Tenughat Dam, The Perfect Weekend Gateway From Bokaro You Can Add To Your Bucket List

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Tenughat, a dam on the verge of becoming an important tourist destination in Jharkhand. As of now, it is a favorite picnic destination for the locals. Tripinfi brings you all the detail about Tenughat Dam – Places to Visit, How to reach, Things to do, Timings, and a lot more.

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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 Dam is the main source of water supply to the Bokaro Steel Plant and also to the entire Bokaro district.

Inauguration Year

Tenughat Dam was inaugurated in the year 1974.

Which organization operates and manages Tenughat Dam?

Tenughat Dam is operated and managed by the Government of Jharkhand.


The height of Tenughat is 180 ft.


The length of Tenughat is 16,000 ft.

On which river is Tenughat Dam constructed?

Tenughat is constructed on river Damodar.

Tenughat Dam Jharkhand - Tripinfi


Tenughat Dam enjoys a tropical climate. Summers begin in the month of March and prevails till the month of June with the temperature stretching between 35 to 49-degree centigrade. The rainy season commences in the month of July and continues till the month of September. The winter season ranges between November to February with the temperature dropping as low as 10 to 15 degrees centigrades.

Best time to visit

The dam is at its best with high water levels during August which is the monsoon month. Nevertheless, the best time to visit the dam is during the winter months of December to February which is the peak season for picnics.


Jharkhand Tourism Ministry is planning on developing Tenughat in a major tourist hub. As of now, it is one of the best picnic spots in Jharkhand and is visited by large groups of people from the state of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal every year.

Does the Tenughat Dam offer a boating facility?

Yes, Tenughat Dam offers boating facilities for the tourists. Peddle boats are available at the site.

Ticket Price

Entry to Tenughat Dam is free.

Tenughat Dam during rainy season - Tripinfi


Tenughat Dam is open for 24 hours though, it is not safe enough to visit the dam after dusk as it is located in an isolated area.

Nearest city

Bokaro Steel City, one of the planned cities in India, is the nearest city from Tenughat Dam. The distance between Bokaro and Tenughat Dam is 26.3 km via Kasmar Petarbar Rd.

Nearest railway station

Bokaro Steel City (Station Code: BKSC) is the nearest railway station from Tenughat Dam.

Nearest airport

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi, is the nearest airport from Tenughat Dam.

Tenughat Dam during monsoon - Tripinfi

How to reach

By rail

Board a train from Howrah Junction and get down at Bokaro Steel City. The minimum journey time from Howrah to Bokaro is five to six hours by train. After getting down at Bokaro railway station, book a cab to Tenughat Dam. The distance between Bokaro Steel City and Tenughat dam is

  • 54.3 km via NH320.
  • 54.1 km via Dumri – Bermo – Jaina Rd.
  • 48.0 km via Station Road.

By road

The distance between Kolkata to Tenughat Dam

  • 358.4 km via NH19.
  • 346.6 km via AH1.

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 Tenughat Dam.

The distance of Tenughat Dam from Ranchi is

  • 87.4 km via NH320.
Tenughat Dam Bokaro - Tripinfi

Is Tenughat Dam safe for tourists?

Yes, Tenughat Dam is very much safe for tourists. However, the following tips will help you to have a safe and sound visit to Tenughat Dam

Tips for visiting Tenughat Dam

  • As the dam is located at a distance from the city, it becomes isolated after 4 pm, 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.
View of Tenughat Dam - Tripinfi

Where to stay

Staying in the city of Bokaro is the best decision while visiting Tenughat Dam. Bokaro has some good luxury hotels and also has many budget hotels and lodges.

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Monalisa Bose Roy

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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