Jharkhand Tourism ? Promoting Nature
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Jharkhand, a state in eastern India, was formed by splitting the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. The industrial city of Ranchi is its capital while Jamshedpur is the largest and the biggest industrial city of the state. Some of the other major cities are Dhanbad, Bokaro and Hazaribagh.
The name Jharkhand means ‘The Land of Forests’. And true to its name Jharkhand is a nature lover’s paradise and is home to countless waterfalls, lush green forests, national parks and numerous rivers.

Being a new state Jharkhand Tourism has been racing against time to promote the major tourist destinations in Jharkhand. Jharkhand Tourism offers various avenues to explore the state’s abundant lush greeneries, serene waterfalls, profuse wildlife, spiritually uplifting pilgrim centres, plentiful rivers and streams – all in a picturesque setting.

Jharkhand Tourism extensively promotes the states rich variety of flora and fauna. The National Parks and the Zoological Gardens located in the state of Jharkhand present a panorama of this variety. The rich forestlands of the Hazaribagh National Park, Palamau Tiger Reserve and Betla National Park are areas where you can easily spot elephants, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, bisons, sambhars, wild boar, deer and pythons.
Jharkhand Tourism industry thrives on the endless pilgrimage centres all around the state. Parasnath is the holiest place in Jharkhand, where hundreds of devotes throng every day. Rajrappa temple is a ‘Shakti Pith’ situated on the confluence of two rivers known as Damodar and Bhairvi. The Chinnamastika Temple is a very famous and a popular place of Hindu pilgrimage. The Baidyanath Dham complex of Deoghar comprises of temples, which forms an important place of worship.

Jharkhand Tourism is highly vibrant and entwined with the culture of Jharkhand. There are about 30 indigenous tribes that exist in the region. Some of the major tribes are Santhals, Oraons, Mundas, Kharias, Hos and Cheros. Jharkhand Tourism widely promotes tribal culture and crafts and at the same time can arrange for home stays at the tribal villages. Poush Mela or Tusu Fair is a significant occasion celebrated during the Makar Sankranti wherein brightly coloured and decorated symbolic artefacts of folk deity are carried by the tribes. This festival takes place as new crops are harvested and tourists can also take part in the colourful festivities.The waterfalls of Jharkhand constitute the back bone of Jharkhand Tourism.  There are numerous beautiful waterfalls in and around the state. Some of the main and magnificent waterfalls are the Hundru Falls, Lodh Falls and Johna Falls.There are many historical structures like Kanke Dam, Garga Dam, Maithon Dam and Palamu Fort that proclaim Jharkhand’s history.Natural beauty is abundant in places like Latehar, Nakshatra Van and Khandoli and figure predominantly in Jharkhand Tourism schedules.

 

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