Deras Dam

Open Time : 6:00 am to 5:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Deras Dam, Barapita, Odisha

Why to visit Deras Dam

Deras Dam is a minor water reservoir located approximately 25 kilometres from Bhubaneswar's main metropolis. Deras Dam is the principal source of irrigation in the surrounding districts and is regarded one of the key water reservoirs within Chandaka Dampara Elephant Sanctuary. Not only that, but Deras Dam also acts as a watering site for the Elephant Sanctuary's animals.

The dam, which is near Chandaka National Park, captivates visitors with its breathtaking views. When you come here, you will find solace in leaving the hustle and bustle of city life and spending a day in a setting awash in lush vegetation. There are several small hillocks where you may choose a calm spot and experience a day picnic with your family and friends, making it a perfect ways to spend a day. There is also the option of going on a supervised safari in the Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary for adventure lovers. If you enjoy photography, the dam is an ideal location for capturing beautiful images of nature and your loved ones.

FAQ on Deras Dam

What is the cost of admission to the dam per person?

The entry charge per person is approximately INR 40.

Can we bring our own cooking equipment at the dam?

It is indeed available.

Special Tip

A guided safari of roughly 40 kilometres around the dam or a visit to the rainwater reservoir are also available.

By Inaaya Sharma

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