The name Jharkhand means the ‘Land of Forests’ in Hindi.
As the name suggests, Jharkhand is covered in lush green forests. It also offers hilly regions and rugged topography of undulating plateaus.
Jharkhand is also the state has comprises 40% of India’s mineral resources. Places such as Bokaro, Jamshedpur, and Dhanbad are well planned industrial town, that boast of a pan Indian multi-cultural milieu.
Apart from this, the state also offers wonderfully sculptured temples and monasteries. The Shikharji Jain Temple, one of the holiest Jain pilgrimage centres in India lies in Giridhi district atop the Parasnath Hill. It offers a magnificent view of the surrounding hills and villages.
Deoghar is also known as ‘the cultural capital of Jharkhand’. Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar becomes the most famous and sought after destination during the Shravan month of the Hindu Lunar Calendar, when millions of devotees bring holy water for the Linga in Pitchers called Kanwads, to perform the holy ritual of Rudrabhishek [The Holy Bath] of Lord Shiva in this holy month. Betla National Park is a beautiful national park which is spread over the hilly terrain of the attractive Palamau district.
Betla stands as an acronym for Bison, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard and Axis. What makes this park stand out from the rest is the presence of two forts inside its premises. The primary attractions here is observing wildlife from a close range. Wild elephants wander without restraints in the thickets of the forest and the flora and fauna are enough to mesmerize any visitor. Apart from these, Ghatshila, Massanjore Dam, Dasham Falls, and Netrahat offer mesmerizing natural landscapes of hilly forests and natural serenity.
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