Located on one of the oldest land formations in the world, Chhotanagpur Plateau, Jharkhand also goes by the sobriquet ‘land of forest’ since one-third of the total land area is under forest cover. The state is blessed with all diversities imaginable and is a utopian paradise for travellers seeking the best of everything at one destination. By Kumar Shree
An iconic destination enriched with centuries-old history and a bevy of experiences for the tasteful traveller, Jharkhand has something or the other to offer to leave you spellbound and looking for more. Dams, lakes, waterfall, adventure tourism, eco-tourism, heritage tourism, religious tourism, rural tourism, spiritual tourism, art and crafts, museums and a rich cultural background… that’s just a hint of Jharkhand for you!
However, if you’ve been ignoring Jharkhand for your negligence of the wonders this beautiful abode houses, it’s time for some awakening. We’re listing the many wonders the state packs. Once you’re aware, we’re sure you would want to experience it all and Jharkhand tourism will take care of that for you. While Chandil dam, Betla National Park, Netarhat, Patratu valley, Baidyanath Dham, Jonha Waterfall, Basukinath Dham, Maa Chhinnamastika temple, Itkhori, Ranchi Lake, Terracotta temple in Maluti, Parasnath and Jonha waterfall are some of the well-known attractions in Jharkhand, there’s much more to it.
The Capital City of Jharkhand, Ranchi
Talk about a city donning multiple hats and Ranchi would excel at it. It is known as the ‘city of waterfalls’ for housing some of the most picturesque waterfalls in the country. It is also known as the ‘Manchester of the East’ for its abundance of natural mineral resources. Apart from these outstanding factors, Ranchi is also home to Hundru Falls, Dassam Falls, Birsa Zoological Park, Ranchi Lake, Kanke Dam and the Sun Temple.
The Steel City of India, Jamshedpur
Jamshedpur is the largest city in Jharkhand and is well-known for being home to Tata Steel, India’s first private iron and steel company. Dalma Hills, Jubilee Park, Jubilee Lake, Jayanti Sarovar and Tata Steel Zoological Park are some of the attractions you can explore in this well planned Indian city.
Despite being home to an industrial setup, Jamshedpur still packs enough greenery to make any green-city feel shy. Apart from Ranchi and Jamshedpur, other cities and towns like Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Deoghar, Giridih, Dhanbad and Netarhat are some of the other major tourist attractions here.
Others Factors That Will Make You Want To Visit Jharkhand
While Jharkhand is studded with natural opulence and beauty, there are other factors that will make you want to visit the ‘land of forest’.
Diverse Population: Jharkhand is home to around 32 different tribes, which range from hunter-gatherers to artisans and agricultural tribes. An amalgamation of such a diverse population also makes Jharkhand rich in handicrafts, music, and dance forms.
Handicraft: You can find a wide-range of handicrafts ranging from Tussar Silk, Grass weaving, stone carving, wood carving, Dokra metal–craft, Terracotta designing, Bamboo craft and Pyatkar paintings.
Dance: Jharkhand is one of the main centres for Chhau dance. Maghe dance, Nachni, Mundari dance, Barao and Chhangu Nritya are some of the other indigenous dance forms that you can witness here.
Music: Bansuri, Shehnai, Bheri, Singha, Nagara, Ghanti, Peetta Ghant, Ghungru, Jhanj, Dhaak and Mander are some of the many musical instruments unique to this land.
Cuisine: For those who travel for food, they will find their taste buds bombarded with excitements never experienced before. Jharkhand is the land of culinary delights and has some of the simplest yet experimental food. Koinar Sag, Grenn Sag, Udad Dal, Kurthi Dal, Litti-Chokha, Sattu Paratha, Pitha, Kudurum Ki Chatni, Rugdha, Chilka Roti, Malpua, Bamboo-shoots, Thelua, Dhuska and Khaja are some of the vegetarian fares. For the non-vegetarians, Jharkhand has options like Mudwa Khussi Meat, Duck Meat, Desi Chicken and Tengara Fee.
With so much to explore and witness, we are sure you want to explore Jharkhand now and Jharkhand Tourism is there to take care of it for you!