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"Coal Capital of India"

Dhanbad Tourism

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.

Dhanbad also houses the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, one of the most reputed institutes across the globe. Apart from being a commercial hub, Dhanbad is an amalgamation of natural and humanmade attractions. Dhanbad is also home to various religious sites; one such iconic temple is the Shakti Mandir due to its unique possessions.

Dams like the Maithon Dam or the Panchet Dam are often considered the centre of tourist activity, surrounded by hills, dense forests and lakes. The authentic cuisine is also one of its many highlights. The best time to experience Dhanbad is between October and March when the temperature is pleasing and perfect for sightseeing. It is ideal for every tourist looking for a fun weekend in one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.

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While in Dhanbad, individuals are expected to speak a fair amount of the national language, Hindi. This is because aside from the local languages, Hindi is the easiest way of communicating with locals and villagers while staying at Dhanbad. English is spoken only for business and tourist purposes. Other local languages include Bengali, Khorta, Maithili, Bhojpuri and Magahi. Some outskirt villages also speak the language of Kurukh and Ho. Other languages that are not spoken by the mass but are still known are Punjabi, Tamil, Gujarati, and Telugu.


As Dhanbad was a tribal area in the past, a lot of the wares sold in the streets or the malls are heavily influenced by tribal culture. This gives the wares a certain uniqueness and sense of culture that can make shopping in Dhanbad a delightful yet learning experience. However, due to urbanisation many malls and stores hold famous brands and items that are preferred by the visitors. The most famous place to shop for tourists, as well as locals, is the Bank More area which hosts several shopping centres and stores. Other outlets include Ozone Galleria Mall, Ozone Plaza, City Centre Bartand, Sriram Plaza, City Style- Dutta Tower New Market and Purana Bazaar. Individuals are sure to find what they are looking for and any souvenirs if they wish as well when visiting Dhanbad and its shopping alleys.

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The Centre Point Mall, Dhanbad
The Centre Point Mall, Dhanbad
The Centre Point Mall, Dhanbad

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What is the best time to visit Dhanbad?

Dhanbad adheres to weather conditions that prevail in most of Jharkhand with dry, cold weather for most of the year. While most of the year is suitable for travel in Dhanbad, the monsoon season, as well as the month of January, may not be ideal for visiting the place. This means that the ideal time to visit Dhanbad is from October to March, barring the month of January in between.

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What is the best way to reach Dhanbad?

Dhanbad can be accessed through almost all means of transport and is well connected to all Indian metropolitan cities, hence making it a popular tourist spot.
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What are the things to do in Dhanbad?

The top things to do in Dhanbad are Bhatinda Falls, Maithon Dam, Topchanchi Lake, Birsa Munda Park, Panchet Dam, Shakti Mandir. You can see all the places to visit in Dhanbad here

What are the places near Dhanbad?

The top places near to Dhanbad are Bokaro steel city which is 31 km from Dhanbad, Deoghar which is located 81 km from Dhanbad, Purulia which is located 51 km from Dhanbad, Asansol which is located 54 km from Dhanbad, Santiniketan which is located 127 km from Dhanbad

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