Jharkhand Travel Guide & Travel Infrmation

Jharkhand is a small state in Eastern India. On November 15, 2000, the state of Jharkhand was created by severing a part of Bihar. In terms of area, Jharkhand holds the position of the 15th biggest state in India. The capital of the state is Ranchi and Dumka serves as the sub capital of the state. Jamshedpur is a major industrial hub in the state and Dhanbad is dubbed as the coal capital of the country. The expression Jharkhand stands for “the land of forests”.

Geographical location of Jharkhand

The state of Jharkhand lies between 23.35° North latitude and 85.33° East longitude. Jharkhand shares its boundaries with the states of Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh in the west, Bihar in the north, West Bengal in the east and Odisha in the south.

Some interesting facts and figures about Jharkhand

  • Area: 79,714 km2 (30,778 sq miles).
  • Elevation: The mean elevation above sea surface is __ meters or ___ feet.
  • Climate: Jharkhand features three distinct seasons. The most enjoyable season in the state is the winter. The maximum temperature in the winter months is around 20-22°C and the minimum is between -5°C to 0°C. May is the warmest month in the state. The mercury rises to around 37°C and the low temperatures recorded during the summer are around 25°C.
  • Rainfall: The state of Jharkhand experiences an annual rainfall of approximately 127cm.
  • Largest city: Jamshedpur
  • Capital city: Ranchi
  • Population: 32,988,134 (2011)
  • Chief Minister: Hemant Soren
  • Languages Spoken: Hindi, Santhali, Maithili, Urdu and Bengali.
  • Best season to visit: Between October and March.

State symbols

  • Animal: Elephant
  • Bird: Koel
  • Tree: Sal
  • Flower: Palash

The major places of interest in the state of Jharkhand

The maximum part of Jharkhand is situated on the Chhotanagpur plateau. It is one of the newer states in India. The state is famous for affluent coal mines, dense jungles, diverse flora and fauna, gushing waterfalls, undulating mountains, and verdant landscapes. The state ranks among the most charming places of the Indian peninsula. The tribal cuisines and festivals make the state a traveler’s favorite. The most visited tourist attractions in Jharkhand are as follows: Read More….

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How to Reach Jharkhand

By Air: The principal airport of the state is Ranchi Airport. It enjoys excellent connectivity with the other airports in India such as Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai and New Delhi airports. Kingfisher Red, Indian Airlines, and Jetlite offer regular flight services to these airports. Read More….

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