Thursday, 27 April 2017

Brief history of coal mines and other businesses in Dhanbad

Dhanbad happens to be one of the oldest and most prominent cities of the state of Jharkhand. It is most popular for the mining industry. It is also known as the "Coal Capital of India". So Dhanbad is most famous for coal mining.

Brief history of Coal mining in Dhanbad

We had in one of our earlier blogs explained in details about the history of mining in the region. Following independence the need for development of heavy industries was felt in India. Thus "The National Coal Development Corporation" was founded in the year 1956. Ever ince then there has been no looking back. The vast coal mining complex was developed thereafter.
There are many major companies which operate in the region. These include big companies like Tata Steel, Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) and Indian Iron and Steel Company (IISCO). According to Wikipedia the city is surrounded by 112 coal mines. They produce together as much as a total produce of 27.5 million tonnes and an annual income of 7000 million Rupees through coal business.
 Dhanbad is also known for  its power generation plants. Hydro Power is being generated at Maithon and Panchet. Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) are setting up a 1050 MW thermal power plant at Maithon. ONGC is using CBM (Coal bedded methane) for power generation at some areas.
Dhanbad is surrounded by many historical places, beautiful lakes and has plenty of scenic beauty as well. Thus people from far and near are also drawn because of its scenic beauty. So the tourism too is fast becoming a growing business in the sector. 
In conclusion we can say that thought, though Dhanbad is famous for coal mining but other sectors like tourism are too are fast emerging as the top businesses in the region. In case you happen to visit at Dhanbad either for a business or leisure trip you must stay at Hotel Cocoon Dhanbad, one of the best luxury hotels of Dhanbad.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

History of Travel & Hotel Industry in Dhanbad

You might be aware that Dhanbad is one of the oldest cities of Jharkhand. It has a rich history. Apart from mines in Dhanbad also offers great scenic beauty and various attractive tourist destinations. Hotel Cocoon Dhanbad is of the best luxury hotels of Dhanbad thought that we would make you aware of the history about tourism in the region and how it evolved over time. Through this blog we will try to do that.
Early times of Dhanbad
In one of our previous blogs History of Coal Mines of Dhanbad, we had explained how Dhanbad got its name. "Dhan" meant paddy and "Baid" meant land. So, Dhanbad was originally known as a Paddy Land. However with the passage of time this place became famous for mining and is till date also known as the "Coal Capital of India". However tourism in the region is not just about mining. There are several other beautiful tourist spots too which emerged over time.
Some historical places which continue to draw tourists
Dhanbad is famous for its historical and religious sites. The city bears witness to many historical events as well. Tourists over the years have been fascinated by such historical facts. For e.g. Gopalpur village have ancient pillars that date back to the rule of emperor Ashoka. It has two ancient pillars, one belonging to emperor Ashoka and the other to chief Sher Shah. Apart from some historians and archaeologists many tourists also visit these places frequently.
Panra village is another village in the city which has a popular folklore claiming that the "Pandavas" spent some time here during their exile.
The famous Kalyanneshwari Temple and temple devoted to Pandeshwar Mahadev were built here in the 19th century and also are a top tourist destinations in the region ever since.
Dhanbad  is also famous for dams
Some other places which attract tourists in the region are the Maithon Dam. This dam is located near Dhanbad town. This dam is located at almost 100 feet below the water level, and is the first of its kind, in South East Asia. This is one tourist destination which developed in recent times. Others dams which tourists visit in more recent times are the Panchet dam. Apart from this the Bhatinda falls are a great tourist attraction as well. This waterfall has great scenic beauty which is why it draw tourist from far and near.
To conclude we can say that Dhanbad is a place which has a rich history. It is a place which is famous for coal mining. But it has other tourist attractions as well. Since it has many historical places apart from tourist spots which developed recently, it has always been favorite for people over the years. 
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