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Parichha Dam

Parichha Dam is located on the River Betwa on the Jhansi-Kanpur NH 25, near Parichha town, around 25 km from Jhansi. The dam’s reservoir is the perfect spot for water sports, particularly fishing and boating. This is a calm water body that flows to Notghat Bridge, which is 34 km from Jhansi.

Jhansi is regarded as the gateway of Bundelkhand area of Uttar Pradesh. The dam, due to its scenic beauty and facility for water sports, has become a good tourist spot.


Parichha Dam was constructed during the British reign between 1881 and 1886. The dam is 1174.69 meters long and 16.77 meters high.

The dam was built mainly for irrigation purpose and for producing hydro electricity. The dam is the major source of drinking water and irrigation in the area of Bundelkhand, as this part of Uttar Pradesh faces severe water crisis.


Parichha Thermal Power Station is a coal plant, fully operational and featuring six units. Its total capacity is 1140 MWe. It operates under Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to come here is from November to March.

How to Reach

Jhansi is well connected to main cities of India through rail, road, rail and air. The nearest airport is in Gwalior.

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