People visit Jharkhand not just to visit other places, but other times. The past is unbelievably attractive, and unarguably authentic. If you seek authenticity, if you seek cultural roots and long traditions that bind past to present - go to Jharkhand. Walk through the places and see again the stone and spirit of a land as ancient as time. You will never lose your sense of awe, and the element of surprise will give you company every step of the way. Every destination will be like a mythic deliverance for the traveler interested in history and archaeology. Enchantment will go hand in hand with your journey into Jharkhand's past - a meeting ground, the common place of Indian history, a plural embracing of religious beliefs, a multitude of heroes, gods and goddesses, rubbing shoulders with the living, casting a benevolent eye on Jharkhand's progress into the future.
Ranchi is known for its large mineral contents, called the ‘Manchester of the East’. Some prominent temples in the city include the Rajrappa Mandir, Pahari Temple, Durga Bari, Kali Bari, Jagannathpur Temple, Surya temple, Dewri Temple, etc. Waterfalls in Ranchi include the Hundru Falls, Dasham Falls, Jonha Falls, Hirni and Panchghagh Falls. Other tourist attractions in the place include the Nakshatra Van, Aqua World, Birsa Zoological Park, Deer Park, Dr. Zakhir Hussain Park, Ranchi Science Centre, and others.
Religion & myth come together at Deoghar, one of the idlest Hindu pilgrimage centres in India. Deoghar literally means "The abode of Gods".There are numerous sights of religious significance in an around the holy town. Some prominent attractions in the city include the Baidyanath Dham, the Ram Krishna Mission Vidyapith, the Nandan Pahar, the Trikut, the Satsang Ashram, the Navlakha Temple, etc.
Jamshedpur is called the ‘Steel City’. Since it was founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata, it is also called Tata Nagar. Attractions in Jamshedpur include the Tata Steel Zoological Park, Dalma Hills, Hudco Lake, and Pardih Kali Mandir. There is a zoo close to the Jubilee Park. The Dalma Hills, which are famous for wild elephant, stretch over 16 km from east to west, north of the Subarnarekha River. The Dalma Hills have always attracted trekkers and mountain climbers. There is a lake called Dimna Lake, which is an artificial reservoir, popular for its water sports like jet-skiing, diving and rowing.
Netarhat a hill station, popularly known as ‘Queen of Chotanagpur’. Netarhat is visited by a large number of tourists every year to watch the sunrise and sunset. Other popular attractions of the destination include the Upper Ghagri Falls and the Lower Ghagri Falls. The Upper Ghagri Falls are located at a distance of around 4 km from Netarhat, while the Lower Ghagri Falls are at a distance of around 10 km from the destination.
Dhanbad is famous for coal mining and other industries and it is home to some of the biggest names in the coal mining industry like IISCO, BCCL, Tata Steel and ECL. Tourists can visit the different attractions like the Chati Gobindpur, Maithon and Panchet Dam, Charak Pathar, Jhinjhipahari, Jama, Meva and Panrra among others. There are other attractions like Bhatinda Water Falls, the Parasnath hills which is famous for Jain Tirthankara and the Lilori-Sthan (Temple).
Bokaro Steel City is an industrial city that abodes the largest steel complex in India. Bokaro Steel City is located on the Chhota Nagpur Plateau which has picturesque valleys and streams. Garga Dam and Parasnath Hills, located near Bokaro Steel City, have become major picnic spots, owing to their natural beauty. Some of the major religious spots in Bokaro are Buddha Vihar, Gayatri Mandir, Aaiyappa Mandir, Ram Mandir, Jagannath Temple, Kali Mandir, Sai Baba Sansthan, Pupunki Ashram, etc.
Hazaribagh flourished under the British Rule and what resulted was a planned city. Hazaribagh has a cool climate, with summers being warm and the winters being cold. Some of the tourist attractions of Hazaribagh are the Hazaribagh National park, Canary Hill, Panchmandir and the Narsingh Temple. The Hazaribagh National Park is a protected area which is home to animals like bears, sambhar, leopards, etc. There is also the Barso Pani Cave here to visit. Myth has it that it starts raining every time somebody enters the cave and shouts Barso Pani.
The name Dumka actually means ‘skirt of hills’ as the town is surrounded by hills on all sides. The presence of fast flowing rivers such as Ajoy and Mayurakshi, provide opportunities of adventure sports such as rafting and parasailing. The popularity of tourism in Dumka can be attributed to the forest covers in the region along with unexplored hinterlands and open spaces. Some of the popular attractions of Dumka include the sacred Hindu pilgrimage of Baba Basukinath Dham and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is named as Baisukinath temple. Malooti is a place in Dumka with cultural, archaeological and historical importance.
Giridih is mostly covered with bamboo and sal trees. Different varieties of trees are found in the forest region of Giridih like sal, kusum, mahua, simul, kend, palas, bhelwa, bamboo, salai and asan. Other than trees, the forest cover also houses animals like leopard, jackals, bears, foxes, sambhar, pigs, hog deer, spotted deer and hares. The main rivers that nourish the land area of the district are Usri and Barakar. The popular attractions located here include Parasnath Hills.
Koderma is popular for its dense forest cover around the region and the adventure sports that are organised here. The popular attractions located in Koderma include the artificial reservoir of Tilayia Dam that provides opportunities of boating. Dwajadhri hills nearby, is the place that consists of the world’s tallest Shiv Ling, and is known by the name of Har Har Dham. Other attractions in Koderma include the Satawagan waterfall in the dense forest area, which is under the authority of the Koderma Forest Reserve.