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20 Amazing places in Jharkhand that you must visit

Johar! Jharkhand is known as the ‘land of forests’ with one-third of its total area covered under forest. In the Indo-Aryan language, the word ‘Jhar’ means ‘bush’ and ‘Khand’ means ‘land’. Thus ‘Jharkhand’ means ‘land of bush or forest’. The state is the 16th largest by area and the 14th largest by population and is known for its greenery, wildlife, waterfalls, hills, lakes and sacred places.

Map of Jharkhand
Map of Jharkhand

Jharkhand is famous for immense mineral resources and accounts for more than 40% of India’s minerals wealth. Some of the minerals found in the state are Iron Ore, Uranium (Jaduguda Mines, Narwa Pahar), Coal, Copper Ore, Mica, Bauxite, Manganese, Limestone, China Clay, Fire Clay, Graphite, Kainite, Chromite, Asbestos, Thorium, Sillimanite, and even Gold (Rakha Mines) and Silver. The region has been inhabited since the Mesolithic-Chalcolithic period, as shown by several ancient cave paintings in the state.

Large deposits of coal and iron ore support concentration of industry, in centers like Jamshedpur, DhanbadBokaro, and RanchiAdityapur an industrial town, and the sister city separated from the famous city of Jamshedpur by the Kharkai River, once held the record of being the largest industrial belt in Asia.

-Wikipedia

Jharkhand has so much to offer to India’s tourism and yet is unknown among the tourists. Here, we bring you the most popular and few offbeat tourist places in Jharkhand along with some Jharkhand tourist places photos.

Jharkhand Wildlife Tourism

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, inaugurated by Sanjay Gandhi in the year 1975 is situated in the Dalma Range with hills as high as 915 ft and runs parallel to the NH-33. The wildlife sanctuary is famous for its large population of Indian Elephants and covers a huge area of around 195 sq km. The sanctuary was the victim of Timber mafia over many years and therefore making it an unsafe place for the animal inhabitants. Apart from Elephants, there are Indian Giant Squirrel, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Porcupine, Mouse Deer, Pangolin and Mongooses in the sanctuary. Some of the birds found in the sanctuary are the Falcons, Golden Oriole, Indian Tree Pie, Paradise Flycatchers, Grey Hornbills, Indian Peafowl, different varieties of Kingfishers, Herons, Egrets, Mynas, Pigeons, Racket Tailed Drongo, Magpie Robins, etc.

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary Entrance
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary Entrance

Dalma is the first wildlife sanctuary that does not have a safari but allows the visitors to explore the forest on foot under the guidance of forest guides. Inside the sanctuary, is a temple of Lord Shiva which is very popular among the locals and during the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri many devotees go to the temple to offer prayer. The sanctuary has a museum which offers all the information related to the region. Dalma also has guest houses run by both Tata Steel and the Forest Department for tourists who want to enjoy a stay in the forest.

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

Nearest cities/towns: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

An Elephant spotted in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
An Elephant spotted in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

The distance of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary from nearby cities/towns:

  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 33.7 km via NH18
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 69.2 km via NH18
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 122.2 km via NH43
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 122.5 km via NH18
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 129.4 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd and NH18
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 155.3 km via SH 5 and NH18
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 174.7 km via NH116B
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 299.8 km via NH16
Map of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

Hazaribagh/Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary

Hazaribagh/Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary derived its name from the term ‘Hazar-Bagh’ which means thousands of tigers, was established in the year 1955. The sanctuary was once the home for thousands of Tigers and also Leopards. It is stretched over an area of 184 sq km and is located in a low hilly terrain, at an average altitude of 2,018 ft. Home to a large number of wild animals and birds like Wild Boar, Sambar, Nilgai, Chital, Sloth Bear, Tiger, Panther, Peafowl, Black Bears, Hyenas and Pigeons, the Sanctuary is truly a palace of nature. The main entrance of the Hazaribagh wildlife sanctuary is at Pokharia. The watchtowers inside the sanctuary are well-planned and placed near the water holes and artificial salt lakes to offer tiger sightings. The Tigers and other animals generally come near the waterholes during the dusk and so it is the best time to hide in the watchtowers to have a sight of them.

