Panchet Dam Overview

Ranked 2 of 43 sightseeing in Dhanbad

Famous for: Dams

Entry: free

99% voted as clean

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 DayBest Time: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: During Day
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Review and Ratings

Read 3 Panchet Dam reviews with average rating of 4.4/5

C.s. manish Dasgupta5.0/5

101 reviews

Panchet with friends

It was a part of our trip. Maithon panchet and others via Barakar.. Believe me friends this is a bigger dam than maithon but you may like maithon more. There was a snake museum nearby which can be included. You can also visit the garden just besides the dam. It's open from 3 PM till 5 PM. so plan accordingly. Take auto from maithon for the whole day and get down at Barakar station while returning.

Rahul Mandal3.9/5

5 reviews

Attractive place

Lovely place for those who wanna spend time peacefully surrounded by sound of flowing river.Nice park developed on the Bengal state side is an added attraction. Snake park is also an attraction.Must visit the fort of Panchet located close to the Panchet dam Awesome, picturesque, mesmerizing damodar with a splendid park around with the famous snake garden of mubaraq ansari. A real gem of a place. Can go by air to Ranchi and take a car to panchet or by train to dhanbad and take a car once again.

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Sagar kumar Padhy3.9/5

9 reviews

A quiet place far from the chaos of the city

As I am an employee of DVC, I generally visit here as it is a major hydel power project of DVC . Its a nice place with nice breeze blowing . A nice place far from the shout of the city where you can enjoy your food or be re freshened 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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