Climate condition : Tropical climate make the state warm in summers and cold in winters. Due to being located on the plateau, the state receives heavy rainfalls during monsoons.
Best time to visit : February to April
Thing to do
The land of forest, Jharkhand, is a fine treat for Eco tourists willing to enjoy their vacation being intimate with extreme natural surrounding. Rich in its natural beauty, Jharkhand lets travellers relish activities like spotting diverse flora and fauna in its dense forests, excursion at plenty of its waterfalls, exploration of many of beautiful hills, game viewing in its famous national park and popular temple sightseeing.
Places of Interests
Ranchi : Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand and earlier the summer capital of Bihar, has a lot to offer to tourists. A walk to Tagore Hill, where Jyotindranath Tagore, a poet and writer, and elder brother of Ravindra Nath Tagore spent many hours of his day musing, is the best place you will love.
Close to the Tagore Hills, Kanke Dam is other spot an Eco lover ought to move to. Having a Rock Garden including amusement park, the dam lets you have a peaceful stroll in its natural surrounding.
A short drive from Ranchi takes you to Oramjhi (20 km) where lies the the Birsa Munda Jaivik Udyan (Biological Garden). House to rare herbs, plants and animals, the garden is must visit venue for nature lovers. 15 km farther at Muta is the Crocodile Breeding Centre having approx 50 crocodiles.
Waterfalls : Jharkhand is also known for its abundant of waterfalls, which are inextricable part of the natural resources and heritage of the state. Popular waterfalls like Johna falls, Sita Dhara, Hundru fallls, Dassam falls, Panchghagh and Hirni falls lie in very scenic surrounding, which is joy for nature lovers.
Saranda forest : Home to Flying Lizard, the endangered reptile, Saranda forest is the largest and densest forest in the Asia. It is believed that some of its parts are so thick that not even sunlight can pass through. Exploring the forest is great joy for Eco adventure enthusiast traveler.
Massanjore : One of the least explored place of Jharkhand, Massanjore still boasts of its less tramped natural assets. Canada dam is the biggest attraction of Massanjore. 4 km from the dam is the a Deer park and a Bird sanctuary. Boating and angling can also be enjoyed in the nearby lake.
Hazaribagh : Hazaribagh or a thousand garden offers you all what any of the hill stations in India do. Visiting its sightseeing places like Canary hill, Hazaribagh National Park and Tilaiya dam ope to you several Eco activities like wildlife viewing, boating, hill exploration and nature viewing.
Betla National Park : Being the spot where first Tiger census were started in 1932, Betla National Park is of great importance. Visiting the park let you spot plenty of wild animals along with exploring its beautiful greenery. .
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
The land of forest or the land of tribes, no matter with which name you call it, Jharkhand is one of the richest state having natural resources in heaps. As the 29% of all area of the state is shrouded by forests, the state has abundant to offer to tourists willing to take a dip in its natural heritage.
The vast woodland, forests and hills of Jharkhand is origin to many of numerous sightseeing natural spots inviting nature lovers to indulge into. Many of the beautiful waterfalls like Johna falls, Sita Dhara, Hundru fallls, Dassam falls, Panchghagh and Hirni falls located in very scenic surrounding are important place to discovered and enjoy wonderful natural sightseeing.
For traveler willing to enjoy wildlife viewing, the national park of Betla and Hazaribagh let them spot its wild inhabitants like Elephant, Panther, Leopard, Wild Boar, Tiger, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Chital, Nuntjac, Nilgai, Langur, Mouse Deer, Monkeys, Small Indian Civet, Mongoose, Jackals, Porcupine and Ant Eating Pangolin. Taking a game viewing in the park gives one better interaction with the rich wildlife of India.
Exploring Saranda forest of Jharkhand with its extreme denseness poses a severe challenge before adventure loving travellers. As it is said that in some parts of the forest, not even sunlight can pass through, taking a walk through it is indeed a great challenge, which daredevils will love to accept.
By Air : Ranchi has its own domestic airport having regular flights for destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Patna.
By Rail : The railway station of Ranchi is well connected to other main rail routes of the country. Cities like Delhi, Patna, Chennai and Kolkata have direct train for Ranchi.
By Road : Connected via national highway, Ranchi has very well road link. Daily buses ply from prime destinations like Patna, Kolkata and Jamshedpur.
JTDC Birsa Vihar Main Raod, Ranchi Ph: 91-651-2331828
Kanheri Hill Rest House Canary Hill, Hazaribagh Ph: 91-6546-222339
JTDC Van Vihar Betla Ph: 91-6567-226513
Important Tourist Information Centre
- Tourist Information Centre Directorate of Tourism Birsa Vihar Complex Main Road, Ranchi Ph: 91-651-2300646
- Principal Secretary (Tourism) Government of Jharkhand HEC Project Building Dhurwa, Ranchi Telefax: 91-651-2403229, Fax: 2403836