Best Tourist Places in Jharkhand - Jharkhand Tourism

Jharkhand is well known for its waterfalls, the elegant Jain temples, National Parks, and lakes. Read this travel article to learn about best tourist places in Jharkhand.

Separated from Bihar, the state came into being on 15.11.2000. Comprising all the major industrial cities such as Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Ranchi, Jharkhand is believed to have been existing, even before the Magadha Empire came into being. Jharkhand word itself translates into 'bushland'. The land is rich in flora and fauna which is basically because of the Palamau Tiger Reserve which is a major hotspot in the region. Find all the tourist hotspots in the region which can be visited over the span of a few days and on weekends.


Ranchi, Best Tourist Places in Jharkhand - Jharkhand Tourism

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The capital city is called as the 'City of Waterfalls' and now the purpose of mentioning it in the very first place must have become clear to all our readers. The place is home to some of the finest waterfalls which form a perfect tourist spot. Further, the city is also known as the 'Manchester of the East' owing to the rich mineral deposits. Surrounded by hills and mountains and deadly swamps too, the city has a number of options for the trekking, hiking, and camping.

Some of the major tourist attractions in Ranchi are

  • Hundru Falls

  • Panch Gagh Falls

  • Birsa Zoological Park

  • Dassam Falls

  • Jonha Falls

  • Ranchi Lake

  • Nakshatra Van

  • Sun Temple

You can also visit places like Kanke Dam, Jagannath Temple, Pahari Mandir, Deer Park, and Rock Garden.


Places to visit in Jamshedpur

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Ranked as the 84th fastest growing city in the world, the city of Jamshedpur is full of industries, and has been named after the famous businessman Jamsetji Tata. Famous by various names such as 'Steel City', 'Kalimati', 'Tatanagar' etc., Jamshedpur is famous mainly because of the Tata Steel plant and other industries. But one must not think that the place lacks any charm as it is full of the natural beauty in the form of lakes, parks, and Zoological Gardens.

Some of the must-visit places in Jamshedpur are

  • Dalma Hills

  • Jayanti Sarovar

  • Jubilee Park

  • Tata Steel Zoological Park

  • Jubilee Lake

  • Hudco Lake

  • Bhuvneshwari Temple

  • Tribal Culture Centre


Trikuta hills tourist spot in Deogarh

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Deogarh is famous for the reputed educational institutions and temples. It is one of the most famous religious tourist places in Jharkhand and is very popular among the tourists for the distinct beauty and the ancient temples such as the Baba Baidyanath Mandir.

You can visit places like

  • Basukinath

  • Harila Jori

  • Shivganga

  • Trikuta Hills

  • Satsanga Ashram

  • Rikhia Yogashram

  • Nandan Pahar

and some more places like Kathikund, Jaisar Children's Park, Kundeshwari, Hathi Pahar, and Ajgaibinath.


Hazaribagh is famous as a health resort and has a lot of gardens. The city is rich in flora and fauna and has got its name owing to the richness of flora and fauna itself.

While travelling in and around Hazaribagh, you can visit places like

  • Hazaribagh Lake

  • Hazaribagh National Park

  • Canary Hills

  • Suraj Kund

  • Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Konar Dam

  • Isco Rock Art

  • Rajrappa

  • Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery

and a few more places like Bhadrakali Temple, Megaliths of Hazaribagh, Silwar, Urban Haat and Salparni


Jagannath Temple in Jharkhand

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Bokaro is another major industrial city in Jharkhand which is famous for the steel plants. There are coal industries too but despite the metropolitan lifestyle and industrialisation, the town imbibes all the elements of natural beauty. There are a lot of temples which can be visited and one can also go for the wildlife sightings.

The major tourist attractions are

  • Bokaro Steel City

  • City Park

  • Bokaro Garga Dam

  • Jagannath Temple

  • Gayatri Mandir

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park

  • Siwandih

and other places like Noori Masjid, Ispat Pustakalaya, ChasKali Mandir, and Aaiyappa Mandir


Giridih Tourist attractions in Jharkhand

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Once Giridih used to be a part of Hazaribagh but has now become a separate city. Rich in natural beauty, waterfalls, temples, local sightseeing, green lands and hills; the place is one of those places where you can lose yourself amidst nature. Known as the 'Land of Hills' and 'Land of Jain Pilgrims', Giridih is covered with thick forest plantations of Sal, Bamboo, Palash, Semal, and Mahua.

Must visit places in Giridih are

  • Parashnath Hills

  • Madhuvan

  • Usri Fall

  • Jharkhandi Dham

  • Khandoli Park and Dam

and other places like Harihar Dham, Surya Temple, Langta Baba Samadhi Sthal, and Devari Temple


It is one of those off-beat travelling destinations which are coveted by the couples, families and individuals having the interest in trekking, sightseeing and photography. There are a lot of hills and local valleys where you can camp and trek. The place has abundant natural beauty and is famous for the waterfalls, temples, sightseeing and other local places.

While in and around Sahibganj, you can visit

  • Mary's Church

  • Moti waterfall

  • Mangalhat

  • Bhagwa Kuan

  • Shukravasini Temple

  • Shivgadi Temple

  • Rajmahal

and few more places like the Teliagarhi Fort, Raksisthan Temple, and Binduvasini Temple


Called as the 'Queen of Chotanagpur', Netarhat is a very beautiful place in Jharkhand which is highly popular among the tourists. The lovely roads snaking around the lush green hills, waterfalls, scenic splendour and lovely sunrises and sunsets make this place an ultimate tourist destination in Jharkhand. Netrarhat has cool climate almost all the times and thus is flocked by the tourists in summers especially.

Some of the must visit places in the region are

  • Netarhat Hills

  • Magnolia Sunset Point

  • Koel View Point

  • Lower Ghaghri Falls

  • Sadni Falls

  • Upper Ghaghri Falls.


Called as the 'Coal Capital of India', the place is famous for the coal mines, the most reputed college of mining in the nation – ISM Dhanbad and the marvellous natural beauty. It may seem much weird that the place is rich in natural splendour despite its mining activities.

You can visit places like

  • Panchet Dam

  • Topchanchi Lake

  • Bhatinda Fall

  • Maithon Dam

  • Panrra

  • Birsa Munda Park

Few more places to visit are Jharia Coal Mines, Charak Pathar, and Parasnath Temple in Dhanbad.

Other must visit places in Jharkhand are Palamu, Chatra, Dumka and Gumla.


Guest Author: Ajith14 Jun 2016

Hi Shameem

Great article. It really helped me to know the best places in Jharkhand. From my college, me and my friends are planning to go for a study tour. Am planning to fix with Jharkhand, so can you please tell us where will be the best place to stay there to cover the places you mentioned in a couple of days ?
Hope you will reply soon !!!


Guest Author: Shivanya06 Sep 2016

Very interesting and beautiful blog! Jharakhand is well known for its waterfalls and beautiful parks & destinations. Ranchi is the capital of Jharakhand and most attractive city . There are many destinations and waterfalls which are the best places for visitors where you can go from taxi services and car rentals in Ranchi. We provide easy and affordable taxi services or cab services in Ranchi. You can rent a car from

Guest Author: Chitra Pandey25 Apr 2019

This blog has an amazing information about the destination in Jharkhand. Thank you so much for sharing the details.

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