Jharkhand - A Tour in the Lap of Unexplored Diversity

Tour and travel destinations in Jharkhand state, state worth travelling and see the natural beauty including waterfalls, Dams flora and fauna.

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Jharkhand  - A Tour in the Lap of Unexplored Diversity, explore the natural beauty of state

There are places, which let you behold the loveliness of the nature; there are tourist destinations, whose culture engrosses your senses; there are cities, which though not the like the biggest ones, are vibrant enough to help you form the fond memories; there are sites which offer you to surrender yourself to the devout shelters; there are locations that are quite deviated from the standard crowded and commercialised destinations; and then there is Jharkhand - a humble mixture of all of these. The fact that the hidden gems in Jharkhand have not been discovered by manymakes it an all the more interesting. Let us find out the most worth travelling places in Jharkhand.

The Capital City: Ranchi is the best town of Jharkhand and has the amalgamation of all the features or the essence of Jharkhand tourism. It has linings of some of the most revered temples and is dotted with hills and waterfalls that is enough to satiate the travel bug of the tourists. The city is also rich in mineral resources. Some of the ‘must visiting’ places in Ranchi are:

  • Handru Falls, Jonha Falls,Dassam Falls, PanchGagh Falls, which justify its title of ‘City of Waterfalls’.
  • Ranchi Lake, Kanke Dam for escaping to a water body sided pleasure.
  • Birsa Zoological Park, Deer Park for exploring the fauna of the state
  • Nakshatra Van that defines unconventionality with its zodiac representing plants.
  • Rock Garden, a beautiful rock carved garden below Gonda Hill.
  • Tagore Hill, the scenic birth place of many of Tagore’s writings.
  • Pahari Mandir, Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple to claim nearness to the religious peace.

Ranchi Railway station 

The Steel City: Apart from the fact that it wasfounded by the “father of Indian Industry” (JamsetjiNusserwanji Tata) after the foundation of TISCO, Jamshedpurhas also been famous for its progressive pace and its cultural vividness. Inspite of having an industrial image, the city is a greener place and the tourist destinations and food are too relaxing to be termed just an escape.

  • Hudco Lake, Dimna Lake, Jubilee Lake, Jayanti Sarovar
  • Bhatia Park, Jubilee Park, Sir Dorabji Tata Park
  • Tata Steel Zoological Park
  • Rusi Modi Centre for Excellence
  • Tribal Culture Centre
  • Sakshi Masjid, St. Mary’s Church, Bhuvaneshwari Temple, SakshiGurudwara, Parsi Fire Temple.

Deoghar: The city is more popular as a pilgrimage site than anything else. Many Hindu temples are found here which are thronged by the millions of devotees all around the nation. Most of the religious abodes are dedicated to Lord Shiva here. Also, Deoghar is surrounded by natural and serene beauty, which offers great relief from the buzz of the outer world. Some tourist attractions in this ancient holy city are –

  • Baba Baidyanath Temple (one of the 12 Jyotirlings), BasukinathMandir
  • Harila Jodi, Shivganga, Kundeshwari, Ajgaibinath
  • Satsang Ashram, RikhiaYogashram
  • Jaisar Children Park
  • Trikuta Hills, NandanPahar, HathiPahar

Giridih: The town in Jharkhand is a much preferred destination of Jain pilgrims because of the presence of Jain shrines and buildings here. The place is also known for its hills and picturesque sites. Earlier belonging to the Hazaribagh territory, the city came into a separate existence and formed an integral part of Jharkhand Tourism. The popular places of interest in Giridih are –

  • Shri SammedShikharji (Parasnath Hills), Madhuban
  • Devari Temple, JharkhandiDham, HariharDham, Surya Temple,
  • Usri Fall, Khandoli Park and Dam,
  • Baidadih, Langda Baba Samadhi Sthal
  • Jain Museum
  • Khandoli

Hazaribagh: It is situated at an elevation of about 2019m above the sea level and is a major tourist destination. The city is a land of gardens, as the name suggests and is truly bestowed with flora and fauna. Because of the geographic advantages, this place is has contributed a lot to wildlife tourism in Jharkhand and its health resort only adds to its travelling charm. Enumerated below are some of the best sites for the travellers in the city –

  • Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Hazaribagh National Park, Salparni
  • Canary Hills, BarsoPani Cave
  • Rajrappa, Suryakund
  • Konar Dam, Hazaribagh Lake
  • Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery
  • Isco Rock Art, Megaliths of Hazaribagh
  • Urwan Tourist Complex
  • Silvar
  • Urban Haat

Dhanbad: The second most populous city in Jharkhand is well known for its coal mines. However, there is more to it than just that and it is quite ahead in terms of rapid advancement, not only in India but all over the world. The peculiar beauty of the ‘coal capital of India’ or Koylanchal is also something to be explored by the tourists. Some of the tourist destinations that the city encompasses are –

  • Maithon Dam, Panchet Dam, Topchanchi Lake
  • Bhatinda Fall
  • Birsa Munda Park
  • CharakPathar
  • Dhangi Hills
  • Parasnath Temple, Panrra, Shakti Mandir
  • Jharia Coal Mines

Netarhat: A beautiful hill station located in Jharkhand, it is situated at an altitude of 1,128m above sea level and is known as the ‘Queen of Chotanagpur’. The pleasant weather, breathtaking landscapes and peacefulness, provide ultimate leisure to the many tourists who arrive here. The town is popular for its amazing views of sunrise and sunset. The places frequented by tourists are –

  • Upper Ghagri Falls, Lower Ghagri Falls, Lodh Falls, Sadni Falls
  • Magnolia Point, Koel View Point
  • Netarhat Hills

Palamu:Another incredible place in the state of Jharkhand, it has verdant surroundings many wonderful sites. The etymology of Palamu is derived from Palas and Mahua and the past of it is as glorious as its natural beauty. However, not much is known about the history and the exploration continues. The hill station is particularly suitable for the people who seek adventure. Major tourist attractions in Palamu include –

  • Betla National Park, Palamu Tiger Reserve
  • River Koel, Lodh Falls
  • Palamu Fort

In addition to these, there are many other tourist destinations that are worth trying out. Of these, Sahebganj, Kiriburu and Ghatshila are not so popular but very attractive and delightful. Moti waterfall, Rajmahal, Mangalhat, BhagwaKuan, Binduvasini Temple, Teliagarhi Fort, etc. are some of the sites for travelling in Sahebganj; Meghataburu Hill, Saranda Forest, Kiriburu Hill attract tourists in Kiriburu; Phuldungri Hills, Galudih Dam, Burudi Lake, Dharagiri Falls, etc. enhance the charm of Ghatshila. They offer true pleasure in terms of sightseeing, trekking and photography, which are the basic urges of a traveller. The famous city of Bokaro, which is relatively urban, has also many places of interest for tourists like Garga Dam, Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, City Park, Bokaro Steel City & Plant, Chas, Siwandih, etc.

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