The unexplored state of Jharkhand, once witnessed, serves as an iconic holiday getaway. The rustic villages and the indigenous flora will keep your feet on the ground but your spirits in the sky. The rich tapestry, woven with the fine precision of a surgeon are some of the many handicrafts you can discover at Jharkhand. The history of India carves out its place through the forts and monuments present in abundance in Jharkhand. Within this diverse state lies the beautiful district of Sahibganj, serving as the pillar of art, craft and culture. Set amidst lush greenery, adorned with natural and cultural delights, Sahibganj is visited by travelers in all seasons. The place aids your acquaintance with the rich tribal heritage of India, as it is occupied predominantly by a tribal population. A perfect destination for a family or couple’s trip, visit the following 5 star attractions in Sahibganj, for a blissful vacation.
Jharkhand is an eastern state of India and is known for its beautiful forests, Jain temples and waterfalls. One of the most famous national parks of the country is in this State, called ‘Betla National Park’ known for its tigers. The state is known for its bio-diversity that has a wonderful range of animals as well as birds. Let us look at the top five national parks in Jharkhand.
Dhanbad, also commonly known as the Coal Capital of India, is the most expansive city in Jharkhand. This city is renowned for its coal industries and factories, and is one of the most successful commercial areas across India. Dhanbad houses many coal industries like Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL), IISCO (Indian Iron and Steel Company), Tata Steel and ECL. It also houses a number of prestigious institutions like the Indian School of Mines and Birsa Institute of Technology. Due to the extensive presence of coal, the area around is not much suited for agriculture. Hence, the people here resort to pisciculture (fish farming) and sericulture (silk production) for their livelihood. This city is a perfect confluence of nature and technology. While on the one hand the massive coal industries take you by surprise, on the other, the opulent panorama rejuvenates your soul. Here are five places to visit in Dhanbad.
Housing the biggest Steel Plant of Asia, Bokaro falls under the Indian state of Jharkhand. Being highly dense with industries, Bokaro is a source of India’s half steel production. Nestled quietly on the banks on River Damodar with its tributaries meandering Bokaro city and Parasnath hills and some hillocks in the backdrop, Bokaro is a stunning panorama that encompasses all the beauty in one place. Being the fourth largest city of Jharkhand, it was once a small village named Maraphari in the jungles of the Chotta Nagpur plateau in the history. The place came to light when Jawaharlal Nehru decided to come up with a steel plant in the area with the Soviet help. Due to the proximity to various ore mines like iron ore, manganese and coal, the biggest steel plant was settled here. Bokaro is also a home to companies like Steel Authority of India, BIADA (Bokaro Industrial Area Development Authority), Bokaro Power Supply Corporation Private Limited, Electrosteel Castings Limited, Indian Explosive Limited and thermal plants like Bokaro Thermal and Bokaro Thermal. Here are top 5 places to visit when in Bokaro.
Now popular as the headquarters of the Giridih district of Jharkhand state, the town was a part of the Hazaribagh district before 1972. According to its name, and local language, Giridih is the land of hills. It lives up to the name as the quaint town is surrounded by quite a few hills and hillocks, which are also an admired tourist destination. It is also a centre of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute along with being one of the six Data Processing Centres. Giridih is known to be rich in coal, and has many small and big coal mines in and around the town. After 1972 when the town was separated from the Hazaribagh district, Giridih became its own headquarters. The climate of Giridih is usually dry, pleasant during winter between October and March. The best time to visit is somewhere around September and October, after the heavy rainfall of June to August. One can enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills during this time. It is also the 8th largest city of Jharkhand. Let us take a look at the attractions this beautiful town of Giridih has to offer.
Popularly referred to as the ‘Queen of Chotanagpur’, this town in the state of Jharkhand is located at a height of 1,128 metres. Netarhat, which is nestled in the Pat region of Chota Nagpur Plateau, can be one of the most magnificent weekend flights from the clutches of monotony. The hill station is covered with dense emerald forest, lush woodland and majestic, barren rocks. The trimmed gardens, pruned orchards, churches and colonial architecture, which can be witnessed in and around the area, can be traced back to the British Raj (British Rule).
The abode of Gods and Goddesses, as its name goes, Deoghar is famously known as ‘Baidyanath Dhaam’. Part of the Santhal Pargana division, this district is a major Hindu pilgrimage centre. It is one of the most secret destinations in India, surrounded by ruins of many Buddhist monasteries. The nearest railway station is Baidyanathdham. About 229kms away from Patna (Bihar), Deoghar has an average elevation of 833 feet. The town is famous for the Baidyanath temple, among other attractions that tourists are usually drawn to. During the month of Shravan, Deoghar harbors an estimated 7 to 8 million devotees who come to pay their respects to the shrine of Lord Shiva’s Jyotirlinga. Since it is a pilgrimage destination, following are a few of the interesting spots in Deoghar.
Palamu is known for its rich biodiversity, thick wood cover and dense foliage. The impenetrable forest cover in Palamu is home to around 44 tigers and several other animal species like chital, gaur Chinkara, common langur, dhole (wild dogs), elephants, wild boar, hares, monkey, mouse deer, sloth bear, panther, leopard, pangolin, sambar (deer), Indian porcupine, Nilgai, and wolves. Peafowl, partridges and red jungle fowl are some of the commonly spotted species of birds in the region. An exploration of the Palamu Park proves to be an enrapturing experience to all those to seek recourse in the bounty of nature and wish to reconnect to their primeval selves. This division in Jharkhand is well connected by both air and rail. While the nearest airport is in Ranchi, the nearest railway station is in Daltonganj, which is about 25 kms away from the district. Here are five places to visit in Palamu:
Belonging to the Indian state of Jharkhand, Hazaribagh is known well as a health resort. The name Hazaribagh literally translates to a thousand gardens. Hazaribagh is situated at an elevation of 200ft.The state of Jharkhand consists about 45% of the forest covers and hence the entire area of Hazaribagh is laden with lush green surroundings. The place has abounding flora and fauna. The town is situated on the north-eastern side of the Chotanagpur plateau. Being of highly religious significance, the place has a mesmerising scenic charm. Hazaribagh has also found a place in the Indian history. Apart from being a dwelling for many Jain temples, Hazaribagh also served as a cantonment for some years during the British-Raj. Therefore the old city of Hazaribagh happens to be a well-planned city. Here is a list of top 5 places to see when exploring the hill-town of Hazaribagh.
‘A rendezvous with untamed wilderness in the one and only tiger reserve in the state’
Palamau Tiger Reserve is one of the first nine tiger reserves to be set up in the country and the only one that exists in the state of Jharkhand. It occupies an area of 1026 sq km on the Chota Nagpur Plateau and encompasses the famous Betla National Park and the Palamau Sanctuary in the core area. This tiger reserve is the first of its kind in the world where the first tiger consensus was conducted by way of pug marks.
Palamau is known for its rich & rare flora and houses endangered species of fauna. Elephants and tigers are the main attraction here. Apart from that many excursion tours can be arranged to the splendid waterfalls nearby.