Panchet Dam, Dhanbad

Panchet Dam

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Panchet Dam
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About Panchet Dam

Panchet dam is built across the Damodar River in Dhanbad District’s Panchet area in Jharkhand. Inaugurated in 1959, Panchet dam is the fourth of the 4 multi-purpose dams that fall under the first phase of Damodar Valley Corporation.

Panchet Dam is located at a distance of 9 km from Chirkunda on the G.T. Road, at a distance of 54 km from Dhanbad, 20 km from Asansol and 240 km from Kolkata. In the north of the Panchet dam, the district of Dhanbad is located and in the southern bank it is flanked by the district of Purulia.

Tourists can reach this place, by reaching Kumardhubi, which happens to be the closest railway station just 10 km from Panchet dam via the Grand Chord Line. The backdrop of the dam is the Panchet hill, which makes this place a great picnic spot for travellers, especially around the Christmas and New Year days.

The ideal time to visit this reservoir is at the end of the monsoon, when the water level of the tank is high and the gates of the dam are unlocked to let the water out, or at the starting of the winter.

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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Sagar kumar Padhy

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  • Sagar kumar Padhy
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  • 8 Reviews
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"A quiet place far from the chaos of the city"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jul 2, 2014
As I am an employee of DVC, I generally visit here, as it is a major hydel power project of DVC . It's a nice place with a nice breeze blowing. A quiet place far from the chaos of the city where you can enjoy your food, be refreshed for 2-3 hours. You can make it a picnic spot and carry your own food . It is a nice place to capture photos as you will get nice background. I recommend this place, if you are on a tour to Dhanbad and have some extra time, just go for it .
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