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Things To Do In Dhanbad

Dhanbad, 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. 

his 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 Park

While 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.

Things to do in Dhanbad

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 Lake

Your 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.

Address: Address: W5CJ+29R, Lake, Topchanchi,, Topchanchi, Jharkhand 828401

Spend Some Special Moments with Nature at Bhatinda Falls

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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.

Address: Address: P86J+8M9, Tetengabad, Jharkhand 828129

Explore The History Of Dhanbad in Gopalpur

When 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.

Locality Name : Gopalpur ( गोपालपुर )
Block Name : Baghmara
District : Dhanbad
State : Jharkhand
Language : Hindi and Urdu,bengali,english,maithili, Tamil, Bhojpuri, Punjabi And Santhali
Telephone Code / Std Code: 06542

Encounter Exotic Wildlife Near Maithon Lake

Famous tourist spots in Dhanbad

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.

Address: Address: QRM6+R65, Dhabkol, Jharkhand 828207

Offer Your Prayers to Goddess of Power at Shakti Mandir

Located 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.

Address: Shakti Mandir Rd, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826001
Phone: 062000 10628

Pay a Visit to Ancient Kalyaneshwari Temple

Temples in Dhanbad

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.

Address: Address: MF72+J4F, Pathardih, Jharkhand 828135

Heal Your Body at Hot Springs of Charak Khurd

Dhanabd 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 Memorable

Every 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.

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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. Read more

Relish Your Taste buds with Famous Cuisines of Dhanbad

How 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. Read more

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