Named after, Mai-ka-sthan or abode-of-the-mother, from the temple of Kalyaneshwari in its vicinity, it is located 46 kms from Dhanbad. Apart from emerging a prominent religious destination, Maithon is also the site of the country’s first multipurpose project, it came into existence 1958 and has the biggest reservoir of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), on River Barakar. Height of the embankment is 56 metres and its length 4357 meteres.
It is also known for its underground hydel power station, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. You can unwind form your stress even in the midst of the water. A deer park that has come up recently is an added attraction to your trip. There are short distance buses plying from Dhanbad to Maithon. It can also be reached in hired taxis or other light vehicles. The nearest railway station at Kumardhubi is just 10 kms away on the Dhanbad-Howrah rail route.