In case you belong to eastern India and if you are considering a short trip nearby, then you must note that Jharkhand as a state has plenty to offer in terms of tourism.
Let us have a look at the top 5 tourist destinations to look for at present:
- Maithon Dam
The Maithon dam was constructed on River Barakar. You must note that this dam offers a captivating site for the tourists. It is a very popular picnic spot for those living in and around the area. The dam was initially constructed for flood control. At present it, it generates about 60,000 kW of electric power. As tourist with your family and much like other tourists you could gather for enjoying the calming weather and the soothing scenes. The riverside too would provide you as a visitor with a mesmerizing view of the sunset. But you must note that, photography is prohibited around this region.
- Kalyaneshwar Mandir
Kalyaneshwar temple is another top tourist attraction. It is located at t a distance of about 5 km from the Maithon Dam. You must also note that the dam draws its name from the temple- Maithon or ‘Mai ka Thann’. This is a very old temple and is dedicated to Goddess Shakti. It is seen that the temple witnesses hundreds of pilgrims across the years from across the globe. People belonging to the region also believe that, human sacrifices were made to the goddess, in order to satiate her and seek her blessings. Multitudes of people visit the temple every year. You too can plan a trip from Maithan dam if you visit the region.
As a part of the multi-functional dams in the Panchet dam was constructed. This was done by the Damodar Valley Corporation. The dam is located across River Damodar. It serves multiple purposes. These include purposes like flood control, navigation, irrigation and power generation. The dam is set against the backdrop of the Panchet hills and is very popular picnic spot too. The road leading up to the dam is serpentine in shape. It could be a bit challenging ride for you if you travel by bike. It is true that the end of monsoon season is the suggested time to visit this place. But you could also consider to visit the Panchet dam for the summer ahead.