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Matatila Dam is one of the tourist attractions in Dhanaulti. It is also popular picnic spot for tourists and locals in the region. The Dam is situated in the middle of Dhanaulti hills. At this place one can also enjoy the water activities.Make a day picnic here with your family and friends and relish ample of water sporting activities.Matatila Dam was constructed for dual purposes – irrigation and production of hydro electric power. The dam is built with a capacity to produce 30.6 MW hydro electricity. For this purpose, both flanks of the dam feature robust structural support to ensure ample water discharge force during the time of releasing water and operating heavy duty turbine engines.Each unit of the power plant has a capacity to produce 10.2 MW electricity. Three hydro machines are installed at the dam. The method of electricity production is direct release of water.It is believed that, before the dam’s construction, there was a seat of “Mata Sharda” on top of the hill. People worshipped the hill. Later, the hill was renamed as Matatila. “Mata” is for Goddess Sharda and “tila” means “top.” When the dam was constructed here it was given the same name, Matatila Dam. Matatila Dam was built in 1957. It is an earthen dam with a height of 35 meters.The best time to visit Matatila Dam is from September to May. Summers are hot with temperatures reaching upto 50 degree Celsius at times. Winters are too cold. Sometimes, it rains in the summer; otherwise the weather here is dry throughout the year.