Things To Do In DhanbadDhanbad, well known as ‘The Coal Capital of India’ and far famed for its colliery units and abundance of coal, also boasts of its several natural attractions, recreational spots, religious and historical places which attract tourists from distant places. This city offers a lot to its visitors from rich traditional culture of the region to modern facilities of the day. Being one of the commercial hubs of the eastern India, this city is dotted with shopping malls, branded outlets, restaurants and hotels. One can explore the city starting from sightseeing to enjoying shopping to relish mouthwatering cuisines in Dhanbad.
Plan a Fun filled Adventurous Trip to Birsa Munda ParkWhile traveling to Dhanbad you can drive down to Birsa Munda Park which is one of the famous amusement park and major tourist spot in the city. Located approx. 8 km from Dhanbad Railway Station and covering an area of 25 acres it is named after and dedicated to famous freedom fighter Birsa Munda, this park is the only amusement park in the city offering recreational activities to the residents and visitors of Dhanbad. It is one of the top spots in Dhanbad for enjoying picnic and spending some moments in natural surroundings. It offers a lot of options of amusement for all age groups.
Dragon toy train ride is special attraction for children and several recreational spots, leisure areas, canteens, various species of plants and green canopies are other attractions of this park that draw major crowd every day.In fact, apart from being tourist spot, it is the favourite place for morning walk and leisure stroll for the locals. Thus, it is one of the must to visit places in Dhanbad where one can spend and enjoy some unique time with loved ones.
Recommended For: Fun Lovers, Adults and children, Adventure Lovers
Address: Bhuli Hirak Road, Dhanbad, Jharkhand- 826004
Timings: Mon to Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Explore Nature and Enjoy Picnic at Topchanchi LakeYour travel to the city will remain incomplete without exploring Topchanchi Lake which is located at Golden Quadrilateral (NH 2) about 37 km far from Dhanbad Railway Station. This lake was created artificially in 1915 along slopes of Parasnath hills. Being surrounded by mesmerizing green hills and forests of Parasnath, it enchants everyone with its serene beauty at a glance. It is one of the perfect picnic spots in Dhanbad and especially, for nature lovers it is perfect option to spend quality time in natural surroundings with loved ones.
Recommended For: Nature Lovers
Address: Parasnath Hills, National Highway 2, Dhanbad
Spend Some Special Moments with Nature at Bhatinda Falls
Along with lakes one can find water falls in Dhanbad too. Bhatinda Waterfall is located near Munidih at distance of around 10 km from Dhanbad Railway Station. Picturesque beauty of this waterfall is simply enchanting and green surroundings add an extra charm to this beautiful place. People come here to enjoy picnic with dear ones. And in winter, its beauty becomes too amazing that attract people from distant parts of the country to enjoy a natural trip.
Recommended For: Nature Lovers and tourists
Address: Near Munidih, Dhanbad
Explore The History Of Dhanbad in GopalpurWhen it comes to look out for historic sites in Dhanbad, the first place comes in mind is Gopalpur village. It is a small village which is located about 31.7 km from Dhanbad in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda development block. There is an ancient pillar and a stone image in this village and both are said to belong to Emperor Asoka. As per residents, this pillar was built during rule of Emperor Asoka and that large stone image is believed to be of Emperor Asoka himself. This village is famous for its historical significance and historians, archeologists and tourists come to visit this place throughout the year.
Recommended For: Historians, Archeologists and Tourists
Address: Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda Block, Dhanbad
Encounter Exotic Wildlife Near Maithon Lake
Located 45 km from Dhanbad, Maithon Lake is another tourist place in the city where one can enjoy a fun filled picnic. This lake is famous picnic spot in the region and boating and fishing facilities are also available to increase enjoyment. Along with, wildlife is also present here to double the thrill and amusement of the picnic as a Deer Park and a bird sanctuary is also located near this lake. Lots of visitors come here to enjoy weekend or picnic at this place but every year lacs of visitors come here during 15th December to 20th January to enjoy a memorable holiday or vacation.
