Khandoli Dam in GiridihKhandoli Dam is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the city of Giridih. The dam is located 10 km in north – east direction to the main city. The name of the dam is kept after the hills of Khandoli. The dam is made by the purpose to conserve water for the residents of the city. The water dam is estimated to supply fresh water to more than one lakh local residents in the city on regular basis. Being situated on the hilly terrain, the dam helps in combating the water shortage by sufficient supply of water.
With the construction of dam in the foot hills of Khandoli, the place has emerged to be a paradise for wild life. The dam in Jharkhand is helping in conserving the ecosystem and helping wild life to flourish in the region. The site is surrounded by greenery and blue water that creates panoramic view for the tourists. The serene and calm environment helps in providing peace of mind to the visitors. It is the best place in the region to have an outing with friends and family.
Geographical Description of Khandoli DamThe Khandoli dam is constructed in the hilly terrain at the foothill of Khandoli hills. Surrounded by forest and river, the Khandoli hill is saddle shaped. The hill is made up of graniteoid gneiss. The hill looks like a volcano from the top with a huge saddle that has boulders attached to it. The dam is constructed to provide water supply to the region. With the construction of dam, the site is developed as a visiting place so that the visitors can enjoy amidst nature. There is a watch tower at a height of 600ft.
from wherer you can have the view of the entire region. The place becomes more beautiful during the dawn and dusk. The golden glittery sun rays illuminates the water and creates a magical moments that the visitors cherishes. The construction of the dam began in the year of 1955 and the dam opened for tourists in the year of 1957.
Wildlife in Khandoli DamAfter the construction of the reservoir in the year 1955, the place became hot spot for the migratory birds. Every year the influx of thousand of migratory birds visit the region. These birds covers huge distance and travel from Himalayan belt, northern Asia, Africa and Australia to reach the Khandoli Dam. The migrations of the birds are observed more during the breeding season. The dam provides a congenial environment to the migratory birds to reproduce.
The migration of birds generally starts from the second week of November every year for a peaceful and warmer climate. The birds’ returns back in the month of March. The species of birds that can be seen in the region are Siberian Duck, Bar-headed goose, Siberian Crane, Brahminy shelduck (Ruddy Shelduck), Drano, Great Cormorant, Mallard, Little Grave etc. Few small wild animals are also visible in the region are rabbit, guinea pig, peacock, owls etc. The park also has a small cage where the few of the animals are kept for the amusement of the visitors.