Major cities for tourism in Jharkhand
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Jharkhand is a state constituting many beautiful places that can be visited by tourists. Earlier the state was a part of Bihar. After its establishment in the year 2000, Jharkhand focused on promoting tourism and look after the culture and heritage of the state to be a travel destination. The cities of Jharkhand attract tourists from all around the world.
The cities that provide major tourists attractions in Jharkhand are:
Ranchi is the state capital of Jharkhand. The city is enriched with beautiful waterfalls, temples, hills, parks, dams, and many other places. The city is the fourth largest city in India in terms of area. Ranchi is also one of the hundred cities that are selected to be in the smart city mission.
Tourist spots in Ranchi are: Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, Dassam Falls,
Getalsud Dam, Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hundru Falls, Jagannath Temple, Jonha Falls, Kanke Dam, Rock Garden, Dewri Temple, Nakshatra Van, Pahari Mandir, Patratu valley, Ranchi Science Centre, Ratu Palace, Sita Falls, Ranchi State Museum, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tagore Hill and Ramkrishna Mission Ashram.
This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ranchi. The place can rejuvenate your tired soul. It falls from the height of 44m and is also called one of the deadliest falls in India.
Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church
The church was made in the year 1854. It is also the oldest missionary organization in northern and eastern India.
The temple attracts tourists from all over the world. It was built in 1691 by King of Barkagarh Jagannathpur, Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo.
Patratu valley is the most beautiful part of Ranchi city. The valley is surrounded by lush greenery and the Patratu dam which itself is a major point of tourist attraction. The twist and turns on the road make it a fun experience for bike riders. It also provides a beautiful view of sunset and sunrise.
Jamshedpur lies between the Subarnarekha River and the Kharkiv River. It is known as ‘The Steel City’, ‘The Industrial Capital of Jharkhand’, and ‘the greenest city’. Jamshedpur has come under the cleanest cities under surveys by Swacch Survekshan.
Some of the beautiful places that Jamshedpur is a home to are Jubilee Park, Dalma Wild Life Sanctuary, Dimna Lake, Tata Steel Zoological Park, JRD Tata Sports Complex, Marine Drive, Dalma Hills, Jamshedpur Coin Museum, Sumant Moolgaonkar Park, Millenium Park, The Russi Modi Centre of Excellence
Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary
Dalma Wildlife sanctuary is spread over the area of 145km square. The place homes elephants, barking deer, sloth bear, and porcupines. For an amazing wildlife experience, visit this place in Jharkhand.
Dimna Lake provides many exciting things to do while enjoying the serene and panoramic view of the lake.
Jubilee Park is the largest park in Jamshedpur and provides many fun and exciting things to do for tourists. This place includes many other tourists’ spots like Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jayanti Sarovar, Bat Island, Nicco Jubilee Amusement Park, Children’s Park, and Rose Garden.
Jamshedpur Coin Museum
This place is one of the most visited places in Jamshedpur and should be visited at least once. This museum has a collection of old and new Indian and foreign coins. The foreign currency coins include the Dollar, Pound, Ruble, Yen, and many more.
It is a hill station in Jharkhand and is often referred to as “Queen of Chota Nagpur”. Netarhat is located at a height of 1071 m. The hills station is surrounded by dense forest and is a must-visit place in terms of tourism.
Places that can be visited in Netarhat are Upper Ghaghri Falls, Lodh Falls, Mahuadandr Wolf Sanctuary, Magnolia Point, Sunrise Point, Lower Ghaghri Falls, Koel River View Point, Suga Bandh Falls, Betla National Park, Netarhat Residential School, Pear Orchards, and Pine Forests.
The 21st highest waterfall in India is also the highest waterfall in Jharkhand state. Located around 70km from Netarhat has scenic beauty and must-visit tourist places.
Mahuadandr Wolf Sanctuary
The Mahuadandr Wolf Sanctuary homes mostly Indian Wolves.
The perfect spot for watching Sunset and sunrise
Betla National Park
This park is a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. It is also a home of two historic forts of Chero Kings.
Deoghar is the holy city located in Jharkhand. The place has temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and others can be found here. The place calls for tourists from across the country. The Baidyanath Temple here swarms with tourists and devotees throughout the year.
Some of the places of tourists’ interest in Deoghar are: Baba Baidyanath Temple, Naulakha Temple, Trikut Pahar, Satsang Ashram, Nandan Pahar.
Baba Baidyanath Temple
Baba Baidyanath Temple or Baba Baidyanath Dham or Baidyanath Dham is a famous holy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Jharkhand. The place is known to home one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Temple sees many tourists and devotees throughout the year to pay offerings to Lord Shiva and to take bath in the holy river nearby.
The temple was built by Queen Charushila of Calcutta’s Royal Family in the sum of 9 lakh rupees hence the name Naulakha Temple. The temple has beautiful architecture.
Hazaribagh is another major tourist city in Jharkhand. The place is known for Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located at the elevation 610m. The lakes and greenery make this place interesting for tourists’.
Some of the major attractions of Hazaribagh are Hazaribagh Jheel, Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery, Canary Hill, Saheed Nirmal Mahto Park, Nirmal Mahto Park, Silwar Hill.
Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Located at an altitude of 615m, the park was established in the year 1955. It is a home to sambar, sloth bears, black bears, nilgai, chital, peafowl, hyenas, and pigeons.
Megaliths of Hazaribagh
The rocks here are dated back to the early human being’s time. They look like the ones in Europe. People visit here to watch sunset and sunrise too