Located on the Kanke Road, at 8kms from the Ranchi railway station and 12 kms from the Birsa Munda airport is the Kanke Dam. Covering an expanse of 8 sq.kms, the water body is overlooked by the Gonda hillocks. The huge dark boulders of the latter instantly catch the eye ever from a distance. The dam supplies potable water to nearly half the city’s population in the adjoining areas.
The arched staircase that leads down to the waters of the lake also offers a panoramic view of the sunrise and sunset. The waters of the lake shimmer in the lights of its illuminated banks in the evening. It can be easily reached through auto rickshaws and other locally available public transport.