Maithon Dam in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Maithon Dam

Maithon Dam, Kenjapahar Ist part al, Jharkhand 828207

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About Maithon Dam

This dam was specially designed for flood control and generates 60,000 kW of electric power. There is an underground power station, the first of its kind in the whole of South East Asia. The dam is constructed on the Barakar River. The lake is spread over 65 square kilometres



Attractions near Maithon Dam

Panchet Dam18.96km from Maithon Dam

Panchet Dam was the last of the four multi-purpose dams included in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation. It was constructed across the Damodar River at Panchet in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand, and opened in 1959.

Panchet Dam19.41km from Maithon Dam

Panchet Dam was the last of the four multi-purpose dams included in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation. It was constructed across the Damodar River at Panchet in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand, and opened in 1959.

Telkupi26.97km from Maithon Dam

Telkupi is a submerged location of archaeological interest in the Purulia district of West Bengal, India. The area, along with most of the temples situated there, was submerged in 1959 as a consequence to the construction of a dam across the Damodar river at Panchet in Dhanbad district, then in Bihar.

Biharinath Hill34.72km from Maithon Dam

Biharinath is the second highest hill in the Bankura district of the sub-Himalayan range.  It is a place where one can take a break from the daily busy life and simply rejuvenate one's mind and soul.

Birsa Munda Park36.91km from Maithon Dam

Birsa Munda Park is the only park in Dhanbad and it is counted among the attractive placesnearby which attracts people from all age groups. It has walkway, leisure area, play area, toy train, various rides for children, canteen and plants of different species spread over 21 acres of land.

Joychandi Pahar38.18km from Maithon Dam

Joychandi Pahar is a hill which is a popular tourist attraction in Purulia district. A beautiful viewpoint , trekking area, rock climbing and so more.

Where is Maithon Dam

Discover more attractions in Dhanbad, where Maithon Dam is located

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Dhanbad district was constituted in 1956 by carving out the old  Dhanbad subdivision, Chas and Chandankiyari police stations of the Sadar subdivision of the erstwhile Manbhum district. Dhanbad is a Police district since 1928. The re-organization of the districts in the State of Bihar which took place after 1971 did not affect the district of Dhanbad. In 1991 a part of   Dhanbad district was sliced away to form Bokaro district.