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Jharkhand Tourism

If you wish to get a glimpse of age old traditions, tribes, languages, lush green forests, sparkling waterfalls, rivers, temples and modern industries, then Jharkhand is the state you must visit. The state boasts of wildlife sanctuaries, places of pilgrimage, picnic spots, colorful festivals and fairs celebrated with enthusiasm together. You virtually relive the glorious past when you stand amidst the historical palaces and forts. Festivals such as karma, sohrai, sarhul fills the air with the sound of music reverberating in the air and the tribals dance together synchronizing their steps to the beat of traditional drums. Unfold the mystery yourself by knowing about various facets of this new state.

Tourist places in Jharkhand
Source: Manish Diwan

Jharkhand – Unique Amalgamation of Scenic Beauty and Divine Spirituality

Jharkhand is widely known for its scenic beauty. Major part of the state is covered by thick forests which make it rich in terms of flora and fauna. This is the reason why several wildlife sanctuaries are present in this state. Dense forests, exotic wildlife, splendid waterfalls, beautiful rivers and lakes, lofty hills, deep valleys and such countless natural attractions make this state spectacular and naturally vibrant too. This land presents a charming picture painted on astounding canvas of breathtaking views.

Jharkhand is also home to several most revered pilgrim places and thus famous as religious destination among devotees. Deoghar is known for its Baidyanathdham Temple and is one of the most crowded religious destination of Jharkhand. Besides, Sammed Shikhar or Parasnath Hills located in Giridih district of Jharkhand is the place where 20 Jain Tirthankars out of 24, attained salvation. Also known as Sammed Shikhar it is revered as a major Jain pilgrimage destination in the country. Hence, the state of Jharkhand is perfect amalgamation of natural beauty and devotional purity.

Sightseeing in JharkhandLodh Falls is the highest waterfall in Jharkhand.
Betla National Park is the first national park in India to become a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.
Miss India World 2000, Miss World 2000 and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was born in Jamshedpur.
Famous Indian Actor, R. Madhavan was born & brought up in Jamshedpur.
Bokaro is the 4th largest city in the State of Jharkhand and home to
the largest the largest steel plant of India, Bokaro Steel Plant.

Top Famous Cities to Visit in Jharkhand

Ranchi

Ranchi, also famous as ‘the city of waterfalls’ is the state capital of Jharkhand. Ranchi is the beautiful amalgamation of natural serenity and vibrant modernization. Being state capital, it is home to various administrative departments. It also serves as seat of Jharkhand High Court. Due to effect of urbanization, this city offers all urban amenities to its residents and visitors. Along with, natural beauty of this city is surely admirable. There are numbers of magnificent waterfalls present in and around Ranchi. These waterfalls are much popular among tourists for their scenic views and refreshing aura. Johna Falls, Dassam Falls, Hundru falls, Hirni falls, Panch Gagh Falls are some of the most visited falls located near Ranchi.

Ranchi Tourism
Free Flowing Waterfall in Ranchi

Apart from that, the city of Ranchi houses several other tourist attractions like Fun Castle, State Museum Ranchi, Science Centre, Rock Garden, Nakshatra Van, Tagore Hills, Birsa Jaivik udyan, Ranchi Lake, War Cemetery and Sun Temple etc. Ranchi Lake is a man-made lake which is popular picnic spot in the city. War Cemetery is smallest concentration cemetery of India containing 708 burials out of which some burial are of army soldiers of undivided India. Fun castle is the famous amusement park situated in Ranchi and offering a plethora of fun activities to the residents and tourists.

How to Reach ?
Ranchi has perfect rail, road and air connectivity. NH 23 and NH 33 are two major national highways passing through Ranchi providing it perfect road connectivity with all other parts of the country. Birsa Munda Airport is located at Ranchi and has direct flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Patna, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Jammu and Goa. Ranchi Railway Station is the main railway station in the city.

Dhanbad

Dhanbad, "the coal capital of India" is known for its industrial establishments and abundance of coal. Dhanbad is located between 23.37 degrees and 24.4 degrees north and 86.50 degrees east with an average elevation of 761 feet (232 m). It is located on Chota Nagpur Plateau which is great source of minerals. Due to this geographic location, Dhanbad has an abundance of coal and serves as a major centre of coal mines and coal mining industries in the country. It has several colliery units and rapidly emerged as a major commercial hub in eastern part of India. Dhanbad has also got ranked as 96th fastest growing cities in the world.

Tourism in Dhanbad
Toy Train at Birsa Munda Park

BCCL, IISCO, Tata Steel and ECL have their industrial establishments in this city. Apart from numbers of colliery units, this city also houses some popular tourist attractions including Birsa Munda Park, Topchanchi Lake, Maithon Lake, Maithon Dam, Bhatinda Falls, Panchet Dam, Kalyaneshwari Temple, Hot springs of Charak Khurd, Shakti Temple, historical sites of Pantra and Gopalpur villages, Deer Park and Bird Sanctuary etc.

Tourist Information Center
Hirapur, Court More
(Opposite S.P. Office)
Phone: +91 6546 2311022

How to Reach ?
Dhanbad is well connected with major parts of the state via rail and road network. Dhanbad Railway Station is main rail head in the city. Golden Quadrilateral (NH2) and NH32 provide road connectivity within entire city. Birsa Munda Airport is the nearest airport located at Ranchi and about 140 km away from this city.

Hazaribagh

Tourist spots in Hazaribagh
Parks in Hazaribagh

Hazaribagh - “land of thousand gardens” is a famous health resort located about 93 kms from Ranchi city. Hazaribagh is surrounded by dense forests and Konar River flows through this beautiful city. It has diverse flora and fauna which make this city simply captivating. Chandwara and Jilinja are the two major mountain ranges located in the Hazaribagh district. Parasnath hill is the highest mountain in this region. Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Suryakund hot water spring, Hazaribagh Lake, Canary Hill, Satpahar, RajrappaTemple, Tilaiya Dam, Urwan tourist Complex, Konar Dam and Isko Village are some of the most visited tourist places in and around Hazaribagh. Canary Hill is located close to the city with a beautiful park and three small lakes. There is an observation tower also present atop the hill. It is perfect point to have a glance at magnificent panoramic view of the town.

How To Reach ?

Koderma Station is the nearest railway station and regular bus service is available from Koderma Station to Hazaribagh. Birsa Munda Airport is the nearest airport located in Ranchi about 91 km from Hazaribagh. All major surrounding cities i.e. Ranchi (91 km), Dhanbad (128 km) (via GT road), Bokaro (116 km) (via Ramgarh), Gaya (130 km) and Daltonganj (198 km) are connected via regular bus service with Hazaribagh.

Giridih

Giridih is a beautiful city located in center of Jharkhand. Surrounded by lofty hills and stunning natural sites, Giridih is also referred as ‘‘the land of hills and hillocks’’. Giridih is known for its adventure tourism and Parasnath Hills with towering height of 4480 feet. Prasnath Hills, also known as Sammed Shikhar proud to be home to the most famous Parasnath Temple, considered to be one of the most revered pilgrim place of the Jain community.

