Maithan Tourism
Waterfront

Maithan Tourism

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Jharkhand Tourism Destinations
Destination Rating
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39 Ratings & 28 Reviews

Maithan Info

  • State: Jharkhand
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • District: Dhanbad
Maithan is located in the state of Jharkhand  and is about 40 kilometres from Dhanbad. There are two rivers that flow through the region of Maithan, namely Damodar and Barakar. Maithan is popular for the Maithan Dam, which is the largest reservoir in the Damodar valley on River Damodar. 

The main attraction of Maithan Dam is that it is about 165 ft high and generates a power of 60000 KW. Other attractions located here include the ancient temple of Kalyaneshwari, which is located close to the Maithan Dam.

The unique location of Maithan is that it is surrounded by forest covers and hills that offer opportunities for adventure sports like trekking, boating and hiking. Activities such as boating are available at Lake Topchanchi while for fishing, River Barakar is a popular place.

There are three main seasons in Maithan; summer, winter and monsoon. Summers here are extremely hot while the region receives plenty of rainfall in monsoons. Winters here are pleasant with low temperature during night time. The month of January is considered to be the best time to visit the region of Maithan.  

Maithan is served by several buses that ply between the regions of Maithan, connecting neighbouring locations regularly. Most of these buses are privately owned, while some are operated by the government.

The nearest airport to Maithan is located in the city of Ranchi. The Ranchi Airport is connected to major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Taxis are available at Ranchi airport that connect to Maithan easily.

Maithan does not have a train station and the nearest one is located in Asansol, which is located at a distance of 20 kilometres from this town. Asansol train station is well connected to other Indian cities like Agra, Patna, Kolkata, Howrah, Dehradun, Jammu and New Delhi.   

Best time to visit Maithan in the next six months

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C.s. manish Dasgupta

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  • C.s. manish Dasgupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 47 Reviews
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"A nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Me along with 2 friends went to Maithon to explore natural beauty (post monsoon) because it's a dam. Believe me friends you will feel the power of water falling down from the lock gates. Boating can be opted. We went all the way down to the river bed.
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Susmit Bakshi

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  • Susmit Bakshi
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Visit for a mastiful holiday!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2016
When you have some childhood friend and place like Maithan for picnic then nothing to say. Just go out, see the natural beauty, sunrise, full day masti, boating with friends, enjoy a wonderful holiday ever in your life. There have many pressure in life but one or two day relax must be needed and for this purpose Maithan with friend is an amazing idea.
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Basab Ray chaudhuri

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  • Basab Ray chaudhuri
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Maithon- one of the oldest dam of DVC"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
Famous for the Maithon Dam, which was inaugurated in 1957. The dam and the water reservoir are located in an picturesque surroundings. There are good places for overnight stay viz Tourist Lodge of WBTDC and Majumder House of DVC. Boating in the reservoir during the sunset is a popular activity. Tourists also pay visit to Kalyaneswari. Temple situated very close to Maithon.
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Debolina Saha roy chowdhury

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  • Debolina Saha roy chowdhury
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"To awake up at sound of birds chirping & water splashing"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 7, 2015
Maithan is weekend getaway from the city noises to pristine silence of nature. If you are looking for a short trip to relax and enjoy nature mixing up with a little dose of adventure of trekking than Maithan is your answer.

After reaching Kumardabi station we reached Maithan via a private which we hired at the Kumardabi Station. Usually it cost Rs. 400-1200/-. We had a booking at Majumdar Niwas, the guest house of DVC. There are other places to stay also like Guest House of Department of Forest and private resorts are also available.

I would personally recommend Majumdar Niwas for following reason:
Location: it is located in a island surrounded by water connected by a bridge with the main land.
Food:excellent food and the price you need to check it out yourself for the surprise.
Room: each and every room is clean well maintained. The view of the river is available from each room.

You can go for boating or can sit in balcony to enjoy the splashing of water when the sun sets deep down the hill.

The nearby places to visit are: Kalyaneswari mandir, the deer park, the coal mine, Chammach Pahar(Spoon Island), Phoolbagan & Millennium Park, Kaali Pahari, Maithon Hydel Power Plant, Maithon Thermal Power Plant, Pahari Baba Mandir.

Best time to visit October-February, but if you want to enjoy lush green forest and open dam gates with blue water that July-September is your time.
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