Dhanbad

Dhanbad is a city in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the second most populated city in Jharkhand. Dhanbad is home to lush green forests that sprawl across acres of land, and buried deep in the heart of these forests are tonnes of coal, also known as 'black gold.' Often referred to as the Coal Capital of India, Dhanbad houses the biggest mines in the nation.

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Baba Baidyanath Dham, Deogarh
130 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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Baba Baidyanath Dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas mentioned in the Shiva Purana. The place is also known as Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple. It is considered to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. It is located in Deoghar in the Santhal Parganasdivision of the state of Jharkhand, India at about 130 kms from the city of Dhanbad.

It is a very big temple consisting of a centre temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed. There are other 21 temples also of various Gods and Goddesses. According to the mythology, the demon king Ravana worshipped Lord Shiva at...

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The 'Barmasia Park' is a family park in Panchwati, Dhanbad. It is at a distance of 4. 5 km from Dhanbad Railway Station near Pandey Muhalla.

The 'Barmasia Park' is one of the top five tourist spots of Panchwati having aesthetic beauty. It is a surreal place for children, as it's equipped with all their fun time requirements. Considering the safety part as well, this is now well developed and is quite a safe and clean place for children to play. Due to its clean and bright aura it also attracts many adults to spend time here, thus gaining it a great popularity. The Barmasia Park is ...

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Bhatinda Waterfall, Dhanbad
15 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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Even though the name says Bhatinda, these waterfalls are located in the city of Dhanbad, Jharkhand. It is also known as Waterfall of Munidih. Bhatinda is a small village near Monidih project of BCCL in Dhanbad. It is located at a distance of around 15 kms from Dhanbad city centre. Found amongst the top tourist attractions in Dhanbad, it is a place of great charm with natural touch.

Bhatinda falls has an amazing scenic beauty. The waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery. The place around the waterfalls are famous picnic spots. The water falls from around 10m giving a picturesque lo...

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Birsa Munda Park Dhanbad
Within Dhanbad city limits
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The 'Birsa Munda Park' is among the most trendings places in Dhanbad and the only park of it's type present in Dhanbad. It is at a distance of 5. 6 Km from the Dhanbad Railway Station.

The 'Birsa Munda Park' is one of the ideal places for people of any age group to visit. It was opened for public in November 2009. The development of Birsa Munda Park is a result of the various schemes namely MGNREGA, RSVY, Tourism Department, SGSY, etc. which has created huge employment as well. This park is having facilities concerning everyone's requirements, for elderly it has walkways, leisure a...

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5/25 Places to Visit in Dhanbad
Charak Khund, Dhanbad
40 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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Charak Khund is a village in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand in India. It is situated at about 10 Km from Tundi on the Dhanbad - Govindpur - Giridih Road and around 40 kms from Dhanbad. This village is famous for a hot spring.

Charak kund is famous for hot spring. Locals believe that it has medical value, for curing skin problems. Many people specially come here to cure skin diesease. The hot spring is one of the significant attractions tin the region. Visitors can to take a dip in these waters to enjoy the medicinal value of the natural hot spring.

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6/25 Places to Visit in Dhanbad

Charak Pathar is a small-scale hamlet which is positioned under the development block of Govindpur in the district of Dhanbad. The tiny village is stationed under the Charak Pathar Panchayath and is categorized as a rural zone. Charak Pathar is lodged 8 kms towards North from the district head quarters of Dhanbad.

Charak Pathar has emerged out to be a favoured picnic point amongst different genre of travellers. It is mostly preferred for weekend getaways to escape from the hustle bustle of the daily lives. The verdant green forests that lounge across acres of land work as a tonic t...

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Chati Gobindpur
9 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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Chati Gobindpur is a compact hamlet which rolls under the community development block of Gobindpur in Dhanbad District. It is registered under Chati Gobindpur Panchayath. The village is perched 1km away from sub-district headquarter of Gobindpur and 9 kms towards North from District head quarters of Dhanbad.

Chati Gobindpur is renowned for its duplet ancient pillars which stands tall and echoes the nuisance from the pages of Indian history. One of the pillars is said to be associated with Emperor Asoka while the other belongs to the Afghan chief, Sher Shah Suri. One of the unknow...

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Situated within the city limits of Dhanbad is a devotion hub of the city. Hirapur Durga Mandir, situated in Durga Mandir Road, Hirapur, Dhanbad is a temple devoted to goddess Durga.

The temple was established in 1914 when Dhanbad was under Manbhum district of Bengal. Durga Puja started in the same year. Goddess Durga, who fights evil and rides the lion, is considered divine in the Bengali culture. The idol of goddess is a rich elaboration of the Bengali traditions and culture.

The temple is at its peak of glory during the puja season, usually during the month of Septemb...

