Jharkhand: The whole new world
Jharkhand is India’s fourteenth largest state by area, Jharkhand was inhabited much before the rest of India. Ancient cave paintings indicate that this region was occupied during the Mesolithic and Chalcolithic period. Carbon dating of some the iron artifacts found during excavations show that the inhabitants were using iron as early as 1400 BCE, much before the occupants of the north-western parts of India. Few years ago Jharkhand was embaded into bihar. Jharkhand is very rich in minerals and ores , after partition from Bihar , Jharkhand became a rich place full of minerals, iron ores and the bihar left with no natural resources.
Most of Jharkhand is still rural hinterland, and nature has been preserved beautifully, creating the perfect backdrop for an idyllic holiday. Whether it’s the beautiful waterfalls, majestic hills, verdant plains or the colourful culture of the people, Jharkhand will leave you wanting more.
Jharkhand: A Quick View of the state
- Capital— Ranchi
- Official Language— Hindi
- Dial Code —0651
- Population — 36.372M (as of 2018)
- Currency— Indian Rupee (INR)
- Time Zone — UTC+05:30 (IST)
- Area — 79,716 square km
Highlights of Jharkhand: Things to see and do
Jharkhand is a nature lover’s delight. The wild, untouched land, with its numerous varieties of flora and fauna is the perfect destination for those looking to reconnect with nature. Spend time here with the original inhabitants of the land and learn the ancient ways of the tribal community. Places of worship, quaint towns and friendly people complete the Jharkhand experience .
Temples to visit in Jharkhand
Jharkhand has nearly 72 temples, most of them dedicated to Lord Shiva. While the deities attract countless pilgrims, who come to pay homage to the god, the temples themselves are fine examples of architectural beauty. Many of these ancient structures are from the Mughal era. Some of the temples you must visit when in Jharkhand include:
- Angrabadi Temple
- Deoghar Temple
- Pahari Mandir
- Sun Temple
What makes the temples unique is that they are made of terracotta, a kind of red clay. While some of the temples have succumbed to the vagaries of nature, several are still standing. A trip to Jharkhand is a must while the structures are still around.
Wildlife in Jharkhand
Jharkhand has stunning wildlife, well cared for in the many natural reserves and forests in the state. For a truly thrilling wildlife experience, do visit any of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Jharkhand.
- Dalma WildLife Sanctuary
- Hazaribagh Wild Life Sanctuary
- Betla National Park
- Saranda – The Sal Forest
- Palamau Tiger Reserve
Places to visit in Jharkhand
Jharkhand might be a young state, but it has several attractions hidden within its borders for the curious traveller. When in Jharkhand, you must visit: