Konar Dam, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand – Places to Visit, How to reach, Things to do, Photos

Konar Dam - Hazaribagh - Tripinfi

Konar Dam is a picnic corner for the urban population of the state of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The dam is one of the major tourist attractions in the Hazaribagh district in the state of Jharkhand.

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Where is Konar Dam located?

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.

What is Konar Dam famous for?

Konar is the second dam constructed among the four multipurpose dams planned during the first phase of Damodar Valley Corporation.

When was Konar Dam inaugurated?

Konar Dam was inaugurated on 15 October 1955.

What is Damodar Valley Corporation?

Damodar Valley Corporation is a government-owned organization that specializes in both hydel and thermal power stations and operates under the Ministry of Power, Government of India.

List of the multi-purpose dams constructed in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation

Konar Dam- Damodar Valley Corporation - Tripinfi

Which organization operates and manages Konar Dam?

Damodar Valley Corporation manages and operates Konar Dam.

What was the purpose behind constructing Konar Dam?

Damodar Valley which stretches over an area of 25,235 sq km covering the state of Jharkhand ( then Bihar) and West Bengal, has been the victim of crucial floods during the year of 1730, 1823, 1848, 1856, 1882, 1898, 1901, 1916, 1923, 1935 & 1943 causing huge amount of losses. Later, the government of West Bengal created the “Damodar Flood Enquiry Committee” to control the occurrence of the flood which came out with the plan of constructing four multi-purpose dams.

What is the height of the Konar Dam?

The height of the Konar Dam is 160 ft.

What is the length of the Konar Dam?

The length of the Konar Dam is 14,879 ft.

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On which river is Konar Dam constructed?

Konar Dam is constructed across river Konar, a tributary of river Damodar.

Konar river is the tributary of which river?

Konar river is the tributary of river Damodar.

Weather at Konar Dam

The weather near Konar Dam has a tropical climate. The summer lasts from March to June, April and May being the hottest month with the temperature rising as high as 35 to 45-degree centigrade. Monsoon hails during the month of July to September. Winter lasts from November to February with the temperature falling as low as 10 degrees to 15-degree centigrade.

Best time to visit Konar Dam

If you want to capture Konar Dam at its best, then the perfect time to visit is during the monsoon ie in the month of August. Otherwise, the best time to visit is during the picnic season of December to February.

Tourism at Konar Dam 

Konar Dam is visited by people in large numbers from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal during the winter months. It is one of the best picnic spots in Jharkhand.

View of Konar Dam - Tripinfi

What is the ticket price at Konar Dam?

Entry to Konar Dam is free.

What is the timing of the Konar Dam?

The dam remains open 24 hours but it is recommended not to visit the dam after sunset as it is located in an isolated place.

Which is the nearest city from Konar Dam?

Hazaribagh is the nearest city from Konar Dam. The distance from Hazaribagh to Konar dam is

  • 58.3 km via Churchu Rd.
  • 71.7 km via NH20.
  • 84.8 km via Bagodar – Hazaribagh Rd and Gumia Rd.

Which is the nearest railway station from the Konar Dam?

The nearest railway station from Konar Dam is the Hazaribagh Town railway station (Station Code: HZBN). Koderma Junction is the nearest Junction (Station Code: KQR).

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Which is the nearest bus stand from Konar Dam?

The nearest bus stand from Konar Dam is Hazaribagh old bus stand.

Which is the nearest airport from Konar Dam?

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi is the nearest airport from Konar Dam. The distance between Birsa Munda Airport to Konar Dam is 110.8 km via NH20.

How to reach Konar Dam from Kolkata?

By rail

Kolkata is well connected with trains with Hazaribagh. Board a train from Howrah Junction and get down at Hazaribagh. Book a cab to Konar Dam after reaching Hazaribagh. The distance between Hazaribagh town railway station and Konar Dam is

  • 73.9 km via NH20 -approx 2 hours and 30 min.
  • 88.1 km via Bagodar – Hazaribagh Rd and Gumia Rd – 2 hours 45 min.

By road

The distance between Kolkata and Konar Dam

  • 392.5 km via NH19 – approx 8 hours 20 min.
  • 390.2 km via AH1 – approx 9 hours.
  • 425.3 km via NH19 and NH314 – approx 9 hours 30 min.

By air

Take a flight from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata to Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi. It takes approx one to one and a half hours to reach Ranchi by air. After reaching take a cab from Ranchi to Konar Dam.

The distance of Konar Dam from Ranchi is

  • 108.4 km via NH20 – approx 3 hours 35 min.
  • 119.2 km via NH320 – approx 3 hours 45 min.

Is Konar Dam safe for tourists?

Konar dam is a safe place to visit for the tourist though following certain tips will surely ensure a safe visit.

Tips for visiting Konar Dam

  • As the dam is located at a distance from the city, it becomes isolated after the dusk, therefore, avoid visiting the dam after sunset.
  • Avoid visiting the dam alone, always be in a group.
  • The safest time to visit is between 6 am to 4 pm.
  • It is much safer to visit the dam during the peak season, i.e December to February.
  • Carry water bottles, medicines, snacks, and other refreshments along.

Where to stay while visiting Konar Dam?

While visiting Konar Dam, it is better to stay in Hazaribagh city. The city has many luxury and budget hotels and lodges.

Places to visit near Konar Dam

  • Hazaribagh National Park
  • Rajrappa Temple
  • Canary Hill
  • Hazaribagh Lake
  • Shaheed Nirmal Mahto Park
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A travel blogger cum financial expert with a vision to encourage tourism in Eastern India. Bose was born and brought up in the steel city of Jamshedpur, located in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Being born in the Eastern region, Bose has visited a lot of lesser-known places in the region. By her writing, she tries to spread awareness about those undiscovered gems of Eastern India.

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