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Top 10 Places To Visit in Jharkhand

Jharkhand, a mineral-rich state in eastern India, which is famous for its magnificent waterfalls, beautiful hills, temples, and the elephants and tigers of Betla National Park. The famous 17th-century Jagannath Temple, a Hindu shrine that lies in Jharkhand. Besides, the state of Jharkhand is known for the Jharkhand War Memorial, and Tagore Hill, a monument that was built in honor of Nobel Prize-winning author Rabindranath Tagore.

Here are the top 10 places to visit in Jharkhand:

1. Ranchi

The capital city of Jharkhand, Ranchi is situated at an altitude of 700 meters. Long ago, Ranchi was identified as the summer capital of Bihar. Ranchi is famously known for its magnificent waterfalls, surrounding forest, wide variety of trees and wildlife and gushing River Subarnarekha. Most popular tourist destinations in Ranchi include, Hudru falls, Hatia Museum, Kanke Dam, Ranchi Hill, Tagore hill and Tribal Research Institute and Museum.

2. Jamshedpur

Famously known as the ‘Steel City’, Jamshedpur is known for its appealing infrastructure and landscape. Set against the beautiful Dalma Hills, Jamshedpur is the largest city in the state of Jamshedpur and the world’s eighth-largest steel manufacturing city. The town of Jamshedpur got its name after Jamshedji Tata in the year 1919, the founder of the Tata industries. The main attractions in Jamshedpur include, the hill-top Bhuvaneshwari Temple, the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, tree-lined Jubilee Park, which houses Tata Zoological Park with species like tigers and leopards.


3. Betla National Park

Spreading over the hilly terrain of Palamau district, west of Ranchi in the state of Jharkhand, Betla National Park is a very beautiful park that makes for a great one day trip. Wild elephants and amazing flora and fauna in the park will simply mesmerize you. The Betla National Park is home to a huge variety of wildlife, which include Bison, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard and Axis. Besides, you can visit Magnolia point, Pine Forest Netarhat, Ghagri Waterfalls, and hills including Gulgul, Netarhat, Huluk, and Murhu.

Betla National Park

4. Deoghar

‘The cultural capital of Jharkhand’, Deoghar is a very popular religious destination in the state of Jharkhand that houses one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples, the Baidyanath dham or temple. Millions of visitors (called Kanwads, or Kanwariyas) visit Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar during the Shravan month and bring holy water for the Linga in Pitchers, to perform the holy ritual of Rudrabhishek.


5. Hazaribagh

Situated 93 Km away from Ranchi, Hazaribagh is a beautiful place in the Chhota Nagpur plateau. Hazaribagh is known for its dense forests and natural rock formations and lakes. The place is located 2000 meters above sea level. Top places to visit in Hazaribagh include, Canary Hills, Hazaribagh National Park, Hazaribagh Jheel, Narsimhasthan, and many more.


6. Dassam Falls

Beautiful and mesmerizing Dassam Falls, situated near the Taimara village in the Ranchi district in the state of Jharkhand. Dasham fall makes for an ideal picnic spot in Jharkhand. This waterfall is a tributary of the River Subarnarekha. Peaceful, serene and calm place to have some great time with loved ones. Places to visit nearby include, Birsa Zoological Park, Panch Gagh Falls, etc.

Dassam Falls

7. Shikharji

The highest mountain in the Giridih district of Jharkhand, Shikharji is situated on the Parasnath Hill. Shikharji is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Jains as twenty out of twenty-four Jain Tirthankaras had attained moksha here. Shikharji is located at the height of 1,350m, thereby making it the highest mountain in the state of Jharkhand.


8. Ghatshila

Ghatshila is a small town located in east Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. The town is famously known for its winding rivulets and serene waterfalls. Popularly, Ghatshila is known as the town of festivals, as locals here love to celebrate in unison. If you really wish to spend some time in nature, then Ghatshila is the place. Popular places to visit in Ghatshila are: Burudih Lake, Dharagiri Falls, Narwa Forest, Phuldungri Hills, Rankini Temple, Ram Krishna Math, and many more.


9. Bokaro Steel City

City which is known for its lakes, greenery and amazing parks in Jharkhand is Bokaro. It is one of the most well-planned and organized cities in the nation. Bokaro is located on the banks of River Damodar. The city houses some of the biggest steel and iron producing factories in the country, thereby making it the largest producer of steel and iron in the country. Bokaro is a perfect place for picnics, one can even spend some time visiting city park and city center. Besides, Parasnath Hills, Bokaro Steel Plant, Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park make for wonderful locations to visit in Bokaro.

Bokaro Steel City

10. Ramgarh

Ramgarh, usually referred to as Ramgarh Cantt is a cantonment town in the Ramgarh district of Jharkhand. The district Ramgarh comprises five blocks viz., Ramgarh, Patratu and Dulmi. Ramgarh is alleged to house the regimental centers for two of the oldest infantry regiments of India, namely the Punjab Regiment estd. 1761 and the Sikh Regiment estd. 1846. Besides, the place is known for its beautiful temples. Top places to visit in Ramgarh include, Rani Sati Dadi Temple, Rajrappa Temple, Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, and many more.


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