Established in the year 1956, Dhanbad is the second most populated city in Jharkhand. Situated northwest of the state, Dhanbad is surrounded by the Bokaro and Giridh district in the west, Dhumka district in the north, Purulia district in the eastern and southern part with Damodar river flowing through the district.
Dhanbad is best known for being a commercial mega-producer and owner of the most significant number of coal mines, factories and industry bases. Surrounded by 112 coal mines, the city produces 27.5 billion tonnes every year. It is home to many other institutions which make Dhanbad frequently referred to as the Coal Capital of India.
Apart from the mining industries, Dhanbad is also home to various religious sites. One such iconic temple that stands out when talking about Dhanbad 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 and are surrounded by hills, dense forests and lakes.
Dhanbad Rail Division is also the second-largest when compared to the Mumbai Rail Division. The city has a humid subtropical climate with substantial rainfall; hence, the best time to visit Dhanbad is during winters. As of now, Dhanbad airport is only used for private small aircraft and helicopters. The nearest airport to Dhanbad is 85 kilometres away in Asansol.
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