Dhanbad

MINING TOWN WITH ANCIENT TEMPLES AND BEAUTIFUL PICNIC SPOTS

DHANBAD

Dhanbad District was constituted in 1956 by carving out the old Dhanbad subdivision, Chas and Chandankiyari police stations of the Sadar subdivision of the erstwhile Manbhum District. The coal capital, Dhanbad in Jharkhand also yielded relics of Buddhist statues along with an ancient pillar belonging to Ashokan times. It locates many temples, hills, rivers and rivulets, which are enjoyed as best weekend getaways by both locals and tourists. Chati Gobindpur village here enfolds two ancient pillars those are associated with Emperor Ashoka and the Afghan Chief Sher Shah. Then there is Bekar Bandh, known as a pretty pond enclosed by beautiful scenery, visitors enjoy the boating facility at this site. Lord Shiva is revered here as Pandewesha rMahadev, his temple is associated with a legend of the Pandavas, heroes of the Mahabharata era. The beautiful Panchet Dam roars with waters of the Damodar River, and the surrounding hills of Panchet makes for an amazing backdrop for picnickers and holiday makers.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

For the ardent followers of Lord Shiva the district has an ancient temple that can be traced back to the era of Mahabharata. The site is distinguished for beautiful lakes, dam and waterfalls, enjoyed best as picnic spots by locals as well as outsiders.

HOW TO GET HERE?

AIR

Ranchi airport is the nearest airport

RAIL

Dhanbad railway station is nearest

ROAD

Dhanbad Bus stand is the main bus stand and is well connected by road across India

DESTINATIONS NEAR DHANBAD

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