Jharkhand Tourism

Jharkhand Tourism


About Jharkhand

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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Jharkhand Traveller Reviews

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Munna Lal

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  • Munna Lal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  14 readers

"Mind blowing Jharkhand"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Jharkhand is located in the lap of nature. Away from the hassles of metro cities, this place gives internal peace to mind and soul. Right time to visit this place is from November to March period. Adventure seekers and honeymoon couples will definitely like this destination.

There are many places to visit. Like Palamu Plateau, Hazaribagh Hills, Rajrappa Temple, Ranchi Hill stations are the eye catching places. National sanctuary and biological park at Bokaro and Hazaribagh are also must watch.

Local fast food called huskies are very delicious and it increases your appetite for the same. Litti chokha has no substitutes in the ready to eat homemade food category.

Pilgrimages places like Baba Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve jyotirlinga of lord Shiva. Rajrappa Temple is famous among Maaa Durga devotees. It is situated along the banks of River Damodar and surrounded by lush green forests and mountains. It also offers as a perfect picnic spot. Also in the Palamu Plateaus there is the facilities available of ropeway and other several adventurous activities such as part sailing, paragliding etc.

Jharkhand is connected to rest of the country through road, rail and air. Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi is connected to all the major cities of India and several airlines operates from here. Several trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Mails and express trains run through the breadth and width of Jharkhand and also connects it to the rest of part. NH 33 and other state highways facilitates smoother transportation by road. There is no any such must carry items you have to carry along as there are plenty of markets available near all the tourist places and they too offer items at a cheaper rates. Overall Jharkhand is much cheaper as compared to other states.
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Tanmoy Mandal

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  • Tanmoy Mandal
  • Lives in Berhampur
  • 1 Review
  •  594 readers

"It was a best visit & nice temple visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A temple is situated on the mountain at Barharwa under Sahebganj district in Jharkhand. The beauty of the temple is very nice. A college is also situated beside this temple name BSK college. Environment surrounding this temple is very nice. One of a time of year there organized a Mela. Many people go there for visit that temple with their family. All is all this place is very nice.
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Niloy Mandal

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  • Niloy Mandal
  • Lives in Krishnanagar
  • 1 Review
  •  610 readers

"Overall had a good temple visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
At Barharwa a greatest temple is situated on mountain named Hanuma mandir. BSK college is also situated beside this temple on mountain. The environment surrounding this temple is very nice. Many people come here for visit this temple. There have some small hotel from one km away of temple. On holiday it is better for enjoyment. Please come here and see it, really it is very beautiful.
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Rabin Mandal

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  • Rabin Mandal
  • 1 Review
  •  644 readers

"It was a great temple visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A great temple is situated on the mountain at Barharwa under Sahebganj district. Many people come here for visit that place with his or her family and enjoy that day. Beside this temple a college is also situated which name is BSK college. This two is totally situated on mountain. The beauty of this two is very nice. There have some hotel whose cost is very low. Come here and see it, really it is unbelievable.
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Rajsha Mandal

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  • Rajsha Mandal
  • 1 Review
  •  651 readers

"Overall a nice experience"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
At Barharwa under Sahebganj district in Jharkhand a temple is situated on the mountain. Beside this temple a college is also situated on this mountain name BSK college. Many people come here to visit this place. The main attractions of this place is mountain. There have no hotel but have Sevashram which are so clean. This temple is unbelievable. You come here and see it, I am sure it is nice you tell me.
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Saurav Kumar

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  • Saurav Kumar
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"A nice place surrounded by nature"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is very oldest temple. The phenomenon of this place is if u wish anything that will be fulfilled by Lord Shiva. I am visiting this place every year because I love nature. It is surrounded by mountain. This place is 30 km far from Barharwa Junction railway station. You will love this place.
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Samit Mandal

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  • Samit Mandal
  • 1 Review
  •  674 readers

"Overall had a good experience"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
At Barharwa under Sahebganj district a temple is situated on the mountain. Beside this temple a college is also situated name BSK on the mountain. One of a time here organized a mela. Many people come here to visit this place. One problem is here that have no hotel but have Sebashram which are very clean. Really this temple is unbelievable that is totally on the mountain.
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Ajoy Mandal

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  • Ajoy Mandal
  • 1 Review
  •  690 readers

"Overall a nice place to go"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
At barharwa, Jharkhand a temple is situated on the mountain. Beside this temple on the mountain BSK college is also situated. Many people come here for visit this temple every day. Main attractions of that temple is, it is totally situated on the mountain. After visiting this place people rest at Sevashram whose cost is very low. Really unbelievable temple is here. So every body visit this place with her/his family on holiday, it is really enjoyable.
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Sujoy Mandal

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  • Sujoy Mandal
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  718 readers

"Barharwa, place on the mountains"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Barharwa is a place under saheb ganj district at Jharkhand. Here a college is situated on mountain. Beside the college on the mountain a temple is also situated. Surrounding of this place is very nice. Many times I gone there and climb up the mountain. It is very enjoyable place on holiday. There have many sebashram for stay which cost is very low. So you can enjoy the mountain.
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Deep Mukherjee

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  • Deep Mukherjee
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  36 helpful votes
  •  4805 readers

"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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