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Historical Spots in Dhanbad

Dhanbad is a mining town in Jharkhand and is famous for the coalfields which are known as Jharia Coalfields. There are about 112 coal mines in Dhanbad district which covers an area of around 448 sq kms. There are several places of historical importance in Dhanbad, some of them are mentioned below:                                                  
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Gopalpur Historical Ruins:

The historical ruins of Gopalpur is known for having the ancient pillars and the stone image of emperor Ashoka, which have attracted many historians, archaeologists and tourists here. The small village of Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda development Block is 32 kms from Dhanbad city. To reach the venue you need to move North East on NH 32, after 10-11 kms of travelling you will reach GT road after which another 20 kms will take you to the historical ruins of Emperor Ashoka reign.

Chati Gobindpur:

This village has two old pillars associated with Sher Shah, the Afghan Chief and Emperor Ashoka. Chati Gobindpur falls under the development Block of Govindpur.


The village is situated in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda Block and flaunts ancient pillars which dates back to the reign of emperor Ashoka. The large stone image is supposed to be that of emperor Ashoka.

Charak Pathar:

This is a picnic spot quite popular with the tourists. It is named after white stone boulder called ''charak pathar''.

Coal Mines:

Sudamdih is one place worth visiting.  The place is mainly filled with open cast mines and underground coal mines. To go there you need an advance permission from the Bharat Coking Coal Ltd. 

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