Paharbhanga, located at a distance of 20 km from Jamshedpur, is the newly discovered picnic spot. The place remains hidden among the Narwa and Dalma hills for ages and recently became the talk of the town. Paharbhanga lies only a few kilometers away from another beautiful picnic spot Narwa. Know more about the timing, ticket, the best time to visit, safety tips, etc about Paharbhanga.
Table of Contents
- Where is Paharbhanga located?
- What is Paharbhanga famous for?
- Is cooking allowed in Paharbhanga for Picnic?
- Does Paharbhanga have a parking facility?
- The weather in Paharbhanga.
- What is the best time to visit Paharbhanga?
- Which is the nearest city from Paharbhanga?
- Which is the nearest railway station from Paharbhanga?
- Which is the nearest airport from Paharbhanga?
- How to reach Paharbhanga from Kolkata?
- Is Paharbhanga safe for the tourists?
- Where to stay while visiting Paharbhanga?
- Places to visit near Paharbhanga.
Where is Paharbhanga located?
Paharbhanga is a beautiful valley, located near the village of Shankarda, in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. The valley is 7 km from the village of Shankarda and 20 km from the city of Jamshedpur.
What is Paharbhanga famous for?
Paharbhanga remained unknown for years and recently gained popularity among the residents of Jamshedpur. The scenic beauty of the valley could not remain a secret for long. The valley is surrounded by Narwa and Dalma hills and is crisscrossed by two tributaries of the Subarnarekha River.
Pharbhanga is located far away from the busy and polluted city life and therefore is blessed with clean air, crystal clear water and greenery. The place has the power to clean your mind and soul.
The valley is becoming a famous picnic spot for Jamshedpur and other nearby cities. Paharbhanga also has two cave temples, out of which one is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and another one dedicated to Goddess Rankini. Both the temple is located at the top of the hill, adjacent to each other. One has to climb up the rocky path to reach the temples.
Is cooking allowed in Paharbhanga for Picnic?
Yes, cooking is allowed in Paharbhanga but one needs to carry all the cooking essentials along with them.
Paharbhanga is declared as a No Disposal Area from December 2019, by the villagers who are also the volunteers for keeping the area clean. So, one needs to carry back all the waste after the picnic.
Does Paharbhanga have a parking facility?
Paharbhanga has a parking area. The tourist buses are charged INR 300 for parking. Two and Four-wheelers do not have a parking fee.
The weather in Paharbhanga
Paharbhanga has a tropical climate. The Summer range from the month of March to June and the temperature varies between 35 to 40-degree centigrades. The month of April and May are the hottest. The valley receives moderate rainfall during the rainy months of July to August. The winter stretches between the month of November to February with the temperature falling between 10-degree centigrade to 15-degree centigrade. The month of December and January are the coldest.
What is the best time to visit Paharbhanga?
The best time to visit Paharbhanga is between the months of December to February which is the peak season for a picnic. The weather during winter remains pleasant, unlike the scorching summers.
Which is the nearest city from Paharbhanga?
The nearest city from Paharbhanga is the city of Jamshedpur, located at a distance of 20 Km via Jamshedpur – Musabani Rd.
Which is the nearest railway station from Paharbhanga?
The nearest railway station is Tatanagar Junction (Station Code: TATA). Tatanagar Junction serves the city of Jamshedpur and is located at a distance of 17.0 km via Jamshedpur – Musabani Rd.
Which is the nearest airport from Paharbhanga?
The nearest airport from Paharbhanga is Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi, located at a distance of 155 km via NH4.
How to reach Paharbhanga from Kolkata?
Board a train from Howrah Junction to Tatanagar Junction. The minimum journey time is three and a half four hours by train. After getting down at Tatanagar, book a cab to Paharbhanga.
The distance from Tatanagar Junction to Paharbhanga is
- 20.0 km via Jamshedpur – Musabani Rd.
- 22.8 km via Jamshedpur – Keonjhar Hwy/Tata – Hata Main Rd.
You can self-drive from Kolkata to Paharbhanga or can book a rental cab.
The distance between Kolkata to Paharbhanga
- 270.1 km via NH16 and NH49.
- 351.8 km via NH19.
- 306.4 km via SH 2.
By air, the journey is not convenient from Kolkata.
Is Paharbhanga safe for the tourists?
Yes, Paharbhanga is safe for tourists. However, the following tips will help you to have a safe and sound visit to Paharbhanga
Tips for visiting Paharbhanga
- As the valley is located at a distance from the city, it becomes isolated after 4 pm, therefore, avoid visiting after sunset.
- Avoid visiting the valley alone, always be in a group.
- The safest time to visit is between 6 am to 4 pm.
- It is much safer to visit the valley during the peak season, i.e December to February.
- Carry water bottles, medicines, snacks, and other refreshments along.
Where to stay while visiting Paharbhanga?
Shankarda has an eco-resort, called The Weekend Resort which is a major attraction near Paharbhanga. The resort has parks, gardens and children corners, moreover, it has the view. The resort is located amidst the blue hills which makes it the perfect place to stay in.
Also, there are many resorts in NH 33, near the city of Jamshedpur. All the resorts are luxurious and are located in the foothills of Dalma. One can also stay in the city of Jamshedpur. The city has both luxurious and budget hotels.
Places to visit near Paharbhanga
- Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
- Dimna Lake and Dam
- Chandil Dam
- Burudi Dam
- Chota Banki Dam
- Jubilee Park, Tata Zoological Park, Nicco Jubilee Park
- Sir Dorabji Tata Park
- Golpahari Temple
- Bhuvaneshwari Temple,
- Hathi Kheda Temple