Top 5 Must See Tourist Places in Jharkhand, India
The state of Jharkhand, covering a physical area of 79,714 sq.kms
was carved out from the state of Bihar in the year 2000 and became the 28th
state of the Indian Union. This new found State holds an array of tourist
attractions ranging from quaint hills, dense woods,
gorgeous waterfalls, serene lakes, pristine mineral springs, exotic wild life
sanctuaries and a plethora of pilgrimage centers. Any tourist to India must
include a few days’ sojourn in Jharkhand to gain a sense of completion and
fulfillment. Jharkhand shares its borders with Orissa, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.
Dassam Falls, Jharkhand
About 40 km. from Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand, and amidst the desolate bush green stands the awe-inspiring Sun Temple. The temple is in the form of a mind boggling massive chariot with elegantly decorated 18 wheels and seven rebellious horses ready to pull off. The temple boasts of a sacred pond that is really a nature’s gift to the people of Chotanagpur. An all-weather motorable road is available to facilitate tourists to reach the temple in its resplendent beauty.
When you travel 40 km. away from Ranchi on the Tata Road you will reach the village Taimara wherein flows the Kanchi river, Falling from a lofty height of about 144 feet there is the stupendous Dassam falls amidst with bewitchingly beautiful scenery. The tourists are however warned to be careful while bathing in the stream.
Jharkhand - a new experience
Gonda Hill and Rock Garden
This is an aesthetically developed tourist spot with an artificial garden, complete with water falls and sculptures. The rock garden is spectacular in its appearance, striking a delicate balance between the natural beauty and the creativity of the human mind.
Ranchi Hill situated at an awesome altitude of 2140 feet from sea level, is a much sought-after health and holiday resort as well as a sacred pilgrim center. A panoramic view of the town can be had from the hilltop. The Shiva Temple situated on the top of the hill offers a divine spectacle to the host of devotees who throng the temple places during festival seasons.
The name Hazaribagh denotes 'a thousand gardens'. This is well renowned health resort and people flock to the place because of its salubrious climate and romantic scenery all around. Parasnath Temple is situated on a hillock close by, where 23 out of 24 Jain prophets are believed to have attained salvation. Nestling in low hilly terrain, at a moderate altitude of 1800 ft. (615 meters) you find the National Park spread over 183 sq. kms. It has abundant of wild animals like Wild Boar, Sambar, Nilgai, Chital, Sloth Bear, Tiger and Panther.
Usri Falls, Giridih, Jharkhand
The River Suwarnarekha cascades down from an awesome altitude of 320 feet and particularly during the monsoons the entire place becomes splendorous. Again, in summer months, this becomes an ideal picnic spot.
This is the tallest and the most imposing hill in Jharkhand, rising to an elevation of 4480 feet. The Parasnath Temple is considered to be one of the most sacred and loftiest of all holy places of the Jains. According to Jain tradition, no less than 23 out of 24 Tirthankaras (including Parsvanatha) reportedly attained salvation here.
Deoghar Mandir, Deoghar, Jharkhand
Jaganathpur Hill Temple
About 10 km. from the heart of Ranchi is this marvelous religious-cum-aesthetic place where the tourists come to worship and enjoy tranquility. This ancient temple of Lord Jagannath built in 1691 resembles the architectural style of Jaganath Temple of Puri and stands in regal splendor on the top of the hill.
Angrabadi is actually, a temple complex with awe-inspiring shrines of Lord Ganpathi, Ram-Sita, Hanuman and Lord Shiva. The Shankracharya Swami Swarupanand Saraswati, was enamored by the serene and sublime celestial beauty of Angrabadi Temple and rechristened it as Amreshwar Dham.
Harila Jori, Deoghar
About 3 km. from the Ranchi is the historic 300 ft. high Tagore Hill. The hill is linked to the great Tagore family. it is known as Tagore Hill. A number of books are supposed to have been written by Rabindra Nath Tagore, sitting on the top of this hill. At the foot of the hill, there is the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram. This is one place no tourist to Jharkhand should miss.
The state of Jharkhand holds infinite charm for the tourists with its abundant forests, low friendly hills, bewitching scenic beauty and biodiversity, wildlife sanctuaries, placid backwaters, gorgeous waterfalls, scintillating lakes, rich variety of floral and fauna, agreeable climate, vast stretches of greenery, swift rivers and more.
The beautiful state of Jharkhand is set in the picturesque Chhotanagpur Plateau in eastern India. Jharkhand is renowned for its rich mineral wealth, untouched beauty of the wooded forest, amazing wild life, and magnificent waterfalls. The rich and diverse culture and tremendous scenic splendor draw large number of tourists every year to Jharkhand.
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