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.