Moments at Massanjore

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Photo of Moments at Massanjore by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Moments at Massanjore by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Moments at Massanjore by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Moments at Massanjore by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Moments at Massanjore by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Moments at Massanjore by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Moments at Massanjore by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Moments at Massanjore by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Moments at Massanjore by Nabakumar Das

The colossal dam of the Mayurakshi River and the immense water body has made Massanjore an ideal tourist spot, which is perfect for enjoying a weekend tour. You can locate Masanjore in the way from Suri to Dumka. It is specially the unpolluted environment of Massanjore, which has a positive effect on the health of the tourists.

Places to see at Masanjore: The biggest attraction of Massanjore is the Massanjore Dam that was built in 1955 with assistance from Government of Canada. The dam is standing with a height of 155 ft and a length of 2170 ft. Besides, the surrounding forest areas and hills offer some great views of nature at its best.

Nearby attractions from Massanjor: Try to visit Bakreshwar, highly famed for hot spring, which is easily accessible from Suri by road.

Things to do in Masanjor: The main attraction of the region is the huge dam built on the Mayurakshi River. Explore the exquisite natural surrounding of Massanjore by enjoying a leisurely walk throughout the region. You can also visit the nearby picturesque villages inhabited by the tribals. Plus, the boundary of Jharkhand is also not very far from Massanjore.

How to reach Massanjore: The distance between Shiuri and Massanjore is nearly 40 kms. Regular bus services and rented cars are available to facilitate the guests to reach Massanjore from Shiuri.

Best time to visit Massanjore: Massanjore attracts tourists all through the year.

Lodging and dining facilities at Massanjore: The best accommodation facilities in Massanjore are offered by the government-organized guesthouse. Beside this, you will also find a number of hotels in the area. Dining facilities are available in most of the guesthouse and hotels.

Massanjore is a city in Jharkhand. Massanjore dam, across the Mayurakshi River, is in Dumka district of Jharkhand State. Built with Candian aid, it is also called Canada Dam or Pearson Dam. It was commissioned in 1956. The dam is 155 feet high from its base and is 2170 feet long. The reservoir has an area of 16,650 acres when full and has a storage capacity of 500,000 acre feet. Apart from the Massanjore Dam there is a barrage at Tilpara, near Siuri. The barrage is 1,013 feet long.
Photo of Massanjore Bus Stop, Naratala, Jharkhand 814148, India by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Massanjore Bus Stop, Naratala, Jharkhand 814148, India by Nabakumar Das
Massanjore Dam[edit] From the counterpart rupee fund created through supplies of wheat and other materials from Canada for use in India, Canada devoted those rupees to the further development of the Mayurakshi dam project.[6] The Massanjore dam (also called Canada Dam), across the Mayurakshi, was commissioned in 1955. It was formally inaugurated by Lester B. Pearson, Foreign Minister of Canada.[7] Unfortunately, the Massanjore dam located near Dumka in the state of Jharkhand (erstwhile Bihar) was not allowed to have any flood reserve. Simultaneously with construction of dams the state government in 1956, selectively took over flood control embankments till then maintained by the landlords or local bodies.[5] Massanjore dam is about 38 kilometres (24 mi) upstream from Siuri in West Bengal. It is 47 metres (155 ft) high from its base and is 660 metres (2,170 ft) long. The reservoir has an area of 67.4 square kilometres (16,650 acres) when full and has a storage capacity of 620,000,000 cubic metres (500,000 acre·ft). It had cost Rs. 16.10 crore.
Photo of Massanjore Dam, Massanjore Dam, Jharkhand 835228, India by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Massanjore Dam, Massanjore Dam, Jharkhand 835228, India by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Massanjore Dam, Massanjore Dam, Jharkhand 835228, India by Nabakumar Das
Photo of Massanjore Dam, Massanjore Dam, Jharkhand 835228, India by Nabakumar Das
It is about 31 km from Dumka in Jharkhand and is about 35 km from Siuri in West Bengal. It is on the Siuri-Dumka road. Buses ply on this road. It is 270 kms from my house in Hastings to Masanjore Mayurakshi Bhavan. It took us 5 hours drive. From Kolkata to Darjelingmoore at Panagrah is 160 kms. And from there it is another 110 kms. M.B. is a nice place to stay. Clean from city pollution. One can stay there for 2 nights. Nice place for family and friends to stay and enjoy the nature.
Photo of Massanjore Power Station, Masanjor, Jharkhand 814148, India by Nabakumar Das
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