backwaters of the Ujani Dam. The panoramic view of the river, which is home to a wide variety of native birds, including flocks of flamingos, attracts tourists for bird watching and photography.

Nearby tourist places

Bhukot Fort (76.2 km) - The historical significance of this fort is that the British imprisoned freedom fighters like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Maulana Azad in the fort and wrote a book on the site, Discovery of India. Jawaharlal Nehru. The place also has a small animal park where you can see many rabbits, ducks, peacocks and monkeys.
Sri Siddeshwar Temple (73.8 km) - Siddheshwar Temple is dedicated to Siddheshwar, who is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. This temple is mostly visited by pilgrims as it is the burial place of Sri Siddheshwar.
Akkalkot Swami Samartha Maharaj Temple (127 km) - Saint Dattatreya is believed to be the reincarnation of Lord Shiva. A large number of pilgrims visit this place every day. The present temple is built around the famous banyan tree. Under the same banyan tree Shri. Swami Samartha Maharaj used to meditate and address his followers.
Tulja Bhavani Temple (169 km) - Built somewhere in the 12th century, the Tulja Bhavani Temple is an important Hindu shrine in Maharashtra. Tulja Bhavani is believed to be one of the three and a half 'Shakti Peethas' of Goddess Durga.


Specialty food specialty and hotel

Solapur is generally known for its spicy food and the widespread use of peanuts in its preparation. Tourists can taste the chutney made with peanuts called peanut chutney, with a spice mix of peanuts, red chilli powder salt and other spices with many recipes. Crispy jowar bread is a common food in Solapur because jowar is widely grown here. Khara Mutton (Mutton Acher) or salted goat curry are other popular dishes in the area.

Nearby Accommodation & Hotel / Hospital / Post Office / Police Station

Very few hotels and resorts are available near the Ujani Dam.
Hospitals are located in the Indapur area, about 10 km from the Ujani Dam.
The nearest post office is 18 km from Indapur.
The nearest police station is at Indapur, 15 km away.

Rule and time of visit, best month to visit

The best time to visit Ujani Dam is between November and March. During this period, many migratory birds can be seen and pleasant weather can be seen.

Language spoken in the area

English, Hindi, Marathi