Top 10 Places to Visit in Jharkhand

Top 10 Places to Visit in Jharkhand
Last Updated: January 31, 2020

Jharkhand, famously known as ‘The Land of Forests’ is an ultimate destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Blessed with unparalleled beauties like hills, mountains, forests, and waterfalls, this naturally rich state makes for a perfect holiday destination, especially for people who looks for a rendezvous with nature. The abundant natural beauty of Jharkhand along with its several attractions such as holy shrines, museums, and wildlife sanctuaries, together contribute towards Jharkhand tourism. This East Indian state was carved out of the southern part of Bihar, forming a mixed culture in the state, which has a dominant tribal population. So, if you are not sure where to go and what to see in Jharkhand, the list of must see tourist places below can help you get the best holiday experience of your life.


Ranchi Tourist Attractions

Ranchi is one of the best places to visit in Jharkhand that offers you the divine view of some of the best waterfalls in India. It is the capital of Jharkhand and is known as ‘the City of Waterfalls.’ Ranchi is one place, which is so rich in mineral resources that it is named as the ‘Manchester of the East.’ Surrounded by serene mountains and hills and swamped with heavenly waterfalls, Ranchi never disappoint its tourists and instead offer them the best sojourn to be cherished for lifetime.

Some of the popular tourist attractions in Ranchi are:

  • Hundru Falls
  • Dassam Falls
  • Jonha Falls
  • Panch Gagh Falls
  • Birsa Zoological Park
  • Ranchi Lake
  • Kanke Dam
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Nakshatra Van
  • Sun Temple
  • Pahari Mandir
  • Rock Garden
  • Deer Park


Jamshedpur Tourist Attractions

‘The Steel City of India’ Jamshedpur is the largest city in Jharkhand and is home to India’s first private iron and steel company ‘Tata Steel.’ This well-planned city has several tourist attractions that offer a great experience to the tourists, especially nature lovers who can seek comfort in exploring the natural beauty of this place. Also, known as an Industrial city, Jamshedpur was founded by Jamsedji Nusserwanji Tata, the great Industrialist and founder of the Tata Group. The city is surrounded by rich greenery and offers plenty of attractions for tourists to have a delightful holidaying experience.

Some of the great attractions in Jamshedpur include:

  • Dalma Hills
  • Jubilee Park
  • Jubilee Lake
  • Jayanti Sarovar
  • Tata Steel Zoological Park
  • Tribal Culture Centre
  • Hudco Lake
  • Bhuvneshwari Temple


Hajaribagh Sightseeing Places

This picturesque destination largely contributes to the wildlife tourism in Jharkhand, thanks to its abundant greenery, great hills, and lovely weather. Situated at an altitude of 2019 feet, Hazaribagh is a land of flora and fauna, well known for its health resort. As its name suggests, Hazaribagh means a city of thousand gardens, however, this doesn’t mean the city has just gardens; there are several temples, hills, waterfalls, and wildlife sanctuaries that offer a delightful experience to the tourists.

Some of the best places to visit here are:

  • Canary Hill
  • Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hazaribagh National Park
  • Isko Village
  • Suryakund
  • Rajarappa temple
  • Urwan Tourist Complex
  • Konar Dam


Deogarh Sightseeing Places

Deoghar is one of the best places to visit in Jharkhand, when it comes to religious tourism. With so many Hindu temples that are mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva, Deoghar promises its tourists a rather joyous holidays, thanks to its abundant natural beauty and tranquil surroundings. Deoghar has so much to see and experience that tourists from far across the country visit this place in a large number to explore its distinctive beauty. Also known for its ancient temples like Baba Baidyanath, which is considered to be one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’ in India, Deoghar promises a divine sojourn to people in search of peace and serenity.

Some important places of worship & tourist attractions in Deoghar include:

  • Basukinath
  • Trikuta Hills
  • Satsanga Ashram
  • Harila Jori
  • Shivganga
  • Rikhia Yogashram
  • Jaisar Children’s Park
  • Nandan Pahar
  • Kathikund
  • Kundeshwari
  • Ajgaibinath
  • Hathi Pahar


Giridih Tourist Places

Once a part of Hazaribagh, Giridih is now a separate city, which came into existence in 1972. It is known for its mining towns and verdant hills that are covered with lush green forests with a major plantation of Sal tree, bamboo, Semal, Mahua, and Palash. Also known as the ‘Land of Hills,’ Giridih is widely visited by Jain pilgrims and is often termed as ‘The land of Jain Pilgrims.’ There are several Jain Temples and various Jain buildings & sites in Giridih that makes it a desirable destination amid nature lovers and pilgrims. Beautiful valleys, charming hills, dams, and temples in Giridih contribute in the tourism in Jharkhand.

