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:


Ranchi is the capital and a major business hub in the state. Ranchi is a picturesque city. It lies at the center of the Chhotanagpur plateau and the Santhal Parganas district. The elevation of the place is around 2,140 feet. The city is also dubbed as the city of lakes and waterfalls. The most famous waterfalls in the city are as follows: Dasham, Johnaa, Panch Ghat, and Hundru Falls. Ranchi is a big industrial hub in the state and at one point of time, it served as the summer capital of Bihar. Visit Tagore Hill, Rock Garden, Kanke Dam, Dhurva Dam, Deer Park, Ranchi Lake, Pahar Mandir, Birsa Zoo, Rukka Dam, Aqua World, Science City, and Jaganath Temple.

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 193.22 sq km. It forms a part of the Saraikela-Kharsawan and East Singhbhum districts of the state. The name of this sanctuary originated from Dalma Mai, a deity revered in this area. You will also find mandirs devoted to Lord Shiva, Dalma Mai, and Bajrangbali. In 1975, the wildlife reserve was officially opened by late Sanjay Gandhi. It is famous for its swarm of elephants and there are around 90 elephants in the area. Other than elephants, you will find barking deers, sloth deers, giant squirrels, peacocks, mouse deers, wild bears, rabbits, Indian foxes, monkeys, mongooses, and langurs. The closest city to Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is Jamshedpur and the distance is around 40 km.


Ghatshila lies in the East Singhbhum district of the state. Lying on the riverbanks of Subarnarekha, Ghatshila is mostly visited by the travelers from West Bengal. The specialty of this place lies in the fact that people from different communities of India live here harmoniously. If you are looking for a change of weather and improving your health, then Ghatshila is the ideal place for you. Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyay, the famous Bengali author, lived here at one time. The mountain ranges, rivers, gardens and villages create a magnificent ambience to the place. Visit Surda Pahar, Aam Bagan, Panch Pandav, Phuldungri Hill, Binda Mela, and Mou Bhandar.


The city of Jamshedpur serves as the headquarters of the East Singhbhum district. The city shares its boundaries with the beautiful Dalma Hills. The Subarnarekha River passes by the city in the north and the Kharkai River in the west. Previously, the name of the city was Sakchi and it formed a segment of Bihar. In the year 1919, the city got its name from Lord Chelmsford to pay tribute to Jamshedji Nausserwanji Tata, who set up the city. The city of Jamshedpur is also dubbed as Tatanagar and Steel City once the Tatanagar railhead was set up. It is also the oldest planned industrial city and one of the cleanest cities in the country. Visit Jubilee Park, Hudco Lake, Rivers Meet, Bhatia Park, Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Russi Mody Center of Excellence, Keenan Stadium, Tata Zoological Park, Bhuvaneshwari Temple, Kali Temple, Dimna Lake, Sun Temple, Sai Temple, Sitarampur Reservoir, Goal Pahari and Kadma Toll Bridge.


The ‘Coal Capital’ of the country, Dhanbad is one of the most significant industrial hubs in the eastern zone of India. Dhanbad is mostly known for its affluent collieries, charming localities, research institutes and technical education institutes. This outstanding mining hub is an enjoyable tourist destination in Jharkhand.


The expression Hazaribagh refers to a thousand gardens. Lying at an elevation of 2,019 feet over sea surface, Hazaribagh is a beautiful hill resort in the state and the Hazaribagh National Park lies nearby. It lies on National Highway 33 and is mostly famous for its outstanding weather, dense jungles, and picturesque landscapes. The distance from Ranchi is around 93 km. The diversity of flora and fauna makes Hazaribagh a traveler’s delight. It enjoys excellent connectivity with the other places in the state and the country via roadways. On the eastern fringes of the city, you will find the Parasnath Hill, which has an elevation of 4,480 feet. The Sammetasikhara of this hill is the site where 23 out of 24 Tirthankaras (including Parsvanatha) achieved deliverance as stated by the Jain customs.


Deoghar, also known as Baidyanath Dham, lies in the Santhal Parganas. It is a major religious hub and is known all over India for the Shiva-Baidyanath Mandir. The site is ideal for vacationing as well. Other places to see in Deoghar include Nandan Pahar, Satsang Ashram, Basakinath Temple, Tapoban, Trikut, Harila Joria, Karnibagh, and Balanand Ashram Yogashala.

Dassam Falls:

The distance of Dassam Falls from Ranchi is around 40 km. There is a village called Taimara and the Kanchi River runs beside it. Dassam Falls has an elevation of around 144 feet. This waterfall is picturesque and is bordered by attractive sights. However, it is advisable that you don’t take a dip in the river.


Netarhat is a famous hill station, lying in the Latehar (former Palamau) district. It is dubbed as the “Queen of Chhotanagpur”. Dense jungle is an integral feature of this place. There are a number of tourist draws in and around Netarhat such as Magnolia Point (perfect location for watching sundown), Lower Ghaghri Falls, Upper Ghaghri Falls, Lodh Falls (the distance is 60 km and it is the tallest waterfall in the state), Koel View Point, and Sadni Falls.

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