Maithon, derived its name from “Mai Ka Sthan”, meaning the place for the Hindu Goddess Maa Kalyaneshwari. It is located on the banks of river Barakar. The Maithon Dam is located about 48 kms from the Coal City of Dhanbad. The dam with an underground power station is one of its kinds in the whole of South East Asia. The lake on which it is built is spread over 65 square kilometers. This was developed by the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC Ltd) way back in the year 1948. The dam is about 15712 ft long and about 165 ft long. The underground power station has a capacity to generate around 60,000 KW of electric power.
The Maithon dam itself is located on a picturesque landscape amidst a beautiful lake and beautiful green forests. You could avail boating with friends and family on the lake. Apart from that you could even enjoy a walk in the beautiful green forests around the lake. Watching the sun rise and sunset is delightful for tourists, which you must not miss when you are in Maithon. If you are spiritual minded then you must also visit the ancient temple of Mother Goddess Kalyaneshwari.
How to Reach:
You can reach Dhanbad from Kolkata Airport or Ranchi Airport By train.
Tourists can reach this place, by reaching Dhanbad Railway Station, which happens to be the closest railway station just 48 km from Maithon Dam.
Maithon Dam is located at a distance of 48 km from dhanbad railway station.