Waterfall In Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Waterfall In Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary

Nearest cities/towns: Hazaribagh, Jharkhand and Barhi, Jharkhand.

Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary

The distance of Hazaribagh/Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary from the nearby cities/towns ( Distance to the main entrance at Pokharia) :

  • Hazaribagh, Jharkhand: 17.9 km via NH20
  • Barhi, Jharkhand: 20.0 km via NH20
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 115.2 km via NH20
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 143.3 km via NH19
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 147.5 km via NH320 and NH20
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 190.2 km via NH320 and NH20
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 199.6 km via NH19
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 211.2 km via NH20
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 238.1 km via NH19
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 408.1 km via NH19
Map of Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Map of Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary

Betla National Park

Betla National Park, established in 1974 is one of the largest Tiger Reserve and was one of the first national parks in India to become a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. Belta located on the Chhota Nagpur Plateau in the Latehar district represents a Tropical forest and is home to a variety of wild animals such as Gour, Chital, Elephant, Tiger, Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Bear, Sambhar, Nilgai, Kakar, Mouse Deer, Langurs, Wolf, Jackal, Hyena, Rhesus Monkeys, Indian Giant Squirrels, Mouse Deer, Sambhar Deer, Four-Horned Antelopes, Nilgai, Kakar, Small Indian Civets, Ant-eating Pangolin, Porcupine and Mongoose. The park also had White tigers but later were transported to zoos. Birds include the Hornbill, Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Black Partridge, White-necked Stork, Black Ibis, Swamp Grey, Quail, Pied Hornbill, Wagtail, Harial, Dove, Drongo, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Forest Owlet, Papeeha, and other water birds.

Belta National Park Entrance
Belta National Park Entrance

Belta is spread over a distance of 250 sq km and is famous for the availability of large numbers of Sal and Bamboo trees. The park has many waterfalls, natural hot springs and historical monuments inside its premises.

Belta National Park
Belta National Park

Nearest cities/towns: Daltonganj Jharkhand.

The Distance of Betla National Park from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Daltonganj Jharkhand: 24.1 km via NH39
  • Netarhat, Jamshedpur: 94.4 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 155.6 km via NH39
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 259.1 km via NH320
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 288.4 km via NH19
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 289.8 km via NH43 and NH39
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 301.8 km via NH320
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 344.8 km via NH19
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 383.2 km) via NH19
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 553.3 km via NH19

Waterfalls in Jharkhand

Lodh Falls / Budha Ghagh Falls

Lodh Falls / Budha Ghagh Falls, located in the middle of the forest in the Latehar district of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, is the highest waterfall in Jharkhand and ranks 21st in India. It is 468 ft high and the best part is, it falls from such a great height making a loud thundering sound which can be heard from a distance of 10 km. It is said that the sound of the fall is so loud that it is difficult to hear anyone speaking near it. The fall is formed on the course of the river Burha and is a ‘Tiered Waterfall’ ( A series of waterfalls one after another of roughly the same size each with its own sunken plunge pool -Wikipedia).

View of Lodh Falls from a distance
View of Lodh Falls from a distance

Nearest cities/towns: Netarhat, Jharkhand.

Lodh Falls
Lodh Falls

The Distance of Lodh Falls / Budha Ghagh Falls from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Netarhat, Jharkhand: 60.4 km via Bhusar Ghaghara Rd
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 194.7 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 313.8 km via NH320
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 314.3 km via Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 323.8 km via NH43
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 351.5 km via NH320
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 414.6 km via NH320
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 463.2 km via NH19
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 619.7 km via NH19

Dassam Falls

Dassam Falls, also known as Dassam Ghagh, derives its name from the word Da-Song which means the act of pouring water in the Mundari language (Mundari is a Munda language of the Austroasiatic language family spoken by the Munda people in Eastern India primarily – Assam and Jharkhand, Bangladesh, and Nepal. -Wikipedia). The fall is located in the Ranchi district and appears like someone is pouring water; hence the name. Dassam is a natural fall originating from the Kanchi River, a tributary of the Subarnarekha River. The fall is 144 ft high and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

Dassam Falls
Dassam Falls

Dassam is known as the most dangerous waterfall in the state as it has a high current. Each year many cases of drowning are reported and so the tourists are advised not to take bath or swim across the waterfall.

