Veer Dam

The Veer Dam is one of the important dams in Maharashtra, India. It is a rubble-concrete dam constructed on Nira River. It is located in near Shirwal, Satara district. The water is mainly used for irrigation and farming. The dam is located around 70 km from Pune. This place offers a good stretch of 7-8 km along the river Nira. This entire belt along the river is extremely rich with Avifauna.

The main purpose of the dam is hydroelectricity with some irrigation in neighbouring areas. It is at the border of Pune district and Satara district. Veer Dam has now become a key bird-watching spot around Pune. This includes the Bar-headed Geese & Demoiselle Cranes. There are over 170 different species of birds at Veer Dam. Also, there are waders, raptors as well as flycatchers in and around Veer Dam.

*(All the above information are from Wikipedia.)


Airport: The nearest airport is Pune International Airport at a distance of 65 km from Veer Dam.

Rail: Pune railway station is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 62 km.

Road: Google maps is the best way to search for the driving direction.

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