Tilaiya dam

Description: Tilaiya dam was the first of the four multi-purpose dams included in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation. It was constructed across the Barakar River, at Tilaiya in Koderma district in the Indian state of Jharkhand and opened in 1953.

The Tilaya Dam is located in the upper reaches of Barakar River, about 64.4 kilometres (40.0 mi) downstream of its source. The river at this site passes through a narrow gorge approximately 91.4 metres (300 ft) wide with banks steeply rising about 45.7 metres (150 ft) on either side. The dam has a catchment area of 984 square kilometres (380 sq mi) comprising mainly forests, pastures, cultivated lands and waste lands. The annual rainfall in the area is 127 centimetres.

The main (Patna-Ranchi) road from Barhi on Grand Trunk Road passing through hills overlooking the reservoir is picturesque.

Famous For: Hydro Power generation and scenic beauty

Accommodation Available: No

Built in Canteen: Yes

Best Time to Visit: Whole Year

Local Cuisines: Litti Chokha, Dhuska, Pitha, Dudhauri


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