Worth Remembering Trip – Massanjore Dam
Hey!!! Whatsup my fellow travelers…Today we are writing about one of the most prestigious dams of all the total dams in India. This dam holds a great legacy of Canada government in India…any guess!!! Yeh, we know that you already read the title… Worth remembering trip – Massanjore dam. So before the summer heat hits West Bengal, we made a quick plan to escape from this hustle bustle life…
We started our journey early in the morning 7 am from our hotel. This trip was an associate trip along with Santiniketan…
Read these blogs to know about Santiniketan
Santiniketan- Land of Rabindra Nath Tagore
A Small Day Trip To Khoai er Haat-Santiniketan
Finally, the car wheels start rolling towards the way of Massanjore dam. In between, we took a small breakfast break in a super cool bamboo hotel, Shakuntala Village resort at Sonajhuri forest. We fulfilled our belly with spinach puri, vegetable curry, and pickle. Alongside contented our heart with the essence of foods.
Finally, after completing our breakfast, we headed towards the dam without wasting any time further.
The road was smooth with a good stretch of 74km. Moreover, on both side of the road, the mustard field unfurls the beauty of yellow mustard flowers spread all over. After 1 hour of driving, we finally put our foot down at Massanjore Dam.
Brief History of Massanjore Dam:
The Dam built back in the year 1956 with the help of Canadian government, also called Pearson Dam or Canada Dam and built across the River Mayurakshi, with an extension of 2170 feet long and a height of 155 feet.
The reservoir has an area of 16,650 acres when full and has a storage capacity of 500,000-acre-feet. Officially inaugurated by Lester B. Pearson, Foreign Minister of Canada.
The Adventure We Experienced:
We took a walk over the dam and it was amesmerizing moment. Furthermore, the beauty of the flying flock of green parrots and the hills in the background along with burble sound of flowing Mayurakshi river greeted us.
During our visit, the opposite side of the Mayurakshi river was almost dry with small patches of water flowing in between the rocks as the lock gates are almost closed. The winds, blowing very fast and got crashed into our body… We took some photographs and walked all the way from one side to another side…
Now the actual trekking starts. But it was not that type of special trekking yet interesting. After crossing the dam we decided to go all the way down by tackling through rocks and mild forest. Our first attempt got failed as ultimately we got a dead end. So again we tried our luck through another route. And this time we finally got a route.
Though it was an easy route for us but not for our family members. Yet they were a great enthusiast. After completing first half, we took some time to enjoy. We dipped our legs in the water and it was very relaxing. Not to mention, we took some great photographs and ultimately we made our way to the second half.
That was really tough as the rocks are so much uneven and the narrow river dribbled in between the curvy paths of the rocks. We almost took one hour to cross all the rocks and ultimately climbed up with the help of rock cliffs.
The feelings were like we achieved a great memory…
Entry Cost :
Things to do in Massanjore Dam:
You can do different activities like Rock Climbing, Speed Boat, and Paddle Boat.
Visit Santal villages to get an idea of the ancient life and culture. Moreover, enjoy the taste of local fruits and tadi(local liquor, taste only in the early morning)
Neel Nirjan (Bakreswar dam and Bakreswar thermal power station), around 50km away from Massanjore Dam.
Bakreswar Shakti Peeth and Hot Springs, around 35 Km away from Massanjore Dam.
Accommodation/Hotels near Massanjore Dam:
- One of the good accommodation in Massanjore is the beautifully located and well maintained Mayurakshi Bhavan (irrigation bungalow) of WB Irrigation department. Booking can be done from Siuri Irrigation office or at Kolkata Jalasampad/Sech Bhaban.
- Jharkhand Tourist Lodge.
- Government youth hostel