Tourists generally from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal visit Chandil Dam, Jharkhand in large numbers during winters for picnic and road trips.
Chandil Dam built on Subarnarekha River( the river of gold) is located in the state of Jharkhand. It is the one of the best picnic spot in Jharkhand. It’s well known for its scenic beauty. The project associated with the dam is “Subarnarekha Multipurpose Project” which spanned along the state of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
The height of the dam is 220m and the height of its water level is 190m. Subarnarekha River meets with Karkori River originating from Hundru falls in Jharkhand in this region.
The best time to visit is during the winter (November to February). Tourists can also enjoy boating here. There is also a museum near to the dam where one can find scripts written on rocks that are almost 2000 years old.
The authorities allow picnickers to cook food; I would advise everyone to carry their own water for cooking. Those who want to make a road trip; it is advisable to carry water bottles and foods with themselves.
The nearest city is Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. The distance of Chandil Dam from Jamshedpur is 31.4 Km via NH18; it takes almost one hour to reach.