Lakes and Water bodies in Sonbhadra


Rihand Dam

Rihand Super Thermal Power Station has an installed capacity of 3000 MW and is run by NTPC Ltd. The first unit was commissioned in March 1988. The coal for the plant is derived from Amlori and Dudhichua mines. The water source is from Rihand Reservoir which is constructed on Son river.[1]

Dhanraul Dam

Dhandhraul Dam (also known by Ghaghar Dam) is located at distance of about 23 km from Robertsganj on the Robertsganj-Churk road, in Sonbhadra district, U.P., India. The Dam has been constructed over the river Ghaghar and water of the reservoir is being used for irrigation purpose by the canals originating from here like Ghaghar canal to the nearer Districts Mirzapur, Chandoli and Sonbhadra. Dhanraul Dam’s Water supplies to City Robertsganj for drinking water.This dam is constructed on Ghaghar River so this dam is also called Ghaghar Dam.


This place in Chopan gives a feeling of mini-Rishikesh in Sonbhadra. You can spend hours here in peace and away from the hustle bustle of the city. Abadi village is also very picteresque with very beautiful mud-houses scattered along the hills.


 It is one of the most scenic places in Sonbhadra and is the most popular tourist destination. It almost gives a feeling of Goa with sandy lakeside. The lake consists of water from the reservoir of Rihand Dam. It is one of the best places to witness sunset. Also called as Mini Goa.

Obra Dam

Obra Gajrajnagar is located about 13 km from Chopan Railway Station. The power plant is owned and operated by Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam. Obra Thermal Power Station has a generating capacity of 1288 MW and an auxiliary bus is charged from 3*33 mW hydro power plant.

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