Jharkhand Tourism, India

by - March 26, 2021

 

Jonha Falls, Jharkhand

                Jharkhand is a state rich in soaring mountains, thick forests, and gushing waterfalls, making it one of the best places to visit for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Jharkhand, blessed with a multitude of natural scenic vistas, is the place to be if you're looking for a one-on-one experience with unspoiled, untouched nature. Jharkhand is home to more than just scenic scenery, with temples and wildlife reserves strewn throughout the state. Previously a part of Bihar, Jharkhand became a separate state now, laying the groundwork for the state's glorious past, vibrant culture, and tribal simplicity.

                Jharkhand is known for its beautiful variety of flora and fauna, and its name implies that it is "the land of forests." Tourists are enchanted by the scenic beauty of forests, hills, and plateaus from the Lodh Falls, while the lush green forests that cover the state keep it green and fresh. One of the reasons why you can have a stunning view of nature and its glory is because nature is considered a crucial and important part of the culture of tribal people who rule the state. Ranchi Hills, Daasam Falls, Sun Temple, Asanbani-Dalma Hills, Chandil Dam, Baidyanath Dham, Pareshnath Temple, Rajrappa Chinnamasta Temple, Deoghar, Netarhat, Dimna Lake, Tata Jubilee Park, etc. are some of Jharkhand's most popular tourist destinations.

1. Ranchi

                Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, a mineral-rich region, which is located at an altitude of nearly 700 meters, was once known as Bihar's summer capital due to its altitude, waterfalls, surrounding forest, and the lovely river Subarnekha running by. There aren't many tourist attractions in Ranchi, but thanks to improved flight connectivity, the city's surrounding environment is becoming increasingly popular among tourists. The weather is good here in the evenings and at night.

A) Dassam Falls

                   Dasham Falls, also popular as Dassam Falls, is a magnificent waterfall in the state of Jharkhand that is a tributary of the Subarnarekha River. It is situated near the Taimara village in the Ranchi district. The waterfall, which cascades down from a height of 144 feet, exudes complete serenity, harmony, and calm. The waterfall is essentially a Nick Point, also known as Knick Point, which means that it has formed over a long-time due to a longitudinal split in the rocky slopes. Swimming or stepping into the water is not recommended for the same purpose, as the current is high and the ground is rough.

B) Patratu Valley and Dam

                The breathtaking Patratu Valley (looks like the silk route of Sikkim) is located 42 kilometers outside of Ranchi. Driving along the Ghat of the Patratu Valley is truly a beautiful experience, with the sparkling waters of the Patratu Dam on one side and lush green trees flanking the other. However, due to the widespread Naxalite presence in the region, do not ride these roads after dark.


C) Rock Garden

                  The Rock Garden in Ranchi is the ideal weekend expedition destination, with fountains, sculptures, paintings, and unmatched breathtaking scenery. An iron footbridge with just two poles is the main attraction here. You can relax comfortably while admiring a beautiful view of the city from the garden, which is located on a hillock near the Kanke Dam and surrounded by lush green surroundings.

                Besides, all of these visitors may visit Jonha falls, Birsa Zoological Park, Jagannath Temple, which is near to Ranchi Town.

D) Rajrappa Waterfalls and Chinnamasta Temple

            Rajrappa Waterfalls is a mesmerizing waterfall about 70 km from Jharkhand's Ranchi. The river Bhairavi or Bhera descends from a height and joins the river Damodar. The height-filled silver cascading water is a popular attraction in the area and is visited by both tourists and locals. 
                 Goddess Chinnamasta Temple is a Hindu Holy place located in Rajrappa, Jharkhand district of Ramgarh. The platform draws devotees from every corner of Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. The main attraction of the Goddess Chhinnamasta temple is Devi Chinnamasta's headless deity, which stands on Kamdeb's body and Rati's lotus bed. The Chhinnamasta temple is famous for the architectural design of its Tantrik style. Besides the main temple, there are ten temples of various gods and goddesses including Surya (Sun God), Hanuman, and Lord Shiva.

Headless Devi, Rajrappa Temple

2. Deoghar

                Temple Baidyanath, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples, is located in Deoghar, a popular religious attraction in Jharkhand. During the Shravan month of the Hindu Lunar Calendar, thousands of thousand devotees carry holy water for the Linga in buckets called Kanwads, and thus known as Kanwariyas, to perform the holy ritual of Rudrabhishek (The Holy Bath) in this time, Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar becomes the most famous. Deoghar is also regarded as Jharkhand's cultural hub.

            During the Shravan Mela, millions of devotees come to the Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple. It's especially impressive because they bring water to the temple from the Ganges River in Sultangaj, which is 110 kilometers away. The devotee line is said to extend the entire 110 km without being interrupted.

        Also at Deoghar, Satsang Ashram is a sacred site where Sri Sri Thakur Anukulachandra's devotees assemble to worship. The Ashram's complex also contains a zoo and a museum. One can also visit Naulakha Temple, Tapovan Caves, and Hills, Nandan Pahar park at Deoghar.

3. Jamshedpur

Asanbani & Dalma Hill

        Asanbani (or Asanboni) is a perfect weekend destination in the state of Jharkhand. The place is peaceful and serene, located at the foothills of the hill of Dalma. Visitors can touch the top of the hill by car. The landscape of the surrounding areas looks wonderful from the hilltop. Asanbani is the ideal place to spend two or three days away from the busy and hectic life.

            Dalma Hill, which is just 10 km away, is worth a visit. Ranchi is about 125 km from Asanboni. Places to be seen in Asanbani : Asanboni is famous for a range of sightseeing attractions such as the Chandil Dam, the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, the Jayda Temple, and the Sai Baba Temple.

