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24th Nov 17

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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.2/5

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A Trip to Dumka

I had been to Dumka by road in the month of September 2016. Dumka is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Jharkhand. The must-visit attractions around Dumka include the Baba Basukinath Dham, Massanjore Dam and the Botanical Gardens of Karua. The Baba Basukinath Dham is located 25 kilometers north-west of Dumka and has temples dedicated to Goddess Shiva and Parvati. There is also a pond called Van Ganga. The Massanjore Dam is built around the Mayurakshi river and is a basically a hydro-electric project. Tourists can indulge in various activities like hiking and rock-climbing. The dam is 150 feet high and 2000 feet long. The reservoir has an area spanning 16650 acres. The ethnic tribal village of Karua is located 5 kilometers from Dumka. It has a botanical garden and boasts of a good literacy rate. It is located at a height of 700 feet with hills surrounding it. It has temples dedicated to Shiva, Kali, Parvati and Durga.

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Anamika Jaiswal

Anamika Jaiswal4.3/5

44 reviews

Dumka tour

. Very good place for tourist. Tourist can enjoy more and more here. People of this place is very good, his behavior is also very good. People of this place is helpful nature. Durga temple of this place was very attractive. Hotel is very good. His service was very well. Room are neat and clean. Overall facilities and service was good. My trip was good. I enjoy more and more here .

Dumka Overview

Dumka, which is also known by the name of Naga Dumka is a town located in the north-eastern part of the state of Jharkhand. It is also a major agricultural trade centre with the river Mor on the western side. It was in the year 1903 that Dumka was announced as a municipal town.

The Mughals named the town ‘Dumka’ because of its unique location and landscape. The name Dumka actually means ‘skirt of hills’ as the town is surrounded by hills on all sides. The presence of fast flowing rivers such as Ajoy and Mayurakshi, provide opportunities of adventure sports such as rafting and parasailing.

The popularity of tourism in Dumka can be attributed to the forest covers in the region along with unexplored hinterlands and open spaces. People living here are very simple in terms of their culture and dress that represents their tribal culture.

Some of the popular attractions of Dumka include the sacred Hindu pilgrimage of Baba Basukinath Dham and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is named as Baisukinath temple. Malooti is a place in Dumka with cultural, archaeological and historical importance. The other temple dedicated to Lord Shiva here includes the Baba Sumeshwar Nath temple that receives huge attention during the event of Shiv Ratri.

The Massanjore dam located across the Mayurakshi River was built using Canadian aid because of which it is also known as Canada Dam. The dam is about 2170 feet long and 155 feet high.

The nearest airport to Dumka is located about 241 kilometres from the town, which is in Ranchi. Dumka does not have any railway station of its own, therefore, the only way of reaching here through train is by Jamtara, which is the nearest railway station located around 60 kilometres from Dumka.

The railways station of Jamtara connects different cities like Jamshedpur, Amritsar, Kolkata and Hatia. The town of Dumka is well connected to many other neighbouring regions through roadways, as bus services are regularly available towards Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Jamtara from Dumka.

Dumka has a tropical climate with extremely hot summers and cold winters. The temperature here in summers goes up to 41⁰ Celsius whereas in winters the average temperature is around 28⁰ Celsius. The best time to visit Dumka is between the months of February to April.

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Massanjore Dam, Dumka

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Beauty in the midst of nature.
Massanjore Dam, Dumka

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Mukesh kumar murmu

Beauty in the midst of nature.

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