Maithon in Jharkhand is a town on the banks of River Barakar. It is 43 kilometers away from Dhanbad, the district headquarters. This is coal mine area of the chhota Nagpur Plateau, thereby with undulating land and small hills. The enormous lake is the chief attraction. During spring the forest area blooms with the gorgeous orange-red flower, ‘Palash’, known as ‘Flame of the forest’. It is extremely close to West Bengal border making it easily accessible by road from Kolkata. It is 236 kilometers away from Kolkata and takes around 5 hours by road, thus making it a perfect destination for a weekend getaway.
Kolkata to Maithon
Why To Go
Things To Do
What to Eat & Where
Simple and basic food is available. There are a few street side fast food joints. On the way to Maithon do not forget to taste Burdwan’s famous sweets, ‘Sitabhog’ and ‘Mihidana’.