Jharkhand means “The Land of Forests”. It is one of the eastern states of India carved out of southern part of Bihar on 15th November 2000. Spreading across the area of 74,677 sq. km, the state is bounded by Uttar Pradesh in North, Chhattisgarh in west, Orissa to the south and West Bengal to the east. Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand. Most of the state lies on the Chota Nagpur Plateau. Koel, Damodar, Brahmani and Subarnarekha Rivers drenched the Jharkhand state. About 40% state is covered with forests. Jamshedpur is the largest city of Jharkhand which is famous for its steel plants and heavy industries. Dhanbad has the richest mineral wealth of India. The other important cities of Jharkhand are Bokaro, Sindri, Rajdhanbar, Deoghar, Hazaribagh and Patratu. Betla National Park, Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Jawaharlal Nehru Zoological Center located in the Jharkhand presents a panorama of variety. The population of the state is 26.93 million that consists of 28% tribals, 12% schedule castes and 60% others. More than 70% people practicing Hinduism. Although Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism are also practiced by the people of Jaharkhand. Hindi is the main speaking language of the people of Jharkhand.
Sightseeing of Jharkhand:
Jharkhand is one of the naturally blessed state with the vast scope of development in the future for heavy industries. It is also famous for its flora and fauna and religious temples. Some of the major attractions of the state that worth a visit are:
Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
Treasures of Jharkhand:
There are so much to see on a sight seeing trip to Jharkhand but some of the places that deserves a special mention are Sun Temple, Hirani Falls, Sindri, Dassam Falls, Gonda hills and Rock Garden, Dhanbad etc.
How to Reach Jharkhand
By Air: Jharkhand has a domestic airport at Ranchi. The Airport is connected to all major cities of India that includes Kolkata, New Delhi, Patna and Mumbai. Many private airlines like Jet Airlines, Air Sahara, and Kingfisher Airlines are offering regular flights to this state from major cities of the country.
By Rail: Ranchi and Hazaribagh are the two important railheads of Jharkhand that connects it to the major parts of the country likes Patna, New Delhi, Kolkata, Rourkela and other significant places of India.
By Road: Ranchi the capital city of Jharkhand is well connected with the National Highways 23 and 33. A wide network of roads connected the state in and around the major cities of the country to make it easily accessible.
Best time to visit Jharkhand: The winter is the best season to visit Jharkhand due to its pleasant climate. The winters start from November to March. The best time to visit Jharkhand is from October to March.
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