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The very first multi-purpose project of India, carried out by Damodar Valley Corporation, Maithon Dam is the largest dam constructed by DVC. The name of the dam has been derived from Mai-ka-than. One can enjoy their stay in a beautiful rest house, which is located in the middle of the vast lake. 

The distance of the dam from Dhanbad is 52 Kms. The word can also stand for ‘Mother’s Abode’. In order to check on the flow of water in the Barakar River and also to stop flood, this dam has been constructed. The power station is an underground station. It was the first of its type to be built in South East Asia. One can also visit the Kalyaneshwari Temple, which is located at a close distance of Maithon Dam.

The length of the dam s 15,712 feet and the altitude of the dam measures to 165 feet. 60,000 kilo watt of electricity is produced by this power plant. In order to visit the power plant, one needs to have authorization from beforehand. The authorizations are done by Assistant Public Relations Officer. 

                                    HOW TO REACH MAITHAN

By Rail: The closest railway station is located in Barakar. The distance of Barakar and Maithon Dam is 8 Kms.
By Road: This place is accessible via frequent running buses to Maithon from different locations. 
By Air: The nearest air terminal is located in Ranchi. 

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Best Time To Visit : NOV DEC JAN FEB
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Theme: Lake
Near By Other Tourist Places

Maithan   0 KM near     
Jamtara   20 KM near     
Asansol   23 KM near     
Dhanbad   43 KM near     
Durgapur   68 KM near     
Near By major Cities
Ranchi  178 KM near     
Kolkata  233 KM near     
Patna  296 KM near     
Near By Air Ports
Ranchi Airport   179 KM near     
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport   233 KM near     
Gaya Airport   243 KM near     
Patna Airport   298 KM near     
Near By Local Cities
Kulti  7 KM near     
Asansol  22 KM near     
Dhanbad  42 KM near     
Bokaro Steel City  76 KM near     
Near By Districts
Jamtara   22 KM near     
Dhanbad   43 KM near     
Bokaro   73 KM near     
Bankura   74 KM near     
Near By RailWay Station
Kumardubi Rail Way Station   4.7 KM near     
Barakar Rail Way Station   5.1 KM near     
Kulti Rail Way Station   7.2 KM near     

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