However, this city is famous for its coal mines and research centers but it has lot to offer when it comes to travel and tourism in Dhanbad. It is surrounded with scenic natural beauty including lakes, falls, rivers, dams, wildlife, mountains and hills with greenery. Along with there are numerous temples in Dhanbad that are very famous among the people.
Important Contacts Numbers of Dhanbad Touris
Department of Tourism
F.F.P Bhawan, 2nd Floor, Dhurwa, Ranchi-4.
Phone: +91 651 2400981, Telefax: +91 651 2400982
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourist Information Center, Dhanbad
Best Time to Visit Dhanbad
Tourist Attractions in and around Dhanbad
Dhanbad has an amazing blend of industrial activities and natural beauty. Nature has gifted too many beautiful gems to this city. It has lakes, dams, rivers, falls, mountains, hills, wildlife, temples and villages having historical memories with them. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Dhanbad are as follow:
Birsa Munda Park
Birsa Munda Park is one of the most famous tourist
and picnic spots in Dhanabd. This park is about 8 km from Dhanbad
Railway Station. It is spread across 25 acres area. This park is
especially dedicated to freedom fighter Birsa Munda. It attracts people
from all age groups having something special for everyone. It has lot to
offer to its visitors as it has toy train ride for children, long
walkway, canteen facility, recreation spots, leisure areas, green large
trees, canopy and several species of plants. One can enjoy picnic or
relax in natural surroundings. Locals come here for morning walk and
leisure stroll. It is the only park in Dhanbad especially constructed
for recreation activities.
Timings: Mon to Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Maithon dam has been built on Barakar River. It is
located about 45 km away from Dhanbad and basically designed to control
flood by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). Maithon dam is the biggest
reservoir of DVC as it has an exclusive underground power station, first
of its kind in entire South East Asia. Prior permission is compulsory
to visit the power station. Permits are issued to the visitors from
office of the Assistant Public Relations Officer and guide facility is
also made available to visit this place.
Topchanchi Lake near Dhanbad
Bhatinda waterfall is located near Munidih about 10km from Dhanbad Railway station. Its scenic beauty is major attraction of the fall that leaves its visitors spellbound. Green surroundings enhance beauty of this falls and make it perfect spot to enjoy weekend. It draws major crowd in winter when its beauty becomes too mesmerizing.
Maithon Lake is situated at distance of 45 km from
Dhanbad. This lake is spread over 65 sq km area. It is famous picnic
spot of the city where people come to enjoy holiday in lap of nature.
Boating and fishing facilities are also available at this lake. A Bird
Sanctuary and a Deer Park is also located near this lake. Every year
from 15 December to 20 January lacs of visitors come here to enjoy
picnic and fun filled holiday.
Kalyaneshwari Temple is located near Maithon Dam and close to the left bank of Maithon Lake. It is most famous ancient temple in Dhanbad which is devoted to Goddess Maa Kalyaneshwari. Thousands of tourists visit this temple throughout the year and numbers of people come to offer prayer on daily basis here. As per historical records, this temple was built in 19th century. It is also said that the name of this place, ‘Maithon’ has been derived from the word ‘Mai-ka-than’ which means ‘Mother’s Abode’ or ‘The Abode of Goddess’. This temple is one of the major tourist attractions in Dhanbad.
How to Reach Dhanbad ?
- National Highway 2 or Golden Quadrilateral (GQ), Kolkata to Delhi
- National Highway 32, Govindpur to Bokaro-Jamshedpur-Barbil
Where to Stay in Dhanbad ?
Phone: +91 326 2305121
The Seventeen Degree Hotel
Phone : +91 326 2303869, 2304602
Fax : +91 326 2304899
Cocoon Luxury Business Hotel
Dhanbad HO, Dhanbad - 826001
Phone: +91 326 2220100, 2220222
Fax: +91 326 2220999
Dhanbad Jharia Road, Bank More, Dhanbad - 826001
Phone: +91 326 2300076, 2302661
Hotel The Castle
Dhanbad HO, Dhanbad - 826001
Phone: +91 326 2306797, 2304780, 2300262
Phone: +91 326 2312358
Internal Transport in DhanbadDhanbad is well connected with major cities by road and has good internal transport facilities as well. It is one of the most populous cities of Jharkhand State and Urban Development Department provides bus service in the city and permits are issued by the Regional Offices of Transport Department of the city. Dhanbad has a large bus station located about 2km from Dhanbad Railway Station. Besides, there are many other options of transport available in the city like auto rickshaws, trekkers, maxi cab, taxis and omni buses are being plied by private operators in the city. Hired taxis and cars are all time available at railway station. Auto rickshaws are mostly available for transport in the city to reach coalfields and neighboring towns too. This is one of the most popular modes of public transport in the city.
Where to Shop in Dhanbad ?Dhanbad has lots of option for shopaholics and one can easily find fabulous shopping spots here. Due to rapid development and urbanization, this city has got amazing shopping malls having branded showrooms for brand lovers and there are many famous local markets and bazaars having local shops and stores which provide unique experience of local shopping to its visitors. Dhanbad has been tribal area in the past and still influence of these tribes can be easily seen in most of the stuff of this city.
Bank more has been the famous shopping spot of the city where one can find everything from branded stores to local shops. With the passage of time, various other shopping malls and centers have been established. Even you can find reliance fresh store at all major corners of the city. Some of the famous shopping spots in Dhanbad are Ozone Galleria Mall, Ozone Plaza, City Centre Bartand, Urmila Tower, Sriram Plaza, City Style - Dutta tower, The Family Store and Park Market Hirapur, New Market and Purana Bazaar Dhanbad.