Tourist Attraction Of Jharkhand

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Usri Falls

Amidst in the range of the famous Parasnath Hills ,the Usri River gushes down from a steep gorge , some 40 feet high in three separate streams .Located about 14 km away from east of Giridih Town .It is a favourite picnic spot.

Palamu Tiger Reserve is very rich in biodiversity and various wild life species have been included in Red data book of the I.U.C.N. (International union for Conservation of nature and natural resources) and the appendices of C.I.T.E.S. (Convention on International trade in endangered species of flora and fauna).

Hundru Fall

Hundru fall is about 45 kms away from Ranchi Town. The Swarnarekha river falls from a height of 320 feet making a wonderful scene known as Hundru falls. At the base of the fall a beautiful pool is formed which allows visitors to take a good bath, but with precautions. During rainy season it takes a formidable form but in summer it turns in to an exciting picnic spot. The diverse shape of the rock adds splendour to the place, which has been shaped from the attrition by the frequent fall of water. The picturesque grandeur of Hundru falls mesmerize the tourists, and fill their hearts with delight.

Jonha Fall

From Ranchi take the NH-32 to Angarha. From there a left turn takes you 22 km to Hundru, whereas the straight road takes you to Jonha and Sita, 16 km from Angarha is Amrutbagan Chowk, from where a 5 km drive will take you to Jonha. 1 km short of Jonha is a diversion, from where a 5 km drive will take you to Sita.

 

Dassam Fall

From Ranchi take the NH-32 to Angarha. From there a left turn takes you 22 km to Hundru, whereas the straight road takes you to Jonha and Sita, 16 km from Angarha is Amrutbagan Chowk, from where a 5 km drive will take you to Jonha. 1 km short of Jonha is a diversion, from where a 5 km drive will take you to Sita.

Betla National Park

Betla National Park is a national park located in the Chota Nagpur Plateau of the Palamu district of the Indian state of Jharkhand, in India. The park boasts a wide variety of wild life. Initially comprising the 1,026 km² of the Palamau Tiger Reserve, an additional 226 km² was added to the park in 1989 and 63 km² of the Mahuadar wolf sanctuary. Betla was one of the first national parks in India to become a tiger reserve under Project Tiger. The park is under administration of the forest department.

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is located 10 km from the city of Jamshedpur in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It was inaugurated by Sanjay Gandhi in 1975. Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is situated around the Dalma Hills. Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is a much larger area starting from Chandil to 40 km east. The Sacntuary on paper is spread around in 195 km².

Netarhat

Netarhat is located in Latehar district, also known as ‘Queen of Chhotanagpur’ It is 145 km from Ranchi town by road.

Upper Ghagri Waterfalls

 

4 kms from Netarhat and a unique picnic spot. Inside a beautiful valley the over flown water. Netarhat Dam makes a very loving small waterfall.

Lower Ghagri Waterfalls

Situated at a distance of 10 kms from Netarhat in lush green and pass through the forests of a poet’s imagination-deep, dense and delighting. On reaching their witness the stunning fall of water deep down to about 320 feet making a majestic waterfall. The forest is so dense that even sunrays find difficult to pierce through it. forest. A place of scenic beauty and picnic spot.

Magnolia Point

10 kms from Netarhat, it is an ideal site for sunset view. Every day one can witness the different view of setting sun. When the setting sun enters into the lap of Vindhya hills allowing the evening to descend slowly in the valley the natural scenic beauty of the place is beyond any description.

Pine Forest

Netarhat has a game sanctuary amidst pine forest the bestow singular arboreal interest in this part. Some time back it used to be the permanent summer station of the Governor. The temperature of Netarhat is cooler than Ranchi all the year on round. It can be said that this place is the coolest in the whole of Jharkhand State. The place has also been provided with an Agricultural Farm.

Sati Hiils, Hazaribagh

The hills are known for abnormally large sized caves which are full of cave paintings.Archaeologists claim that the caves must have been large enough to accommodate more than 200 people. There is a tiny stream of water that flows along the side of the cave throughout the year. Detailed studies and research have pointed out that the caves

 

were inhabited by the ancient man. Small hillocks made up with scattered boulders near these caves have numerous engravings of animals like buffaloes, deers

One can also find many images of male and female forms with their arms raised. Archaeologists believe that these images depicted the joy of men and women after the huntsmen returned with the catch of the day, which would sustain the group for a while. Another interesting carving found here is of a long necked animal, (longer than modern day giraffes) that is probably extinct today. Apart from that there are many intriguing carvings of human figures carrying dead animals on their backs or sitting together. Archaeologists are especially baffled by certain images which portrays various geometrical patterns drawn within a thick foliage.