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

            The main feature of Asanbani is the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. Founded in 1975 and inaugurated by Sanjay Gandhi, the Dalma Forest is a preserve for native Indian plants and animals. Especially known for its large population of elephants and deer, the sanctuary is quite an attraction for tourists visiting Asanbani. Standing in the catchment area of the river Subarnarekha, the forest is also home to leopards, sloth bears, and porcupines. Throughout the jungle, small shelters have been built near the reservoirs, enabling visitors to get a close glimpse of the wild animals as they arrive at the drinking water bodies. The Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is open from 7a.m. to 5p.m. You need to obtain an entry permit from the gateway to the sanctuary at the Makulakocha Check Post by paying the necessary entry fee. The entrance to the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is about 17 km from Asanbani.


Dimna Lake

            Dimna Lake is the perfect place to spend a little time away from the humdrum of a busy life. Located 10 km from Asanboni, this spectacular lake with unpolluted clear water against the backdrop of the Dalma Hills looks absolutely breathtaking. Built by Tata Steel, the dam is constructed on the Kharkai River and mainly serves as a water reservoir for the nearby steel plant and the residents of Jamshedpur City. Located on the foothills of the Dalma Mountains, the lake is well-known as a picnic spot with its clear water and scenic scenery, creating scope for mini hikes to the hills, and water sports such as boating, rowing, and jet skiing among many others. A spectacular view of the sun rising from behind the hills, with lush greenery and the cheerful squirting of birds is what sets the lake.

Tata Jubilee Park

                Jamshedpur, the steel city, is home to Jubilee Park. It is a large park, covering about 225 acres of land in the heart of the city, and is popular with joggers and cyclists. It has a pool, amusement park, fitness centre, fountains, and a zoo, among other things, making it a perfect place for people of all ages to have some fun.

                The Vrindavan Gardens in Mysore were used as motivation while being designed under the visionary Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata. This park is also famous as the "Mughal Gardens of Jamshedpur" and features a statue of Mr. Tata. This local attraction should be on everyone's bucket list. On the occasion of the city's golden jubilee, the 50th anniversary of its founding, it was launched to the public in 1958. The TATA Steel Company originally gave this park to the town of Tatanagar as a contribution gift.

Chandil Dam 

        The Chandil Dam, located on the Subarnarekha River, approx. 30 km away from Asanbani. his dam contains a vast reservoir of water surrounded by green hills and colorful vessels. Visitors will spend a pleasant time enjoying boating in the turquoise waters of the reservoir. The museum in the vicinity of Chandil Dam is also worth a visit. It contains several rich sets of 200-year-old scripts engraved on rocks. River  Subarnarekha is flowing through this area.

4. Netarhat

                Netarhat is the highest point of the Chotanagpur region and is regarded as the Queen of Chotanagpur. It is situated in the Latehar district of Jharkhand. It is best known for its sunrise and sunset views, which are especially beautiful during the summer. When planning to travel by road from Ranchi to Netarhat, you can pass through seven hills and cover a distance of approximately 100 miles.

            Netarhat falls into the category of lesser-known tourist destinations. Netarhat is 160 kilometers from Ranchi and 215 kilometers from Daltonganj. 

A) Betla National Park

                Betla National Park is a lovely national park in Jharkhand that is spread out over the hilly terrain of the beautiful Palamau district, west of Ranchi. The plants and animals are enough to mesmerise any tourist, and wild elephants roam free in the thickets of the jungle. Though there are fewer tigers in this area. Bison, Lion, Tiger, Leopard, and Axis are all abbreviated as Betla. The presence of two forts inside the park's grounds separates it from the rest. Observing nature from a near distance is one of the main draws here.

B) Upper Ghagri and Lower Ghagri Waterfalls

            A strong stream of water makes noise as it falls carelessly on the rocks from the cliff above, across a lush green valley, under a gloomy sky, gentle breeze blowing against your face and playing with your hair locks. This is how the upper Ghaghri Waterfalls, situated 5 kilometers from Netarhat, look like.

            A dense forest contains a 32-foot-high waterfall that flows like a small river from the middle of the forest as the water reaches the base. Trees stand straight on both sides of the water body, blocking the sunrays' route to the water's surface. Lower Ghaghri is about 11 kilometers from Netarhat.

            Also, visitors can enjoy the experience as they make friends with nature as it joins you on your stroll through the Pine forest of Netarhat. It's usually colder here, but it's a little nicer than the rest of the world.

5. Hazaribagh National Forest

                Hazaribagh is a nice city with thick forests and natural formations such as rock formations and lakes. It is situated in the Chhota Nagpur plateau, 95 kilometers from Ranchi. The forests in Hazaribagh are largely unexplored, and they are in their most natural and unpolluted condition, with plenty of greenery.


                Hazaribagh National Park is one of India's oldest wildlife preserves. It was established in 1954 with the aim of conserving biodiversity and providing a safe haven for rare and endangered plants and animals. Steep hills, beautiful countryside, dense tropical forest, and lovely meadows dot the landscape. This park is situated 20 kilometers from Hazaribagh and 140 kilometers from Ranchi. The best thing about visiting this national park and wildlife sanctuary is that all of its interiors are well-linked by internal roads totaling 115 kilometers, which are designed in such a way that animals are not obstructed when going about their daily activities.

Best Time to Visit

            The best time to visit Jharkhand is from October to March when the weather is most conducive to sightseeing. Jharkhand is a perfect place to visit in the winter because the weather is cool and nice.

How to Reach

                First, reach Ranchi, India's burgeoning industrial hub is well linked to the rest of the world by air and rail. Ranchi is also connected to India's major cities by National Highways. From there, visitors can visit anywhere throughout the Jharkhand by roads, which are a very good condition within the state.

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