Deras Dam is located around 20 km away from Bhubaneswar and in the nearness of Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a beautiful minor irrigation project in the lap of natural beauty. It is one of the entrance gates to the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary. Established in 1967, the dam has now become a major tourist destination. The Dam is surrounded by hills and Luscious green trees. The place is very calm and quiet and thus is best suited for a picnic. There are cottages on top of a cliff, which are generally functional during the winter for the tourists. Deras Dam is one of the tourist places in Khordha.