I went to Jayakwadi Dam. One of the largest irrigation projects, Jayakwadi Dam was created to solve water shortage in the drought prone areas of Maharashtra. The First Major Dam on River Godavari from its beginning from Nashik. Good views. When this Dam started One of the Famous Bollywood Movie shooting was . Jayakwadi Dam near Aurangabad – discover the details like best time to visit, ideal trip duration, distance, timings, near by places, location with route map.

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Jayakwadi Dam Paithan – Jayakwadi Dam

Your password has been reset successfully. At a distance of 47 km from Aurangabad, the Jayakwadi Dam is an earthen dam built across the sacred Godavari River at Dwm village in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra.

It is one of the largest earthen dams of Maharashtra and is one of the best in Aurangabad tourist places. The chief engineer of this project was Mr. Its height jayakwaddi approximately The total catchment area of dam is 21, Sq.

There are total 27 gates for the dam. Jayakwadi Dam or Paithan Dam is constructed over the sacred river Godavari and is the major source of water supply to the Aurangabad city. Nath Sagar Jalashay is the name of the reservoir formed by Jayakwadi Dam. Fed by the Godavari and Pravara rivers the reservoir is about 55 km long and 27 km wide and spans over Sq. Total submergence area due to the reservoir is approximately 36, hectares. Unfortunately siltation has taken a heavy toll on the project.


Jayakwadi project is used mainly to irrigate agricultural land of drought-prone region of Marathwada. Other important purpose was to provide water for drinking and industrial usage to nearby towns and villages and jzyakwadi the municipalities and industrial areas of Aurangabad and Jalna.

Jayakwadi Dam houses a hydroelectric power plant with installed power generating capacity of 12 MW. The dam is also a primary source of water to the Parli Thermal Power Station.

Jayakwadi Dam – Wikipedia

Dnyaneshwar Udyan is one of the largest gardens in Maharashtra resembling the Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. It is spread over hectares and is situated on the banks of Nath Sagar Lake formed due to Jayakwadi Dam. Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, sprawls across the backwaters of Nath Sagar reservoir, houses variety of flora and fauna.

A wide range of resident and more than 70 species jwyakwadi migratory birds can found in the vicinity. Some of them include Siberian migratory birds, Flamingos, Porchards, Cranes etc.


The ideal time adm visit the place is from October and March. Places to Visit in Aurangabad. How to Reach Aurangabad. Ooty 3 Day Trip. Wayanad 3 Day Trip. Chikmagalur 2 Day Trip. Kerala 5 Day Trip.

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