Deoghar Travel Essentials


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"Jharkhand's spiritual side"

Deoghar Tourism

Deoghar, a popular religious destination in Jharkhand is blessed with one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples known as temple Baidyanath.

Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar becomes the most famous during the Shravan month of the Hindu Lunar Calendar, when millions of devotees bring holy water for the Linga in Pitchers called Kanwads, and hence known as Kanwariyas, to perform the holy ritual of Rudrabhishek [The Holy Bath] in this holy month. Deoghar is also known as 'the cultural capital of Jharkhand'.

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Suggested Itinerary for Deoghar

Day 1 - Reach Deoghar, preferably by noon and take some rest. In the evening, you can go to the main market for a stroll, where you can buy precious curios and souvenirs, especially the holy memorabilia of the Baidyanath Dham that you can take home for your families. 
 Day 2 - The 2nd day should be the ideal time for starting your trip through Baidyanath Dham, barely 2 km away from the town of Deoghar.
Day 3 - This day should ideally be reserved for a rest. However, if you wish to have an insight of the whole town, you can visit the Naulakha Mandir for the start. Thereon, you can proceed for a trekking spree to the Trikuta Parvat, or if you prefer to do some soul searching and religious study, go for Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapeeth.

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Deoghar, Jharkhand
View of Shikara, Baba Dham, Deoghar
Sacred Pond in Baba Baidyanath Temple Complex
Navlakha Temple - Dedicated to Lord Radha Krishna

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What is famous about Deoghar?

Abode to the holy Baidyanath. Lovely in terms of architecture and serenity.

What is not so good about Deoghar?

Not ideal without proper guides. Beware of fraudsters.

Who should visit Deoghar?

Ideal for both Sanatan Dharma devotees and Shaivites. Also suitable for backpackers touring nearby sites like Patna, Nalanda etc.

What is the best time to visit Deoghar?

The best time for visiting the holy pilgrimage of Deoghar is in winters, especially during the months from October until March. The summers are unbearably hot while the monsoons might dampen your plans, although it's lovely and inviting if the rainfall is more than average.
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What is the local food in Deoghar?

The food here is dominated by vegetarian dishes. One can also enjoy a number of Bihari snacks available in the area. Other than that you will find instances of the state cuisine such as Bamboo shoots, Rugra, Kanda, Mahua, Arsa Roti, Dubhni Roti and much more.
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What is the best way to reach Deoghar?

The railway station nearest to Deoghar is Baidyanath Dham which is 7 km away from the main city. Jasidih junction is another 7 km from Deoghar and it lies on the Delhi-Howrah route. This station is connected to most of the other major cities in the country as well. Deoghar is also connected via road to all the major places. The nearest airport is at Patna (230 km) and one can take a cab or a bus from there to reach Deoghar.
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What are the things to do in Deoghar?

The top things to do in Deoghar are Baidyanath Dham, Nandan Pahar, Tapovan Caves and Hills, Naulakha Mandir, Basukinath, Satsang Ashram. You can see all the places to visit in Deoghar here

What are the places near Deoghar?

The top places near to Deoghar are Santiniketan which is 133 km from Deoghar, Kolkata which is located 271 km from Deoghar, Nalanda which is located 144 km from Deoghar, Rajgir which is located 142 km from Deoghar, Purulia which is located 132 km from Deoghar

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Q. How are the road conditions from kolkata to deoghar?

Rohit Varma

5 years ago
There are some potholes from asansol Chittaranjan road to Deoghar but much better than the road that goes into Tarapith
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Q. How to reach deoghar from burdwan by train and ofcourse how to return to burdwan?


6 years ago
To reach Deoghar, Jharkhand from Burdwan (Bardhaman), West Bengal, you can get on a train to Jasidih Junction. From Jasidih Junction there are plenty of buses and trains to reach Deoghar.
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Q. How are the road conditions from kolkata to deoghar?

Sudhakar Kumar

6 years ago
I have the feedback that road status till Asansol is perfect however from Asansol to deoghar its drivable. After Asansol there are two tracks. Avoid the suri-dumka route. Prefer the chittaranjan jag (Read More)dishpur route.
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