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Jharkhand >> Dhanbad


Dhanbad is one of the most important industrial centers in India. In and around Dhanbad is the richest mineral wealth of India. It is situated about 168 km from Ranchi. 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. Dhanbad is Police district since 1928. Dhanbad is the chief town and the headquarters of the district.

General Information

Location - The Dhanbad district is situated in the state of Jharkhand and lies between 23o37'3" N and 24o4' N latitude and between 86o6'30" E and 86o50' E longitude.

Climate - The climate of the district is characterised by general dryness. It is very pleasant during the cold weather from November to February. Thereafter the climate becomes warm. It remains hot until the monsoon breaks towards the middle of June. With the setting in of rains the temperature falls and humidity rises, July to October are the rainy months. July and August are the wettest months. The average rainfall during July is 287 mm and that in August 445 mm. The average annual rainfall in the district is approximately 1300mm.

Temperature (deg C) : Summer Max- 44, Min- 22; Winter Max.-22, Min- 8.
Best Season: October to March.
Clothing's: Summer - Cotton/Tropical; winter - Light Woolen.
Languages Spoken: Hindi, Bengali and English.

Air: Dhanbad airport is not functional at the moment. Nearest airport is Ranchi, which is connected to Delhi and Kolkata.
Rail: Dhanbad has an important railway station on Eastern Railway and is very well connected with Patna, Kolkata and other important cities in India.
Road: Dhanbad is very well connected by road with important towns in Jharkhand.

Hotel Name Address Phone/Fax
Hotel Ajanta Dhanbad 2304078
Hotel Arya Niwas Dhanbad 2304952
Hotel Blue Diamond Bokaro 247710
Hotel Black Rock Bank More, Dhanbad 2302027
Hotel Bombay Bank More, Dhanbad 2305589
Hotel Bananza Bank More, Dhanbad 2303297
Hotel Chanakya Bank More, Dhanbad 2304005
Hotel Coalfield Hirapur, Dhanbad 2204839
Hotel Everest Bank More, Dhanbad 2302592
Hotel Gee Cee Hirapur, Dhanbad 2202020
Hotel Hill Top Railway Station, Dhanbad/td> 2202022
Hotel Kohinoor Dhanbad 2305701
Hotel Kunal Hirapur, Dhanbad 2207784
Hotel Neel Kamal Chas, Bokaro 255817
Hotel Panchmukhi Hirapur, Dhanbad 2204395
Hotel Poonam Dhanbad 2302332
Hotel Prince Dhanbad 2305374
Hotel Raj Dhanbad 2305276
Hotel Rajdoot Dhanbad 2305220
Hotel Rahhans Dhanbad 2303431
Hotel Samrat Bartand, Dhanbad 2302349
Hotel Savoy Bartand, Dhanbad 2303073
Hotel Skylark Bank More, Dhanbad 2305384
Hotel V.I.P. Bank More, Dhanbad 2303164
Hotel Vasundhara Hirapur, Dhanbad 2202215
Hotel Vikram Dhanbad 2304131
Hotel Ramson Dhanbad 2307464

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Places to Visit

Chark Khurd - The village, situated about 10 Kms from Tundi on the Dhanbad- Govindpur -Giridih Road, is noted for its hot spring .

Charak Pathar - The village is situated in GOVINDPUR development block. It is a very large ancient boulder of white stone. It derives its name from this stone.

Chati Gobindpur - The village is located in GOVINDPUR development block, contains two ancient pillars which are locally associated with Emperor Asoka and the Afghan Chief Sher Shah.

Gopalpur - The village lies in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda development block. It contains an ancient pillar said to date back to the time of Emperor Asoka. There is also a large stone image said to be of Asoka himself.

Jhangi Mountain - This is the longest mountain of the Jharkhand. This is situated in the way of Dhanbad to Govindpur.

Jhinjhipahari - The village is situated in Baghmara development block. It is said that an ancient temple of Lord Shiva was found when the mines here were being worked.

Maithan Dam - This Dam is situated at about 52 km. from Dhanbad district. This is the biggest Dam of Damodar Ghati Pariyojna. This Dam has been built to control flood in the Barakar River. The reservoir of Maithan Dam is spread in 65 sq. km. In the mid of this reservoir, there is an island. A rest house has been built in this island. Boating & fishing facilities are also available in this reservoir. There is a Deer park and Birds garden near this Dam these are also of a tourists importance.

Meva - The village is situated in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda Block. It contains ancient pillars said to date back to the time of Emperor Ashoka. There is also a large stone image said to be of Ashoka himself.

Panchet - This is also a census town situated 9 Kms. South of Chirkunda and about 54 Kms. South east of Dhanbad. The Panchet Dam, around which the Township has developed, is located here.

Panchet Dam - This is situated about 16 km from Maithan. This is the longest dam in Damodar Ghati Pariyojna.

Panrra - The village, which also lies in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda Block, it said to have derived its name from the Pandavas. According to local legend the Pandavas spent some period of their exile in hiding at this place. The village contains an ancient temple of Lord Shiva known as Pandeweshar Mahadev. The temple is believed to have been constructed by Hindu King at a much later day.

Tetulia - Just near the Damodar River in the Dhanbad district, there is a spring of hot water.

Topchanchi - The village is the headquarters of the development block being the same name. It is situated on the Grand Trunk Road. The Parasnath Hill is located nearby. The Topchanchi Water Reservoir spreads over an area of 214 Ac. It is a noted picnic spot.

Topchanchi Reservoir - This is situated about 37 km from Dhanbad district. This is the artificial reservoir. Mountains and forests surround this reservoir. This spot is a well place to celebrate picnic and holiday. Boating facility is also available here. There is also a wild animal park near it.

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