In the serene heart of Simdega, lies the picturesque Kelaghagh Dam, a true gem nestled along the Chhinda River. Located just 4 km away from the district headquarters, this enchanting water reservoir is surrounded by rolling hills, creating a mesmerizing panorama that captivates every visitor. The district administration has introduced exciting activities like motor boating and parasailing, enhancing the tourist experience.
A delightful park graces the plateau of Kelaghagh Dam, offering a serene escape amidst nature’s embrace. Moreover, a new hotel is under construction, promising comfortable lodging and delicious cuisine for travelers. Notably, the dam serves as a vital source of drinking water for Simdega town, emphasizing its importance to the region.
Kelaghagh Dam’s allure extends beyond Simdega, drawing nature enthusiasts and pilgrims from neighboring states like Odisha and Chhattisgarh. The scenic beauty of the river winding through hills and dams is a sight to behold, making it a preferred destination for picnics, especially during the New Year season.
Visitors are advised to plan their trips wisely, gathering sufficient information about tourist spots and following safety guidelines. Simdega’s tourism officer, Tushar Ray, emphasizes the importance of choosing secure locations, adhering to COVID-19 guidelines, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance. With its natural splendor and recreational offerings, Kelaghagh Dam stands as a must-visit destination for travelers seeking tranquility and natural beauty.