Tansa Lake and Water Reservoir Dam at Atgaon – Mumbai

“Tansa Dam is among the three primary drinking water reservoirs out of the six lakes that serve Mumbai. Situated at Mahuli hills in Atgaon, Thane District, it is approximately 85.3 km away from Mumbai Airport. This lake, constructed in 1892, is the sole freshwater lake and its Tansa Dam project was completed in 1925. It currently supplies 430 MLD of water to the city…”

Tansa Lake View
Tansa Lake View

About Tansa Dam Water Reservoir

Tansa Lake
Tansa Lake

Tansa, reputedly the longest and most ancient masonry dam in Mumbai and worldwide, spans an area of 320 sq.km (or 2.74 kms). Presently, Indian engineers have constructed twin riveted pipelines at Tansa dam, measuring 1800 in diameter.

The government is seeking to modernize by constructing a dam with a single pipeline that stretches for kilometers, supplying water for drinking to key locations in Mumbai. Specifics of the project remain unclear and will be disclosed at a later date.

Nestled within the serene Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, this lake boasts a mesmerizing beauty adorned by meandering rivulets and lush farmlands. As you explore the forested area, you’ll encounter a diverse array of wildlife, including majestic panthers, wild boars, cheetahs, four-horned antelopes, jackals, hyenas, and graceful deer. The picturesque landscape is further enhanced by the vibrant greenery, enchanting flora, and captivating fauna that thrive in this enchanting sanctuary.

Discover a hidden gem tucked away from the tourist crowds! This enchanting place may not have official recognition as a tourist spot, but that’s what makes it even more special. Surrounded by lush, dense forests, it offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. While there are no accommodation options available, you can still explore a small part of the river area by taking a leisurely walk along the backside lane. Just remember, the dam is secured and restricted, so it’s a no-entry zone. Plan your visit during the monsoon season to witness the beauty of this hidden paradise in full bloom.

Bird enthusiasts will find this place to be a paradise, with over 200 different bird species residing in the forest. The melodic sounds of the birds can be heard all around, creating a truly immersive experience. The Tansa lake has been a vital source of drinking water for the wildlife in this area for centuries.

See Also : Lakes of Thane and 2 important are Tulsi and Vihar lakes.

Tansa Lake Water Reservoir Fast Facts

Lake Facts
Address and Location Nearest Railway Station is Atgaon at about 14 Km at Mahuli Hills (Thane District)
Distance from Mumbai Airport 85.3 kms
Other Names Of Tansa Tansa Dam, Tansa River
Built / Constructed 1892 to 1925
Tansa Built Details Tansa, constructed within British jurisdiction, was engineered by Indian professionals using two reverse pipes. The government now aims to transform it into a single-piped project.
Dam Water Capacity Full Supply Level 128.63 (MTR) and Lowest Drawable Level 118.87 (MTR)
Nearest Station to Tansa Atgaon as said
Other Places Near Lake Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, Lord Shiva temple at Tilsa, Tansa Fort.
How to reach Tansa Discover the enchanting Atgaon Station and Tansa Lake, nestled just 14 km apart. Hop on a shared taxi jeep from the railway station, although it might be a bit overloaded, it’s a pocket-friendly ride costing around Rs.20 to Rs.25. The journey through Atgaon Wada Road will take you approximately 35 to 40 minutes. However, if you truly want to immerse yourself in the beauty of the forest area, it is highly recommended to explore this place in your own private vehicle.

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