Maithan Tourism

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Read 5 destination reviews with average rating of 4.1/5, out of 29 Maithan reviews
Muskan Agarwal

Muskan Agarwalratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

1 reviewPosted 4 months ago

Great and known as Kashmir of Koyelaanchal

The Dam is Independent India's first Dam Project(one of Nehru's dreams). Maithon also known as 'Kashmir of Koyelaanchal' because of its location in the coal belt of india on the Barakar river is a very famous picnic and weekend destination. The Dam is the Biggest dam of damodar valley corporation and was built for flood control and power generation. It was founded by India's first prime minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Maithon got its name from Mai-ka-sthan or maayer sthan which literally means mothers abode as there is an ancient kalyaneshwari temple here which was built by the king of Barakar in 16th century. Maithon dam is a good place to spend time with friends, family and with loved ones. A bit far from Dhanbad, but really nice. Surrounded by greenery. Boating is a must. No place for good food. Need to move out a bit towards the town for good food. Local snacks like pani Puri, chat, etc. Are easily available. Resorts and hotels are available for night stay.

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C.s. manish Dasgupta

C.s. manish Dasguptaratingratingratingratingrating5.0/5

100 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

A nice place

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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Maithan Overview

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 Barakar, which is located at a distance of 9 kilometres from this town. Barakar train station is well connected to other Indian cities like Dehradun, Patna, Kolkata, Howrah, Mumbai and Varanasi.