Mandu is a town encased in history and wrapped in mythology. It was established as long back as in the 6th century AD, and hassince then been under the rule of various emperors, from the Rajput Parmara rulersof Malwa, to the Mughal Emperor Humayun.This varied history also led to a lot of architectural variation, such as imposingDarwazas, the river flanked Jahaz Mehal, thesloping walled fort- Hindola Mahal and theexample of refined Afghan architecture,Hoshang Shah’s Tomb. The Lohani Cavesand Temple Ruins, and the Neelkanth PalaceAnd Temple also make for exciting day tripsfrom here.

Mandu in monsoon is easily one of the most romantic of places. The pastel shades of its monuments are set off by the brilliant natural green setting, and the loveliness is doubled by its beautiful water bodies — talabs, baolis, kunds, streams, torrents and rivulets. Spread over a flat hilltop, 6 km by 8 km in dimension, Mandu can be easily covered on foot. Only a few remnants of what was once the Mandapa Durg remain today. The most impressive of the Parmar kings’ fortifications is Songadh,standing on a slightly detached hill to the west.

Palamu fort, Latehar

 

Palamu Fort is one of the major archaeological monuments of the state belonging to the Mughal era, sometime around the mid 16th century, and lies within the core area of the Betla National Park.Also known as Purana Quila, the fort sits on top of a hillock and is spread over an area of 5 sq km. There is a debate about the origin of the fort, wherein some believe it is attributed to Raja Mansingh, a Rakshel ruler, and others are of the opinion that Raja Medini Rai of the Chero Dynasty built the fort.

The fort itself is very impressive with three huge double storied entrance gates constructed in the Nagpuri architectural style. Just 2 km away from this fort lies another incomplete structure, which goes by the name of ‘Naya Quila’. The walls of this structure have both Sanskrit and Persian inscriptions. Historians have reported that according to these inscriptions, the fort was built in 1634 by Medini Rai, for his son Pratap Rai.

Dewri Mandir, Ranchi

Dedicated to Solha Bhuji Goddess, an avatar of Goddess Durga,

Dewri Mandir temple is located  little outside the main city of Ranchi. Spread over nearly 2 acres, this old temple in Ranchi also houses an idol of Lord Shiva here. Legend has it that whoever has tried to alter the structure of the temple has had to face the wrath of the gods and suffer consequences.

Dewri Temple is also believed to be the only temple where 6 tribal priests, known as Pahans, perform rituals and offer prayers alongside the Brahmin priests. Soak yourself in the spiritually uplifting aura here!

Vaidyanath Jyotirlingam Temple Deoghar

Vaidyanath Temple is one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to legends, the demon king Ravana, used to worship Shiva in this place.He offered his 10 heads as sacrifice, one after the other. This pleased the lord and he healed Ravana’s wounds which he had acquired after a battle. Since he acted as a doctor (Vaidya), Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanath.

 

This temple hosts the annual fair -Shravan Mela, held during the months of July-August. Devotees come in hordes to offer waters of the holy Ganges to the Lord.

Anjan Gram

Anjan Gram is believed to be the birth place of Lord Hanuman after whose name this place has been called Anjan Gram. An ancient statue of Anjani, mother of Bhagwan Hanuman, is situated inside the Anjani cave. The village is surrounded by the Netarhat hills and the river Khatwa.

PARASNATH

The literal meaning of the word darshan is knowledge acquired through vision or that which is actually seen. The main objective of all the darshans is describing the soul principle that discuss various issues such as what is the embodied soul, how it is originated, the true nature of the manifest world, how it was created, the reason for its creation, whether it is a gross or endowad with divine consciousness, etc. The world, the embodied soul, God and the final liberation (Moksha) are the four main concepts discussed in all Darshans. What is God? What is the form of God? What is Human? What is the aim of their life? How should a human survive a proper? life? The effort to get wisdom of such and such questions in Darshan.

For pilgrims here is an epic Jinalaya to worship. In depth of the double stair main temple statue of supreme Arihant is situated. All around this temple 20 more statues and statues of God and Goddess gives a marvellous look and lusture to the site. On the upper stair the statue of bhagwan Parswanath with few God and Goddess are situated. On the east of this temple Madhuchampa Snatra Mandap in which four chapel for pilgrimes to worship is facilitated. On these chapel Statue of Bhomiya Jee, Shree Ghantakaran, Mahavir Mahalaxmi devi and Guru Bhagwant is situated.

