The Radhanagari Dam, located in the Kolhapur District of Maharashtra. Radhanagari dam is constructed across Bhogawati River. Radhanagari Dam is a century old dam built by Chh. Shahu Maharaj ruler of Princely state of Kolhapur.
This dam is used primarily for hydro-electricity power generation and also for irrigation purposes. The dam is 1037 m long, covering about 11,000 hectares of wooded hills that surround the Radhanagiri Dam. There is also a hydroelectric project with an installed capacity of 10 MW. This dam mainly supplies water to the kolhapur Distict.
Dam is surrounded by Dajjipur Sanctuary. It makes it a scenic spot with a stunningly spectacular backdrop of thick forest covers. The dam site is a habitat for many birds and varied flora. Visitors flock here in large numbers each year to the see the spectacular bird species that grace the area around the Radhanagiri Dam. As a part of the promotion of Maharashtra tourism, the Radhanagiri Damn climbed the popularity chart and emerged as quite a favourite with locals, as well as tourists. Head here for some peace, solace and nature at its stupendous best! One thing is for certain, you won't be disappointed. It is just the location for the peace and quiet that one looks for while taking a relaxing break from the mundane routine of life.