Major tourist destinations in Giridih include:

  • Parashnath Hills
  • Usri Fall
  • Khandoli Park and Dam
  • Madhuvan
  • Jharkhandi Dham
  • Harihar Dham
  • Langta Baba Samadhi Sthal
  • Surya Temple
  • Devari Temple


Sahibganj Tourist Attractions

This not so popular destination is actually a lovely place, mostly preferred by families, children, couples, and solo travelers for sightseeing, photography, and trekking. The pleasant weather and exquisite surroundings of this picturesque city makes it an ideal destination, which can be visited in any season, be it summer, monsoon, or winter. Tourists from distant cities visit Sahibganj to enjoy the scenic beauty surrounding the city and explore a few ancient sites that are worth viewing here.

There aren’t many attractions in Sahibganj, but for a memorable sojourn in this lovely city, one must definitely visit the places like:

  • Mary’s Church
  • Rajmahal
  • Mangalhat
  • Moti waterfall
  • Shivgadi Temple
  • Bhagwa Kuan
  • Shukravasini Temple
  • Teliagarhi Fort
  • Binduvasini Temple
  • Raksisthan Temple


Dhanbad Sightseeing Places

Also, known as the ‘Coal Capital of India,’ Dhanbad is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, which offers a wide opportunity to tourists to explore the distinctive beauty of the state. It is a renowned mining city of Jharkhand, which has more attractions to its credit than just the coal mines. Surrounded by picturesque valleys and lush green forests, Dhanbad offers views of great dams, refreshing lakes, and temples, which remain a major point of attraction here. A lot of devotees visit Dhanbad to pay a visit to Dalmi, a religious site where the idols of Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, and Nandi are placed. The city has several Buddhist and Jain sites too that gives tourists a more enlightening holiday experience.


Bokaro Tourism Places

Bokaro is one of the top tourism destinations in Jharkhand, known for its steel and coal industries and metropolitan lifestyle. Blessed with so many natural sites and touristy attractions, Bokaro has always been a favorite destination of leisure travelers, nature lovers, and devotees. The city offers great attractions like Kali Mandir, Jawahar Nehru Biological Park, Garga Dam, and Ram Mandir to almost every type of traveler. The pleasant and comfortable weather and exquisite surroundings of this city makes it even a better place for holidays.

Some of the best places to visit in Bokaro are:

  • Bokaro Steel City
  • Garga Dam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park
  • City Park
  • Bokaro Ispat Pustakalaya
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Gayatri Mandir
  • Chas
  • Kali Mandir
  • Siwandih
  • Noori Masjid
  • Aaiyappa Mandir


Netarhat Tourism Places

Netarhat is a beautiful hill station in Jharkhand, located at a height of 1,128 meters above sea level. It is frequented by a large number of tourists from nearby cities and town and is called ‘The Queen of Chotanagpur.’ The tranquil surroundings and scenic landscapes of this exquisite destination can steal your heart and blow your mind. Whoever is planning for a leisure holidays in Jharkhand to be away from the hustle and bustle of big metropolitan cities, Netarhat is just a right place. The cool and comfortable weather of this hill station is another reason why people like to visit it during the summer season.

Some of the must visit attraction at Netarhat are:

  • Netarhat Hills
  • Koel View Point
  • Sadni Falls
  • Magnolia Sunset Point
  • Upper Ghaghri Falls
  • Lower Ghaghri Falls


Palamu Tourist Places

This picturesque destination invites tourists from all over the country, especially from Kolkata, which is not very far from here. It houses a wildlife sanctuary and a national park and offers a great opportunity to the nature lovers, trekkers, and wildlife lovers and help them explore the luxuriant surroundings of the city. Palamu also has a rich cultural background, which leads to the popularity of the city amid historians and admirers of Indian culture. So, if you are in Palamu and want to explore its beauty, visit places like Palamu Wildlife Sanctuary, Betla National Park, River Koel, Palamu Fort, Upper Ghaghri Waterfalls, Lower Ghaghri Water Falls, and Lodh Falls.

Jharkhand is definitely a gem of the state as it has some of India’s most lovely and incredible destinations that ought to have seen and explored. If you are still confused for which place you must book your tickets, our Jharkhand travel guide can help you choose a right place right away. For more information on India tours and package you can e-mail us at

Published: 27 Oct, 2015
Kamlesh Nayal


Kamlesh Nayal is the Senior Tour Manager at With his great managerial skills he takes care of the domestic clientele of the organization. Along with the administrative expertise, he is blessed with a tremendous writing style. Packed with precise factual information, his write ups are very helpful for both Indian and foreign tourists.

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