Approximately 30 km to the west of Ramgarh (near Ranchi) this dam was constructed with the sole purpose of supplying water to Patratu Thermal Power Station. Water from the river Nalkarni and from the waterfalls of the hills surrounding this dam is stored in this dam. The total storage capacity of this dam is 81 square miles. It is a beautiful tourist spot and throughout the year particularly during the winter season a large number of people visit here for picnic and adventure. There is a government circuit house beside the dam. The Panchawahini temple adjacent to the dam is an ancient temple and significant for its religious value. This dam is also known as Nalkarni dam which presents beautiful scenes owing to its beautiful scenery and serpentine ways made on the hills which borders the dam from 3 sides.
Jharkhand Tourism: Despite being less popular among the tourists, the state of Jharkhand has some of the best of hidden tourist destinations. The state, which is highly rich in wildlife and forest has some of the most serene locations, hidden and less known to the tourists. Jharkhand also is known as the state of tribes. It is home to one of the oldest Indian tribes, the ‘Munda Tribes’ and also to the popular freedom fighter, Birsa Munda. Also known as the state of lakes and waterfalls, Jharkhand, over the span of almost 2 decades has developed accessibility to some of the most remote locations. This has given the state a new opportunity to attract tourists. Among some of the best tourist destinations, the ‘Patratu Valley’ near the capital city Ranchi is quite popular.
The Jharkhand tourism department through an advertisement has informed that Chief Minister Raghubar Das is set to inaugurate the newly constructed Patratu Lake Resort on October 2. The resort, which is located in the serene valley next to the Patratu dam has been built by the State Tourism department. The resort appears to be a significant attraction for the tourists as earlier tourists had no option but to not stay here as the location is quite remote. The resort provides all the necessary amenities for the tourists. The resort also features a small park for children and a water park.
As the resort is located next to a huge dam, the option for water sports and boating is also available. Tourists can enjoy activities like jet skiing, surfing the water on high-speed motorboats, boating and parasailing.
Tourism Minister of Jharkhand, Amar Kumar Bauri will also be present among others at the inaugural ceremony.
The resort has been developed keeping in mind the respect for nature and forest. Also, it gives tourists a sneak peek of tribal life. Jharkhand is known for its diverse flora and fauna. Also the vivid wildlife and deep jungles are major attractions for tourists.
How to reach Patratu Dam /Lake: Patratu lake resort is located beside Patratu dam. For convenience and better connectivity, it is recommended to take a 35 km long road journey from the capital city Ranchi. While travelling to the destination from Ranchi via Pithoria, the downhill journey is picturesque.
Patratu Railway station is also a medium to reach but the rail connectivity is poor and locals advice to take road journey.
One can book a taxi from the Birsa Munda Airport or Ranchi Railway Station and can reach Patratu in almost 45 minutes to 1 hour. Local buses are also available from Ranchi’s Chandani Chowk located in Kanke road area of the city at an interval of 30 minutes during the day time.
There are no regular flights from other major cities of the country to Patratu. Nearest airport is Ranchi Airport. Patratu 28 km away Ranchi Airport (IXR), Ranchi, Jharkhand Patratu 131 km away Gaya Airport (GAY), Gaya, Bihar.
Best time to visit: Since the Patratu valley is located in the area of influence of the Tropic of Cancer, the best time to visit the place is between mid-September to February. Also, during this November and December, tourists get a chance to watch beautiful with migratory birds around the lake.
Nearest Circuit House & Hotels
National Highway 33, C.T.S. Colony, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand 825301
Swiss Cottage Tent 2019, NETARHAT, Latehar: ₹ 2499.00-3000.00
Hotel Birsa Vihar Ranchi: ₹ 1500.00-2500.00
Address : Beside Big Bazar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg – Ranchi
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Mobile No.: 7632987037
Phone : 06512-332816
The splendid architecture of the property and greenery surrounding it looks amazing. This property offers 25 outstanding rooms and 3 suite for accommodation that are complete with contemporary amenities. Other facilities provided by the hotel include car parking and 24-hour room service. The hotel has a stylish restaurant that serves sumptuous delicacies. Experienced chefs prepare these dishes using authentic ingredients. The hotel’s proximity to the railway station and near by Bus stand add to the contentment of the leisure travelers.
The hotel occupies one former nineteenth century palace , which have been expanded and renovated to the highest architectural standards to create a modern, functional and first-class hotel in which art and unique historical elements coexist with the most modern comforts.
