ओढ़नी बांध, बाँका (Odhni Dam) – Banka

Odhni Dam (ओढ़नी बांध) is known for its water sports adventures. It is located in the south – east of Banka district in the state of Bihar. Banka Town is the region’s administrative centre and for Boating activities in odhni dam is area’s most recognizable landmark.

A hot summer and a lovely Winter season characterize the climate of this location. Belharni and Barua streams are located in the north-western part of the region’s territory. Streams Chanan and Orhni flow from the centre of the area, where they meet. Mandar Giri rises in the east of Mandar and is bridged by the river Cheer. 

It is framed by a few tidal surges that flow across these streams, making it suitable for boating rides in Odhni Dam Banka, Bihar. These streams have a long life span. It almost evaporates in the summer, but floods occur in the windy season. In the case of Chanan and Barua streams, dikes and canals have been constructed that have been quite useful. They inundate the fertile lands in the same way that they prevent floods in addition. Water from waterways is independent of cereals; organic products, veggies, and so forth because of these channels make way for Odhni dam Banka tourism & water sports.

Odhni Dam (photo and content credit: adventurebanka.com)

A tourism hall will be constructed in the dam complex. This tourist land is inspected and measured by the state level team of tourism department. Beautification will be done now and then to attract more tourists in Banka adventure & tourism

  • Paddle Along the smoothly gushing waves of Ganga, odhni dam
  • Rafting
  • Lake Bird Sanctuary
  • Scuba diving

If you get chance, it is a must visit place. After rainy season you will find lush greenery all around.

The boat departs only when there are atleast 7 members, so keep this in mind. Charges for full ride is 250/- per person and half ride is 100/- per person. I would recommend for a full boat ride. Jet ski is also available for 500/- per person and 300/- per person.

How to Reach

Kakwara Tola Gangti, Bihar 813102

The place is 15 kms from Banka and approx 60kms from Bhagalpur. For Bhagalpur people I would suggest you to take the Amarpur road. Also, ask the local people about the route as google map is not correct always.

If you are by car, then have an expert driver as the road to this place in the end is a one way very narrow road. And along side road is some 15 foot cliff with no railing to guard. So be careful.