Randiha Dam (also spelled Rondia Dam) is a tourist place in Durgapur Subdivision in the state of West Bengal.Randiha Dam is a homely tourist spot about 12 km from Panagarh on NH 2.Randiha dam is about 24 Km from the industrial town of Durgapur and 19 km downstream the Durgapur barrage. This quaint little place on the bank of Damodar River offers a beautiful mix of greenery and water, making it a perfect place for a day out. During winter months Randiha dam witnesses large visitors and picnic enthusiasts almost every day.
The place has a little dam like structure called a weir. A weir is a little different from dam and is actually a barrier across a river designed to alter the flow regime of the river, prevent flooding, measure discharge and help render a river navigable. In 1932, the weir at Randiha, named Anderson weir was constructed so that irrigation facilities may reach the lower Damodar basin.Nearness to the lazy flowing Damodar makes it an ideal and popular picnic spot near Durgapur.
How to Reach?
If you are going by your own vehicle from Durgapur or Asansol, proceed towards Kolkata via NH2. On reaching Panagarh Bazaar take right turn and immediately after crossing the railway line take left turn. Proceed on this road and you will reach a small bridge. Cross the bridge and take to the left, this road will take you to Randiha dam.Anderson weir at Randiha near DurgapurIf you are going from Bardhaman or Kolkata, proceed towards Durgapur via NH2. On reaching Panagarh Bazaar take left turn and immediately after crossing the railway line take left turn again. Proceed on this road and you will reach a small bridge. Cross the bridge and take to the left, this road will take you to Randiha.
Buses are also available from Durgapur and Bardhaman for reaching Randiha dam. You can also reach Randiha damfrom Panagarh station by hiring a car that suits your necessity.
What to do in Randiha dam?
Apart from enjoying the serene beauty of the place one can also enjoy a boat ride on the river, can take a refreshing dip in the cool waters of Damodar, listen to the chirping of birds or can simply indulge in fun and merry making with near and dear ones. One must not miss the chance to go on a boat ride.
If you love fishing then Randiha is the place to be at. One must get himself prepared with all the necessary fishing equipments and enjoy fishing at Randiha.
Where to stay at Randiha dam?
Randiha dam is an ideal place for picnic and day out, hence can be visited on a day tour from Durgapur, Asansol and Bardhaman. Staying options at Randiha dam is only the bungalow of the West Bengal government’s irrigation and waterways department that can be booked from the department’s regional office in Burdwan town.
If you want to spend some quality time away from City buzz.Do visit this place with your family and loved ones.