Tourist spots in Giridih
Parasnath Temple

Located about 14 km distant from east of Giridih, the Ushri River gushes down from the Parasnath Hills at approx. 40 feet high in form of three separate streams. It is famous as favorite picnic spot among residents and tourists unlike. Giridih offers adventurous thrill to all the adventure seekers as number of options like parasailing, boating, rock-climbing and kayaking are easily available in this part of Jharkhand. Main tourist attractions in Giridih are Parasnath Temple, Sammed Shikhar, Harihar Dham, Ushri Fall, Madhuban, Khandoli Park, Jharkhandi Dham, and Baidadih.

How to Reach ?

Bus Terminal is located in center of Giridih and regular bus service is available in the district. Giridih Station is the main railway station in the city. Birsa Munda Airport is nearest (155 km) airport located at Ranchi.

Netarhat

About Netarhat
Explore the beauty of Netarhat

Netarhat, popularly known as “Queen of Chotanagpur Plateau” is located in Latehar district of Jharkhand state. Netarhat is located at 23.4833°N and 84.2667°E and has an average elevation of 1,071 m (3,514 ft) above sea level. This scenic town is located156 kms (97 mi) west of Ranchi and 210 kms (130 mi) far from Daltonganj. Netarhat is a distinctive hill station and well known for its scenic beauty and mesmerizing views. Netarhat is majorly famous for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets which are most attractive features of this town. Netarhat has numerous places of tourist interests. Magnolia Point located about10 km from Netarhat is an ideal site for viewing beautiful sunset. Apart from that Upper Ghaghri Falls, Lower Ghaghri Falls, Lodh Falls, Sadni Falls and Koel View Point are most visited tourist spots in Netarhat.

How to Reach ?
Netarhat is located 156 kilometres west of Ranchi, the state capital and 210 kilometres from Daltonganj.

Bokaro

Famopus places in Bokaro
Bokaro Steel Plant

Bokaro also called “Steel city of Jharkhand” is the fourth largest city of Jharkhand. This city has got its name from Bokaro Steel Plant, which is one of the biggest steel plant in India. Being one of the major industrial cities in Jharkhand, Bokaro houses several industries and steel plants. It is modern city with all urban amenities available for the residents and visitors both. Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, City Park, City Center, Bokaro Steel Plant, Garga Dam, Bokaro Ispat Pustakalya, Jagannath Temple, Aiyappa Mandir, Kali Bari and The Bokaro Mall are some of the popular tourist places located in Bokaro Steel City. Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park is the biggest zoological park situated in Bokaro Steel City. This park is home to royal Bengal tigers, white tigers, and the Asiatic lion. Boating facility is also available in artificial lake created within park.

How to Reach ?
Bokaro is well connected with all major parts of the country. Bokaro Steel City is the main railway station situated 12 km from the City Centre. Road connectivity is also good and Naya More is the main bus terminal which has been divided into various platforms for private buses. Government Bus Terminal is also located adjacent the main terminal. Regular Volvo bus service is available from Naya More bus Terminal. Car rental and taxi facilities are easily available in the city.

Jamshedpur

About Jamshedpur
Nicco Park

Jamshedpur is the largest industrial and the most populous urban agglomeration in state of Jharkhand. Founded by Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata, Jamshedpur is the first planned industrial city of India. Jamshedpur is also known as Tata Nagar or Jamsterdam (City of Freedom) or Jampot (City of Jellies). This city is located on Chotanagpur Plateau and is surrounded by beautiful Dalma Hills. Basically, Jamshedpur is an industrial city and home to several big and small scale industries. It also houses Adityapur, one of the largest industrial zones of the country with more than 1,200 small and medium scale industries. Apart from that it has number of tourist attractions including beautiful parks and waterfalls with serene lakes. Jubilee Park, Niico Amusement Park, Dimna Lake and Dam, Tate Steel Zoological Park, Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Hudco Lake, Burudih Lake, Dharagiri Falls, Ghatshila are major tourist attractions in and around Jamshedpur.

How to Reach ?
Jamshedpur is very well connected via rail and road network. Distance between major cities is: Jamshedpur to Ranchi (131 km), Dhanbad (180 km), Kolkata (250 km) and Patna (480 km), Tatanagar Junction is main railway station in the city.

Jharkhand tourist spotsMahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian Cricket Team captain was born and brought up in Ranchi.
Parasnath and Satpahar hills are considered to be among best sites for paragliding and parasailing opportunities in India.
Located 60km from Hazaribagh city, Koderma is one of the largest producer of Mica.
Latehar District has always been the best destination for Adventure Tourism in Jharkhand.


Waterfalls in Jharkhand

Natural scenic beauty of Jharkhand is adorable and so as the picturesque view of its waterfalls. Rejuvenating and soothing aura of the spectacular waterfalls leaves one simply enchanted. Jharkhand has a number of waterfalls which are widely famous for their mesmerizing scenic beauty. Ranchi, its state capital is also known as “City of Waterfalls”. Waterfalls in Jharkhand are most popular natural attractions in eastern India. Waterfalls attract tourists who come to the site to enjoy the natural beauty of varied rocks, green forests and scenic hills all around. However, some of these waterfalls generate current and fall from a great height. So, the tourists are advised not to venture too near to have bath. Also, some of these sites (such as Sita falls) are too secluded and are situated in areas under maoist control. Some of the most visited and magnificent waterfalls in Jharkhand are:

Waterfalls in JharkhandDassam Falls: It is about 40 kms. from Ranchi on NH33(Ranchi-Jamshedpur Highway). This waterfall is near village Taimara and is a tourist destination. Dassam falls is known as 'Dassam Gagh' (meaning ten) owing to ten rivulets which fall gracefully with sound of gushing water reverberating near the site. In local Mundari language, Dassam means 'falls'. Dassam falls is a treat to the eyes. The Kanchi river falls from an altitude of 144ft. forming the Dassam falls. The water is extremely clean and clear.

Hundru Falls: Subernarekha (also known as Swarnarekha) river falls from a height of 98 mts(322ft.) and creates Hundru falls. Rocks of varied shapes and sizes formed due to erosion has added to the beauty of the place, as also the green cover of trees all over. This makes it an exciting picnic spot.The pool at the base of the waterfall satiates the anxiety of the tourists who cannot wait to have a bath and refresh themselves. It is also a trekking destination for many during summers. Hundru falls is situated 45 kms. from Ranchi off the Ranchi-Purulia Road.

Natural attractions in JharkhandHirni Falls: It is formed when Ramgarha river falls from a height of 121 ft. It is located 70 kms. from Ranchi. The limestone caves (or 'kohs') in the nearby jungles are home to wild animals like porcupine, deer, bear and tigers. The name 'hirni' comes due to large number of deer in this area. A restaurant and lodge are under construction in this location.

