Drive 40 km from the historic town of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh and you will be greeted by a scenic, old dam. Known as the Dhukwan Dam, or the Sukma Dukma Dam, this British-era dam is built on the Betwa River, a tributary of Yamuna. Taking its name from the village of Dhukwan, the dam was built between 1905 and 1909, as a secondary dam to Parichha Dam, on the same river. The Parichha and Sukma Dukma dam were the lifelines of the region and are still in use today. They supplied drinking water, water for irrigation and also for the generation of electricity. An interesting feature of the Sukma Dukma Dam is its inspection tunnel underneath. It is said that the tunnel was used in emergencies to cross the river. Visit the dam today, especially during the monsoon, and you will be spellbound by its size and the picturesque greenery that envelopes it.
How to Reach:
At 103 km from Jhansi, Gwalior is the nearest airport. Delhi is the closest international airport, 321 km from Jhansi.
Jhansi is an important railhead on the Delhi-Chennai route. Most major cities in the country like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Agra, Bhopal, Gwalior, etc. are connected to Jhansi by rail.
Jhansi is well connected by road to many major cities in the country. Cities like Agra, Khajurao, Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, etc. are easily accessible from Jhansi by road.