Tourism In Jharkhand
Jharkhand is rightly named ‘The Land of Forest’; the state has extensive forest area and is predominantly tribal inhabited. Blessed with spectacular scenic country sides, Jharkhand is a favorite tourist destination of nature and adventure lovers. Being one of the oldest human inhabited regions, this place has immense historical and archeological importance associated with it. Apart from scenic nature, gushing waterfalls and beautifully landscaped parks, there are archeological sites with rock paintings and cave paintings as well. This state is home to many religious shrines and many of them are built thousands of years back. Most of the tourist centers are not just a scenic place to enjoy walk around and relax; they provide much information about evolution of human race and culture being witnesses of the growth of human race through centuries. The following part of this article explains about the important tourist destinations in Jharkhand. Have a look at them.
Best Places To Visit
Major Nature Tourist Spots
Dalma Wildlife Santuary: Dalma wildlife sanctuary is located in the Dalma Mountain Range with an altitude of 3000 feet. You may spot many wild animals including barking deer, elephants, porcupines, sloth bear leopard, tiger etc, lurking in the thick forest. The mountain ranges are gifted with steep slope which are a trekker’s delight. There are small hideouts that help you find wild animals in their natural habitat. This sanctuary is located near Jameshedpur and was inaugurated by late Sanjay Gandhi in 1975.
Jonha Fall: This water fall is named after the nearest village. Jonha fall is also known by the name Gautam Dhara because of the popukar belief that Lord Buddha had taken bath here. Owing to ths connection to Lord Buddha, a temple ashram dedicated to Lord Buddha, built by Raja Baldevdas Birla’s sons is located atop the hill GauthamPahar. The stream apparently comes from the Ganga Ghat and hence, this water fall is bestowed with another name Ganga Nala. There are 453 steps that take you down to the waterfall and to the nearby villages of Konardih and Duarsini.
Suryakund: This is a natural hot spring located about 72 km away from Hazaribagh. The normal temperature of water in the hot spring here is 169-190 degree Fahrenheit. There are two hot springs and one cols spring here. The water in these springs has high sulfur content and hence is endorsed with high therapeutic effect.
Ushri Fall: This magnificent water fall is located on the Parasnath Hills where the Ushri River gushes down from a steep gorge of about 40 feet high, in three separate streams. This picnic spot is located about 14 km from Giridih Town.
Baidyanath Dham: This is ancient Baba Baidyanath (Kamana linga) temple in the Deoghar district of Jharkhand has enshrined one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. The place is also known as Baidyanath Dham after Lord Shiva. Mondays of the month shrawan are extremely important and the devotees walk over 100 km to pour the holy Ganga water on Kamana Linga. Baidyanathdham is connected by road and rail transport.
Trikut: Trikut is located 24 km away from Deoghar. Trikut is home to many hill temples where many sages are believed to have attained salvation. These temples are extremely crowded during Shivratri.
Sun Temple: Located about 40 km away from Ranchi, this elegant temple is built in the form of huge chariot with splendidly decorated 18 wheels, 9 on either side, fastened to seven horses ready to gallop. The pond near this temple is considered sacred place for Chhathavratis. A dharmashala, meant for the comfort of the pilgrims and the tourists is being built here.
Jami Masjid: Built in 1592 AD, this Masjid was once the most beautiful building in Bengal. The structure of the Masjid has perished and only the southern portion exists today. It si located in the Sahebganj district of Jharkhand.
Madhuban: Madhuban is a village which is home to a Jain temple which is more than 2000 years old. There is a Jain Museum in this place which has preserved a number of Jain scriptures, Idols and manuscript. There is a telescope installed at the balcony of this temple through which you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Parasnath Temple.
Isko Village: Located 45 km away from Hazaribagh district headquarter, Isko village an archaeological site with rock paintings of mid Stone Age. This evidently proves that ancient civilization had once thrived in this region. The rock paintings found here are about 10,000 years old whereas the cave paintings are even older made during mid-stone age period, more than 30,000 years ago. The carvings depict men, women, gods, goddesses, domestic animals and some s wild animals, especially deer.
Satpahar: The Satpahar site in Hazaribagh also consists of rock paintings and this place truly deserves to be one amongst the most impressive rock art galleries across the world. Archeologists have discovered several microliths and polished stone axe-heads from these painted shelters.
Jharkhand offers incredible tourist destinations to those who adore nature at its best. A land with extensive forest area, most of eth hot tourist sports in Jharkhand is located in the lap of nature, amidst magnificent surroundings.