Sita Falls: It is adjacent to Johna falls. Hirni and Sita falls are situated amidst jungles. One has to go down Purulia road around 20 kms. beyond Angara and then take a right turn into the road leading to Johna after travelling another 4 kms. The road leading to Johna falls and Sita falls is wide and well constructed. The area around Sita falls is deserted and does not appear safe due to thick jungles.

Picnic spots in JharkhandPanchgarh Falls: It is on Ranchi-Chakradharpur road, 6 kms. from Khunti and 55 kms. from Ranchi.It consists of five streams that are formed in a row. This happens as a result of breaking up of Banai river which falls from a good height.The pristine surroundings and picturesque locale attracts a large number of tourists to this place. Here, the water falls from a considerable height and so it is safe for the visitors. The Government has plans for providing more amenities for the tourists such as restaurants, toilets, fast food joints etc. Pavilions, stair cases and ladders have been provided to offer a grand view of the water fall.

Rajrappa Falls: It is situated around 78 kms. from Ranchi on the way to Bokaro. River Bhairvi(Bhera)joins river Damodar and falls from a height of 30 ft. Chinnamastika( or Chinnamasta temple too is nearby which makes this place a pilgrimage centre too. There are spell - bounding rock formations for visitors to see and boating facilities for them to make their trip an enjoyable one.The Chinnamastika temple is very popular because of its architecture. There are 10 temples of various Gods and Goddesses. Animal sacrifice is still practised in this temple on Tuesday, Saturday and on Kali Puja. There is a headless idol of goddess Chinnamasta which stands on the body of Kamdeo and Rati in the lotus bed. Some Santhal tribes and many others come here ( around December) as 'yatri'(in groups)to immerse ashes of their near and dear ones in Damodar river. Rajrappa is also one of the biggest coal fields in this region.
Waterbodies in Jharkhand
Lodh Falls: 61 kms. from Netarhat, the water of Burha river falls from a height of 468 ft. forming Lodhfalls. It is also known as Burha Ghagh. The sound of roaring water can be heard from afar. A 40 kms. drive from Netarhat to Mahuadaur and then covering another 19 kms. diversion from here to Shastri Chowk and to Pandridippa reaches you to the exquisite site of Lodh falls.

Johna Falls: It is also known as ''Gautam Dhara'' falls. The Ganga river hangs over its master stream, Raru river and Johna falls is formed. The water falls from a height of 141 ft. It gets its name after the nearby village called Johna. One has to travel 40 kms. from Ranchi on Ranchi-Purulia road to have a glimpse of this scintillating waterfall. The place has a rest house and a Buddhist shrine with added enjoyment of having attended a fair organised every Tuesday and Saturday. A temple and ashram dedicated to Buddha was built on the top of Gautam Pahar by the sons of Raja Baldevdas Birla. The Johna Station is around 1.5 kms. from the site.

All these waterfalls give a beautiful picture of Ranchi and nearby tourist attractions. The picturesque surroundings leave a sweet fragrance behind in the hearts of all those people who come from far and near to experience nature's beauty at its best.

Wildlife in Jharkhand

Wildlife in Jharkhand
Wildlife Destinations in Jharkhand

For those who love animals, there are quite a few places in Jharkhand. You can go for a picnic to these places and have a look at different species of fauna. These places serve as a safe and pleasant home to the exotic wildlife of the region. Thrilling and adventurous wildlife safari tours are available in various wildlife sanctuaries and national parks of Jharkhand. Some of the popular wildlife attractions in Jharkhand are:Some of these places are listed below:

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary situated around the Dalma Hills in state of Jharkhand. It is located about 10 km from Jamshedpur city. Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary was inaugurated by Sanjay Gandhi in 1975. The Sanctuary is spread around in 195 km2 and covers area starting from Chandil to 40 km east. This wildlife sanctuary is dwelling region of elephants, sloth bear, barking deer, and porcupines which are the main inhabitants of this place. Small hideouts have been constructed within the sanctuary to catch a colder view of the wild animals in their natural habitat. It also serves as an ideal spot for trekkers.

Betla National Park

Wildlife in JharkhandBetla National Park is one of the most visited national parks in Jharkhand. It is located on Chotanagpur plateau in Latehar district of Jharkhand state in India. It is about 8 km far from Barwadih. In 1974, Betla National Park was declared a Project Tiger Reserve. This park is spread over an area of approx. 250 sq km (97 sq mi). "Betla" name of this park is an acronym of the words, Bison, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard and Axis-Axis (Cheetal). Diversity of various eco-systems is visible in this park comprising a variety of wild animals.

Betla National Park is home to tigers, bisons (locally famous as gaurs), elephants, wild bear, sambhars, spotted deer(chitals), rabbits, pythons (up to 6.1 metres (20 ft) long), and foxes. langurs, rhesus monkeys, blue bulls (neelgai) and wild boars are also seen in this park with some other species like porcupines, antelopes, honey badgers, Malabar giant squirrels, hares, wild cats, wolves, and mongooses etc. For wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers, exciting elephant rides are available in this park. Along with jeeps are also available with guides and spotlight for wandering inside the park. Apart from that, watch towers and ground hides are also present in park to facilitate tourists and visitors in viewing the captivating wildlife in the area.

Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary

Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is located at distance of 135 kilometres (84 mi) from Ranchi, Jharkhand. This wildlife sanctuary was established in 1955. It is widely famous for its scenic beauty and exotic wildlife. Beautifully nestling in low hilly terrain, this sanctuary is situated at an average elevation of 615 metres (2,018 ft) above sea level. It has been spread across an area of 184 km2 (71 sq mi). Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is home to tigers, sambar, leopards, panthers, wild bears, chital or cheetal, sloth bears, black bears, nilgai, peafowl, hyenas and pigeons. This wildlife sanctuary is also one of the most visited tourist places and wildlife sanctuaries in Jharkhand.

Palamau Tiger Reserve

Palamau Tiger Reserve
Tigers at Palamau Tiger Reserve

The Palamau Tiger Reserve is another popular national park in Jharkhand state. It is one of the nine original tiger reserves in India. It also boasts of being the alone tiger reserve in entire state of Jharkhand, India. Initially, in 1947, under the Indian Forests Act, particular area in Palamu district of Jharkhand was set aside as a protected area. In 1974, that area the area was set up as the Palamau Tiger Reserve. However, prior to the formation of this tiger reserve in Jharkhand, this area was mainly used for cattle grazing and camping by locals. The Palamau tiger reserve has a total land area of 1,014 square kilometres (392 sq mi) covering a core area of 414 sq km and a buffer area of 600 sq km. Core area comprises Ramandag, Latoo and Kujurum forest villages of the region. Palamau Tiger Reserve has a variety of flora and fauna found in Jharkhand. Mainly, a tiger reserve, it house hundreds of species of flora and fauna, including several wild animals such as tiger, elephant, leopard, gaur, sambar and wild dogs etc. More than 140 species of birds can be seen in this reserve and peafowl is most popular of all. Palamau Tiger Reserve offers an astounding experience of wildlife attraction to its visitors.