Parasnath hill which is 4431 ft height is the highest mountain south of the Himalayas. It is located at the latitude of 23 degree, 9 minutes North  and longitude of 86 degree ,3 minutes East. It was made accessible since the construction of a road in 1838 .Significantly the oldest of the Jain temple appears to date only from AD. 1775. Parasnath is the “Marang Buru “or hill deity of the Santhal of Hazaribagh,Manbhum, Bankura and Santhal Parganas and each year they assemble at the period of the full noon in Baisakh from these district and celebrate a religious hunt for three days after which a great tribal session is held .In the assembly they decided the great matter relating to their custom and charge of offenced for outcasting the indivisual.Since Parasnath has been declared as a wild life sanctuary District administration and Forest official are trying to persuade the local tribe to are trying to persuade the local tribe to give up their religious hunt. The special sanctity of Parasnath for the Jain arises from the tradition that twenty -third of the Tirthankars (religious saints who are the object of their worship), Parsva or Parsvanath , like nine of his predecessors attained nirvana on the hill. According to local tradition the number of Tirthankars who attained nirvana on the Parasnath hill is 20 and not 9 .For each of them there is a shrine( gumti for tuk) on the hill.

Shammed Shikhar

Parasnath hill which is 4431 ft height is the highest mountain south of the Himalayas . It is located at the latitude of 23 degree ,9 minutes North and longitude of 86 degree ,3 minutes East. It was made accessible since the construction of a road in 1838 .Significantly the oldest of the Jain temple appears to date only from AD. 1775. The famous Parasnath hill is the highest peak of Jharkhand having altitude of 4431 feet above the sea-level. Giridih District was carved out from Hazaribagh District on 4th December, 1972. Parasnath is the “Marang Buru “or hill deity of the Santhal of Hazaribagh, Manbhum, Bankura and Santhal Parganas Since Parasnath has been declared as a wild life sanctuary District administration and Forest official are trying to persuade the local tribe to give up their religious hunt.

Madhuban

The Village which lies in Pirtand Block has a famous temple believed to be more than 2000 years old. It is a place of considerable religious importance for the Jain. The Samosharan temple and Bhomiyaji Asthan are two very famous Jain temple. There is a Jain Museum at Madhuban  which houses a number of Jain scriptures, Idols and manuscript .One can view the clear sight of Parasnath Temple using the telescope installed at the balcony of the museum.

Khandoli

A water reservoir some 8 km North-East of Giridih headquater is one of the best site for water related adventure sports and bird-watching. A watch tower and 600 feet high hillock offers a panoramic view of Khandoli site. Elephant and Camel Safari and numbers of other amusement facilities are available there including boating , Rock-climbing ,Parasailing and Kayaking.

Surya Temple Mirzaganj

This is a nice and beautiful temple built in the middle of a lake in the shape of a lotus flower. Pilgrims visits here while returning from Langta Baba Samadhi.

Harihar Dham

A small hamlet about 60kms South-west of Giridih district headquarter under Bagodar Block possesses the largest Shiva Linga of India.People from all over the India throngs over here every year.The temple has typical sculpture.

Langta Baba Samadhi sthal

Langta baba was a saint of the locality, and is worshiped like a god. Offering chadar to his samadhi is a ritual followed here. You can take back a chadar in lieu of the offered chadar which is an auspicious possession. His samadhi sthal is in Kharagdiha, 30 Km West of the town.

 

MASSANJORE

Masanjore is a famous picnic spot situated in Dumka District of Jharkhand. This small village is about 31 km south of Dumka. The picturesque Tilpara Barrage (also Canada Dam) on the Mayurakshi River is a major draw. The dam is bounded by hills and forests, a perfect place for outing. Mayurakshi Bhawan Bungalow and Inspection Bungalow offer excellent and comfortable accommodation in the village. By road, Masanjore is connected with Vakreshwara (59 km), Sainthia (50 km), Tarapith (70 km), Rampurhat (62 km) and Deoghar (98 km). Masanjor dame or the Pearson dame on rever Mayurakshi is a picturesque place on foot hills of long range of forest clad parallel hill ranges. This place is basically a hydro electric power generating center but in the process of time it has become popular center for the tourist. With the beautiful garden on the down hill and two beautiful Dak-bunglows on the bank of the river at charm to its beauty.

