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Galudih City Tour, Jharkhand

Galudih is a small hilly town in East Singhbhum District of the state Jharkhand. It is situated in the Chotanagpur Plateau stretches from lower land to highland of the plateau. Galudih is a pure health resort for its pleasant climate and Mother Nature surrounding with thick forest and a local river name Subarnarekha passes just a side to the city. The great Bengali writers Rabindra Nath Tagore and Bibhuti bhusan Bandyopadhyay mentioned the name of the river in different episode of their literary works. Another, Satgurum River is flowing through just out side the Galudih City. Seven streams of the river encircle seven separate hills seven times; the river is hence named as Satgurum.

galudih railway station

(Galudih Railway station, just next to the Ghatshila station)

Galudih is a lovely tourist destination for nature lover. It located just 9 km away from Ghatshila and about 43 km away from Jamshedpur. Walking to the hills through the jungle-path, apart from the daily busy live, will give you a great experience of nature. Elephants and deer can be spotted on the way. They come down from the mountains to drink water from the village pools. Most important hills around Galudih for trekking are Nekra Dungri, Phuldungri and the Rukmini Hill. You will found several mountain rivers gush down as waterfalls from the top of Dharagri mountain ranges in Galudih.

Tour spots in and around Galudih

Bibhuti Bhusan Library constructed in 1950 respect to the great Bengali writer Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhya. Bibhuti Babu visited Galudih in 1930 during one of his weekend holiday from Kolkata. He liked this place very much and wrote several episode of his literature about the nature beauty of Galudih.

Phuldungiri is a small hillock located about 3 km away from Galudih on the National High Way No-33. There is spiral pathway through which one can drive up to top of the hill. The hillock is heavily covered with lots of tall Sal trees and its pathway covered with red pebbles which attracts lots of tourist.

Burudih Lake placed just 4 km away from Galudih. It was constructed during the British colonial rule. You will be facilitated here with the several speed or paddle boats for riding. A large fair named the Binda Mela is celebrated on the bank of the lake, every year in the month of October (Ashwin Month). There have a famous stone which called as Panch Pandav.

Ratmohona is a popular tourist attraction around Galudih on the bank of Subarnarekha. It is famous for witnessing the sunrise and sunset. On the way of this spot you have to cross Galudih barrage. You can also at the Government Tourist Lodge at Galudih to trip these spots.

Dharagiri Waterfall is located about 7 km away from Galudih. It falls 20 ft down from Dharagiri Hill. You will found here a prehistoric stone curving on the falls riverside and a Kali temple. This region is a forestry hilly type and perfect for picnicking.

Ancient Temple Complex of the royal Dhalbhum palace is another tourist attraction in Galudih. There have some old temples like Tribeniswar, the Dashbhuja temple and the Langta Kotal Mandir. These temples are private property of the Royal family.

Rajbari is almost ruined, situated about 4 km away from Galudih. Today some portions of the palace are converted into the SDO court and government offices.

How to reach Galudih?

Travel by Railways
There have a railway station in Galudih where some express trains and all passenger trains stop. But, for tourists Ghatshila Railway Station (just one stoppage before Galudih) is best for halt. It located about 8 km away from Galudih. This station is well connected to 3 Metro cities of India namely Mumbai (Bombay Express), Kolkata (Steel Exp and Samleshwari Exp) and New Delhi (Neelachal, Purushottam Exp and Utkal Exp). There are many Local Passenger trains connecting Jamshedpur and Kharagpur with Ghatshila.

Travel by Roadways
Galudih maintains a distance of about 272 km from Kolkata, 42 km from Jamshedpur and 8 km from Ghatshila. Those traveling from Kolkata first have to take NH-6 to Baharagora and then take the road to Jamshedpur. Buses plying between Kharagpur and Jamshedpur pass through Ghatshila and then to Galudih. Buses going from Bhubaneswar and Kolkata to Jamshedpur and Ranchi also pass through Ghatshila.

Travel by Airways
There have no airports in Galudih. If you plan to visit Galudih with airways then the domestic airport of Ranchi will be suitable to you. The airport of Ranchi is located 111 km away from the city. All the major cities of India are connected to the airport of Ranchi by several regular flights. After reaching Ranchi you can travel to Galudih with a train or bus.

Hotels in Galudih

Mahulia, Galudih, Railway Station
East Singbhum, Jharkhand
Phone Number: 06585-262855
Kedi palace
Galudih, East Singbhum
Mobile: 9830674320
Hotel Rajanigandha
Galudih, East Singbhum
Phone: 94321178 35
Hotel (Suvarnarekha) River View
Ghatshila, Jharkhand, India
Mobile: +916585226603
Raath Villa
Fuldungiri, near Buridih Dam
Mobile: 9934615108
Government Rest House
Galudih, East Singbhum, Jharkhand

General info of Galudih

Country India
State Jharkhand
District East Singbhum District
STD Code 06585
ISD Code 00916585
Dialects Hindi, Bengali, Santali.
Climate Winter Minimum - 7°C and Summer Maximum - 37°C
Best season to visit November to April (in Winter)
Targeted Railway Station Ghatshila railway station
Airport Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi