10 Most Famous and Biggest Dams in India

Maithon Dam
Maithon Dam Jharkhand.

Named after Mai-ka-than, has the biggest reservoir of the Damodar Valley Corporation India's first multipurpose project. Stay in the lovely rest house in the centre of the 65 sq. km. expanses of the lake. Visit the temple of Kalyaneswari on the way to Maithon.Damodar Valley Corporation's ( DVC ) Maithon dam has been erected on the river Damodar. The dam is surrounded by lush green forest. Here there is a lake where boating facilities are available. Bihar stands across the barrage.

Maithon Dam is built on the river of Barakar located at Maithon and is a big dam in tribal state Jharkhand. Maithon Dam is one of the most popular dams in Jharkhand and one of the most successful multipurpose projects in India. This dam specially designed for flood control and generates high electric power. There is an underground power station, the first of its kind in the whole of South East Asia. Maithon Dam is the biggest reservoir in the Damodar Valley.

River: Barakar River
Location: Jharkhand
Height: 165 ft
Length: 15,712 ft
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