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Photographer's Note

Maithon Dam is located on West Bengal and Jharkhand border on Barakar river - a tributary of Damodar. The dam has an hydel power plant under DVC.

To go there one has to go to Asansol/ Barakar and then take a car - or there are buses at regular intervals. It is about 50 kms from Dhanbad.

Maithon has the biggest reservoir in the Damodar valley Corporation. This dam, designed for flood control, has been built on the Barakar river. It has a unique underground power station which is first of its kind in S.E. Asia. Just a little away from the dam lies an ancient temple at Kalyaneshwari.

The lake at Maithon is spread over an area of 65 sq.kms. On an island in the lake is a rest house (DVC) which offers accommodation, also there are rest houses of WBTDC and WBFDC.
Boating and fishing facilities are available. Close by, a deer park and a bird sanctuary have been established.

There are a number of islands in the lake, which are actually smaller hills submerged in water. One can take a boat to one of those islands and spend the day there.

It is lovely weekend getaway - best in the monsoons.

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  • Copyright: Somak Gupta (somak_g) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 59 W: 4 N: 48] (497)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2007-02-23
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure:f/4, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-07-02 23:06
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