Dassam Falls
Dassam Falls

Nearest cities/towns: Ranchi, Jharkhand.

The Distance of Dassam Falls from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 41.6 km via NH43
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 109.8 km via NH43
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 124.7 km via Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 143.5 km via NH320
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 164.4 km via Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 206.4 km via Asansol – Purulia Rd
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 241.1 km via Durgapur – Purulia – Raghunathpur Rd
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 375.9 km via NH16

Jonha Falls

Jonha Falls, located at the Ranchi district is an example of hanging valley fall. The river Gunga hangs over its mainstream river Raru and falls from a height of 141 ft. Near the fall is Gautam Pahar, at the top of which a temple of Lord Buddha and an ashram were built by the sons of Raja Baldevdas Birla. Hence, it is also known as Gautamadhara Falls. The locals believe that once Lord Gautama Buddha took a bath here. To get a closer view of the falls one must climb down some 500 steps.

Jonha Falls
Jonha Falls

Every week on Tuesdays and Saturdays a fair is organized which is very popular among the nearby villagers. The fair is also visited by people from nearby cities who want to enjoy and witness the simplicity of a village fair.

Jonha Falls
Jonha Falls

Nearest cities/towns: Ranchi, Jharkhand.

The Distance of Jonha Falls from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 42.9 km via Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 93.0 km via Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 98.9 km via NH320
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 113.7 km via NH43
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 132.7 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd and Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 174.7 km via Asansol – Purulia Rd and Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 209.4 km via Durgapur – Purulia – Raghunathpur Rd and Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 379.5 km via NH19

Rajrappa Falls

Rajrappa Falls, famous for both its geographical and religious importance is located in the Rajrappa, in the district of Ramgarh. River Bhera or Bhairavi converges with River Damodar and falls from a height of 30ft. The Damodar Valley is an impressive example of a Polycyclic Valley or Topographic Discordance. It is also a great example of the Hanging Valley. The fall presents its visitors with different rock formation and boating facilities. The fall is the neighbor of the very famous Hindu pilgrimage, Chhinnamasta Temple.

Rajrappa Falls
Rajrappa Falls

Nearest cities/towns: Rajrapppa, District-Ramgarh, Jharkhand.

A view of Rajrappa
A view of Rajrappa

The Distance of Rajrappa Falls from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Ramgarh, Jharkhand: 27.4 km via MDR 095/Rajrappa Chitarpur Rd/Rajrappa Chitrapur Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 60.6 km via NH320
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 68.4 km via NH320
  • Hazaribagh Jharkhand: 75.2 km via NH20
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 98.2 km via NH18 and NH320
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 103.3 km via NH18 and NH320
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 133.7 km via NH18
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 161.6 km via NH320
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 196.3 km via NH320
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 366.3 km via NH19

Hundru Falls

Hundru Falls, located in the Ranchi district is the 34th highest waterfall in India. It forms on the course of the Subarnarekha River, and falls from a height of 322 ft, making into the list of the highest waterfalls in the state. As the water, falls from a great height, it creates a natural pool at the base, where visitors can take a dip and can also enjoy boating. Also read, Hundru Falls, Jharkhand and The Mystery behind Subarnarekha/Swarnarekha River.

A view of Hundru Falls
A view of Hundru Falls

Nearest cities/towns: Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Hundru Falls
Hundru Falls

The Distance of Hundru Falls from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 49.2 km via Bharno-Dolaicha-Karra-Khunti Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 157.2 km via NH320
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 168.6 km via NH43
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 183.5 km via Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 194.9 km via NH320
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 265.3 km via Asansol – Purulia Rd
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 300.0 km via Durgapur – Purulia – Raghunathpur Rd
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 434.8 km via NH16

Lakes and Dams in Jharkhand

Maithon Dam and Lake

Maithon Dam and Lake, constructed on Barakar River and located in Maithon, is the largest dam in Jharkhand. The name was derived from the Hindi word “Mai ka sthan” which means land of the mother goddess, Maa Kalayaneshwari. It is approximately 15,712 ft long and 165 ft high. The dam has an underground power station which is the first of its kind in entire South-East Asia. The dam is connected with an artificial lake that spreads over an area of 65 sq km. Surrounded by green forest, it is the perfect place for picnickers and photographers. The travelers can enjoy boating here and if you are a nature lover you will love to have a walk in the fresh air of the forest.

