Tourism in Jharkhand
Jharkhand has everything to fascinate tourists ranging from natural landscapes, religious places, adventurous points, industrial centres, national park to modern shopping mall.
Tourists’ Attractions in Jharkhand
Cities/Towns of Jharkhand
- Ranchi: Located in a picturesque landscape, Ranchi is capital of the state. Significant points of attraction in and around city are shopping complex, religious places, dams, lakes, waterfalls, and many more. Some of the fascinating points are Sun Temple, Tagore Hills, Netarhat, Hundru Falls, Rajrappa Falls, Jonha Falls, Dassam Falls, Hirni Falls and many more.
- Jamshedpur: It is the first steel industrial and well planned city of India. It is designed beautifully; you can see here various scenic landscapes. Points of attraction are Bhuvaneshwari Temple, Kali Temple, Rankini Mandir, Hudco Lake, Dimna Lake, Bhatia Park, Tata Zoological Park, Bhatia Park, Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Jubilee Park, Russi Mody Centre of Excellence, Keenan Stadium, Narawa Pahar, and confluence of Kharkai and Subarnarekha rivers. Around the city, one can also enjoy Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Musabani Dasam Falls, Dimma Lake, and Ghatshila.
- Hazaribagh: Located in the scenic landscape on Chhota Nagpur Plateau, Hazaribagh is fascinating place to visit. The literal meaning of the word ‘Hazaribagh’ is ‘place of thousands gardens.’ The major attractions are Budhwa Mahadev Mandir, Rajrappa Mandir, Narsingh Temple, Barso Pani Cave, Canary Hills, Hazaribagh Lake, Jhumri Tillaya, Surajkund hot spring, Konar Dam etc.
- The Steel city Bokaro: It is the largest steel complex of India and hence popular for the industrial tourism. Major tourists’ attractions are Rajappa Temples, Gayatri Mandir, Jagannath Temple, Ram Mandir, Kali Mandir, Noori Masjid, Bokaro Steel Plant, Garga Dam, Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, Siwandih, Chas, etc.
- Dhanbad: Dhanbad is popular as the coal capital of India. There are also various coal mining institutes and research centres here. Major tourists’ points in the city are Kalyaneshwari Temple, Lillori-sthan Mandir, Shakti Mandir, Panchet Dam, Chark- khurd, Bhatinda Falls, Topchanchi etc.
- Palamu: It is located in the north part of Jharkhand and known for Betla Wildlife National Park. Other tourists’ attractions are Hanuman Mandir, Kali Mandir, Vishnu Temple, Surya Mandir, Old shiv Mandir, Gaytri Mandir, Shitla Mandir, Shani Mandir, Palamu Fort etc.
- Chatra: Major attractions are, Kauleshwari Devi Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Barura Sharif, Kolhua Hill, Kunda Cave, Tama Sin, Dumer Sumer waterfalls, Goa waterfalls, Duari waterfalls, Khaya Banaroo waterfalls, Bichkiliya waterfalls, Keridah waterfalls, Maloodah waterfalls etc.
- Giridih: The major tourists’ attractions are Kenarinath Dham Mandir, Dukiya Mahadev Temple, Surya Temple, Shree Kabir Gyan Mandir, Jharkhand Dham, Sona Pahadi, Bodo Pahad or Christian hills, Usri Falls etc.
- Baidyanath Dham (Shiv Temple): It is located in Deoghar District of Jharkhand. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the most sacred places for Hindu. This place is one of the twelve jyotirlings of Hindus. Millions of devotees visit this shrine every year.
- Parasnath Hills: It is largely known for the Jain pilgrimage. It is the highest point of the state Jharkhand where 23rd Jain Tirthankar Swami Parsvanath attained salvation.
- Netarhat: It is a popular hill station. Because of having lush greenery and picturesque landscape. It is locally known as ‘Queen of Chhotanagpur’. Tourists love to visit this place to see sunrise and sunset especially during the summer months. Major tourists’ attractions are Sadni Falls, Lodh Falls, Ghaghri Falls, Koel View Point, and Magnolia Point.
- Tribal Tourism: In the recent years, Jharkhand is gradually also becoming popular for the tribal tourism. The major tribal groups of the state are: Santhals, Asurs, Khonds & Koras, Mundas, Gonds, Lohars, Birhors, Mahalis and many others.