Jharkhand Tourism

Jharkhand Tourism

About Jharkhand


The state of Jharkhand is located in eastern India and came into existence in the year 2000 by reorganizing the southern regions of Bihar state. Jharkhand has common borders with Bihar in the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the west, Orissa in the south, and West Bengal in the east.


The Chota Nagpur Plateau forms most of the area of Jharkhand. The plateau is the source of many rivers including Damodar, Koel and Subarnarekha. This area is also famous for its abundant mineral wealth - iron, coal, uranium, graphite, and magnite are among the minerals found here.


Jamshedpur, Bokaro aand Ranchi are centres of heavy industry based on these mineral resources.


Forests and woodlands cover a significant 29 percent of the state. Asian elephant, tiger and bison are among the inhabitants of these forests. Betla National Park in Palamu district and Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary have a rich variety of flora and fauna.


Almost one-third of the population of Jharkhand belongs to indigenous tribal communities - Santhal, Oraon, Munda, Chero and Gond are the important ones. These tribal groups are known for their different languages (such as Santhali, Mundari, Khariya, Panchparagnia) and festivals (Sarhul, Karma, Sohrai, Badna).


Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand, earlier it was the summer capital of Bihar during the British rule. Ranchi is a famous tourist destination in the region, and has a number of beautiful waterfalls, especially after the rains; Hirni Falls, Jonha Falls, Hundru Falls and Dassam Falls are the most famous. The 17th-century Hindu Jagannath Temple is a replica of the famous temple at Puri in Orissa. The Parasnath Hill in Hazaribagh District is named after the Jain Tirthankar Parshvnath and one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots for Jains. Baidyanath Dham is located in the Santhal Paraganas district and is an important pilgrimage for the Hindus. The plateau of Netarhat is popularly called the 'Queen of Chhota Nagpur' and is attractive for its cool climes.

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Deep Mukherjee

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"Close to the heaven!"

  • 6.5 / 7
  • Posted Mar 14, 2015
If peace is what you want out of your next holiday destination this is place where you need to visit, be it ghatshila or other parts of this state, you'll find places that can make you spellbound. Right from dimna lake to burudi falls you'll enjoy everything, famous temples and river barrage, wonderful mountain ranges... What else do you need?
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Ritesh Prakash

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"Bokaro Steel City"

  • Posted May 15, 2007
This is really a beautiful place to watch out. This city is a neat , clean and with serenity all around. Anyone can love this place if visited. There is a lot of temples , one zoo full of various types of wild animals and a beautiful park named city park.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: On visiting the place i got attracted towards the beauty and fall in love with the place. There is good markets with friendly people and with a variety of goods to shop.

Activities & things to do: A tourist should visit Bokaro Steel City for once at least.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bokaro Steel City is 225 km away from Ranchi Capital of Jharkhand . any one can visit by airplane in Ranchi us or train from there to Bokaro
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"Beautiful and Unexplored State"

  • Posted Apr 26, 2007
I travelled the sector: Delhi - Ranchi - Lohardaga - Netarhat - Palamau Tiger Reserve - Ranchi - Delhi.
The destination overall is very beautiful, unexploited nature, wildlife and smiling people. However the infrastructure needs improvement. (It was a budgeted travel).

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Ranchi has good hotels and restaurants. Pahari Mandir (Old Shiva Temple on top of the hill) in the centre of the town is beautiful. The view of Ranchi City from there is impeccable. The Jagannath Temple near Ranchi town is worth visiting. The falls near by are breathtaking and ideal for adventurous people. I liked it as it has not yet been commercialised. (Stayed at a friend's place but could see lot of hotels on Main Road).
Lohardaga, Has only one good hotel (Novelty) with good food the stay inclusive meals was with a grand per night. Visited the bauxite mines area called Bagru Hill to see the origin of light metal that we use very extensively. Another famous Shiva Temple and a beautiful lake site at a place called Bhandra. Stayed one night and full day.
Netarhat, a beautiful hill station and totally raw, inhabited only by locals. The only accommodation is provided by Prabhat Lodge (State Owned). Heard that this place is frequented by tourists from West Bengal and neighbouring towns in Summer. Could see wildlife around and helpful people. Sun Rise and sunset is amazing, it seems as if the sun is rising from the lap of a cluster of mountains and setting at the same place in the evening. The sunrise and sun set points are different. Stayed two nights for two hundred and seventy five per night. Meals extra
Palamau-Tiger reserve - is the first tiger reserve, could see the wildlife and heard the existence of Tiger but could not track it. Stayed in a forest lodge (state owned) for two nights worth Rs three hundred per night meals inclusive. Returned back to Ranchi after exploring the unexplored Reserve to Ranchi and then to Delhi.
It was really memorable as you have a fresh feeling visiting the places still to be frequented and spoiled by crowd.
Not to be missed - the falls near Ranchi, Bauxite mines, sunrise and sunset, the tiger reserve.

Activities & things to do: Visit the ancient temples. Lakes and falls, cool in summers and explore wildlife.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Delhi to Ranchi by flight or express train. I took a flight (air Deccan).
Hired an indica at Ranchi to cover the other areas just for a sum of Rs six thousand (not too sure if i was over charged or charged less) to cover the entire area. Hotel accomodation in general hotels.
Pls do not carry valuables in the interiors, in the wildlife have someone from the forest lodges or guide accompanied. Be friendly to all but keep limitations.
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