Maithon Dam and Lake
Maithon Dam and Lake

The 500 years old Kalyaneshwari Temple (an avatar of Ma Kali) built by one of the Hindu King, Harigupta, located in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal, is at a distance of 5 km from the dam is another attraction of this place. The ancient temple has witnessed human sacrifices in the past and it is believed by the devotees that the temple of the goddess fulfills the wish of childless women.

Kalyaneshwari Temple
Kalyaneshwari Temple

Nearest cities/towns: Asansol, West Bengal, and Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

The distance of Maithon Dam and Lake from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Asansol, West Bengal: 43.8 km via NH19
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 48 Km via NH19
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 82.6 km via NH19
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 84.6 km via NH19
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 97.3 km via SH 5
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 177.1 km via SH 5
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 193.1 km via NH320
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 252.7 km via NH19

Dimna Dam and Lake

Dimna Dam and Lake, located at the foot of the Dalma Range is an artificial lake which is the main picnic hub of the locals and also a large number of picnickers from West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa visit the place each year. The lake was constructed by Tata Steel and is the main source of water in the city of Jamshedpur. The lake is in the middle of the bushland and is also surrounded by blue hills which compliments its beauty.

Dimna Dam and Lake
Dimna Dam and Lake

The lake has small islands which were open to tourists earlier but the authorities have recently shut it down. Anyhow, people can enjoy boating and can go around the islands. Tata Steel Management Development Center is also located near the dam. Also read, Dimna, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand – A perfect destination for day outing and family picnic.

Dimna Lake
Dimna Lake

Nearest cities/towns: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

Picnic Area of Dimna
Picnic Area of Dimna

The distance of Dimna Dam and Lake from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 19.9 km via Barabhum- Banduan- Bandi- Dimna Lake- Tata – Jamshedpur- Deoghar Rd
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 67.3 km via Barabazar- Gorsai- Bamundiha- Chakaltor Rd and Barabhum- Banduan- Bandi- Dimna Lake- Tata – Jamshedpur- Deoghar Rd
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 135.6 km via NH43
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 120.6 km via NH18
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 127.5 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 153.5 km via SH 5
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 165.6 km via SH 2
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 275.8 km via NH16 and SH 5

Chandil Dam

Chandil Dam, one of the most visited places in Jharkhand because of its scenic beauty. The dam is built on the Subarnarekha River ( the river of gold). It is 721.7 ft high and the water level is 623.36 ft. Boating is the main attraction of the place with Dalma Hills making the background absolutely gorgeous. Near the dam is a museum that has a collection of scripts written on rocks, which are 2000 years old. To know more about Chandil Dam, read Chandil Dam, Jharkhand – A dam in the bushland.

Chandil Dam
Chandil Dam

Nearest cities/towns: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

A boat in Chandil Dam
A boat in Chandil Dam

The distance of Chandil Dam from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 31.4 km via NH18
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 57.0 km  via NH18
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 97.9 km via NH43
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 110.3 km via NH18
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 117.2 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd and NH18
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 146.8 km via SH 5 and NH18
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 180.4 km via NH116B
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 299.2 km via NH16 and NH18

Burudi Dam

Burudi Dam, located in Ghatsila, in the district of East Singbhum is guarded by the Dalma hills on all its sides. It is an artificial dam built in the British era. Jharkhand Tourism Department is on the verge of starting different water activities here like Water Surfing and Banana Rides. Meanwhile, visitors can enjoy Motor and Pedal Boating. As it is located very close to Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, so is also an inhabitant for the wild Indian Elephants.

Burudi Dam
Burudi Dam

Binda Mela, a very popular fair among the Santhal tribe is held on the banks of the lake every year in the month of October for fifteen days. Locals of Jharkhand and tourists from the nearby states of West Bengal, Orissa, and Bihar visit the dam during the fair.