Birsa Munda Zoological Park

Birsa Munda Zoological ParkThe green dense forests here provide a natural habitat for the animals like tigers, monkeys and deer. There are a variety of useful trees like sal, neem, bel etc. in these forests. Birsa Munda Jaivik Udyan is on National Highway(NH 33), 16 kms. from Ranchi. It is located on Patna-Ranchi road and is near village Chakla, Block Ormanjhi.The unique adoption program started here allows you to adopt an animal from this park. Such programmes actually inculcate love and care for animals and at the same time help to inculcate interest and awareness about environment and conservation of nature.The National Highway divides the whole area into two segments : one section is the Botanical garden which is comparatively smaller than the zoological section. Birds such as coloured and white peafowls, hill mynah, owls, ducks, geese, koel, mute swan, love birds, white ibis etc. are found here. Mammals found here include himalayan black bear, sloth bear, tiger, lion, elephant, barking deer etc. Reptiles like snakes, crocodile, monitor lizard, gharial are found too. Schools come here on educational tours. The excitement is doubled as boating facility is also there.

Muta Crocodile Breeding Centre

Situated 23 kms. from Ranchi, this is a place where around 40 crocodiles are conserved efficiently. It is in Muta, which comes under Ormanjhi Block of Ranchi district. Located on Ormanjhi-Ramgarh road, it has a rest house too for the convenience of visitors. Muta Crocodile Breeding Centre was started in 1987 under International Union for Conservation of Nature Program(IUCN).

Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park

Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park is the largest zoological garden situated in Bokaro Steel City of Jharkhand. This biological park was built in 1989. It has been spread over 80 hectares (200 acres) of land. It is abode to several species of animals and birds which have been brought here from various parts of the world. There is an artificial water park also present within zoo and boating facilities are also available. Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park has also achieved success in breeding of white tigers, Royal Bengal Tigers and Asiatic lions. This park is also counted among most visited zoological parks of the state.

Birsa Deer Park (Bhagwan Birsa Mrig Vihar)

It is located on Ranchi-Khunti National Highway near Block Ormanjhi, around 11 kms. from Ranchi.Not only deer, but various other varieties of mammals are also found here. However, the number of deer runs into hundreds, hence the name. These deer can be seen from close quarters --- thanks to Park Safari rides. There are lions, tigers, monkeys and various other animals here.The children's park adds to fun and frolic for the young visitors here. The park is spread over 23 hectares. Canteen services cater to the needs of the visitors.Important trees like sal, neem, bel, ber are found here. Around 250 deer live and enjoy the natural green surroundings here.The two main varieties of deer here are Sambhar and Chital.November to February is the ideal time to visit this park. Airport is quite near,so is Hatia Railway station. This is perhaps the reason why the number of visitors to this place is increasing day by day. 

Jharkhand Tourism ProfilePanrra near Dhanbad is believed to be a place where the Pandavas took refuge during their exile. It is home to 'Pandaveshwar Mahadeo' dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Gopalpur near Dhanbad has an ancient pillar dating back to Emperor Ashoka.
On Independence and Republic day the national flag is hoisted on Pahari Mandir - Shiva temple to pay homage to the heroes who have been put to gallows here.

5 Most Visited Dams in Jharkhand

Dams in Jharkhand
Dams in Jharkhand

Several rivers flow through state of Jharkhand which has resulted in the construction of various . These dams serve as perfect picnic spots and are much popular among tourists as beautiful recreational spots in Jharkhand state. Some of the most popular ones are listed below.

Konar Dam

Konar Dam is another most popular dam situated in state of Jharkhand. It is the second dam of all the four multi-purpose dams included in the first phase of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). Konar Dam was constructed across the Konar River, a tributary of the Damodar River in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand and opened in 1955. Konar Dam is 4,535 m (14,879 ft) long and 48.77 m (160.0 ft) high. This reservoir covers an area of 27.92 km2. Due to picturesque location and scenic beauty, it has been developed as a recreational spot. At present, it is popular recreational spot in Hazaribagh presenting serene natural beauty. Konar Dam is located 41 kms south-east of Hazaribagh and is easily accessible.

Maithon Dam

Jharkhand famous damsMaithon Dam is popular tourist destination and is located about 45 km from Dhanbad city in Jharkhand state of India. This dam is constructed by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for flood control. Maithon dam is the biggest reservoir of DVC. Maithon dam boasts of having an exclusive underground power station, first of its kind in entire South East Asia. Well, one has to take prior permission to visit this power station. Permits can be collected from office of the Assistant Public Relation Officer and guide facility is also made available to visit this power station.

Getalsud Dam (Rukka Dam)

Getalsud Dam, also known as Rukka Dam is an artificial reservoir situated in Ormanjhi in Ranchi district of Jharkhand state. Being located in Rukka block, it is locally called ‘Rukka Dam’. Getalsud Dam was constructed across the Subarnarekha River with main purpose to fulfill the drinking water requirements of the residents of Ranchi. It was opened in 1971 for public. It is also used for generating electricity and various industrial purposes as well. Getalsud Dam is about 35 km from Ranchi and approx. 30 km from Ramgarh. Rukka dam is famous as one of the popular picnic spots among residents of Ranchi and Ramgarh District and tourists. This dam also provides a small-scale fishing opportunity to the local people of Rukka.

Tilaiya Dam

Waterbodies in JharkhandTilaiya dam was the first one of the four multi-purpose dams included for construction in the first phaseof the Damodar Valley Corporation. This dam was constructed across the Barakar River at Tilaiya in Koderma district of Jharkhand. Tilaiya Dam was inaugurated on 21 February, 1953. It has a power generation capacity of 2 x 2 MW. The dam has a catchment area of 984 sq km (380 sq mi) comprising mainly forests, cultivated lands, pastures, and waste lands. The annual rainfall in the area is 127 cm (50 in). On 26 January 1955, Indian Postal Service issued a set of four stamps for the Five-Year Plan series including one stamp of 1 anna value depicting Tilaiya Dam. The main (Patna-Ranchi) road from Barhi on GT road passing through hills overlooking the reservoir is surely spectacular.

Massanjore Dam

Massanjore Dam is a colossal dam constructed across Mayurakshi River. Massanjore Dam was built in 1955 with assistance from Government of Canada. Massanjore dam has a height of 155 ft and a length of 2170 ft. The immense water body has gifted Massanjore a bouquet of scenic beauty. Thus, Massanjore has emerged as an ideal tourist spot. It is located on the way from Shiuri to Dumka. Massanjore dam is surrounded by forest areas and hills which offer magnificent views of natural sites.


Top 5 Famous Lakes in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is covered by forests and several rivers flow through this state. These natural surroundings add an extra charm to the scenic beauty of this region. Well, there are several lakes are also present in this state offering a sense of natural serenity and tranquility to the visitors.

