Best Tourist Places in Maithon, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India

Best Tourist Places in Maithon, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India

Maithon is a town located in Dhanbad district in Jharkhand situated on the banks of river Barakar. Maithon has a literacy rate of 74% and Hindi, Santali being the most widely spoken language of the people staying in Maithon. It coordinates with 23.78’ degree North Latitude and 86.81’ degree East Longitude. Maithon was derived from Bengali word ‘Moi’ meaning mother goddess and ‘thon’ means place. Since the temple of Durga is located in this place, it came to be called as Maithon.

Tourist attractions in and near Maithon:

Maithon Dam:

This was one of the first river valley projects to be started in India as per the First Five Year Plans after post independence. The Maithon Dam is the main source of supply of water to the neighboring towns and offers an excellent picnic spot during weekends for many visitors. The dam is about 48 kms from Dhanbad.

Kalyaneshwari Temple:

This temple was built in the year 1900 and is dedicated to goddess Kalyaneshwari who is known as one of the powerful and supreme deity in Maithon. Many devotees visit the temple during Navratris to seek mother goddess divine blessings and the temple is approx 5 kms from Maithan Dam.

Topchanchi Lake:

This lake is one of the man created lakes surrounded by rich fauna and flora. The lake provides an ideal picnic spot and attracts huge turnout of visitors from October to June.

Maithan Lake:

The lake is spread across 65 sq kms and is a main attraction in Maithan. The lake provides fishing and boating facilities for the tourists. Tourists can also proceed to deer park and bird sanctuary which are near to Maithan lake.

Panchet Dam:

The dam is built across Damodar river in the year 1959 and is about 97 kms from Maithan which is an ideal picnic spot for weekend getaways located at the backdrop of Panchet Hills.

Shakthi Mandir:

The temple is dedicated to goddess Durga who is the main deity of this temple. The temple is located in Dhanbad city and devotees perform bhajans, kirtans and jagrans to please the mother goddess.

Other places of attraction include:

  • Charak Pathar
  • Parasnath Temple
  • Chati Govindpur


Dhanbad is about 43 kms from Maithan famous for rivers, gardens, historical monuments, museums and food.


Ranchi is about 216 kms from Maithan famous for historic monuments, famous celebrities, food, culture, education and rivers.

Best Season to visit Maithan:

The ideal time to visit Maithan will be during months of October to March as the weather remains cool and pleasant as winter sets in Maithan during this part of the year. Summers are normally hot and dry and are not recommended for the tourists to visit the place during this point of time.

How to reach Maithan in Jharkhand?

Maithan is well served by roadways, railways and airways. Many state owned and private buses are available from Maithan to Ranchi and Dhanbad at regular intervals. One can also take town buses to travel in and around Maithan. Taxis and private cabs are available from Ranchi to Maithan. The nearest railway station from Maithan is Dhanbad Railway Junction where many express and passenger trains arrive and depart from this station on all days. Dhanbad Railway Station is about 43 kms from Maithan. The nearest airport from Maithan is Ranchi Airport that is approx 216 kms from Maithan where many domestic flights are available to various destinations on frequent basis.

Hotels in Maithan:

Maithan has several reputed good standard hotels offering decent accommodation facilities to the tourists. The hotels range from 1 star category and goes up to 5 star category providing innumerable amenities and facilities. The tariffs begin with Rs. 600 for single room accommodation and costs Rs 800 or more for double room accommodation. Some of the high class luxury hotels offer services like swimming pools, spa, sauna, laundry services, doctors on call, undertake ticket and travel booking, setting up help desks, 24 hrs call center assistance, bell boys etc. List of some of the hotels situated in and near Maithan are:

  • New Hotel Sushant International
  • Seventeen Degrees Hotel Pvt Ltd
  • Hotel Zeal
  • Hotel Everest
  • Hotel Madhulika
  • Hotel Skylark
  • Hotel Muskaan International
  • Hotel Black Rock
  • Hotel VIP Regency
  • Gangotri International Hotel
  • Castle Hotel
  • Hotel Chinar International
  • Coal Field Hotel
  • Hotel Marina Inn
  • Ramson International Hotel

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