ï»¿The Upper Wardha Dam is situated in Morshi taluk, Simbhora village, in the state of Maharashtra. It is well connected via all means of transport. It is located at a distance of 88 kms from Amravati city.
Upper Wardha Dam is also known as Nal Damayanti Sarovar, named after the famous characters Nala and Damayanti of an epic love story in Hindu mythology. The dam was opened in 1993 and is taken care by the Government of Maharashtra. The Upper Wardha Dam is an earth fill straight gravity dam across the Wardha River, a tributary of the Godavari River. The Wardha River originates at an altitude of 785 m in the Satpura range, while flowing down through the western part of the Wardha district and finally meeting river Godavari in Amravati district. The multipurpose Upper Wardha Dam project is considered as the lifeline for Amravati city, Morshi and Warud Taluks. It is an integral component of the Upper Wardha Irrigation Project, which envisages providing water for irrigation, drinking water supply, for industrial use and also flood control. With time, this dam has become an integral part of the peopleâs life who are residing in the region. Hydropower generation is planned only when irrigation develops. The dam structure is stretched at an area of 4302 square km. The drinking water storage has been built with a catchment area of 390 million cubic metres. Upper Wardha dam has two sections, the spillway at the central part of the river is flanked by long earthen embankment dams.
People ideally spend 1 to 2 hours enjoying the picturesque calm ambience and enjoying the scenic beauty of The Upper Wardha Dam. The best time to visit the dam is during the rainy season when the dam is full and its gates are open. It is suggested to visit the dam around 3 PM to 4 PM so that one can safely return back after having a refreshing experience at the dam.
The place is perfect excursion for a family short trip and a peace retreating centre. Many food stalls and small restaurants have set up here with the ever increasing visitors. When all the 13 doors of dam are open, overflowing and gushing water instils a exhailarating feeling.