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Jharia
Within Dhanbad city limits
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Jharia is a notable industrial block in eastern India and is located under the periphery of Dhanbad district. It is home to one of the largest coal mines in India with dispersed open-cast mines, bestrewed with villages and miners' settlements. However, the industrial town is positioned 10 kilometers towards South from the district headquarters of Dhanbad.

Once an impenetrable forest inhabited by tribal communities, Jharia's population and natural blessings were slaughtered at the cost of capitalist evolution. India's most substantial and high yielding coal field also houses some of...

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Situated on the banks of Barakar River which borders Jharkhand and West Bengal the temple is about 98 kms from Dhanbad City, the Kalyaneshwari Temple is one of the oldest Kali Temples in the country. Believed to be more than 500 years old the Temple is located at Kalyaneshwari in the Asansol subdivision of the Bardhaman District of West Bengal which is in the viscinity to the Maithon Dam. Regular bus services are available from Dhanbad for the Temple, people gather in numbers of Hundreds and Thousands from all over the Country to pay their respects and take blessings from the Goddess.
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Katras palace, Dhanbad
19.5 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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The 'Katras Palace' is a historic palace which belonged to the Jharia Estate pre-independence. It is at a distance of 19. 5 kms from Dhanbad Railway Station near Pandey Muhalla.

The Katras Palace was built in India when Zamindari was followed here, in the year 1763. This place was then the considered the residence and head-quarters of the Jharia Raj. Later with the discovery of the presence of coal here this place became one of the main business centers and was split up into the separate houses of Katras, Jharia and Nawagarh. It wasn't a much-populated place till then, when the hea...

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Lilori Sthan, Dhanbad
18.5 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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The 'Lilori Sthan' is famous as Goddess Kali temple and it is also one of the devipeth. It is at a distance of 18. 5 kms from Dhanbad Railway Station near Pandey Muhalla.

The Lilori Sthan is basically a temple where people come to worship Lilori Maa (Goddess Lilori). It is a place having peaceful environment and a holy essence. People visit this place in large numbers in order to worship Lilori Maa and to ask for a vow to fulfill their wishes. Other than the usual temple rituals, this temple is a favorite spot among the locals, to perform marriage ceremonies. The temple has a great...

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Loke Nath Mandir, Dhanbad
Within Dhanbad city limits

Baba Lokenath is popularly known as “The Incredible Himalayan Yogi” or “God Who Walked the Earth” or even Trilokeshwarnath”. THe Loke Nath Mandir is a temple dedicated to him. The main deity (Bigraha) of Baba Lokenath is placed at the Chakla Dham. He took his famous yogic posture – Gomukhasana at shrine and alter of Baradi Dham. It is believed that within very less amount of time, after years of meditation and disciplined perseverence performed in the Himalayas, he came down on Earth only to become a Saviour of the poor. Baba Lokenath was born on Janmashtami in 1730 to a Brahmin...

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Maa Kaali Mandir Nilkothi Talab
11 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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The Maa Kaali Mandir is located on the main road of Moonidih, Dhanbad at a distance of 11 kms from the city centre. It is very holistic place with all the facilities.

The temple is of Goddess Kali. It is a very nice place and also has a lake alongside. The deity of Maa Kaali is strikingly beautiful. The surrounding is calm and soothing. It is a Shakti Peeth.

The festival of Navaratri and Dusssehra is celebrated with great enthusiasm at Maa Kaali Mandir. The arrangement for Ras-Dandiya is also done for all nine days. While at this temple, the nearby places which can b...

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Maithan Dam
40 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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Maithan is located in state of Jharkhand and is about 40 kms from Dhanbad. There are two rivers that flow through the region of Maithan, namely Damodar and Barakar. Maithan is popular for the Maithan Dam, which is the largest reservoir in the Damodar valley on River Damodar.

Maithan dam was first dam project of Indepent India. This dam was built for flood control and power generation. Currently, it generates about 6000 kW of electric power. which was built by the king of Barakar in 16th century. This temple is surrounded by Maithan dam. Maithan lake offers captivating site to the ...

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Maithan Lake
40 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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Maithan lake is a prominent lake in the district of Dhanbad. It is located in state of Jharkhand, bordering with the state of West Bengal, and is about 40 kms from Dhanbad. Maithan is popular for the Maithan Dam, There are two rivers that flow through the region of Maithan, namely Damodar and Barakar. Damodar river was earlier known as 'Sorrow of Bengal' for the annual floods that used to be caused by it during the monsoon. Maithan dam was first dam project of indepent India. This dam was built for flood control and power generation. Currently, it generates about 6000 kW of electric power. ...