Boating in Jharkhand
Boating in Jharkhand

Maithon Lake

Maithon Lake is a beautiful picnic and tourist spot located about 45 km from Dhanbad city. It is spread over 65 sq. km. and well known for its spectacular beauty. Boating and fishing facilities are also available at this lake. There is a rest house also located on the island in Maithon Lake. It also offers accommodation services. Every year, during 15th December to 20th January, this lake becomes extremely beautiful and crowded too. Close to the Maithon Lake, a Deer Park and Bird Sanctuary also situated offering a perfect scenic view of the entire region.

Ranchi Lake

Ranchi Lake is beautiful man-made lake situated at the base of the Ranchi Hill in Jharkhand. This lake was excavated by a British agent, Colonel Onsely in 1842. Centrally located in town, Ranchi Lake offers a kaleidoscopic view of the entire Ranchi city and the surrounding regions. It is also a famous picnic spot in Ranchi and is easily accessible.A temple, dedicated to the Lord Shiva is also located atop the Ranchi Hill.

Dimna Lake

Dimna Lake is another famous lake in Jharkhand. Dimna Lake is located at the foot of Dalma Hills, about 13 kms from the Jamshedpur city. It was constructed by TATA Steel and boating facility is available at this lake. Being located amidst beautiful natural surroundings, it boasts of its serene beauty. It also supplies water to the city. Lake House of Dimna is situated at the bank of the lake. Although tourists visit this lake throughout the year but most of the crowd is seen during November to February.

Hazaribagh Lake

Hazaribagh Lake is the most famous tourist attractions in Hazaribagh region of Jharkhand. Hazaribagh Lake can be divided into four distinct parts. This lake is mostly famous for its beautiful sunrise and sunset views. Swarna Jayanti cum Entertainment Park is also present near this lake. Swarna Jayanti Cafeteria is the only eatery within lake area where one can enjoy eateries. There is a garden where service of a toy train is also available to offer a fun time with loved ones.

Topchanchi Lake

Topchanchi Lake is a beautiful man-made lake situated about 37 km from Dhanbad railway Station on National Highway 2 in state of Jharkhand. This lake was excavated in 1915, along the slopes of Parasnath Hills. It is one of the popular picnic spots and natural attractions in Dhanbad. Topchanchi Lake served as the main source of water supply in Jharia region in early times. Surrounded by lush green forests and lofty hills of Parasnath, Topchanchi Lake is gifted with serene natural beauty.


Monuments and Historical Places in Jharkhand

Monuments are mirrors to the history, various legends, architecture, culture and civilization of any place. The monuments in Jharkhand belong to different periods in history and each one has a different tale to tell. War cemetry in Ranchi and the Ranchi Museum which houses varieties of artifacts are places to vouch for. Other historical places are Rock Garden and Tagore Hill in Ranchi, Gopalpur historical ruins in Dhanbad, Anjani gufa in Gumla, Saint Paramhans baba tomb in Koderma and Teliagarhi fort in Sahibganj.

Jharkhand has been ruled by many rulers in ancient times and has a rich past. Several forts and fortresses of that time are present in this region. However, most of them are now turned into ruins but still speak a lot about royal charm of historic period. Some of the popular forts located in Jharkhand are:

Palamau Fort, Latehar

Historical Places in Jharkhand
Palamau Fort

Palamau Fort is located on the shores of a tributary of the North Koel River in Jharkhand state of India. This fort was constructed by Raja Medini, famous ruler of pre-Mughal era. It has a circumference of about 1.6 km. It is one of the fascinating ancient forts and famous historic places in Jharkhand. Palamau Palamau Fort has several watch towers and four gates including inner and outer both courts of the fort. Walls of the fort have been constructed with stones and concrete. Architecture of the fort is Islamic. Ruins of two-storeyed houses and a three domed mosque are also found within premises of the fort.

Betla Fort

Located deep in the Betla National Park, Betla Fort is another famous fort in Jharkhand region. It was built during the 16th century. This fort is also known as the Tribal Fortress and about 120 m high. From Akbar to Aurangzeb, four Mughal rulers invaded this fort. It was once the seat of power of Chero Kings and ruled by them during the beginning of the 16th century. Later, Betla Fort was captured by the British colonial rulers in 1779. Daltonganj is the closest railway station about 25 km from the tribal village of Betla. Taxi or car can be hired from there to reach the fort.

Birkitti Fort, Pakur

Birkitti Fort is another historic fort located in Jharkhand. This fort is situated in Pakur about 10 km from Maheshpur Block headquarters of the state. Birkitti Fort witnessed a battle between the local Rajput chief, Raja Udit Narayan Singh and Nabab Murshid Kuli of Murshidabad in the earlier part of the 18th century. Once been a glorious fort, Birkitti fort then turned into its present condition of historic ruins.

War Cemetery (Jharkhand War Memorial)

War Cemetery or Jharkhand War Memorial is a war memorial, a tribute to the martyrs of Jharkhand. It was established in 2008 near the Booty Chowk, Dipatoli, Ranchi. This memorial is dedicated to all the soldiers who belong to state of Jharkhand and had sacrificed their lives for the country. It consists of soldiers from the pre-independence period to the present. Jharkhand War Memorial was inaugurated by His Excellency, Shri Syed Sibtey Razi, The Governor of Jharkhand on 31 October, 2008 at Army Cantonment, Dipatoli, Ranchi. Structure of this War Cemetery is based on the structure of a person’s body. A museum with exotic collections comprising Jharkhand's past, rare traditional weapons and modern weapons along with models of Jharkhand's industry and heritage is also present within cemetery premises.

Ruins of Gopalpur

Ruins of GopalpurGopalpur is a small village located in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda block of Dhanbad district in state of Jharkhand. This village is well known for its historical ruins, an ancient pillar and a large stone image which are believed to belong to Emperor Asoka. As per folklores, this popular ancient pillar of Gopalpur was constructed during reign of Emperor Asoka. Large stone image is majorly known for being image of Emperor Asoka.

Isko Village

Isko village is one of the most popular historical sites in Jharkhand. This village is located 45 km south-east from Hazaribagh district headquarters and comes under Barkagaon block. Isko village is known for containing rock paintings dating back to the mid Stone Age. These cave paintings found in hills of Isko village are almost 30,000 years old. Archaeologically, it has been confirmed that ancient civilization had once thrived in the rocky plains of Jharkhand region lying between the Damodar River and the hilly area of Chotanagpur plateau. Caves in this village usually contain carvings depicting gods and goddesses, men and women, various species of wild animals, deer and domestic animals etc.

Religious Places in Jharkhand

Apart from being rich in flora and fauna, Jharkhand also houses several pilgrim places which are revered as holiest religious spots among devotees. Hundreds and thousands of devotees visit these religious places to offer their prayers to the deities and get their wishes fulfilled. Read on to know more about these most visited devotional places in Jharkhand.