Location: The hotel is well situated Beside Big Bazaar, Mahatma Gandhi Road giving an opportunity to the guests to map a stopover to some high-flying tourist spots in the close proximity.
Features: The Hotel offers facilities like canteen, convenient check in & checkout facility. The in-house restaurant is just the right place to get in and set you palates be treated in the right way with a wide variety of delectable food. Some of the additional facilities of the hotel are huge parking.
Rooms: Fully AC rooms are the beautifully furnished accommodation options offered to the guests. They are equipped with well-maintained private bathroom with proper bath amenities like geyser and colour LCD television.
Hotel Prabhat Vihar, near Netarhat Bus Stand: ₹ 1300.00-2000.00
Address : Hotel Prabhat Vihar, near Netarhat Bus Stand, Netarhat Dist. Latehar
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Mobile No.: 9102403883
Hotel Prabhat Vihar a unit of JTDC. It has built with an eye on comfort at just two kilometer away from Netarhat Bus Stand. The elegant hotel is situated in the lap of nature surrounded with beautiful hillocks and lush green forests offering fully air-conditioned double bedded rooms, full-fledged restaurant, vehicle parking decorated with beautiful flowers.
Buses are running from Ranchi and it can also be reached by hiring the vehicle that will take approx. three hour to reach. JTDC is also facilitating to book the vehicle online at nominal rate or it can be booked by visiting the Tourist Information Center (TIC) Ranchi.
In the fly way Birsa Munda Airport Ranchi is located at the distance of 156 km which is well connected with all metro cities of India.
Around Hotel Prabhat Vihar: While in Netarhat, if you want to enjoy the beauty of nature and most spectacular view of the rising sun, it has to be the sunrise point in front of the tourist bungalow. It is located at a distance of half kilometer as you wait in anticipation for that memorable rendezvous with the sun; you suddenly observe the hills and trees appearing as dark silhouettes against the clearing horizon.
One can also enjoy the Naspati Bagan, Upper Gaghari Fall, Lower Gaghari Fall Tea Garden, Netarhat Scholl that all are near the Prabhat Vihar Hotel.
Hotel Van Vihar, Betla: ₹ 1300.00-1800.00
Address : Hotel Van Vihar, Opp National Park Gate, PO- Betla, PS-Barwadih Latehar
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Mobile No.: 9102403882
Hotel Van Vihar is situated in the fabulous city of Betla. The Hotel Van Vihar hotel is beautifully furnished rooms for hotel across . Visitors can indulge in mouthwatering foods at the in-house restaurant and avail facilities like Doctor on Call services, a well-informed front desk service, wi-fi access on a chargeable basis & free parking for cars.
This is the place in Betla, where one can stay with family. The lodge is run by Jharkhand Tourism. The rooms are big with balcony.
The hotel is well situated near National Park Gate giving an opportunity to the guests to map a stopover to some high-flying tourist spots in the close proximity. To name a few they are Palamu fort(5km),Barwadih shiv mandir(13km),.
The Hotel offers facilities like canteen, convenient check in & checkout facility. The in-house restaurant is just the right place to get in and set you palates be treated in the right way with a wide variety of delectable food. Some of the additional facilities of the hotel are huge parking.
Fully AC and non AC rooms are the beautifully furnished accommodation options offered to the guests. They are equipped with well maintained private bathroom with proper bath amenities like geysor and colour LCD television
Barwadih Railway Station- 13 km (Approx.)
Daltonganj Railway Station- 24 km (Approx.)
Daltonganj Bus Stand- 24(Approx.)
Hotel Natraj Vihar, Deogarh
Address : Opp. Town Hall, Old Meena Bazar, Near Private Bus Stand, PO PS Deoghar
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Mobile No.: 9472230017
Phone : 06432-222422
Baidyanath Dham Temple is just 500 meters from the Hotel Natraj Vihar, you can reach the Temple by walking through the famous “Peda wali Gali” to enjoy the tempted awesome Peda, Makundana and Chiudaa (thin beaten rice) of the Baba Dham and one can worship to the Lord Shiva .
You have few other interesting holy and adventurous places in the close proximity Shivganga (500mts), Naulakha Mandir (2km), Nandan Pahar (2.5kms), Tapovan (9kms), Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith (1.5km), Rikhiapeeth(8km), Trikut Ropeway (18 km).