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Weekend Getaways Near Dhanbad

Monotony of routine life makes one bored and exhausted after sometime. In that condition, a well planned weekend or outing revitalizes mind and soul by providing refreshing energy and enjoyment. If you are planning your next weekend trip and want to check out popular weekend gateways near Dhanbad then there are lot many options to try for. Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Dumka, Giridih and Bokaro are some of the famous weekend gateways near Dhanbad. Choose the perfect one which meets your expectations best and get set ready to spend a memorable vacation with your loved ones. Read on to explore more about these famous tourist attractions near Dhanbad.


Ramgarh is one of the most famous weekend gateways near Dhanbad offering a lot to its guests. The region at the located in Chota Nagpur Plateau at an elevation of 1,789 mts providing breathtaking view of high rising hills and deep valleys to its visitors. Ramgarh has a lot in its kitty from famous historical sites to beautiful scenic locations and more. Temperature of Ramgarh is semi-extreme which makes it pleasant to stay in this town. Old age temples in this region throws light on the rich traditional culture of this region. Numbers of mesmerizing waterfalls, beautiful caves, ancient temples and historical sites make it a perfect place to hang out and enjoy a memorable vacation with loved ones.

Famous Tourists Attractions in Ramgarh

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Rajrappa Mandir and Tooti Jharna Temple hold special place in Ramgarh for its religious significance and for being a famous picnic spot. The temples are often visited by the newly wedded couples. Along with special Khoya Pedas of Rajrappa Mandir and mouthwatering Vada and Duska are enjoyable traditional cuisines of this region. Dhur-duria Falls, Am-Jharia Falls, Bankhetta Cave and such other natural spots captivate tourists with their serene beauty. Besides, there are major historical sites like Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi Sthal and China Cemetery. Dhara Fall is yet another most visited spot. The roaring waterfall, beautiful species of flora and fauna make this place a paradise for nature lovers who seek out for peace and solitude in lap of nature. Apart from these there are many other places that you can choose for spending your time while traveling to Ramgarh.

How to Reach Ramgarh ?

Ramgarh is Located 126 km from Dhanbad and it takes around 2 hours 15 minutes to reach there. Ramgarh is well connected through other major cities by road and rail which makes it easily reachable. NH 33 and NH 23 are two major national highways crossing through this district. These national highways provide good road connectivity with other cities. Rail connectivity is also perfect as rail network of this district is divided into two divisions, East Central Railways and South Eastern Railways.


Hazaribagh is another popular weekend destination near Dhanbad which is well known health resort and famous for its Parasnath Hills. Located in Chota Nagpur plateau, Hazaribagh is one of the 24 districts in state of Jharkhand. Hazaribagh was a cantonment during British rule in India and thus, this place also played vital role in Freedom Movement of India at that time. Hazaribagh is surrounded by beautiful green forests and has two major mountain ranges viz. Chandwara and Jilinja which add an extra charm to mesmerizing beauty of this region.

Eco Tourism in Hazaribagh

Parasnath Hills is the highest mountain in Hazaribagh and the temple on the top of the hills is most sacred places in Jainism. River Konar flows through this district which is known for its abundance of flora and fauna. Beautiful ancient temples of this region are far famed among tourists and visitors and devotees from various parts of the country come here to visit these temples. Sohrai paintings of this region are also famous for their unique artwork which belongs to traditions of this region and Sohrai festival, the main festival of tribal people belonging to Kurma and Prajapati tribes. Due to their unique appeal, Sohari paintings have been exhibited in the Reitburg Museum in Zurich which tells about their popularity across the world.

Famous Tourist Attractions in Hazaribagh

Hazaribagh has various tourist attractions which make it famous tourist spot and numbers of tourists come here throughout the year. Among natural attractions, Parasnath Hills is the most famous mountain and besides Rajrappa Falls, Hazaribagh Lake, Tilaiya Dam and Silwar Dam, Suraj kund (hot water spring) are some of the most famous options that one can opt for. Apart from these natural sightseeing there are ancient temples are also present in this region. Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is another famous tourist spot in Hazaribagh which is worth visiting to enhance the travel experience of the region.

