Top 7 travel destinations in Jharkhand to visit once in a lifetime

Here are the seven places to visit on your next trip to Jharkhand.

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Jharkhand means ‘The Land of Forests’ is a favored destination for natural beauty lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Blessed with hills, mountains, forests, and waterfalls, this naturally rich state makes for a perfect holiday destination. The natural and cultural beauty of Jharkhand along with its several attractions such as holy shrines, museums, and wildlife sanctuaries, together contribute towards Jharkhand tourism. This Indian state was carved out of the southern part of Bihar, forming a mixed culture in the state, which has a dominant tribal population.

Here are the top travel destinations in the Jharkhand which everyone should visit once in lifetime.

1. Massanjore Dam

Massanjore dam, which lies just across the Mayurakshi River, is in Dumka district of Jharkhand. This dam is sometimes referred to as ‘Canada Dam’ or ‘Pearson Dam’ because it was built with Canadian Aid way back in 1956. It is around 155 feet high and 2170 feet long, with an area of around 16,650 acres and a capacity of 500,000 acres.

2. Bokaro Steel City

The city located on the banks of River Damodar is the largest producer of steel and iron in the country and houses some of the biggest factories. Being surrounded by a very green area it is also full of wonderful lakes and parks that dot its beautiful landscape. Bokaro, is situated in the easternmost part of Jharkhand and closer to West Bengal which explains the Bengali influence in its culture.

3. Deoghar

Deoghar, a popular religious destination in Jharkhand is blessed with one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples known as temple Baidyanath. Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar becomes the most famous during the Shravan month of the Hindu Lunar Calendar, when millions of devotees bring holy water for the Linga in Pitchers called Kanwads, and hence known as Kanwariyas, to perform the holy ritual of Rudrabhishek in this holy month. Deoghar is also known as ‘the cultural capital of Jharkhand’.

4. Ranchi

It is the capital of Jharkhand and is known as ‘the City of Waterfalls.’ Ranchi is one place, which is so rich in mineral resources that it is named as the ‘Manchester of the East.’ Surrounded by serene mountains and hills and swamped with heavenly waterfalls.

5. Giridih

It is known for its mining towns and verdant hills that are covered with lush green forests with a major plantation of Sal tree, bamboo, Semal, Mahua, and Palash. Also known as the ‘Land of Hills,’ Giridih is widely visited by Jain pilgrims and is often termed as ‘The land of Jain Pilgrims.’

6. Dhanbad

It is a renowned mining city of Jharkhand, which has more attractions to its credit than just the coal mines. Surrounded by picturesque valleys and lush green forests, Dhanbad offers views of great dams, refreshing lakes, and temples, which remain a major point of attraction here. It is also called as “Coal Capital of India” due to abundance of coal mines in the city.

7. Palamu

It houses a wildlife sanctuary and a national park and offers a great opportunity to the nature lovers, trekkers, and wildlife lovers and help them explore the luxuriant surroundings of the city. This city also has Betla National Park, River Koel, Palamu Fort, Upper Ghaghri Waterfalls, Lower Ghaghri Water Falls, and Lodh Falls as popular tourist destinations.

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