Jharkhand is filled with nature and therefore has abundant water resources and several rivers. After Independence, several dams were constructed in Jharkhand (earlier Bihar) especially in the Damodar Valley region. Almost all the dams in Jharkhand are located in a picturesque backdrop, surrounded by lush green landscape and blue hills which has turned them into an important tourist destination. We bring you, the top 10 dams in Jharkhand for a weekend getaway.
Top 10 Dams in Jharkhand for Weekend Gateways and Picnics
- Konar Dam
- Tilaiya Dam
- Maithon Dam
- Dimna Lake and Dam
- Tenughat Dam
- Getalsud Dam / Rukka Dam
- Panchet Dam
- Burudi Lake and Dam
- Chandil Dam
- Chota Banki Dam
Konar Dam is located in the Hazaribagh district of the Indian state of Jharkhand. The district is named after the town of Hazaribagh. It is the divisional headquarters of the North Chotanagpur division. Konar Dam is a picnic corner for the urban population of the state of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Read more about Konar Dam.
Tilaiya Dam is located in the Koderma district of the state of Jharkhand. Koderma district came into existence on 10 April 1994 after it was separated from the Hazaribagh district. Tilaiya is one of the best tourist destinations in the Koderma district of Jharkhand. The word ‘Tilaiya’ in Hindi means a ‘small lake’. Read more about Tilaiya Dam.
Maithon Dam is located in Maithon, a census town in Dhanbad district of the state of Jharkhand. Dhanbad district is the second most populous district of Jharkhand. Maithon derives its name from the Hindi word ‘Mai ka Sthan’ which means ‘place of the Mother goddess’. It is one of the well-known tourist spots in the state of Jharkhand. The dam is surrounded by lush green landscapes and blue hills which attracts many people throughout the year. Read more about Maithon Dam.
Dimna Lake and Dam
Dimna Lake and Dam is a very popular place in Jamshedpur for the residents as well as people from West Bengal who go there for a day outing. It is situated at the feet of the Dalma forest. The place is surrounded by dense forest and water which makes it really an exclusive experience of nature in the midst of the jungle. Read more about Dimna Lake and Dam.
Tenughat Dam is located at Tenughat, a census town in the Bokaro district of Jharkhand. Bokaro was separated from the district of Dhanbad and Giridih in the year 1991. Tenughat is on the verge of becoming an important tourist destination in Jharkhand. As of now, it is a favorite picnic destination for the locals. Read more about Tenughat Dam.
Getalsud Dam / Rukka Dam
Getalsud Dam is an artificial dam located in a town called Ormanjhi in the district of Ranchi of Jharkhand. The dam is located in the Rukka block and therefore is also known as Rukka Dam. The artificial dam of Getalsud is absolutely serene and a treat to the eyes. The dam is surrounded by forest and blue hills which compliments its beauty. If you are planning for a road trip or a weekend getaway from Jharkhand or West Bengal then this is the place. Read more about Getalsud Dam.
Panchet Dam is located in Panchet, a census town in the Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. Dhanbad is known as the ‘Coal Capital of India’ due to the presence of excessive coal reserve. Panchet Dam is an ideal picnic spot in the state of Jharkhand. The place is known for its scenic beauty as it is surrounded by Panchet Hill also known as Panchakot Pahar. Read more about Panchet Dam.
Burudi Lake and Dam
Burudi Dam is located in Ghatshila, a small town in the East Sighbhum district of Jharkhand. Ghatshila is a small town located in the bank of river Subarnarekha and is surrounded by the Dalma hills. The town lies on the forest land and is located on the border of the state of Jharkhand and West Bengal. Burudi Dam is a prominent picnic spot for the people of Jharkhand and West Bengal because of its awestruck scenic beauty and poised atmosphere. The dam is one of the best places for the offbeat weekend gateway and is the perfect place for your much-awaited road trip if you are hailing from Jharkhand and West Bengal. Read more about Burudi Lake and Dam.
Chandil Dam is located in the state of Jharkhand and is built on the Subarnarekha River. It is one of the best picnic spots in Jharkhand. It’s well known for its scenic beauty. Tourists generally from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal visit Chandil Dam in large numbers during winters for picnic and road trips. Read more about Chandil Dam.
Chota Banki Dam
Chota Banki Dam is located in Chhota Banki village of Golmuri cum Jugsalai Tehsil in the East Sighbhum district of Jharkhand. The place is located at a distance of 32 km from the sub-district headquarter Golmmuri-cum-Jugsalai and 24 km from the district headquarter Jamshedpur. Read more about Chota Banki Dam.