Recommended For: Nature Lovers and Wildlife Enthusiasts
Address: Near Maithon Lake, Dhanbad
Offer Your Prayers to Goddess of Power at Shakti MandirLocated
in the heart of city at Joraphatak road, Shakti Temple is another
famous devotional place in Dhanbad. This temple is devoted to Goddess
Shakti and also named after Maa Shakti, The Goddess of Power. This
temple is far famed for its Akhand Jyoti (the eternal flame) which is
said to be brought from the revered ‘Jwalaji Shrines’ of Himachal
Pradesh. This Akhand Jyoti is the major attraction of this ancient
temple and devotes from various places come here to offer their prayers
to Goddess Shakti. Huge crowd of devotees can be seen on Tuesday and
Friday every week especially as they are known to be special days
dedicated to Maa Shakti. Apart from these regular days, this temple
draws major crowd on festivals like Dussehera, Diwali and Navarati etc.
So, don’t forget to visit this temple when you are in Dhanbad.
Recommended For: Devotees and tourists
Address: Joraphatak Road, Dhanbad
Pay a Visit to Ancient Kalyaneshwari Temple
Kalyaneshwari temple is one of the famous religious spots in Dhanbad. It is situated near Maithon Dam and left bank of Maithon Lake. This temple is an ancient temple dated back to 19th century. Dedicated to Goddess Maa Kalyaneshwari, this temple draws thousands of visitors throughout the year. It is also popular that 'Maithon', name of this place has been derived from the word ‘Mai-ka-than’ which means ‘The Abode of Goddess’ or ‘Mother’s Abode’. Devotees come here to offer prayer from various parts of the country and some locals visit this temple on daily basis.
Recommended For: Devotees and tourists
Address: Near Maithon Lake, Dhanbad
Heal Your Body at Hot Springs of Charak KhurdDhanabd is famous for its coal deposits and it also consists of some special places which are known for their unique specialties and Chark Khurd is one of them. It is located in Tundi village at distance of 10 km from Dhanbad and famous for its hot springs. It is well known that hot springs possess healing properties and are capable of healing many chronic health ailments. In fact, various cultures of world have been using hot spring baths as a way of healing health ailments from ages. Hence, people from far flung places come here to get rid of several health ailments and numbers of visitors come here throughout the year.
Recommended For: Sufferers having Health Ailments and Tourists
Address: Tundi Village, Dhanbad
Enjoy Shopping in Dhanbad to Make Your Trip MemorableEvery trip to any place or outing is incomplete without shopping. When it comes to buy some special things from Dhanbad, one has lot of options ranging from grand shopping malls to well established branded showrooms, fabulous markets to local bazaar one can enjoy an amazing experience in Dhanbad. Ozone Plaza, Ozone Galleria, City Style, City Centre, Sri Ram Plaza and Urmila Tower are some of the famous shopping spots in Dhanbad. Big Bazaar and Vishal Mega Mart are also ready to serve people and visitors of Dhanbad.
One can come across reliance fresh stores at almost every nook and corner of the city. Bank More is well known for central hub for shopping in Dhanbad. Apart from Park Market, Zila Parishad Market, Textile Market and Rajendra Market are some popular local market in the city. Thus, this city offers innumerable shopping options for locals and visitors and shopaholics and for those who want to get back home with some special memories in form of wrapped gift for loved ones.
Recommended For: Shopaholics and Tourists
Sri Ram Plaza
Address: Bank More
Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826001, India
Ozone Galleria Mall
Address: Saraidhela Main Road, Dhanbad
Address: Shastri Nagar West
Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826001
Relish Your Taste buds with Famous Cuisines of DhanbadHow can one forget to taste the lip smacking cuisines of Dhanbad? It is impossible. Dhanbad is famous for its traditional cuisines which are rich in taste and aroma. Litti Chokha is famous traditional cuisine of Dhanbad which is easily available at every corner in the city. Well, robust Mughal touch is visible in food of Dhanbad. Snacks are also much popular in the city and Samosa, Pakora, Pani Puri, Baigani Chap and Aloo Chap are some of the famous snacks of Dhanbad after Litti Chokha. Apart from these traditional food items, Dhanbad is also dotted with fast food corners, pizza outlets, coffee shops and restaurants which offer delicious cuisines to residents and visitors in the city.
Recommended for: All the Foodies and Fast Food Lovers
Seventeen Degrees Restaurant
Address: Sriram Mall, Ashok Nagar, Dhanbad
New York Pizza & Fried Chicken (NYPFC)
Address: Shop No 335, First Floor, City Centre
Luby Circular Road, Hirapur, Dhanbad
Address: 112, Sri Ram Plaza, Bank More, Dhanbad
Address: Bartand, Dhanbad
One of the major tourist destination is a must visit place while traveling to Jharkhand.Visitors can plan out a trip to all famous destinations to make their trip memorable for a lifetime.
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