Jharkhand is an unbelievably attractive land which is impregnated with fascinating attractions and glorious history. The elements of surprises and delights of this land make it a must-visit tourist destination of India. Sharing its border with Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Orissa, Jharkhand covers an area of 74,677 sq km. Jharkhand finds mention in the Hindu Mythological book called Bhavishva Purana. This destination is famous for its mineral wealth, wildlife, forests, waterfalls, natural beauty, rolling hills, backwaters, mountains, rivers and lakes.
Ranchi is the capital city of this state. Majority of the population of the state consists of tribes (almost 75 %). The main languages of the state are, Kurukh, Khortha, Nagpuria, Sadri, Khariya, Santhali, Mundari, Karmali, Hindi, Urdu, Panchparagnia, Ho, Malto and Bangla. The name "Jharkhand" comes from the Sanskrit word Jharikhanda, which is the ancient name of the region's dense forest.
Some of the main Attractions of Jharkhand are:
Adventure Tourism in Jharkhand
It is a great place for those who are inclined towards adventure sports. It is one of the famous adventure destinations of the country. Tourists can enjoy a variety of adventure activities such as scuba diving, rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, canoeing, sailing, parasailing, mountaineering, paddleboat, paragliding, trekking and jungle safaris.
It is a mesmerizing Health Hill Resort ideally located at an altitude of 2019 ft. above sea level. Steeped in sheer natural beauty, this place offers salubrious climate. Surrounded by dense forest, it is rich in bio-diversity. Located near it is the Parasnath temple, an important Jain pilgrimage where 24 Jain prophets are believed to have attained salvation. The word Hazaribagh means 'a thousand gardens'.
Betla National Park
It is one of the famous wildlife destinations of the state which is a home to wildlife species such as with tigers, panthers, elephants and deer. It also boasts of waterfalls and hot springs.
It is a fascinating hill station offering peaceful environment, picturesque surroundings and breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset.
A great destination to visit, it is the biggest waterfall of the state where water cascades from a height of 468 feet.
Surrounded by gorgeous green hills and forests, it is an artificial lake.
Baidyanath Dham( Deoghar)
It is an important pilgrimage site of the Hindus where Lord Shiva is worshipped.
Some of the other tourist destinations of Jharkhand are Jagannath Temple, Maithon and Panchet Dams, Tagore Hill, Kanke Dam Rajrappa, Jonha Falls and, Dassam . Also visit the cities like Ranchi, Bokaro and Jamshedpur.
Best time to visit
From September to February
Shopping in Jharkhand
Jharkhand is famous for its Wood Craft, Bamboo works, Stone Carving, Paitkar Paintings, Metal Work and Ornaments. Browse its bazaars for the wonderful handicrafts.
Accommodation in Jharkhand
The state offers decent hotels for accommodation. The best hotels of the state are located in the cities like Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Bokaro.
How to Reach
By Air : There is a domestic airport in Ranchi which connects it to the main cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Kolkata.
By Rail : There are two railway stations in Jharkhand; one is in Ranchi and the other one in Hazaribagh.
By Road : Ranchi is located at the junction of National Highways 23 and 33. To make Jharkhand easily accessible by road an extensive network of roads is under construction.