Located in the Dumka district of Jharkhand on the Deoghar-Dumka state highway, Basukinath is a popular place of worship for Hindus. The most famous attraction at Basukinath is undoubtedly the Basukinath Temple, and lakhs of pilgrims visit the temple each year from all parts of the country to worship Lord Shiva, who is the presiding deity. The crowd at magnificent the temple drastically increases in the month of Shravan, when not only local and national tourists but also international visitors visit.
Distance from Deoghar: 49 km
Located just 10 km from Deoghar, this place has a temple of Shiva called Taponath Mahadeva and a number of caves are also present there. In one of the caves, there is a Shiva lingam installed and it is said that Sage Valmiki came here for penance.
Distance from Deoghar: 2 km
Known For : Bhatinda Falls Maithon Dam Topchanchi Lake
Commonly known as India’s Coal Capital, Dhanbad is one of the most populated cities in Jharkhand. Dhanbad is best known for being a commercial mega-producer and owner of the most significant number of coal mines, factories and industry bases. Due to the presence of the coal industries, this city has gained immense commercial success.
Distance from Deoghar: 125 km
Located on the Parasnath Hill, the highest mountain in the state of Jharkhand, in an inland part of rural east India, of the Giridih district of Jharkhand, Shikharji is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Jains. It is believed that here is where twenty of the twenty-four Jain Tirthankaras had attained moksha (in other words, freedom from the cycle of rebirth), along with several other monks which makes it one of the most important and holy sites for Jain Tirthas. Shikharji rises to a height of 1,350 m thus making it the highest mountain in the state.
Known For : Hazaribagh National Park Canary hills Hazaribagh Jheel
Located in the Chhota Nagpur plateau, 93 Km away from Ranchi, Hazaribagh is a beautiful place with dense forests and natural formations including rock formations and lakes. The forests in Hazaribagh are mostly unexplored and are in its best and purest form with full of greenery. Hazaribagh is located two thousand meters above sea level on the middle plateau (one of the three divisions of Chotanagpur plateau). There are rock strong adamant hills which are lush green with a touch of mud and rocks.
Distance from Deoghar: 183 km
Best Time: October to March
Known For : Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park Parasnath Hills Bokaro Steel Plant
Bokaro is a city with lakes, greenery and beautiful parks which make it a place suited for relaxation and peace. Besides being the center of India's industrial revolution back in the 1960s and 1970s, Bokaro has been able to establish itself as one of the most well-planned cities in the country. The city located on the banks of River Damodar is the largest producer of steel and iron in the country and houses some of the biggest factories. Being surrounded by a very green area it is also full of wonderful lakes and parks that dot its beautiful landscape.
Distance from Deoghar: 163 km
Best Time: October to March
Trikut Pahar (Trikut Hill) near Deoghar has three peaks, the highest of which is 2470 ft from the sea level. At the top, there is the famous Trikutachal Mahadeva Temple and the hermitage of sage Dayananda. Other than being a pilgrimage spot, it's also a natural retreat. To reach the peak, there's a ropeway.
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