Places To Visit In Dhanbad

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Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Dhanbad:

1. Bhatinda Falls

14 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Dhanbad

The Bhatinda Falls is a powerful and picturesque waterfall that cascades over pronounced rock formations. Also known as the waterfall of Moonidih, it is located at a distance of 14 km from the Dhanbad Railway Station. It makes for an excellent picnic spot for groups looking for a quick and refreshing getaway. Surrounded by lush greenery and rugged hills, the falls offer a captivating sight to the onlookers. Nature lovers often choose to spend a few days over here to delve into the beauty and tranquillity of the place.

2. Maithon Dam

2 out of 7
places to visit in Dhanbad

The Maithon Dam on the banks of River Borakar is a beautiful and resourceful place located 48 kilometres away from the Coal City. The dam is built by the Damodar Valley Corporation upon a river that expands to 65 square kilometres and is itself at least 15,712 feet long and 165 feet high. The reason Maithon Dam is a famous spot is due to its unique nature of being a one of a kind underground power station in the whole of Southeast Asia. This powerhouse also requires permission to get into and provides guides for all its visitors.

3. Topchanchi Lake

3 out of 7
places to visit in Dhanbad

Located on the NH2, Golden Quadrilateral, Topchanchi Lake is an artificial lake covering an expanse of over 214 acres. The lake is at a distance of 37 kilometres from the Dhanbad Railway Station and is a famous spot for tourists to indulge in nature walks, exploration as well as hold picnics. The Topchanchi Lake expanse consists of the marvellous artificial lake amidst the rolling green hills and forests as well as the famous Prasanath Hills nearby. Part of the 214 acres or more precisely 8.7 square kilometres, is also dedicated to a wildlife sanctuary. Due to this reason, you will find small, harmless animals roaming around the Lake as well. Nature lovers enjoy this part of town and are often found flocking the area in search of rare flora and fauna.

4. Birsa Munda Park

4 out of 7
places to visit in Dhanbad

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.

5. Panchet Dam

5 out of 7
places to visit in Dhanbad

The Panchet Dam is located in the district of Dhanbad in Jharkhand. The last to be built out of the four multi-purpose dams that were constructed under the Damodar Valley Corporation or DVC, the Panchet Dam first opened in 1959. The dam gets its name for the nearby Panchet Hill that rises above the dam. It is a favourite tourist spot and easily accessible for day trips from Dhanbad and Asansol. Built across the Damodar River that forms a natural border between Jharkhand and West Bengal, the Panchet Dam is constructed above the confluence of the Barakar and Damodar Rivers. The northern flank of the reservoir thus falls under the Dhanbad district, and the southern bank is under the Purulia district of West Bengal.

6. Shakti Mandir

6 out of 7
places to visit in Dhanbad

The Shakti Mandir is one of the pride of Dhanbad and gathers several devotees to the city all year round. The temple is located in the very heart of the city on the Thorapathak Road and is devoted to the Goddess Durga. The reason for the temple standing out amongst the several temples situated here, being a nationally known temple is the fact that Shakti Mandir owns the Akhand Jyoti or the eternal flame which is brought down from Vaishno Devi. The sacred temple is thus crowded on special occasions such as Diwali, Dussehra, and Tuesdays and Fridays of every week, which is considered as unique by devotees of the Goddess.

7. Lillori Sthan Mandir

7 out of 7
places to visit in Dhanbad

The Lillori Sthan Mandir which is dedicated to the Goddess Kali is an important temple situated at the banks of River Katri and a distance of 18.5 kilometres from Dhanbad. The reason for its importance is the fact that the Goddess Kali is said to be a protector in this region and many devotees of Goddess Kali are the locals of Dhanbad. Many of the rituals performed or the festivals celebrated in Dhanbad are located at this temple. One such festival is the Kali Puja which crowds the temple up with devotees and leaves a rare atmosphere in the air.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Dhanbad?

The top sightseeing places in Dhanbad are Bhatinda Falls, Maithon Dam, Topchanchi Lake, Birsa Munda Park, Panchet Dam, Shakti Mandir.
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