Most of the hotels in Lonavala are around 2 to 7 KM from Bushy dam. We were staying at Lion Den hotel which is on Tungarli Road in Lonavala. The best way to reach the Dam is your private car; however you can take local Auto Rickshaws. You may need to bargain in case you feel they are over charging you. The best way to know the correct rate is to ask the Auto Driver or your hotel the distance from where you are to take the Auto and to where you want to go to. Ideally distance within 5 KM should be Rs.100. There are also the big Autos (6 seater) called Tum Tum; they charge Rs.5 to Rs.10 per seat.
Bushy Dam is most popular and exiting place for tourist to visit, especially during the monsoon season as this is the time when the dam overflows. People are allowed to sit in between the over flow, as the water flows down hill. It’s an exciting experience.
To reach the Dam, you would need to cross pool of water which is about 2 feet deep. Ahead of the Dam you can continue walking uphill where you will reach the peak. It’s not very difficult to reach the peak, and the view from the top of this peak is simply enchanting. (Pictures to come soon). Most people stop at the dam but please continue uphill, about 100 meters, you will love it.
4. Would suggest ladies travel in groups and not alone as there are some people who come drunk.
6. Travel in your own car if possible, as the Dam and other places in Lonavala may be far.
7. Do not try to venture too close to the Dam water alone.