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.
The Collieries, various technical institutions and research center of high order, attractive neighborhood and the landscape are the attractions of this industrial city.
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.
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.
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
Road : Dhanbad is very well connected by road with important towns of Bihar.
There are many
big and medium class hotels.
A Tourist Bungalow is also being run by BSTDC.
|Altitude||840 ft. above sea level.|
|Rain Fall||1,418 mm|
|Season||October to March|
|Language Spoken||Hindi, English, Bengali.|
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