It is a popular tourist spot of Dhamtari district about 15 km from Dhamtari and about 90 km from Raipur. Built across the Mahanadi River, the reservoir offers a lot of water sports, Virgin Islands and much more. Also known as Ravishankar Dam, during monsoons becomes a must visit place with picturesque island and enriched flora and fauna. State Tourism board has their own property for the tourists to stay.
Chhattisgarh was the region known as Dakshin Koshal, which finds mention in both the Ramayana and Mahabharata