Barakar river flows about 77 kms. in the district. Other small rivers in Dhanbad district are Gobai, Ijri, Khudia and river Katri. River Damodar is another important river flowing through the district. The presence of two dams in Dhanbad district has led to an engagement of a considerable population in Pisciculture. Sericulture too is being promoted by the state government.
For the tourists, there is a deer park and bird sanctuary near lake Maithon. Another sought after picnic spot is Topchanchi lake and Panchet Dam. Parasnath hills depict their natural beauty and fills the hearts of tourists with evergreen exuberance. Bhatinda falls is yet another site where one can experience natural serenity of silvery free flowing waterfall.
Kabaripatti mosque, Jama Masjid, Shamsher Nagar Eidgah, Koyla nagar masjid are places where Muslims show reverence and come to seek Allah's blessings.
Bank more, City Centre Bartand, Ozone Galleria, Ozone Plaza, New Market, Park Market, Urmila Tower, The Family Store etc. are some shopping malls and towers where you can shop to your heart's content. Shristi Plaza, Prabhatam Grand, Center-Point Mall and the biggest mall in Dhanbad - Ozone Galleria mall can add to your shopping extravaganza.
Dhanbad is a mining town 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.
Fast Facts about Dhanbad Tourism:
Altitude: 840 ft. above sea level.
Rainfall: 1418 mm (July to September)
Best Season to visit: October to March
Clothing: Summer - Cotton clothes.
Winter - Light Woolens.
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Tourist Information Center, Dhanbad