The rains have finally set in after a very long and extended summer this year. This has brought in a much welcome relief from the extreme heat and humidity. In case you are based in the eastern part of the country and planning for a short quick break, then out of the many locations you could for sure choose Dhanbad.
History of Dhanbad : People and Culture
The city of Dhanbad is often referred to as the "Coal Capital of India" is a fast growing city. Apart from its prominence in coal and mining, the city is also the second biggest Rail Division of Indian Railway when it comes to revenue generation. It is located On the Chota Nagpur Plateau and is at a distance of about 168 km from the capital city of Ranchi.
What you could do when in Dhanbad?
The city of Dhanbad is the District Headquarters of Dhanbad District in Jharkhand. This city used to be a part of the Manbhum District of West Bengal till 25th October, 1956. It has rivers flowing near it. These rivers include the Katri, Damodar and Jamunia flowing through it. As a result it has many tourist attractions with it too.
Some Major Tourist Attractions
As a tourist when in Dhanbad you must visit the different attractions. These include the Chati Gobindpur, Maithon and Panchet Dam, Charak Pathar, Jhinjhari, Jama, Meva and Panrra among others. Apart from this there are other tourist attractions too. These include the Bhatinda Waterfalls, the Parasnath hills which are famous for Jain Tirthankara and the Lilori-Sthan (Temple). Along with these Maithon is a census town located in the district of Dhanbad and is famous for the Maithon dam, whereas, the Panchet dam and the Topchanchi Water Reservoir are popular picnic spots. You must also note that Dhanbad experiences extreme winters and very hot summers. Though the rainfall is heavy too in the region but you could still pan your trip during the monsoons as it would be relatively comfortable.
When you visit Dhanbad, you must stay at the Hotel Cocoon Dhanbad, the best luxury hotel in Dhanbad.