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Maithan Dam

Maithan Dam, It is 52 km from Dhanbad. Maithon can also be translated as "Mother's Abode". Maithon has the biggest reservoir in the Damodar valley Corporation. This dam, designed for flood control, has been built on the Barakar river. It has a unique underground power station which is first of its kind in S.E. Asia. Just a little away from the dam lies an ancient temple at Kalyaneshwari.

The lake at Maithon is spread over an area of 65 sq.kms. On an island in the lake is a rest house which offers accommodation. Boating and fishing facilities are available. Close by, a deer park and a bird sanctuary have been established.

How to go

Rail: Nearest railway station is Barakar, which is 8 kms from here.

Road: Regular bus services ply to Maithon from Dhanbad, Asansol and Barakar.

Bus: Regular bus services ply to Maithon from Dhanbad, Asansol and Barakar.

Local Transport: Taxis are available.

Things to See

Maithon Dam : The Maithon Dam, located 48 kms from Dhanbad, is 15,712 ft long and 165 ft. high. This dam specially designed for flood control generates 60000-k Watt of electricity. The unique feature that sets it apart from the rest is that there is an underground power station, first of its kind, in whole of SouthEast Asia. The dam is constructed on the Barakar River.

Prior permission is required for visiting the powerhouse. The permits are issued from the office of the Assistant Public Relations Officer and guide services are also made available.

Where to Stay

The best accommodations, that suit all budgets, are Tourist Bungalow Van Vihar and Tourist House, both run by Bihar State Tourism Development Corp, and Forest (Govt.) Rest House. There is an attractive Tree Top House run by Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation which provides a panoramic view of the forest. There are also a few private lodges, and hotels.

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Rest House, Maithon


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