Baba Basukinath Dham

Basukinath is located in Dumka District of Jharkhand. It lies on the Deoghar – Dumka state highway and is around 25 km north-west of Dumka. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Basukinath Temple is the main attraction here.Jasidih Junction Railway Station and Jamtara Railway Station are the nearest railheads. Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport. It is situated at Jarmundi Block on Dumka Deoghar State Highway at a distance of 24 km from the Distrcit headquarters Dumka. In a year lacs and lacs people from different parts of country come here to worship Lord Shiva. In the month of Shravan people of several country also come here to worship Lord Shiva.

Baba Sumeshwarnath

It is a religious place which is situated in Saraiyahat Block at the distance of 60 km from district headquarters Dumka. There is a big temple of the Lord Shiva. On the eve of Mahashivaratri the people of different parts of the district come here to worship Lord Shiva in addition to daily worshiping.

 

Mallooti

Mallooti is a historical and religious place which is situated in Shikaripara Block on Dumka Rampurhat interstate highway at a distance of 55 km from Dumka District headquarters. In 1860 Mallooti was made tax free capital by the then King Basant Rai alias Basant. This Mallooti is associated with the archaeological and religious importal place for natural beauty.

Tatloi

It is a hot water Spring, situated at a distance of 15 km from the district headquarters of Dumka. It is rounded by small mounts, beautiful, attractive and greenish natural atmosphere. The water of spring is very clear and healthy

Hill Range

Running south from pakur to godda.The hill range of Dumka seen parallel & terminate in th Mangalbhanga hill. To the south east of Dumka is Ramgarh hills ferther west 2parallel renges of hills also stretch in an easterly direction from Masanjor to Ranibhal. Beside hill ranges some hillocks are also in like (i) Lagwa hil at Nonihat under which lies the Tatloi hot water stream (ii) Hijla hill top.(iii) Sapchala hill top.(iv) Chuto pahadi.Maluti (Temple villege on way to Rampurhat).

MAITHON (Dhanbad)

Constitutes one of the most accomplished and successful river valley projects of India, which was a part of the First Five Year Plan after India’s independence. The Damodar Valley region, which Maithon froms a part of, is often hailed as the Ruhr Valley of India.

Topchanchi

The village is the headquarters of the development block being the same name. It is situated on the Grand Trunk Road. The Parasnath Hill is

 

located nearby. The Topchanchi Water Reservoir spreads over an area of 214 Ac. It is a noted picnic spot.

The Jami Mosque is located about 32 km from the district headquarter Sahebganj. Jami Mosque was built in the last quarter of the 16th century AD. by Raja Mansingh, the Governor of Emperor Akbar. It is situated on a high land known as ?Hadaf” which is an Arabic term that means the target of Archery butts. Hadaf was part of Rajmahal township where the capital was shifted in 1592 AD. from Gaur due to the change of course of the river Ganges and further the population being decimated by some epidemic in 1575 AD.

The Mosque, locally called as Jami Masjid is consisted of a large prayer hall to the west, a spacious courtyard enclosed by a high compound wall with arched recesses on its inner-side, and it has three gateways on the north, south and east, the last being is the main entrance with a porch in its front. Originally, the entire buildings measured 76.20 mt. x 64.00 mt. but at present we have left with its southern portion measuring 27.43 mt x 13.71 mt as the northern portion has been collapsed. The prayer chamber of the mosque consisted of a large central hall that looks two storied from outside because of the effect produced by large windows and the continuous parapet below it. The western wall of the prayer chamber consists of several niches with some floral designs picked out in stucco.

Charak Pathar

The village is situated in Govindpur development block. It is a very large ancient boulder of white stone. It derives its name from this stone.

Meva

 

The village is situated in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda Block . It contains ancient pillars said to date back to the time of Emperor Ashoka. There is also a large stone image said to be of Ashoka himself.

Few other Archaeological Sites:-

Ashokan inscription on the Chandan Shahid hill          Ashikpur (Ranchi)     Site

Asura Sites         Hansa (Ranchi)           Site

Asura Sites         Kathar Toli (Ranchi) Site

Ancient Stone Temple with Sivalinga inside         Khekperta (Ranchi)   Temple

Asura Sites         Khunti Tola (Ranchi)          Site

Asura Sites         Kunjla (Ranchi)          Site

Asura Sites         Saridkel (Ranchi)       Site

Ruins of Baradari buildings and underground cells and passages         Arazi Mukimpur (Santhal Parganas)   Building

Jamma Masjid   Hadaf (Santhal Parganas)   Mosque

Benisagar tank Benisagar (Singhbhum)     Tank

Remains of temple on south-east bank of Benisagar tank    Benisagar (Singhbhum)           Temple

Ancient Mound           Itagarh (Singhbhum)          Mound

Site of an old fort        Ruam (Singhbhum)   Fort

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