With Jharkhand turning fifteen this year; it is really amusing that how little we know of it, least of all as a tourist destination. Jharkhand, with its vast expanse of natural beauty and splendour, is the perfect to plan your next personal escapade from the humdrums of your busy life. One can set behind all the issues and worries to soak in some fresh air here; and with its breath taking sunrises, captivating days and serene nights, Jharkhand has carved itself an entirely different niche in the tourist map of India. We bring to you a list of 5 Top Places to Visit in Jharkhand :
The capital city of state enjoyed the status of a hill station back in the nineteenth century; and though with the rising industrialization and modernization it lost the tag, but with its lush green jungles, sprawling parks and breath taking waterfalls, Ranchi is definitely one of the most promising tourist destinations of the state. The options here are endless, and if you are a nature person, Ranchi is sure to bowl you over!
Places to visit : Jonha Falls, Panch Gagh Falls, Birsa Zoological Park, Ranchi Lake, Kanke Dam, Jagannath Temple, Nakshatra Van, Sun Temple, Pahari Mandir, Rock Garden, Deer Park, Dassam Falls, Hundru falls
Popular with the local name “Babadham”; Deoghar is one of the most popular and revered places of worship for the followers of Hinduism. An ancient town housing breathtakingly huge temples of mythological importance; Deoghar is best visited in the Hindu month of Shrawan during the huge Shrawani Mela. It is a symbol of vibrance in life that faith can bring over; a place to experience regardless of your religion.
Places to visit : Baba Baidyanath Temple, Basukinath, Trikuta Hill, Jaisar Children’s Park, Nandan Pahar, Kathikund, Kundeshwari, Ajgaibinath, Hathi Pahar, Harila Jori, Shivganga, Rikhia Yogashram, Satsanga Ashram, Mayurakshi River
The steel city of Jamshedpur is one of the finest examples of co-existence of Technology and Nature; both in their full glory. The broad roads; lined with thick greenery are a treat to the sore eyes and the beautiful tourist spots are definitely any tourist’s delight.
Places to visit : Jubilee Park, Jubilee Lake, Jayanti Sarovar, Hudco Lake, Bhatia Park, Dimna Lake, Tata Steel Zoological Park, Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Tribal Culture Center, Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Bhuvaneswari Temple, Dalma Hills, Parsee Fire Temple, Sakchi Gurudwara, Sakchi Masjid, St. Mary’s Church and Russi Modi Centre of Excellence.
Thick green jungles and wildlife thronging through their length and breadth, a visit to Palamu can very well be your Jungle Safary through Jharkhand. Palamu; with its spread of natural bounty and the ancient archaeological remains scattered throughout the area is one of the places that behold both excitement and adventure.
Places to Visit : Palamu Wildlife Sancturay, Lower Ghaghri Water Falls, Betla National Park, River Koel, Palamu Fort, Upper Ghaghri Waterfalls and Lodh Falls
The name Hazaribagh means “The land of Thousand Gardens” and the place lives up to its name with great panache. Rich in flora and fauna, Hazari bagh has several tourist places to kill for.
Places to visit : Hazaribagh Lake, Canary Hills, Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Hazaribagh National Park, Isco Rock Art, Suraj Kund, Rajrappa, Konar Dam, Bhadrakali Temple, Silwar, Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery, Megaliths of Hazaribagh and Salparni.
This list isn’t exhaustive and to be honest, there are lots and lots of places that haven’t got a mention. Jharkhand indeed is a land of great natural wonders which remains yet to be explored.