Hazaribag (हज़ारीबाग), Meaning: A place of thousand gardens, is a district in Jharkhand state. It is located on the Chota Nagpur plateau.
Situated at a height of 2,019 feet above the sea level, this small health resort is a great hill destination in the Jharkhand district. The temperature here ranges from 41.1 degree Celsius in summers to 7 degree Celsius in the winters. The best time to visit is from October to April, when a lot of tourists throng the place. There are a number of tourist attractions here, which is why you see both national and international visitors in large numbers. Hazaribagh has become a prominent place in the state due to its coal mines and wildlife sanctuary. As Jharkhand is an important tourist state, Hazaribagh also enjoys the same status among visitors.
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Best Season: October to April
Best Tour Time: Early Spring
Summer - Cotton/Tropical
Winter - Light / Heavy Woolens.
Air: Nearest airport is Ranchi (100km) which is well connected with rest of the country.
Rail: The nearest railway station is Kodarma (56 km). Dhanbad, Ranchi, Ramgarh and Hazaribagh Road stations can also be used for travel to Hazaribag.
Road: Hazaribag is well connected by road to Ranchi (93 km), Patna (250 km), Bodhgaya (117 km), Dhanbad and Isri (Pareshnath Station) and Jamshedpur.
Close to the town lies the Canary Hill which has a well-laid out park and is studded with three small lakes. It has an observation tower. From the top of the hill one can have a panoramic view of the town. Perhaps the best place to soak in Hazaribagh's natural beauty is from Canary Hill, which affords not only a bird's eye view of the town and the lakes but also the dense foliage that surrounds it.
Wild Life Sanctuary
For the eco-tourist, nature lover and wildlife enthusiast, hills, deep nullahs, thick tropical woodlands, grassy meadows. Wild bear, sambhar, nilgai, chital, and kakarare populous. Sloth bears, tigers and panthers also prowl.The ten observation towers in the sanctuary make it easier to have a closer encounter with wildlife.
Hazaribagh National Park
Hazaribagh National Park is in Jharkhand, India. Hazaribagh town forms the base for visiting the national park. NH 33 (Hazaribagh-Barhi sector) runs through a part of the national park. The main gate of the national park at Pokharia is 21 km from Barhi and 16 km from Hazaribagh. Hazaribagh National Park with an average altitude of 615 m, spreads over 184 sq km. It houses a large number of wild animals such as wild boar, sambar, nilgai, chital, sloth bear, tiger and panther. Watch towers are available for the tourists to watch the wild animals. The region has a tropical climate with hot summers and cold winters. There are small rivers and a number of dams have been constructed to form artificial lakes within the park. Watch towers generally have been constructed above the pools of water, so that in summer visitors may sit on these towers and easily see the animals that come to drink water. Artificial saltlicks have also been made for the animals. There is a Tiger Trap used by the Raja o
A hot spring almost 72 kms away from Hazaribagh. The normal temperature of water here is 169-190 degree Fahrenheit. Besides two hot springs, there is also a cold spring. The water has a therapeutic effect due to high Sulphur content. There are 5 kund namely Surya Kund, Lakshman kund, Brahm Kund, Ram kund and Sita Kund. Besides there is a Durga temple also located here. A big fair is held here every year on vernal equinox. A large number of tourists throng to this place in winter.
Isko village is located 45 kms under Barkagaon block to the south east from Hazaribagh district headquarter. Discovery of rock paintings dating back to the mid stone age as per archaeological estimate, has confirmed that ancient civilisation had once thrived in the rocky plains of the Jharkhand region wedged between the mighty Damodar River and the hills of Chotanagpur plateau. Tests carried out by experts have recorded that while the rock painting are around 10,000 years old, the cave paintings discovered from the hills of Isko village date back to the mid stone age period more than 30,000 years ago. Engraved in the huge boulders are carvings depicting gods and goddesses, men and women, domestic animals and some species of wild animals particularly deer.
About 80 k.m. from Ranchi on Ramgarh Chitrapur Road, Rajrappa is situated at the confluence of rivers Damodar and Bhairavi popularly knows as Bhera. Rajrappa, which was once desolate hillocks with a small temple of Chhinamastika, now turned into a famous pilgrim resort for the Hindu devotees mainly from Bihar and West Bengal.
The headless statue of Goddess Chhinamastika stands upon the bodies of Kamdeo and Rati in a lotus bed. The Chhinamastika Temple is very old and its architectural design is the same as that of other temples of tantrik importance. A number of other temples have come up around the original temple. Particularly, the temples of Mahavidyas ( Tara, Shodashi, Bhuneshwari, Bhairavi, bagla, Kamla, Matangi, Dhumavati) built in a series, attract more devotees. Rajrappa has turned into a popular picnic spot. Pilgrims come here throughout the year.
The Satpahar site, in Hazaribagh consists of a series of seven triadic ranges - replete with rock paintings it deserves to be placed amongst the most impressive rock art galleries of the world. The sandstone is painted with zoomorphs, anthropomorphs, fish, grasshoppers, spotted deer, cattle, small animals like rodents and ritually arranged frogs. Several microliths and polished stone axe-heads have been found in these painted shelters.