Burudi Dam
Burudi Dam

Nearest cities/towns: Ghatsila, Jharkhand and Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

The Distance of Burudi Dam from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 52.2 km via NH18
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 104.6 km via Barabazar- Gorsai- Bamundiha- Chakaltor Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 158.0 km via NH18
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 164.8 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 171.4 km via NH43 and NH18
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 177.9 km via SH 2
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 183.8 km via Asansol – Purulia Rd
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 236.2 km via NH16

Netarhat Dam

Netarhat Dam, located at Netarhat was built during the British rule. The lake has immense varieties of fishes like Rehus, Katla, Mrigal, etc and therefore is a perfect place for fishing. The dam covers an area of approximately 4 sq km and is surrounded by tall pine grasses and blue hills. The scenic beauty around the dam attracts the tourist to for a boat ride.

Netarhat Dam
Netarhat Dam

Nearest cities/towns: Netarhat, Jharkhand.

Netarhat Dam
Netarhat Dam

The Distance of Netarhat Dam from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 153.1 km via Lohardaga Rd and Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 272.4 km via NH320
  • Purulia, West Bengal:  272.7 km via Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 282.3 km via NH43
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 310.0 km via NH320
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 354.5 km via Ranchi – Purulia Rd
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 416.1 km via NH19

Sacred Places in Jharkhand

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple also known as Baba Baidyanath Dham, located in Deoghar is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The temple complex has 21 other temples adjacent to the main temple.

Baidyanath Temple
Baidyanath Temple

Jyotirlinga or Jyotirlingam is a devotional representation of the Supreme God Shiva. It means the Radiant Sign of The Almighty Shiva.  There were believed to be 64  jyothirlingas while 12 of them are considered to be very auspicious and holy

The twelve jyothirlinga shrines are:

Somnath in Gir Somnath, Gujarat
Mallikarjuna in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
Mahakaleswar in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Omkareshwar in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
Kedarnath in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
Bhimashankar in Maharashtra
Vishwanath in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Trimbakeshwar in Nashik, Maharashtra
Baidyanath in Deoghar, Jharkhand
Nageshvara in Dwarka, Gujarat
Ramanathaswamy in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
Grishneshwar in Ellora, Maharashtra

-Wikipedia

Story of Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple

It is believed that Ravana, the king of demons offered prayer to Lord Shiva at the same place where the temple stands now when once he was badly injured. Ravana offered his ten heads to Shiva as a sacrifice. Delighted by the prayers, Lord Shiva came to cure Ravana in an avatar of a Vaidhya ( a Sanskrit word for Physician or Doctor); hence the temple is called Baidyanath. The two main festivals, when thousands of devotees from all over the country gather at the temple are Maha Shivratri and Shravani Mela held during the holy month of Shravan (Monsoon).

Shivlinga in Baidyanath Dham
Shivlinga in Baidyanath Dham

Nearest cities/towns: Deoghar, Jharkhand.

The Distance of Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Asansol, West Bengal: 117.0 km via Jamtara – Godda Rd
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 127.9 km via Jamtara – Dhanbad Rd/Tundi – Govindpur – Dhanbad Rd
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 155.4 km via NH19 and Jamtara – Godda Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 166.7 km via NH19
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 192.7 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 251.5 km via NH114A
  • Patna, Bihar: 252.5 km via NH333
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 272.6 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 325.5 km via NH19

Chhinnamasta Temple

Chhinnamasta Temple, located in Rajrappa, in Ramgarh district is a very old Hindu pilgrimage. Goddess Chhinnamasta, also known as Prachanda Chandika, an avatar of Goddess Kali, is a headless deity that stands on the body of Kamdeo and Rati in the lotus bed. The temple is built according to a unique Tantrik Architecture. The main temple is attached to many other temples of different deities. The place attracts 3000 devotees daily from the cities of Jharkhand and also from the nearby states of West Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.

Chinnamasta Temple
Chinnamasta Temple

Nearest cities/towns: Rajrapppa, District-Ramgarh, Jharkhand.

