Dhanbad
A land with a majestic past and magnificent future

The mining town of Dhanbad is internationally famous for its rich coal fields. It is 171 Kms from Jamshedpur. This industrial and commercial town in Chotanagar Plateau has the distinction of lying in the heart of India's richest coal-fields at Jharia.

EXCURSIONS

The Collieries, various technical institutions and research center of high order, attractive neighborhood and the landscape are the attractions of this industrial city.

Topchanchi Lake

The Topchanchi lake lies 37 kms from Dhanbad and is almost on N.H.2. It is an artificial lake surrounded by green hills and forests and a wonderful place for picnic and spending quiet holidays.

JHARIA - A suburb of Dhanbad is a rich colliery center and has extensive commerce.

SINDRI - 30kms - Fertilizer and other factories and Bihar Institute of Technology is here.

Maithon Dam

It is 52 kms from Dhanbad. Maithon can also be translated as 'Mother's Abode'. Maithon has the biggest reservoir in Damodar Valley Corporation. This dam, designed for flood control, has been built on Barakar river. It has a unique underground power station which is first of its kind in S.E. Asia. just a little away from the dam lies an ancient temple at Kalyaneshwari.
The lake at maithon is spread over an area of 65 sq.kms. On an island in the lake is a rest house which offers accommodation.
Boating and fishing facilities are available. Close by, a deer park and a bird sanctuary have been established.

PANCHET DAM - is constructed on Damodar river, is 22,155 ft. long and 134 ft. high. A hydel station has also been constructed against the back ground of Panchet Hill in the eastern side of dam.

BOKARO

Next door from Dhanbad is Bokaro, India's biggest steel complex. It is located on the southern bank of river Damodar along the Dhanbad - Ranchi highway. Bokaro is 47 kms from Dhanbad which is on Delhi - Howrah line. Besides the Steel plant other places of interest are Garga Dam, City Park, Stadium, Cooling Pond, Etc. Hotels and guest house are available here.

HOW TO REACH

Rail : Dhanbad has an important railway station on Eastern Railway and is very well connected with Patna, Calcutta and other important cities of India.
Road : Dhanbad is very well connected by road with important towns of Bihar.

ACCOMMODATION

There are many big and medium class hotels.
A Tourist Bungalow is also being run by BSTDC.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area 24 sq.kms.
Altitude 840 ft. above sea level.
Climate
Winter
Max 22 degree C.
  Min 8 degree C.
Summer Max 44 degree C.
  Min 22 degree C.
Rain Fall 1,418 mm
Season October to March
Clothing Required
Summer Cotton / tropical
Winter Light wollen.
Language Spoken Hindi, English, Bengali.

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