Tourist places in Jharkhand

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Here are the top 7 places to visit in Jharkhand:

1. Ranchi

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Ranchi is blessed with majestic waterfalls, tall trees and lush greenery on expansive lands.

Best Time: July to March

2. Deoghar

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

Best Time: July to March

3. Jamshedpur

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The largest city in Jharkhand, Jamshedpur is an appealing destination with its aesthetically planned infrastructure and landscape.

Best Time: November to February

4. Hazaribagh

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Located at Chhota Nagpur plateau, 93 Km away from Rachi, Hazaribagh is a beautiful place with dense forests and natural formations including rock formations and lakes.

Best Time: October to March

5. Netarhat

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Falling in the Latehar district of Jharkhand, Netarhat is popularly known as the Queen of Chotanagpur. It is best known for the sunrise and sunset views it offers.

Best Time: Throughout the year

6. Bokaro Steel City

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Bokaro is a city with lakes, greenery and beautiful parks which make it a place suited for relaxation and peace. Besides being the center of India’s industrial revolution, Bokaro has been able to establish itself as one of the most well planned cities in the country.

Best Time: October to March

7. Dhanbad

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Established in the year 1956, Dhanbad is the jewel hidden amongst forests and hillocks in the northeast of Jharkhand. The stark architecture and monuments of the area, with Hindu and Muslim influences in equal measure, look stunning and serene.

8. Betla National Park

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Betla National Park is a beautiful national park which is spread over the hilly terrain of the attractive Palamau district, west of Ranchi In Jharkhand. Wild elephants wander without restraints in the thickets of the forest and the flora and fauna are enough to mesmerize any visitor. Though there are relatively fewer tigers here, a visit to this ancient area of Jharkhand will be worth it because it provides a deeper insight into the rich tribal heritage of the state. Betla stands as an acronym for Bison, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard and Axis. What makes this park stand out from the rest is the presence of two forts inside its premises. The primary attractions here is observing wildlife from a close range. 

9. Dasham Falls

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Located near the Taimara village in the Ranchi district, Dasham Falls, also known as Dassam Falls, is a spectacular waterfall in the state of Jharkhand which is a tributary of the Subarnarekha River. Cascading down a height of 144 ft., the waterfall boast of utter serenity, peace and calm. The area surrounding the spot is engulfed in rich greenery, that makes it an ideal picnic place in the region. To reach the spot, you will have to climb a flight of stairs. You can also stop in between and stare at the gorgeous scenery surrounding it.

10. Ghatshila

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If you’ve visited Ranchi and Kolkata -- and having fallen in love with both the cities, you now crave to experience their magic in unison, then do not worry. Your craving is not in vain for there is a place matching exactly that description! Situated in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, the town of Ghatshila has the winding rivulets and serene waterfalls of Ranchi while also harbouring ample sites of religious worship and a rich multicultural heritage that Kolkata does. Ghatshila is a town of festivals, where the locals are fond of celebrating in unity. Visiting Ghatshila means not only that you’re in for the opportunity of spending quality time in nature, by the side of mystical waterfalls and picturesque hills, but also that you get to pay heed to deities in old historical temples.

11. Shikharji

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Located on the Parasnath Hill, the highest mountain in the state of Jharkhand, in an inland part of rural east India, of the Giridih district of Jharkhand, Shikharji is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Jains. It is believed that here is where twenty of the twenty-four Jain Tirthankaras had attained moksha (in other words, freedom from the cycle of rebirth), along with several other monks which makes it one of the most important and holy sites for Jain Tirthas. Shikharji rises to a height of 1,350 m thus making it the highest mountain in the state.

12. Massanjore Dam

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Massanjore is a city in the state of Jharkhand. The most popular tourist attraction here is the Massanjore dam, which lies just across the Mayurakshi River, in Dumka district of Jharkhand. This dam is sometimes referred to as ‘Canada Dam’ or ‘Pearson Dam’ because it was built with Canadian Aid way back in 1956. It is around 155 feet high and 2170 feet long, with an area of around 16,650 acres and a capacity of 500,000 acres.