Parichha Dam is located about 25 kilometers from the city of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
The Parichha Dam is a man-made reservoir. It is located near the town of Parichha on the Jhansi-Kanpur highway. The Parichha Dam is 1,174. 6 meters long and 16. 77 meters high. It is the main source of water for the nearby areas and the city of Jhansi. The water from the dam is used for both drinking and agricultural purposes. It also houses a thermal electric power station, which generates 1149 MW of power. There are many activities that are present for the entertainment of the tourists visiting the dam. The main activities include boating and fishing. Photographers will find it especially pleasing for its majestic scenic beauty.
The best time to visit the city of Jhansi is from November to March, when the weather remains quite pleasant and calm. Other times of the year, the weather is hot and temperatures can reach as high as 45 degree Celsius. The peak season to visit the city is during February, when the city celebrates the Jhansi Festival. The city is famous for being the seat of power of Maharani Laxmi Bai, the Maratha Queen who took part in the Revolt of 1857, Indias first war of Independence. There are many forts and palaces all around the place for tourists to visit. The Jhansi Fort is one of the main attractions of the area. There is also the Jhansi Museum which is located inside the Jhansi Fort. Another famous place in the area is the Rani Mahal, the palace of Maharani Laxmi Bai. It is a true architectural marvel and has been carefully preserved as a reminder of the past era.
The Parichha Dam is a nice picnic spot and weekend getaway for families. The boating activities have a small charge of INR 50 per person, and they are operational during timings 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.