The Idol of Goddess Chinnamasta
The idol of Goddess Chinnamasta

The Distance of Chhinnamasta Temple from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Ramgarh, Jharkhand: 28.2 km via MDR 095/Rajrappa Chitarpur Rd/Rajrappa Chitrapur Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 60.8 km via NH320
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 71.9 km via NH320
  • Hazaribagh Jharkhand: 75.0 km via NH20
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 98.3 km via NH18 and NH320
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 103.5 km via NH18 and NH320
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 133.9 km via NH18
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 161.8 km via NH320
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 196.4 km via NH320
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 366.5 km via NH19

Jharkhand Adventure Tourism

Trikut Hill Ropeway

Trikut Hill Ropeway, also known as Gagan Khatola, is located at a distance of 20 km from Baidyanath Temple, is India’s Highest Vertical Ropeway with the maximum lens angle of 44 degrees. The length of the rope is 2512 feet and it climbs the Trikut hill which has a height of 1282 feet. Trikut Hill has 3 major high peaks and so it is called Trikutachal (Tri- three).

Trikut Hill Ropeway
Trikut Hill Ropeway

Nearest cities/towns: Deoghar, Jharkhand.

The Distance of Trikut Hill Ropeway from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Deoghar, Jamshedpur: 20.4 km via Tapovan Rd
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 128.6 km via Deoghar – Sarwan Rd
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 141.7 km via NH114A
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 167.5 km via Deoghar – Sarwan Rd
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 180.2 km via NH19
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 181.7 km via SH 5
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 261.4 km via SH 5
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 267.9 km via NH114A
  • Patna, Bihar: 269.4 km via NH333
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 350.2 km via NH19

Jharkhand Flying Institute

Jharkhand Flying Institute (Gliding), is situated in the city of Ranchi and Deoghar. It was inaugurated in 1998 at Ranchi and 2015 at Deoghar. Tourists are allowed at the Deoghar airfield to experience flight in and to enjoy the aerial view of the holy city including the Baidyanath temple. The flying institute provides two aircraft – the Winch and the Sinus.

An image of a flying glider of Jharkhand Flying Institute
An image of a flying glider of Jharkhand Flying Institute

Nearest cities/towns: Deoghar, Jharkhand.

The Distance of Jharkhand Flying Institute from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Asansol, West Bengal: 115.8 km via Jamtara – Godda Rd
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 127.7 km via Jamtara – Dhanbad Rd/Tundi – Govindpur – Dhanbad Rd
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 154.3 km via NH19 and Jamtara – Godda Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 166.6 km via NH19
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 192.6 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 251.3 km via NH114A
  • Patna, Bihar: 253.7 km via NH333
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 272.4 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 324.3 km via NH19

Giridih

Giridih, which means land of hills (Giri is a Sanskrit word for hills), is a district in Jharkhand and is one of the best places for different water and aero sports and also for bird lovers. Khandoli, a water reservoir in Giridih, is the favorite spot for the adventure lovers. The most exciting thing about this place is the Elephant and Camel Safari. The other adventure activities to try out here are Rock-climbing, Parasailing and Kayaking, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Scuba Diving, Rafting, Canoeing, Sailing, Ringo Ride, Waterskiing and Surfing Balloon show and of course Pedal and Speedboats.

A view of Giridih
A view of Giridih
Parasailing in Giridih
Parasailing in Giridih

Nearest cities/towns: Giridih, Jharkhand.

The Distance Giridih from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 68.7 km via Kodarma – Giridih – Tundi – Gobindpur Rd
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 108.4 km via NH19 and Kodarma – Giridih – Tundi – Gobindpur Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 108.5 km via Dumri – Bermo – Jaina Rd and NH114A
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 127.7 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd and Kodarma – Giridih – Tundi – Gobindpur Rd
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 146.9 km via NH19 and Kodarma – Giridih – Tundi – Gobindpur Rd
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 183.1 km via NH320 and Dumri – Bermo – Jaina Rd
  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 208.0 km via Kodarma – Giridih – Tundi – Gobindpur Rd
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 316.9 km via NH19

Jharkhand Rural Tourism

Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre

Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre /Amadubi Kalagram, an art village was inaugurated on World Tourism Day in 2013 to spread the tribal and folk culture and tradition of Jharkhand. Located at Amadubi in Dalbhumgarh at a distance of 65 km from Jamshedpur, was developed by the Jharkhand Tourism department in association with Village Tourism Development Committee (VTDC) and NGO Kalamandir-The Celluloid Chapter Art Foundation. The government has ensured the participation of villagers in spreading their culture.

Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre
Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre

Amadubi is a home for Payatkar Art Chitrakars (picture craftsmen). Payatkar is a painting form in which craftsmen paint on scrolls made from leaves and barks of trees applying vermilion and natural colors with needles or hair of goats. The Payatkar paintings tell the tales of Garur Purana ( one of 18 Mahāpurāṇ of texts in Hinduism). The Art Department of Rabindranath Tagore’s Vishwa Bharti, Kala Bhavana at Santiniketan, has been made in-charge of training the Paytakar Painters, in skills related to marketing and selling their paintings.

Door Painting in Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre
Door Painting in Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre

The visitors are taken around the village on beautifully decorated bullock-carts where one can witness huts with wall paintings and can also have some experience of paintings with the help of the Chitrakars. And of course, it is the best place to shop for Pyatkar Paintings framed in Bamboo, Dokra or Teak wood frames, Dokra Crafts (Dhokra is non–ferrous metal casting using the lost-wax casting technique. This sort of metal casting has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still used. -Wikipedia), Cushion Covers and Bedsheets with colorful paintings on it and a lot of other items for home decor in a very reasonable price and also a lot of Indian attires. The village tour includes many monuments, temples, and artifacts museum. The visitors can also try some of the traditional cuisines of Jharkhand such as Zil Pitha, Ud Pitha, Gud Pitha, Arsa Pitha, and many more. Kalamandir also provides tent facility for a night stay which can be availed by pre-booking.

The best time to visit Amadubi is during the festivals which are celebrated by the villagers by performing tribal dances on the beats of Mandar and Dhol which is a colorful treat to the eyes. The festivals celebrated in Amadubi are

  • Tusu Parab or Makar (Makar Sankranti), is a harvest festival celebrated in the month of January-February.
  • Sarhul is celebrated in the month of February-March to worship nature.
  • Jomnamah, in the month of September-October, is celebrated to rejoice the harvesting of the first crop.
  • Dansai is celebrated during October-November, just before Durga Puja.
  • Sohrai is celebrated on a new moon day to worship cattle in the month of November-December.

(Source: Jharkhand Tourism Official Website)

Tribal Dance Performance in  Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre
Tribal Dance Performance in Amadubi-Panijiya Rural Tourism Centre

Nearest cities/towns: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

The Distance of Amadubi from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 65 km via NH18
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 109.3 km via Barabazar- Gorsai- Bamundiha- Chakaltor Rd
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 162.8 km via NH18
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 169.5 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 176.1 km via NH43 and NH18
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 181.6 km via Manipur – Sirjam Station – Rangamatia Rd
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 204.8 km via NH 14
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 227.7 km via NH16

Deuridih Rural Tourism

Deuridih Rural Tourism is another village displaying the tribal culture and tradition of Jharkhand. The village located in the Kharsawan block, 54 km from Jamshedpur, is a major silk hub of the state. Jharkhand is the highest producer of Tassar Silk/Tussar Silk India (Tussar silk is produced from larvae of several species of silkworms belonging to the moth genus AntheraeaWikipedia). The silkworms are nurtured in the Arjun and Asan plants which grow in the region. The Tassar-cocoon pilot project is also located nearby the village between Deuridih and Amda.

(Source: Jharkhand Tourism Official Website)

 Deuridih Rural Tourism - Tussar Silk
Deuridih Rural Tourism – Tussar Silk

Nearest cities/towns: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

The distance of Deuridih from the nearby cities/towns:

  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: 54 Km via Tata Kandra Rd
  • Purulia, West Bengal: 103.4 km via NH18
  • Ranchi, Jharkhand: 142.5 km via NH43
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand: 156.8 km via NH18
  • Dhanbad, Jharkhand: 163.6 km via Purulia – Dhanbad Rd and NH18
  • Asansol, West Bengal: 189.9 km via SH 5 and NH18
  • Durgapur, West Bengal: 229.6 km via SH 2
  • Kolkata, West Bengal: 317.0 km via NH16

We have collected the information written in this post from the actual places and other Internet sources, feel free to contact us for any kind of assistance. Some of the images have been taken from Instagram and other online sources posted by different people.

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