Deoghar

Religious Places in Jharkhand
Baidyanath Dham

Deoghar, also referred as ‘the abode of Gods’ is the most revered religious place and famous health resort situated in the state of Jharkhand. Deoghar houses a complex of 22 temples and Baidyanath Temple is the biggest and tallest of all. Baidyanath temple is 72 ft tall and is most revered for being one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. This temple is mainly considered as being the only one lingam that can fulfill all the wishes of the devotees and thus, known as “Kamnalingam”. Deoghar is also one of the 51 shaktipeeths of India. It is the only place where Jyotirlinga and Shaktipeeth both are together and laying just side by side. Devotees from distant places come to offer Gangajal to the Lord Baidyanath during month of Shravan (July-August). Naulakha Temple is another famous temple located just 1.5 km far from Baidyanath Temple. Being a major pilgrimage center in Jharkhand, Deoghar receive a number of devotees every year coming from various parts of the country.

Parasnath Hills (Sammed Shikhar)


Parasnath HillsParasnath Hills or Sammed Shikhar is the most visited religious spot in Jharkhand and revered as the holiest place by Jains. Sammed Shikar is located at an elevation of 4480 m above sea level in Giridih district. Parasnath Hill is known to be the highest mountain range in this region. It is believed that 20 out of 24 Jain Tirthankars attained salvation in these hills. Thus, several Jain temples, monasteries and shrines are present in Parasnath Hills making it most visited Jain pilgrimage centers in India. Parasnath Temple is the most famous Jain temple located on Sammed Shikhar. Thousands of devotees throng to this place for offering their prayer to the deities

Kalyaneshwari Temple, Maithon

Kalyaneshwari Temple of Maithon is also an ancient temple located in district of Dhanbad. Built in around 19th century this temple is dedicated to Maa Kalyaneshwari. Devotees from far and wide come to offer prayer and get blessed here. Apart from these temples, several others such as Jagannath Temple, Rajrappa Temple, Harihar Dham, Jharkhandi Dham, Shakti Mandir, Lilori Sthan Mandir and Sun Temple are also present in the state of Jharkhand. Thus, it is also famous as religious destination among travelers and devotees both.


Museums in Jharkhand

Basically, a land of diverse flora and fauna, minerals and tribes and industrial cities, Jharkhand also boasts of its rich past, artistic and cultural heritage. Museums are the best place to gain knowledge and collect information about prevailing history of any place. Jharkhand also houses some well maintained museum where one can get to explore the unique culture and rich history of Jharkhand. State Museum, Deoghar Archaeological Museum and Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery are popular museums in Jharkhand.

State Museum, Ranchi

Museums in Jharkhand
State Museum in Ranchi

State Museum is located at Hotwar in Ranchi city of Jharkhand in India. In 1974, Ranchi Museum was established within premises of the Tribal Research Institute situated at Morabadi. Later, due to space and displaying facilities related inconveniences, need of new building started arising which further led to the formation of the State Museum in new building at Hotwar. It was founded with main objective of preserving and displaying the historical, archaeological and cultural heritage of the state of Jharkhand. State Museum at Hotwar was inaugurated by His Excellency Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari on 10th September 2009. State Museum has various galleries displaying several art objects, sculptural styles, paintings, anthropological features, potteries and artifacts related to the state of Jharkhand and its tribal people.

Address: State Museum, Hotwar, Ranchi – 835217
Jharkhand, India
Phone: +91 (651) 2270011
E-mail: info@statemuseumranchi.in
Website: http://www.statemuseumranchi.in/
Visiting Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (six days a week)
Closed on: Monday

Deoghar Archaeological Museum

Deoghar Archaeological Museum is located in Deoghar city of Jharkhand. This museum houses a fine collection of sculptures discovered from the surrounding areas of Deoghar city. This museum contains sculptures of archaeological importance as well as bespeaks of rich heritage of the state. For history lovers, archaeologists, historians and tourists, this museum is one of must visit places in Deoghar.

Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery

Sanskrit Museum and Art Gallery is located in Dipugarh area of Hazaribagh city in Jharkhand. This museum cum art gallery mainly represents rich cultural heritage of the region. It houses several artifacts and paintings which focus on displaying and highlighting various traditional art forms of the Jharkhand. These art forms are important features of culture and artistic excellence for which the region is widely known for. This museum displays various paintings of Kohvar and Sohraj exhibiting different styles. Interior of this museum-cum-gallery has been exclusively designed imitating the famous ancient cave paintings of Isco village. Sanskriti Museum and art Gallery is perfect place to visit in Jharkhand for art lovers.


Hot Water Springs in Jharkhand

Hot Water Springs in Jharkhand
Hot Water Springs

Jharkhand is renowned for its hot water springs which possess unique medicinal properties. This region is home to several hot springs which are famous among people for their healing abilities. Hot water springs are among most popular tourist attractions in Jharkhand. A large number of tourists visit these hot springs to get rid of various ailments.

Surajkund Hot Water Spring

Surajkund Hot Water Spring is the most visited hot water spring in Jharkhand state. Surajkund hot spring is known for being the hottest spring in India. It is contains sulphur and famous for its healing properties. Surface temperature of this hot spring is 87 °C (189 °F) and average subsurface temperature remains around165 °C (329 °F). Five kunds or springs namely Surya Kund, Brahm Kund, Ram Kund, Sita Kund and Lakshman Kund are located in one place having water varying from very hot to cool. Tourism department of Jharkhand Government has also planned to set up saunas, spas, massage parlours, convention halls and restaurants to increase tourism activities here.

Charak-Khurd

Located in Tundi village at distance of about 10 km from Dhanbad city, Charak Khurd houses another famous hot springs of Jharkhand region. Hot springs of Charak Khurd are used for healing various health problems and skin ailments. One can easily reach there by availing local transport services and cabs, buses and auto rickshaws are easily available from Dhanbad city to Charak Khurd hot spring.

Tantloi

Tantloi hot water spring is situated on the banks of river Bhurbhuri, near Barapalasi which comes under Ramgarh block of Dumka district in Jharkhand state. It is about 35 kms from the district headquarters. The water of this hot spring also contains high content of sulphur which helps in treating many skin diseases. Natural flow of the water has been tapped by an artificial reservoir for bathing purpose. On the eve of Makar Sankranti, a huge crowd throng to take bath in this hot spring and get rid of health problems. Hot springs of Tantloi are also major subject of interest for Geophysicists over the world. Tantloi hot water spring belongs to the Chotanagpur Gneissic Complex which comes under the Bakreshwar Geothermal area located in eastern part of the country.


Parks and Gardens in Jharkhand

Jharkhand beautiful parks
Jubilee Park

Jharkhand is the land of forests and rich in flora and fauna. There are several parks and gardens present in this state offering extreme delight to the citizens and tourists both. Natural beauty of these parks and gardens in Jharkhand is simply captivating which provides a picturesque view to the visitors.

Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Jamshedpur

Sir Dorabji Tata Park is one of the most spectacular Parks located in Jamshedpur. This city is referred as “The City of Lawns and Gardens”. This park was built in the memory of the eldest son of Jamshedji Tata. Located in the center of the city and close to the Keenan Stadium, Sir Dorabji Tata Park is the popular tourist spot of the city. Well maintained lawns and the stunning fountains provide soothing refreshment to the people. This park hosts the very famous Jamshedpur annual flower show in December annually.

Rock Garden, Ranchi

Parks and Gardens in JharkhandRock garden of Ranchi is another famous garden in state of Jharkhand. It is located near the Gonda Hill on Ranchi-Kanke road at a mere distance of approx. 4 km from Ranchi. Rock garden is a man-made garden. This garden is a perfect blend of natural beauty and human creativity. Rock garden contains various rocks and sculptures built with rocks of Gonda Hills. Besides, faux waterfalls also add to the beauty of this place. Rock Garden of Ranchi looks like the replica of the Rock Garden of Jaipur.

Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jamshedpur

Tata Steel Zoological Park is another most visited park in Jharkhand. This park is popular for its natural beauty and the flora and fauna. This Zoological Park was specially made to provide a place for recreation, research, conservation and captive breeding of birds, animals, reptiles, and aquatic animals. It has a Safari Park where one can encounter the animals roaming free. In this park visitors can easily have a natural view of wild animals. Nature Education Centre also enlightens its visitors on the diverse flora and fauna of the city and the region. There is a beautiful lake present in this park and is known as Jubilee Lake. Boating facility is also available in this lake. To add an extra charm to the boat ride, a boat house is also located near Jubilee Lake. During winter, a large number of migratory birds can be seen inhabiting this lake. Tata Steel Zoological Park helps in providing natural environment for birds and animals where they can live in natural conditions freely.

Nakshatra Van, Ranchi

Nakshatra Van or the Constellation Garden is a unique park developed by the Jharkhand Forest Department in city of Ranchi. It is located in front of Jharkhand Raj Bhawan, the Governor's house in the capital city. This park is based on Philosophy of Hindu astrology. Thus, center of this park presents a symbolic representation of various constellations which are built as per exact respective angles of the Zodiac signs. Along with several trees are also planted in this park to represent a specific constellation. Apart from all these unique and creative creations, this park also contains a musical fountain, few swings and a number of beautiful gardens. Another attraction of this park is the separate section made for medicinal plants. There is a statue of Dhanvantari or the god of Ayurvedic medicine also present in this park.

Other Popular Tourist Attractions in Jharkhand

Fun Castle, Ranchi

Amusement parks in Jharkhand
Fun Castle Water Park

Fun Castle is the famous water park located in Ranchi city of Jharkhand. Fun Castle is only theme park offering exhilarating fun rides and water sports to the fun seekers in the city. It is popular tourist attraction in the city of Ranchi and equally famous among tourists and locals for its fun rides. For those who love to enjoy water sports and fun, its swimming pool offers a refreshing treat while giant fun rides offers an excitement filled with thrilling sensation. There are special rides for kids and fun activities are available too. Fun Castle is big hit among kids and adults both as it offers full enjoyment to all age groups. Restaurant is also present within premises of the park where one can relish delicious food with dear ones. At present, Fun Castle is one of the top places to visit in Ranchi and Jharkhand as well.

Location: Ratu Road, Banhora, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835222, India
Contact: +91-9931102349

Ranchi Science Centre

Ranchi Science Centre is the first science centre located in the state of Jharkhand. This science centre functions under Jharkhand Council of Science & Technology (JCST) of Department of Science & Technology, Government of Jharkhand. This centre comprises two storied building housing three permanent thematic galleries. An approx. covered area of 42,000 square meters on total area of 13 acre land which has been provided by Government of Jharkhand, at Chiraundi village, Morhabadi near the Tagore Hill located adjacent to Ranchi town. The science centre has been developed by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), a wing of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. Ranchi Science Centre was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister Arjun Munda on 29 November, 2010.

Address: Temple Road, Chiraundi, Morabadi, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Birsa Munda Park, Dhanbad

Birsa Munda Park is the most popular amusement park located on Bhuli Hirak road at distance of 8 km from Dhanbad Railway Station in Dhanbad City of Jharkhand. It is one of the most visited picnic spots in Dhanbad. Birsa Munda Park is spread over 25 acres land and is named after as well as dedicated to the famous freedom fighter of Jharkhand region, Birsa Munda. This amusement park was opened for public in November 2009. It offers a plethora of recreational activities for the tourists and visitors and the locals alike. On weekends and during vacations, a huge crowd gathers to enjoy the day with family and friends in this park. This park offers equal dose of fun and amusement to the adults and children both offering various activities for every particular age section. For instance, various rides such as dragon train, giant wheel, striking cars, merry go round, Columbus and large play areas are present to provide extreme fun to the children. Recreation spot, leisure areas are available for those who want to spend quality time in lap of nature. Beautiful green surroundings and canopies make it perfect place to enjoy natural view.

Address: Bhuli Hirak Road, Dhanbad, Jharkhand- 826004
Timings: Mon to Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sun: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Jublee Nicco Amusement Park, Jamshedpur

Jubilee Nicco Amusement Park, also known as Jubilee Park or the Emerald Green Park is located in the heart of Jamshedpur city in Jharkhand. It is one of the most popular amusement parks in the state. Spreading over an area of 222 acres, this park has been a major tourist attraction. This park has been a special gift by the Tata Steel Company to mark the completion of 50 golden years in 2008 to the citizens of Jamshedpur city. This park was designed by two renowned architects, Mr. B.S. Nirody and Mr. G. H. Krumbiegel. They had also designed the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi and the Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. Splendid fountains, magnificent gardens and colorful flower beds make it perfectly picturesque and spectacular. Jubilee Park is majorly known for its extremely beautiful Mughal garden. This garden has been designed like Brindavan Gardens of Mysore. Thousands of varieties of roses are present in this garden. These attractive rose plants of rare species vary in colors and sizes.

Along with its colorful fountains create a majestic aura within the park which mesmerized visitors with its charm and elegance. To add an extra color to the beauty of this park, three showers are present in center of the garden and shine with glitter on every Tuesday and Sunday. Well, Jubille Park becomes much more elegant with special beautification on the 3rd March every year as this day is the birthday of Jamshedji Tata. Jubilee Park has a separate section for children specially. This section is a recreational center which is popularly known as Nicco Park. Upvan section is also built for the people to enjoy picnic or spend time with family and friends. This area has several exciting and thrilling rides for children providing thrill and amusement. Jayanti Sarovar, Tata Steel Zoological Park, the Foliage Park, and Smriti Udyan are some other popular tourist attractions in this park.


