Tilaiya Dam, constructed by Damodar Valley Corporation across the Barakar River
, is the first Dam and hydro-electric power Station in Kodarma District
. It is 1,200 ft long and 99 ft high.
The dam boasts picturesque surroundings with a reservoir, whose length extends up to 36 sq km. It was constructed with the object to control flood, and it generates 4 MV power.
Terrace gardens and Picnic Island with motor boats and swimming corner adjoin the dam.
Tilaiya Dam is 20 km from Koderma Railway Station. The dam is easily accessible by road, and is on the Patna-Ranchi Road. At distances of 17 km and 194 km are Barhi and Patna respectively. Vehicles ply between Kodarma and Hazaribagh via Tilaiya Dam. Hazaribagh town is 55 km away from the dam site.