Maithan is located in the state of Jharkhand and is about 40 kilometres from Dhanbad. There are two rivers that flow through the region of Maithan, namely Damodar and Barakar. Maithan is popular for the Maithan Dam, which is the largest reservoir in the Damodar valley on River Damodar.
The main attraction of Maithan Dam is that it is about 165 ft high and generates a power of 60000 KW. Other attractions located here include the ancient temple of Kalyaneshwari, which is located close to the Maithan Dam.
The unique location of Maithan is that it is surrounded by forest covers and hills that offer opportunities for adventure sports like trekking, boating and hiking. Activities such as boating are available at Lake Topchanchi while for fishing, River Barakar is a popular place.
There are three main seasons in Maithan; summer, winter and monsoon. Summers here are extremely hot while the region receives plenty of rainfall in monsoons. Winters here are pleasant with low temperature during night time. The month of January is considered to be the best time to visit the region of Maithan.
Maithan is served by several buses that ply between the regions of Maithan, connecting neighbouring locations regularly. Most of these buses are privately owned, while some are operated by the government.
The nearest airport to Maithan is located in the city of Ranchi. The Ranchi Airport is connected to major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. Taxis are available at Ranchi airport that connect to Maithan easily.
Maithan does not have a train station and the nearest one is located in Asansol, which is located at a distance of 20 kilometres from this town. Asansol train station is well connected to other Indian cities like Agra, Patna, Kolkata, Howrah, Dehradun, Jammu and New Delhi.