Tourist Places to Visit in Pakur, Jharkhand, India

Tourist Places to Visit in Pakur, Jharkhand, India

Pakur is a municipal town and the administrative headquarter of Pakur District in the Indian State of Jharkhand, geographically located between latitude 24.63° in the north and longitude 87.85° in the east. Pakur District occupies an area of 696 sq. km. and the Postal Code of Pakur is 816107.

Pakur District is bounded by Sahebganj district in the north, Dumka district on the west, Godda district to the northwest, Murshidabad district and Birbhum district of West Bengal towards east and southeast respectively.

The holy river Ganga flows through southern part of Pakur District. Agriculture is the main economy source of Pakur. Pakur is rich in mineral sources of coal, china clay, fire clay, and silica.

Pakur houses one of the major coal reserves in the globe. Pakur is famous for its crushing and screening equipment manufacturing units. Agarwalla Crushes is the first indigenous crusher manufacturing unit of Pakur established in the year 1928.

Other than the industries and tourist places, Pakur is home to numerous well facilitated educational institutions. D.A.V. Public School and Bethany Christian Society School are the major schools at Pakur.


History of Pakur:

Pakur was ruled by major dynasties of the country and foreign as well. Pakur was formed as a district in the year 1994. Prior to being a region in Jharkhand State, it was the part of Santhal Parganas district of Bihar.


Food, Shopping and Culture in Pakur:

The natives of Pakur have a greater knowledge of state main music styles like Domkach, Janani, Jhumar, Mardana, Daidhara and Pahilsanjha. Also Paika, Chaw, Jadur and Karma are the popular dance styles of locals. Pakur locals are very much expert in wood crafts, bamboo crafts, Paitkar paintings and metal works.

Litti, Pittha, Suran Chutney and Khichdi are the most favorite food of Pakur citizens. One can see the different communities of people in Pakur like Asur, Banjara, Bhumij, Bedia, Binjhia, Santhal, Oraon, Birjia, Birhor, Chero, Gond, Karmali, Parhaiya, Kora, Lohar, Munda, Mahli and Mal Paharia.

Pakur is the best place to purchase handicraft products and archeological items. There are several handicrafts products centres situated in Pakur and items are available at affordable cost.


Connectivity to Pakur:

Pakur is well connected by both road and railway transport facilities. There are ample number of buses plying between Pakur and its surrounding towns regularly. Buses are easily accessible at Pakur Town Bus Stand and other local bus terminals.

Pakur Railway Station is located 1.5 km away from the heart of the town and there are daily train services available to Ranchi City (420 km) and other major cities of the state. Malda Airport, West Bengal is the nearest airport to Pakur located at a distance of 63 kms.


Places to see in Pakur:

Shiva Temple:

Shiva Temple is one of the oldest temples of Pakur dedicated to Lord Shiva and is very famous worship place among the people  of surrounding regions. There is daily pooja done in Shiva Temple.


Shiv Sheetla Mandir:

Shiv Sheetla Mandir is devoted to Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti and is situated well behind Pakur Railway Station.


Siddhu-Kanhu Park:

Siddhu-Kanhu Park is a delightful park situated near SDO Bungalow in the vicinity of Deputy Commissioner’s residence and Martello Tower.


Nityakali Mandir:

Nityakali Mandir is sited 2 km away from Pakur Railway Station devoted to Goddess Kali. The idol of the Goddess Kali made by big black stone and this temple is visited by most numbers of pilgrims throughout the year.



Devinagar is a village situated towards southwest of Pakur city. It includes the residences of King Raja Udit Narayan Singh and some ruins of the temples. Other than the residences, it has numerous famous temples.


Other tourist places in and around Pakur are as follows:

  • Birkitti Fort
  • Mahakal Shakti Pith
  • Kanchangarah
  • Dharni-Pahar
  • Martello tower
  • Hot Spring of Sidpur
  • Dharni-Pahar Temple
  • Diwan-e-Pir
  • Kathikund
  • Mayurakshi River
  • Baba Basukinath Dham
  • Massanjore Dam
  • Shristi Hill Park


Best time to visit Pakur:

September to March is the ideal time to holiday Pakur to enjoy the festival celebrations of Pakur.


Accommodation options in and around Pakur:

Prominent hotels, rest houses and guest houses located in Pakur, Dumka (87 km) and Godda (106 km) are as follows:

  • Aditya Hotel
  • Hotel R K Palace
  • Anu Guest House
  • Shyam Hotel
  • Sona Hotel
  • Anand Hotel
  • Suvidha Hotel
  • Kalyani Hotel
  • Karuna Rest House
  • Anjana Hotel

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