Topchanchi Lake is an interesting tourist spot in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. Situated on the National Highway 2, it is located at Golden Quadrilateral. Dhanbad Railway Station is 37km from the lake and Bokaro is 41km. Though the lake is an artificial one, its green surrounding amidst forests and hills makes it an ideal picnic spot. It is also in demand for sound and serene vacations. It covers a total area of 214 acres. Parasnath Hills being located close by make the tourists visit the lake at the same time.
Topchanchi Lake is basically a stream which is dammed like a reservoir to supply water to the district and its suburban areas. Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 8.75sq km. The area is small enough yet few harmless animals reside here. A statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is found in Topchanchi market as a sign of respect to this dauntless hero. The area surrounding the lake is also seeked by religious people, specially Jains and Hindus.
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