Jharkhand – Mineral state
Capture the scenic destination of India on your exploration! Famous for mines, Jharkhand is one destination that attracts all sought of travelers. Adjacent to Bihar is a state dotted with a number of tourist spots and thus this is what makes Jharkhand an enticing abode. Tourists places like Chotanagpur, Hazaribagh, Ranchi, make Jharkhand an exotic abode to explore. Tour Jharkhand, known for its ample greenery and rich mineral wealth. Spend your holidays in Jharkhand and collect memories that are going to last a lifetime.
Jharkhand has many things to entice tourists; its evergreen forests, wildlife, lakes, waterfalls, scenic beauty, health and holiday resorts, and a soothing climate. The new state of Jharkhand carved out of Bihar is known for its ample greenery and rich mineral wealth. Jharkhand, the state adjacent to Bihar is a state dotted with a number of tourist destinations. The state of Jharkhand came into being recently after being bifurcated from Bihar. It comprises 18 districts with Ranchi as its capital.
Fast Facts :
Area: 79,714 Sq. Km
Population: 21 million
Languages spoken: Santhali, Mundari, Kurukh, Khortha, Nagpuria, Sadri, Khariya, Panchparagnia, Ho, Malto, Karmali, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali.
Best Time to visit: February to April
State Emblem: Ashoka Chakra and Four “J” Letter
State Animal: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
State Bird: Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)
State Tree: Sal (Shorea robusta)
State Flower: Palash (Butea monosperma)
- Jharkhand Culture and Tradition
Tourist Attractions :
About 40 km. away from Ranchi on Tata Road falls a village named Taimara near which flows the Kanchi river, Falling from a height of about 144 feet Kanchi river makes a pretty fall called Dassam falls known as Dassam Ghagh also encircled with charming scenes. The tourists are warned not to take bath in the falls or at least be careful while bathing in the stream.
Ranchi, Capital of Jharkhand is also called a city of Waterfalls and lakes. Ranchi is a city of Falls and Forest. Dassam Falls is 34 km from Ranchi on Ranchi-Tata Road near a village called Taimara.
The city of Dhanbad or the ‘Coal Capital’ of India is one of the most important industrial destinations of the country. Famous for its rich coal mines, attractive neighborhoods, technical institutions, and research centers, this great mining town forms a major tourist delight.
The city of Bokaro in Jharkhand is famously known as the ‘steel city’ and houses the biggest steel plant in the country. Welcome to this world of steel right on the bank of river Damodar.
About 3 km. from the Ranchi G.P.O. Tagore Hill is about 300 ft. high. As the hill is associated with a history pertaining to the Tagore family, it is known as Tagore Hill. A number of books are supposed to have been written by Rabindra Nath Tagore on the top of the hill. At the foot of the hill are situated the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram and its office and center of Divyayan and agrarian vocational institute.
Getting There :
By Air: Ranchi is the only city of Jharkhand which is connected by a daily flight to Mumbai via Delhi. Earlier there were flights to Kolkata also. It is expected that some more flights will be added soon.
By Rail: Ranchi is very well connected by railways to other parts of the country. Direct trains are there from Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Patna. Trains from Mumbai pass through Jamshedpur which is just 140 km from Ranchi.
By Road: Buses of the Bihar State Road Transport Corporation ply regularly.