Ghoda Katora Dam a Tourism/Picnic Destination now!
In 2009, December, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, visited this place. He was immediately captivated by its natural beauty and natural setting. In consultation with government officials, he immediately set the stage for the development of Ghoda Katora Dam as a destination for tourism.
The CM's visit in 2009, December (in pictures):
|CM enjoying the Tonga ride to the Ghoda katora Dam site|
|CM and the officials going around the lake (Dec, 2009)|
|CM's Visit in 2009, December|
Previously under the Department of Forestry, the Ghoda Katora Dam was transferred to the Department of Tourism on January 28, 2011, with the intent to keep this area ecologically-friendly. Only bicycles and horse carts (Tongas) shall be permitted on the road to the dam. Efforts to keep the area in its pristine state have also been made. Waste cans for trash are provided, as well as, portable public toilets.
Ghoda Katora Dam in 2011, January
|Forest road beautified for a smooth ride to the Dam|
|The CM and his entourage arrives at the venue on Horse Carts|
|(Pic Courtesy. Shri S. Siddharth, Secretary to CM)|
|The Inaugural Ceremony (Pic Courtesy. Shri S. Siddharth, Secretary to CM)|
|CMand the state Tourism Minister, unveiling of the commemorative plaque|
|CM and Shri RCP Singh ( MP, Rajya Sabha) enjoying the boat Ride (courtesy. Shri S. Siddharth, Secretary to CM)|
|CM and Shri RCP Singh (MP, Rajya Sabha) taking the boat ride|
|Inquisitive Students talking to Monica Harvey(Pic Courtesy. Shri S. Siddharth, Secretary to CM)|
|Vaishali and Monica enjoying the boat Ride|
|Paragliding an attraction at Ghodakatora Dam (Pic Courtesy. Shri S. Siddharth, Secretary to CM)|
|Shri RCP Singh releasing the Turtle in the Dam|
|The CM talking to the Audience|
|Venue ready for the D-Day|
|Rajgriha now has a much needed picnic place|
|Swans to be released in the Dam|
|The Community happy with this move and now ready to receive tourists|