30 km to the west of Ramgarh this dam was constructed with the 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 member of people visit here for picnic. There is a 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 sceneries and serpentine ways made on the hills which borders the dam from 3 sides.
How to Reach:
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
Patratu is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains. Railway Station(s): Patratu (PTRU)
Instead of Patratu you can a get a bus to Ramgarh on regular basis. Patratu 21 km away Ramgarh Ramgarh, Jharkhand Patratu 28 km away Ranchi Ranchi, Jharkhand