The Tawa Dam & Reservoir offers a scenic escape from the hustle bustle of city life. It is set amidst lush greenery, and offers much scope for adventure. Sunsets viewed from the dam are especially enchanting. Even more enchanting is the lake cruise, which takes you on a serene hour-long ride along the dreamy little islands dotting the reservoir and the panoramic hills of the Satpura to Churna. Here you can indulge in a jungle safari at the Satpura Tiger Reserve.
Tawa Reservoir is a reservoir on the Tawa River in central India. It is located in Hoshangabad District of Madhya Pradesh state above of Baitul district. The reservoir was formed by the construction of the Tawa Dam, which began in 1958 and was completed in 1978. The dam provides for irrigation to several thousand hectares of farming land in Hoshangabad and Harda districts. It is also a big tourist attraction during the monsoon months. A cruise boat service has been started by the tourism department for visitors to the dam and reservoir. The dam was made by late Shri Vinay Kumar Diwan also known as Denva Ke Gandhi for his work for public welfare being public representative in the region for almost two decades serving as MLA.
The dam has brought prosperity to the Hoshangabad district.
Tawa Reservoir forms the western boundary of Satpura National Park and Bori Wildlife Sanctuary.
It is a small hydropower plant which was set up on the left bank to utilize the tailrace water for irrigation purpose.
It is a private sector hydro-electric generation power plant. The two units of 2 × 6.75 MW were set up by LNJ Bhilwara group. Generated power supplied to HEG Plant Mandideep via MPPTCL Power Line.
The power production in this plant was started in 1998.
The construction of project was completed in record time of 22 months and at a cost of about 65 crore. Early and efficient completion made possible by RSWI, Canada.
Satpura is a Sanskrit word, which means seven mountains (Sapta=seven Pura=mountain). The Satpura National Park is spread over 1427 sq. km with altitude ranging from 300 to 1,352 meters. The rugged terrain consists of fascinating deep valleys, sandstone peaks, narrow gorges, rivulets, waterfalls and thick forest. It is home to the majestic tiger and a number of other critically endangered animals. The park is also known to be a delight for bird watchers.
The enchanting lake cruise takes you on a serene hour-long ride along the dreamy little islands dotting the reservoir and the panoramic hills of the Satpura to Churna. Here you can indulge in a jungle safari at Gomchi Back, where you are likely to spot sloth bears, leopards, spotted deers, black bucks, and if your luck holds, the majestic tiger!
Motorboats take you on lazy cruises along the unending backwaters. Sightings of wildlife and rare migratory birds make for wonderful photo opportunities.
Bhopal airport is 120 km away. It is well connected to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Pune.
Itarsi railway station is 35 km away, while Bhopal is 120 km away. Both are well connected to major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad via different routes.
Regular bus/cab services are available from Bhopal (120 km) and Indore (268 km).