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I have been to Mulshi Dam twice now, beautiful river, clean blue waters, heavy rain, a wet me, garam garam pakodey and chai..the place is amazing. Its 40 kms from Pune (Chandni Chowk). The route is good for first 25 kms, but over the next 15 its a back breaker. But neverthless this place is a place to me. One of the unlimate romantic spots, and at the same time a fun filled partying place too. Its a place for one and all. This time when we came across this place enroute to Tamhini Ghats. When i was crossing Mulshi, it felt like I was in Australia or New Zealand. The endless blue water stretching out in front of us with greenery all around, it was sooooooo beautiful.
There are a variety of restaurants near the dam. The two that i have been to are Quick Bite, and Hotel Good Luck.
Quick Bite is a pure veg restaurant. The menu is just one page – u dont even have to bother to read it-standard dishes-mix veg, dal fry, paneer butter masala, etc etc. The restaurant offered nothing new in terms of menu, infact only less, and price – it was exorbitant. A plate of dal costed around 85 Rs, roti Rs 15, Naan Rs 25. The quantity was barely sufficient for two. The only thing good was that the food tasted very good-and the fact that we were damn hungry after driving around 100 kms made it taste finger licking good. The service is good and fast-they dont keep you hungry and waiting 🙂 Another good part was that the restaurant had a way to the river side (which most of the restaurants offer).
Rating 3/5 (mainly for taste).
Hotel Good Luck
I went here around a year and half back with my dear to heart (ex) Cramer Team. It was the first time we had been to Mulshi dam and the experience was very memorable. Cups and cups of chai, plates and plates of pakodey, and then lunch. Dont remember what we had ordered, but it tasted good for sure (veg part only). It is cheaper than Quick Bite and offers both vegetarian and non veg items. Better avoid non veg (we had fish which dint taste good).
The service here is very slow-We had to waitttttt a longggggggg time to get our pakodas and chai. Ambiance is comparatively better than rest of the hotels and the riverside which we can access via this restaurant is definitely much much better. We had spent a good 45 mins at the river bed. On a whole i would rate this one better than Quick Bite.
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