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Panchet Dam
54 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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Panchet Dam is one of the multi-purpose dams of the Damodar Valley Corporation. The 4th one to be precise. Opened in 1959 the Dam has a capacity of 10,961 square kilometres and is situated 54 km from Dhanbad Junction. The secludedness of the Dam from the gushing City gives the visitors a serene and picturesque understanding of Panchet.

The Dam is located 54 kms from the city of Dhanbad, the backdrop of the Dam has the Panchet Hill or the Panchokot Hill which add to the beauty of the location. The jawdropping scene set is an excellent spot in the State for a weekend outing, for hike...

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Panrra, Dhanbad
99 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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Panrra Bejra is a small Village in Nirsa Block in Dhanbad District of Jharkhand. The village is at a distance of 99 Kms from Dhanbad via NH19.

This village, as per the local legend, is considered to have been named after the Pandavas, who lived in this area at some point of their exile time, taking shelter in the village. According to Hindu mythology, there is an old temple of Pandeweshar Mahadev, in the village, which is devoted to Lord Shiva. A Hindu king is believed to have constructed this temple back in the old days.

The small but beautiful shrine is located amidst...

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Parasnath Hills are a range of hills located in Giridih district of Jharkhand, India. At 1365m Parasnath is the highest mountain peak of Jharkhand. It is at a distance of 88 Kms by road from Dhanbad. Parasnath Hills is located around 4480 m above sea level. It is easily accessible, as it is situated on the Grand Trunk Road NH 2.

Parasnath Hill, also referred to as Shikharji, is a famous Jain pilgrimage site. Shikharji means the venerable peak. The site is also called Sammeta Shikharji, meaning the peak of concentration, because it is a place where 20 of 24 Tirthankaras attained a s...

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Parasnath Jain temple is located at a distance of 83 kms from the city of Dhanbad and is situated in the city of Parasnath. The etymology of this temple is much beyond than simply a temple. There are numbers of Jain temples present in Parasnath city and Parasnath temple is the prominent of them which is most famous as holy place among Jain people. Outside the temple, the 360 degree view is a havoc, one can see entire surrounding in a bird's eye view.

Built in the 18th Century, the temples are known for their architectural splendor and historical significance. The idols are quite ol...

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Petrified Wood, ISM Dhanbad
4.9 kms from Dhanbad city limits
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The 'Petrified Wood' in Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) - [IIT (ISM)] is a site where one can have a look at the oldest fossil present in Indian subcontinent. It is located at a distance of 4. 9 kms from Dhanbad Railway Station near Pandey Muhalla.

The Petrified Wood present in ISM Dhanbad is one of the proudest glitter carried by the institute which is gifted to it by the government of India for its extraordinary contribution in the field of earth science. 'Petrified Wood' this name is termed to those fossils which after staying for a long time get converte...

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Shaheed Bhagat Smarak Saraidhela is located at a distance of around 5 km from the centre of Dhanbad city. It is a place of great historic significance. As the name suggests, this monument has relics of Bhagat Singh as well as Sukhdev and Rajguru.

The proposal for Smarak had been passed in 2001 but no progress was made with the construction since then. This place is not yet developed as a tourist attraction. But slowly the progress is being made.

There are lots of shopping centres here with reasonable rates. The route may have high traffic at peak times.

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Shakti Maa Mandir is a famous temple of Goddess Durga (Shakti) located in city centre at Joraphatak road, Dhanbad. The temple obtains its name from Goddess Durga who is also called as Shakti Maa meaning Goddess of Power. It is approximately 1. 5 km from Dhanbad railway station.

The temple has a very pleasing architecture and is made of pure white marble. The temple has an Akhand Jyot which has been brought from Jwala Devi Shakti Peeth in Himachal Pradesh. The throne of the Goddess Durga is completely made out from gold and gives a special look to the sculpture. Red Chunar is off...

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Shramik Chowk, Dhanbad
Within Dhanbad city limits

The 'Shramik Chowk' is located at the heart of Jharia Coalfields and is among the areas which specifically comes in limelight, when it comes to paying respect to the workers community. It is just 400 meters away from the Dhanbad Railway Station near Pandey Muhalla and is at a distance of 2. 1 km from the south side Dhanbad Railway Station.

The Shramik Chowk dignifying the workers community is named so because, the word 'Shramik' means the one who takes efforts in Hindi or Marathi, thus representing workers here. In this chowk there is a statue of 'Shramik' present which was establi...

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Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary and Lake is located about 30 kms from Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The scenic Topchanchi Lake, famous for its blue waters and picture-perfect surroundings is a go to place while visiting Dhanbad to enjoy the serenity and calmness, a break from the hustles of city life. It is described as a paradise, attracting people from all over India and abroad as well. With amazing and some of the most endangered wildlife species, the Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary attracts a good number of nature and wildlife enthusiasts in the sanctuary. Topchanchi is one of the finest picnic spots w...

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