Jharkhand tourism can be broadly divided into different forms like Eco Tourism, adventure tourism, tribal tourism, mining tourism, heritage tourism, religious and spiritual tourism. Jharkahnd being land of forests and lakes which is rich in natural beauty there is lot of scope for Eco tourism in Jharkhand. It covers spotting diverse flora and fauna, excursions to the waterfalls and game viewing. This state being rich in mines and minerals mining tours are arranged to visit the mines of Dhanabad, Jamshedpur and Bokaro. Adventure tourism in Jharkhand includes activities like paragliding and parasailing. There are sites for water sports providing opportunities like boating, rock climbing, hot air ballooning and kayaking. Jharkhand having natural forests boasts a huge scope for tribes and tribal life hence giving chance to view the tribal life of different tribes.
The state was carved out of Bihar in the year 2000. With Ranchi as its capital it is located on Chotta Nagpur Plateau, surrounded by Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal. The state is popular for its large scale mining activities. It can be reached easily by air from the major Indian cities which have domestic flights to Ranchi. Climate of the state in general is tropical with hot summers and cool winters. The humidity and the temperatures are lower during October to March with a pleasant climate which is the best time to visit Jharkhand. The tourist places in Jharkhand range from blissful and tranquil places, springs, waterfalls, national parks, and hill stations. A few of the popular tourist places in Jharkhand are
Hazaribagh is well known health resort and tourists get attracted to this place because of its romantic climate and panoramic scenery all around. Parasnath Temple situated on the hillock is the place where 23 out of 24 Jain prophets have attained salvation.
Jaganathpur Hill Temple
Located just 10 km. from the center of Ranchi it is a important religious place where the tourists enjoy tranquility of the region. It is a ancient temple built in 1691 and is similar in architectural style compared to Jagannath Temple of Puri. The temple stands like a pinnacle on the top of the hill.
Located just 15 km from Ranchi It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the vicinity of Ranchi. The river Suwarnarekha jumps from a height of around 320 feet providing breathtaking scenes to the visitors. The downside of the falls is the favorite bathing and picnic spots. The place becomes more splendid during monsoon season. The other falls near Ranchi are Dassam falls and Panch Gagh falls.
Netarhat is the highest point on the plateau of Chhotanagpur. The jungles here are dense with fresh air to breathe. Sunrise near the Palamu dak bungalow and sunset at Mangolia point are the must visit spots.
Visit Jharkhand for a wonderful tour of the state with the pleasures of the jungles, the tribal life, ancient temples, adventure sports venues and colorful festivals.