Dhanbad Tourist Places to Visit in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
Dhanbad is a well known city and the administrative headquarter of Dhanbad District in Jharkhand State. Dhanbad is popularly called as ‘Coal Capital of India’ because of its greater presence of coal mining industries and is considered as forty second largest city of the country. Tundi, Sindri, Dhanbad, Baghmara, Jharia and Nirsa are the six Legislative Assembly seats under Dhanbad Loksabha Constituency. The Postal Code of Dhanbad starts from 826001.
Dhanbad is positioned at an elevation of 227 meters and is located between 22.8°N latitude and 86.45°E longitude. Dhanbad shares its borders with Dumka & Giridih in the north, West Bengal State in the south and east region and Bokharo in the west. Dhanbad experiences a humid subtropical climate and Damodar, Jamunia and Khudia the major rivers flowing through Dhanbad.
Dhanbad Railway Division ranks second in the income source after Mumbai Railway Division and Dhanbad is home to several thermal power plants which include Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation. Also Dhanbad houses numerous famous educational institutions and tourist attractions as well.
Etymology and History of Dhanbad:-
Dhanbad is the original name of Dhanbad, derived from two words Dhan (paddy) and Baid (land). The literal meaning of Dhanbad is ‘Paadyland’. Dhanbad witnessed the travel of the famous person Hieun Tsang.
British Empire established Anumandal Office in Govindpur Block, one of the historical places in Dhanbad. Dhanbad was formed as district on 24 October 1956 and before the creation of the Jharkhand State, it was in Bihar State and served as the district headquarter.
How to reach Dhanbad?
Dhanbad is served by Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi located about 177 kms away from the centre of the city. Dhanbad is also well connected with roadway through National Highway 32 and National Highway 2 with major cities and surrounding regions by buses. One can easily board buses to reach Ranchi at Dhanbad City Bus Stand and the city houses Dhanbad Railway Station placed just few kms away from the city.
Food, Shopping and Culture in Dhanbad:-
The cuisine of Dhanbad is very aromatic and the natives have the tastes of real flavors of various dishes.
Hindi is the official language of Dhanbad and also the locals speak Khortha, Bengali, kurmali, Santali, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Magahi languages widely. Dhanbad people celebrate Karma, Sarhul, Vishwakarma Puja, Saraswati Puja, Durga Puja, Moharram, Eid ul-Milad festival with great enthusiasm.
Dhanbad is jam packed with full of shopping malls and shopping centers. Ozone Galleria Mall is the largest Mall and Fame Multiplex is the main movie centre of Dhanbad City. Also Dhanbad houses several famous food corners like KFC and Dominos.
Tourist places in Dhanbad:-
Kalyaneshwari Temple is the famous Hindu worship place dedicated to Goddess Kalyaneshwari situated in Maithon town of Dhanbad district. There is daily Pooja and yearly festival held in Kalyaneshwari Temple and its annual fair is very famous among surrounding regions and attracts pilgrims from the nearby towns.
Topchanchi Lake is the prominent tourist destination bound by Parasnath green hills situated about 36 km away from Dhanbad Railway Station. This river flows with full of water in monsoon season gives a great pleasure to the tourists.
Bhatinda Falls is covered with full of trees and greenery placed in Moonidih region of Dhanbad. Winter Season is the great time to visit Bhatinda Falls and the falls is located 15 km away from Dhanbad Railway Station.
Shakti Mandir is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Durga located in the centre of Dhanbad City.
Birsa Munda Park:-
Birsa Munda Park was built in the memorial of great freedom fighter Birsa Munda and the park stretches in the area of 25 acres land. This popular picnic spot situated 8 km away from Dhanbad Railway Station.
Other visitor magnetisms near Dhanbad:-
- Panchet Dam
- Charak Pathar
- Parasnath Temple
- Maithan Dam
- Shyam Mandir
- Lillori Sthan Mandir
- Jagannath Temple Dhansar
- Bhuphor Mandir
Best time to visit Dhanbad:-
During the months of winter season and summer season is the best time to visit Dhanbad because of its healthy weather.
Accomodation options in Dhanbad:-
Prominent hotels and guest houses situated in Dhanbad are as follows:
- Madhulika Hotel
- Hotel Zeal
- Seventeen Degrees Hotel
- Dhanbad Hotel
- Hotel Mourya
- Hotel Raj
- Skylark Hotel
- Kuber Hotel
- Hotel Cocoon
- Susant International Hotel