The Khadakwasla Dam is 1.6 km (1.0 mi) long. The dam has been built on the Mutha River, which begins from the confluence of the rivers Ambi and Mose on which the Panshet and Varasgaon Dams are built respectively, and the outflow from Temgarh Lake through Temgarh Dam about 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Varasgaon Dam into Khadakwasla Lake. Mose river has been referred to as Mutha river and shown as such on some maps. The length of the Khadakwasla backwaters is nearly 22 km (14 mi) and the width varies from 250 to 1,000 m (820 to 3,280 ft). The maximum depth in the lake is 36 m (118 ft). The dam has 11 radial type sluice gates and six irrigation outlets, flowing into two canals as explained below. Of the three feeder lakes, Varasgaon is the largest, followed by Panshet and Temgarh, in that order. The source of Panshet is close to the base of both Raigadh and Torna Forts and Panshet is the highest of the three, some 30 m (98 ft) higher than Khadakwasla. Varasgaon Lake is at the same level as Khadakvasla, and only water released deliberately moves into the Mutha, and then, on to Khadakwasla. Fort Raigadh does not reach the imposing height of Sinhagadh Fort, stopping at 2851 feet above sea level.
Neelkantheshwar is actually a big hill which is around 50 km from Pune. It is near Panshet. It got its name because of the temple of Neelkantheshwar, i.e. Lord Shiva.
It was a sunny morning of Nov-2005. We were 5 friends for the trip, Mahesh S., Yogesh, Prafulla, Deepak and myself. We left Pune at around 8.30 am on 3 bikes. Mahesh was on his Splemdar+ with me, Prafulla was on his TVS Fiero with Deepak and Yogesh was on his Passion+. We had Kanda Pohe and tea at Donje Phata, near Sinhagad. From Donje phata, one road goes to Sinhagad and one towards Khanapur-Panshet. We chose the later one. It was a very nice drive early in the morning. There was greenery everywhere. Trees were having different hues of green colour. Road was also in good condition and with less traffic.
Panshet Dam, also called Tanajisagar Dam, is a dam on the Ambi river about 50 km (31 mi) southwest of the city of Pune in western India. The dam was constructed in late 1950s for irrigation and, along with three other dams nearby, Varasgaon, Temghar and Khadakwasla, it supplies drinking water to Pune. Panshet Dam burst in its first year of storing water on 12 July 1961, when the dam wall burst, because of the total absence of mandatory reinforced cement concrete (RCC) strengthening, causing massive flooding in Pune. An estimated 1,000 people died from the resulting flood.