Travel to Jharkhand

The state of Jharkhand is carved out of Bihar. The state is more prominent for the abundance of minerals underground and India's most renowned heavy industries.
Travel to Jharkhand

Located in the forest tracks of Chhotanagpur plateau, Jharkhand is aptly called "The queen of Chhotanagpur".

The state has a rich history as old as the Harappan civilization. The discovery of Harappan pottery in Hazaribagh speaks for its antiquity. The region had also played significant role in India's freedom struggle. The heroic legend of Birsa Munda is still alive in people's memory.

How to Reach Jharkhand
The state of Jharkhand is one of the youngest ones in India. Earlier most of the state was part of the state of Bihar. The state capital Ranchi previously was the summer capital of Bihar. Although very young, Jharkhand is not hard to access. A number of industrial hubs are strategically located within Jharkhand and are served by strong communication network.

By Air

Jharkhand has a domestic airport in Ranchi, which is connected by regular flights with Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai & New Delhi.

By Rail

The main Railway Station in Jharkhand is also located in Ranchi. South Eastern Railways connect it to other major cities like Patna , Rourkela by regular trains. Another important railway station is in Hazaribagh. 


By Road

Ranchi is located at the junction of National Highways 23 and 33. Extensive road network is under construction to facilitate road transport in the area and make Jharkhand easily accessible from any corner of the country.

                           Places to See in Jharkhand


The territory of Jharkhand possesses a wide range of tourist's sites that attracts tourists from the different parts of the world to come to the territory of Jharkhand. Among the major sites that contribute towards tourism at Jharkhand are:

Ranchi Hills
Ranchi Hill is one of the finest tourist destinations in Jharkhand. Surrounded by serene beauty all around and standing at a height of 2140 feet, the hill is an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of the busy cities. The greenery all around is a delight to one's eyes.

Ranchi Hills

Ranchi Hill of Jharkhand is situated in the center of the Ranchi city. The capital city of Jharkhand is accessible by airways, roadways and railways from various parts of India. Moreover, accommodation at Ranchi is not difficult as there are various hotels in different parts of the city.

The main attraction of Ranchi Hill in Jharkhand is its shape. The hill is located on a flat land and looks amazing when viewed from a distance. Moreover, the hill top offers a breath taking view of the whole Ranchi city.

Another attraction on the Ranchi Hill at Jharkhand is the temple of Lord Shiva which is considered very sacred. The temple remains crowded during the Shravanmas by the devotees for whom it is as sacred as the Baijnath Dham of Deoghar.

An artificial lake is located on the Jharkhand Ranchi Hill. It is known as Ranchi Lake. Boating facilities are provided in this lake. Take this trip for it offers you a chance to explore the natural wonders of Ranchi.

Daasam Falls
Dassam Falls is one of the most important tourist destinations in Jharkhand. It is one of the finest waterfalls in the whole north eastern region of India. The fall is also known as Dassam Ghagh. Dassam Falls of Jharkhand attract not only national but also international tourists.

Daasam Falls

Dassam Falls in Jharkhand is situated near Taimara village on Tata-Ranchi highway road. It is only 40 kilometers away from the state capital Ranchi. The river that forms the magnificent fall is Kanchi River. When it falls from the height of 144 feet, it becomes the Dassam Falls.

The scene of water getting down with such huge force is unnerving. The sound of water echoes all around the place. Dassam falls of Jharkhand is one of the finest tourist attractions in Jharkhand. It is a perfect place to go out for excursion or picnic with your near and dear ones.

Sun Temple
The Sun Temple of Jharkhand is constructed by a charitable trust named Sanskrit Vihar under the leadership of Shri Ram Maroo, the managing director of Ranchi Express. Any one who visits the temple is mesmerized not only by its beauty but also by the exquisite surrounding which add glow to its lavish design.
Sun Temple

Sun Temple at Jharkhand is situated near Bundu stand on Tata-Ranchi highway. The temple is ideally situated away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded and noisy city amidst the beauty of nature. Sun Temple in Jharkhand is easily approachable through the metaled road from Ranchi by hiring a car or catching a bus.

Even the route to reach the Sun Temple in Jharkhand through Ranchi is very beautiful. The route offers some of the finest picturesque locales of Chhota Nagpur Plateau region. So if you wish, you can go out on an excursion to the Sun Temple wherein you can enjoy amidst the scenic pleasure and also explore the nature's bounty.

Jamshedpur

The venue entitled Jamshedpur in nestled in the heart of Jharkhand and was the inspiration of Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata who had laid the foundation stone of this scintillating locale.

The splendid ambiance prevailing in Jamshedpur is a direct consequence of being silhouetted against the backdrop of the magniloquent knolls known as Dalma Hills and also spanned by the emerald blue waters of the Subarnarekha and Kharkai.

Jamshedpur

Being aptly positioned in the eastern facet of the Singbhum district and also on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, Jamshedpur of Jharkhand proudly homes Tata Steel, the maiden Iron and Steel Plant in India. It was Lord Chelmsford, who had coined the name of this city to pay tribute to the great personality of Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata in the year 1919.

Baidyanath Dham
Since, time immemorial, the tales of Hindu mythology have mesmerized innumerable souls, not only in India but all across the globe. Amongst the innumerable Hindu deities, the rebellion Lord Shiva, who is revered to be one of the most robust and glorious epitome of strength also happens to be the chief divinity in the temple in Baidyanath Dham.

Baidyanath Dham

The shrine consecrated to Lord Shiva in Baidyanath Dham stands at a staggering 72 feet from the ground and is dowered with a pyramid shaped tower. The verandah that had been constructed in the northern facet of the Temple at Baidyanath Dham serves to be the venues where the 'lingam' or the image of Lord Shiva is bathed with an invigorating blend of milk and water. The lingam is actually a humongous slab of basalt, roughly cylindrical in structure with 5 inch diameter.

Shopping in Jharkhand
Shopping in Jharkhand mainly consists of tribal handicrafts. The population of Jharkhand is dominated by several groups of tribes who have developed over ages a rich tradition of arts and crafts.

The expert hands of the artisans of Jharkhand work out exquisite variety of handicrafts. Until the government of the new state focused its attention, some traditional handicrafts were pushed to the verge of extinction due to lack of promotion and conservation. You may be still lucky enough to grab an item or two of rare Paitkar Paintings or Stone carving while shopping in Jharkhand.

For shopping in Jharkhand, you would have check out at the private shops and local markets. Government Emporia are yet to make it big in the newborn state. Street-side vendors often offer great variety and good bargain.

Tourist Map of Jharkhand

Tourist Map of Jharkhand