Adventure Tourism in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is known for its mesmerizing natural beauty. Surrounded with lofty hills this state offers a great opportunity for adventure seekers to try out their hands at some of thrilling and adventurous sports. In fact, Parasnath hills and Satpahar hills of Jharkhand state are known for being two major sites for paragliding and parasailing in India. Along with hot air balloon show, rock climbing, rappelling, river crossing, trekking, boating, kayaking and many other water sports are major adventurous attractions in Jharkhand. Khandoli Hill serves as a perfect venue for rock climbing and Giridih offers an opportunity for parasailing and paragliding to the tourists with zeal to take part in adventurous activities.

Top Hotels in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and a large number of tourists visit this state throughout the year. Hence, this state requires a perfect presence of hotel industry to provide a wide range of accommodation options to its visitors. Thankfully, the state of Jharkhand excels in terms of hospitality and offers good accommodation services to the tourists and visitors. All major tourist cities of the state i.e. Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro and Giridih etc. have good network of hospitality industry. Be it a family vacation or a business trip, Jharkhand greets its visitors with warm hospitality. Luxury hotels and resorts to budget and cheap hotels in various categories are present in this state to cater all the tourists visiting this beautiful state. These hotels are well equipped with all major services and comforts to meet expectations of the visitors as well as are known for their hospitality. Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation (JTDC) and many renowned hotel chains have their hotels located around major tourist places in this state. Due to presence of these hotels in Jharkhand, there is no dearth of accommodation options to choose from. Some of the most popular Hotels in Jharkhand which are known for their hospitality and services are:

Radisson Blu Hotel Ranchi
Address: Main Road,Kadru Diversion,
Ranchi - 834001
Phone: +91-651-6602222
http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-ranchi

Le Lac Hotel
Address: Line Tank Road,
Ranchi - 834001, Jharkhand, India
Telephone: 0651-2219511/12/13
Facsimile: 0651-2219514
Direct Cell: 9570000654
Email: reservations@lelachotel.com
Website: http://www.lelachotel.com/

Hotel Birsa Vihar (JTDC)
Address: Main Road, Ranchi - 834001
Phone: 0651-2331828
Fax: 2331643

Hotel Capitol Hill
Address: Station Road
Ranchi - 834001 Jharkhand
Phone: +91-651-2331331/32/33/34/35
FAX: +91-651-2330206
E-mail: chreservations@capitolhotels.in
Website: http://www.capitolhotels.in/

Hotel Green Horizon
Address: Station Road, Ranchi – 834001
Jharkhand, India
Tata Indicom Numbers: 0651-6458522
6458533, 6458544
BSNL Numbers: 0651-2462100
0651-2462130, 2462311
2462322, 2462424, 2462425
Reliance Numbers: 0651-3247025
Fax: 0651-2462552
E-mail: hotelgreenhorizon@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hotelgreenhorizon.com

Sonotel Hotel
Address: Ozone Galleria Mall, Floor 5, Saraidhela, Dhanbad - 828127 Jhakhand
Phone: +91 326 220 2222, 220 3333, 220 4444
Fax: +91 326 220 6666
Email: reservations@sonotelhotels.com
Website: http://www.sonotelhotels.com/

Hotel Blue Diamond
15D/1,Western Avenue

Naya More
Bokaro Steel City - 827001
Jharkhand, India
Phone: +919771121392
+91-6542-240199, 240299
+91-6542-223852, 223855
Fax: +91-6542-240377
Email: hotelbluediamondbokaro@hotmail.com
bluediamondbksc@yahoo.co.in
Website: http://www.hotelbluediamondbokaro.com/index.php
Hotel Landmark
Address: 1, Jatin Chandra Road, Lalpur, Ranchi – 834001 Jharkhand
Phone: +91-651-2560051, 2560052/53/54/55
Fax: +91-651-2560057
E-mail: info@hotellandmarkranchi.com
Website: http://www.hotellandmarkranchi.com/

The Chanakya BNR Hotel
Address: Station Road, Ranchi
Jharkhand - 834001, India
Phone: +91 651 2461211-4
FAX: +91 651 2460584
E-mail: reservations@chanakyabnrranchi.com
Website: http://www.chanakyabnrranchi.com

Hotel Ranchi Ashok (ITDC)
Address: Doranda, Near Jharkhand High Court
Ranchi-834002, Jharkhand
Tel: (0651) 2480759-65
Fax: (0651) 2480768
E-mail: hotelranchiashok@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hotelranchiashok.com/

Hill View Hotel and Resort
Address: NH 33, Near Pardih Kalimandir
Asanboni, Jamshedpur - 831005, Jharkhand
Phone: 0657-6456001, 6548359, 08294625444, 07209789799
E-mail: hillview_resort@rediffmail.com
Website: http://www.resorthillview.com/index.html

The Seventeen Degree Hotel
Address: Sriram Mall, Ashok Nagar, Dhanbad - 828106
Phone: +91 326 2303869, 2304602
Fax: +91 326 2304899
E-Mail: 17degreeshotel@gmail.com
Website: www.17degreeshotel.com

Cocoon Luxury Business Hotel
Address: Beside Puja Talkies, Near Railway Station
Dhanbad HO, Dhanbad - 826001
Phone: +91 326 2220100, 2220222
Fax: +91 326 2220999
Website: www.hotelsushantinternational.com

Hotel Yuvraj Palace
Unit: J. N. Hotel Pvt. Ltd.
Regd. Office: Doranda, Ranchi - 834002 Jharkhand (India)
Phone: +91 651-2480326, 327, 329, 380, 395
Fax: +91 651-2480328
E-mail: info@hotelyuvrajpalace.com, reservation@hotelyuvrajpalace.com
Website: www.hotelyuvrajpalace.com

Skylark Hotel
Bank More, Dhanbad
General Manager - 092049 50546
Operational Manager - 092040 65313
Fax: +91 326 230 7772
Email: skylarkhotels@johalgroup.com
Website: http://www.hotelskylark.net/

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Best Time to Visit Jharkhand

Best time to visit Jharkhand is during period of October to February when weather remains relatively cool and pleasant. The state has tropical climate and experiences three seasons namely winter, summer and monsoon. Winter starts from October and lasts till February and summer starting from March remains till mid-June with May as the hottest month when temperature reaches up to 37°C. However, temperature may soar up to 42°C during summer season in Ranchi city of the state. Summer season is followed by monsoon or rainy season during July to September months when this state receives maximum rainfall. Annual rainfall of Jharkhand is 1326 mm.

Helplines and Important Numbers

Department of Tourism
Govt. of Jharkhand
F.F.P Bhawan, 2nd Floor, Dhurwa, Ranchi - 834004
Phone: +91 651 2400981
Telefax: +91 651 2400982
E-mail: info@jharkhandtourism.in
Website: http://www.jharkhandtourism.in/

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    D Raghunadha Reddy from Proddatur, Kadapa (Dt) ,Andhra Pradesh 692 Days ago

    Very good information provided by Jharkhand Tourism Department.. Thanks very much

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