Birsa Munda Park, Dhanbad Overview

Birsa Munda Park has the distinction of being the only park in the city of Dhanbad. It is a major tourist attraction spread over 21 acres of land having a walking path, lawns, a canteen, a playground and toy rides for children. The Birsa Munda Park was opened in November 2009 and has since contributed immensely to the growth of the region. It is often regarded as the stepping stone to various other projects that are coming up in the city. Birsa Munda Park is rightly counted as a must-visit destination and offers varied activities for people of all age groups.

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Birsa Munda Park - Timings and Entry

The Birsa Munda Park operates in two slots from 6 AM to 8 AM and then again from 9 AM to 7 PM on all days. The entry is free for visitors during the 6 AM to 8 AM slot. For those who visit the park in the later slot from 9 AM to 7 PM, the entry charges are as follows:
Monday to Friday:
Kids (less than five years age) - Free
Kids (5 to 12 years) - INR 5
Adults (Above 12 years) - INR 15
Saturday and Sunday:
Kids (less than five years age) - Free
Kids (5 to 12 years) - INR 10
Adults (Above 12 years) - INR 20

Major Attractions of Birsa Munda Park

The elderly residents of Dhanbad frequent the walkways present in the park. The kids, however, limit themselves to the play area that comprises of a toy train along with several other rides. There is a canteen available on the park premises for all gastronomic needs. The entire Birsa Munda Park is decorated with varied plant species and is extremely well maintained, thus attracting nature lovers. The stunningly laid out pavements and well-planned landscapes have helped to boost tourism in the vicinity.

History of Birsa Munda Park

The site of Birsa Munda Park was previously a plot of barren land, that was ignored owing to lack of funds for any construction. The MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) took up the responsibility of transforming this barren plot into an attractive tourist destination. It has, since, successfully generated employment for the residents of this city and has added significantly to the revenue.

How to Reach Birsa Munda Park

Birsa Munda Park is at a distance of 5.6 km from the Dhanbad Railway Station and 5 km from the main bus stand. For commuting within the city, one can hire a private taxi or cab or opt for an auto rickshaw. An alternative option is to catch a local bus.

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