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Information about Hazaribagh

Hazaribagh is the famous hill resort to relax and enjoy the natural scenery. Hazaribagh literally means the land of thousand gardens and is situated at an altitude of 2019 feet above the sea level and set amidst hilly and forests on the opposite side of the Damodar Valley. It has excellent climate and scenic beauties all around it in the midst of dense forest which is quite rich in flora and fauna. Hazaribagh is well known for the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary. This place attracts tourists from all over the world who come here to visit the sanctuary, waterfalls and dams located in the vicinity. The best season to visit Hazaribagh is from October to April. 

Tourist Attractions in Hazaribagh

The main tourist attraction in Hazaribagh is the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary. The other attractions in Hazaribagh are the Hazaribagh Lake and Canary Hills.

Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary
The Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is a famous wildlife reserve in Hazaribagh. This sanctuary covers an area of 186 sq. km of plains, undulating countryside and steep hills with thick tropical forests and grass meadows. The sanctuary is surrounded by the tribals habitation. This sanctuary is the part of the Chotanagpur plateau and densely forested with grass meadows and deep waterways. This sanctuary has the large number of sambars than any other wildlife sanctuary of comparable size. Some other animals in the sanctuary are panther, spotted deer, wild boar and bear. The best time to visit this place is in the springs when the undulating countryside is covered with sal and other trees. The best month to visit this sanctuary is from October to April.

Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Hazaribagh
Canary Hills, Hazaribagh

Hazaribagh Lake
The Hazaribagh lake also attracts various tourists. It is a popular picnic spot and place for water sports.

Canary Hills
The Canary Hills is located close to the town. The Canary Hills has a well laid out park and studded with three small lakes and an observation tower. From the top of the hill one can have a panoramic view of the town.


Rajarappa Waterfalls
Rajarappa Waterfalls is situated about 89 km. from Hazaribagh. The Rajarappa Waterfalls is believed to be one of the 51 sacred sites where a part of the body of Sati, the spouse of Lord Shiva fell. In this falls, the Bhera river joins the Damodar river from a height of 20 feet. A temple dedicated to Devi Chinnamasta is situated on the top of the hill. The little waterfall also offers boating facilities which introduces some very spectacular rock formations in this area. 

Tilaiya Dam
Tilaiya Dam is a small dam that is situated on the Patna-Ranchi road and 55 kms from Hazaribagh. This dam produces only 4000 kw. of power. This was the first dam and hydro-electric power station that was built by the Damodar Valley Corporation for controlling floods across Barakar river in Hazaribagh district. It is 1,200 ft. long and 99 ft. high. It is situated in an ideal surrounding with a reservoir stretching in 36 sq. kms. This dam is mainly visited for its picturesque setting with its hills and reservoir with motor boats, swimming, terrace gardens and deer park. 

Parshnath Temple
Parshnath Temple is situated at the top of the Parshnath Hill, the highest hill in the Giridih district in Bihar. It is situated about 200 km. from Pawapuri and 8 km. from Giridh. The path to the hill top passes through the Madhuban village from where it is an 11 km. trek. It takes almost a fully day to reach the Parshnath Hill and to the temple and to come back. The Parshnath Hill is a famous abode for Jains as about 23 out of 24 Tirthankaras (including Parsvantha) are believed to have attained salvation in the Sammetasikhara of the Parshnath hills. The Parshnath hill is named after the 23rd Tirthankar Parsvanatha and rises steep above the plains of Dhanbad to a height of 1,365 metres. The Prasvantha, 23rd Tirthankar was very popular among tribal population of Chotanagpur. He is identified by the snake king Dharanendra, whose many hoods protect the meditating Tirthankar. Both the Swetamber and Digamber Jains have many beautiful temples here on the hills.

How To Get There

By Air:
The nearest airport is located in Ranchi, about 100 kms. from Hazaribagh.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is Kodarma, situated on the Hazaribagh road.

By Road:
Hazaribagh is well connected by road to Ranchi, Patna and Bodh Gaya on National Highway 33.

States in East India
Bihar || Jharkhand || Orissa || Sikkim || West Bengal

Information about Jharkhand
Introduction || History || Geography || People || Religion || Economy || Wildlife Sanctuaries

Cities in Jharkhand
Hazaribagh || Jamshedpur || Ranchi

Distances from Cities in Jharkhand
Dhanbad || Jamshedpur || Purulia || Ranchi || Raurkela

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Jharkhand
Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary || Palamau National Park

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