How to Reach Hazaribagh ?
Located at distance of 125 km from Dhanbad, Hazaribagh is well connected by road and rail network with other cities and towns. Thus, one can reach there by any convenient mode of transport as per comfort and budget as well.


Giridih is another district of Jharkhand state which is well known for its picturesque natural beauty and ancient temples. Giridih is famous for Parasnath hills and thus, it is one of the most popular weekend gateways near Dhanbad. Giridih was declared a separate district in 1972 by carving out from Hazaribagh district that time. Surrounded with lofty hills and mountains this region is dotted with several tourist attractions which have made it much popular among tourists and visitors.

Famous Tourist Attractions in Giridih

Weekend gateways near Dhanbad

Parasnath hills which is also known as Barang Maru is the major tourist attraction in Giridih and besides, numbers of temples are also present here which draw lots of devotees from far flung places. Along with falls and dams also attract visitors and provide lots of thrill and enjoyment to its tourists. Some of the popular tourist places in Giridih are Usri Fall, Mabhuvan, Khandoli, Jharkhandi Dham, Harihar Dham.
How To Reach Giridih ?
Giridih is about 65 km from Dhanbad and regular bus services are available for Giridih from Dhanbad. It has good road connectivity as Grand Trunk Road, State Highways and many other REO roads are available for transportation which connects it smoothly within district and with other surrounding places too. Madhupur-Giridih branch of Eastern railway provide good rail connectivity to district headquarters of Giridih. Boro Aerodrom is the landing airstrip located at district headquarters of Giridih.


Bokaro is famous as Bokaro Steel City and also named after its most famous steel plant. This is one of the well planned industrial cities and far famed for its steel production in the country. Bokaro Steel city is located about 47 km from Dhanbad. Situated along Damodar River, Bokaro is one of the most famous tourist spots near Dhanbad.

Famous Tourist Attractions in Bokaro

Tourist places near Dhanbad

Apart from industrial activities, there is lot to amuse its visitors from parks to temples, stadium to dam, mouthwatering cuisines there are numbers of tourist attractions that draws tourists from far places. Bokaro Steel Plant is one of the major attractions in Bokaro which is open for tourists and visitors for specific hours in the day. So, one can visit it during visiting hours to get along with this famous steel plant. Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park is also ready to entertain visitors with its charming beauty.
Some of the other famous tourist spots in Bokaro are Jagannath Temple, Kali Mandir, Garga Dam and City Park.

How to Reach Bokaro ?
Bokaro is located at distance of 47 km from Dhanbad. Regular bus service is available from Dhanbad to Bokaro. One can also avail local service of hired cab or taxi from Dhanbad Junction to reach Bokaro.


Dumka is the beautiful place having serene natural beauty which mesmerizes its visitors at a glance. Dumka is district and sub-capital of Jharkhand state. It is one of the oldest districts of Jharkhand which comes in Santha Parganaas. Dumka is basically tribal region which is dotted with spectacular landscapes, enchanting mountains and breathtaking valleys. Dumka is surrounded with hills, forests and rivers. Natural picturesque beauty of this region makes it a perfect place for a weekend trip.

Famous Tourist Attractions in Dumka

Famous travelling destinations near Dhanbad

Numbers of beautiful hills, forests, rivers, mountains, valleys and landscapes make Dumka a perfect weekend destination near Dhanbad where one can head to spend some quality time with near and dear ones. Some of the popular tourist places in Dumka are Kurba Hill, Masanjore Dam, Mallooti, Tatloie Kund and many more. Tharia Pani Hot Springs on Dumka-Pakur road is said to contain the medicinal properties and is certainly a must visit place after a long drive to this town.
    How To Reach Dumka ?
    Dumka is about 147 km from Dhanbad and one can easily reach there by rail or road. It is well connected by road network with other major cities of the country and within the district. Nearest railway station is Jasidih located approx. 75 km from Dumka.

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