Khandoli Dam, Giridih

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Khandoli is one of the attractive tourist spots for adventure seekers situated in Jharkhand. Located 10km North East of Giridih, Khandoli dam is a water reservoir which is wanted for various water sports and adventure. Bird enthusiasts also have innumerable species to explore. Entire Khandoli site is widely visible through a watch tower and hillock which has a height of 600ft. Travellers here can enjoy boating, mountaineering, rock-climbing, parasailing and kayaking apart from Elephant and Camel safari.

Closest railway station to Khandoli is Giridih. Bus and taxi services are available from the station which can guide the way to the dam. At the foot of Khandoli hill is Khandoli Village. More than one lakh residents of Giridih are served water from this reservoir. The hill is shaped like a saddle and the peak looks like a volcanic cone.

Migratory birds from Himalayan belt, Africa, northern Asia and Australia are seen around Khandoli Lake. Great Cormorant, Siberian Duck, Siberian Crane, Brahminy shelduck and forty such varieties of birds are seen here who reproduce in this apt environment. The migration has somehow reduced because of pollution. Some small birds and animals are caged and kept in the amusement park which spreads over 6acres.

Tourists generally throng at Khandoli during winters to watch wonderful migratory birds. Rides like toy trains and swings keep the tourists entertained. Rock climbers can try rock climbing, rappelling, river crossing and such other challenging activities by the granite rocks which form the Khandoli Hill. Pedal boats, speed boats and water scooters are some water activities which can be enjoyed on Khandoli Dam. Scuba diving, rafting, canoeing, sailing, ringo ride, waterskiing and surfing attract tourists from the metro cities across India. These activities have further enhanced the tourism in Jharkhand.



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