Deras dam is located in the Chandaka Forest range and is 20 km distance from Bhubaneswar and 30 km from Cuttack. The Deras reservoir was built in the year 1967 as a water reservoir. It is a beautiful minor irrigation project in the lap of natural beauty surrounded by hills and Luscious green trees. The Dam was built mainly for irrigation and as a source of water for the wildlife living in the Chandaka Sanctuary. Deras dam is the best picnic spot near Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
The best time to visit Deras Dam is sunrise and sunset, a large number of tourists visit here in winter. Near the Deras Dam are Chandaka Nature Resort, Deras farmhouse and Deras Nature Camp, where tourists can take a rest. There are boating facilities to explore the Deras reservoir, and there is a viewpoint to enjoy the beautiful view of the Dam. The place attracts tourists to come here in winter for a beautiful natural environment. It is a good place for a weekend picnic in the winter season. Bhubaneswar deras dam is one of the best tourist places in Khordha, Odisha
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