Bathanbari at a distance of about 60 Km from City Centre of Durgapur is an ideal picnic spot. The name of Bathanbari was not known to many till a few years back. But in the last 3 to 4 years, it has grown into a popular weekend picnic destination for the people of Durgapur.
Maithan, another popular and favourite picnic spot for Durgapurians is only a few kilometers from Bathanbari. After Bathanbari’s beauty came to the notice in recent years, it developed as the most preferred picnic destination for Durgapurians.
Bathanbari is located in the Bengal-Jharkhand border and its main attraction is River Damodar. At Bathanbari, stored water of Maithan Dam has created a huge lake with hills of Chotanagpur plateau in the back drop. The beauty of the place is awesome. Greenery of the hills, crystal clear water of the lake, eucalyptus trees providing shadow and facilities for picnicking – all these have transformed this place as an ideal picnic spot.
From Durgapur take NH 2 and proceed towards Asansol. Do not enter Asansol, remain on NH 2 and proceed towards Dhanbad. At Dendua More crossing leave NH 2 and take the road going towards Chittaranjan. Proceed for another 10 -12 Km and reach Ahladi More. Take left turn and ask locals to reach Bathanbari.
While at Bathanbari do not miss to have a boat ride. Sailing leisurely on the placid water of the lake with your loved ones will certainly be a memorable experience. Try to reach the picnic spot early as the place is seeing a huge influx of tourists in recent years.