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Hazaribagh, The city of thousand garden

Hazaribagh, literal means the city of thousand gardens, is located on the northern parts of Chota Nagpur Plateau in Hazaribagh district of the state Jharkhand, India. It also serves as the divisional headquarters of North Chotanagpur division. Hazaribagh city is a perfect health resort for its comfortable whether and the natural thick forest surrounding to it. The city covers an area of 183.9 sq km with an average elevation of 613 meters from the sea level. According to the census report 2011, about 153,599 people reside in Hazaribagh. Maximum native uses Santali as their dialect and Hindi language is also used by some population.

Previously, Hazaribagh city was covered with inaccessible thick forests and it was mainly inhabited by tribes. These tribes were independent and almost free from external influence. Only, the Mughal ruler Akbar was able to spread his influence in 1556. But the tribes were able to regain their independence in 1605, after the death of Akbar. Hazaribagh was a cantonment during 1790 to 1884 and it mainly flourished as a town under the rule of British East India Company. Bengali Landlords (Zamindar) took a vital role on the administrative system of the city during the British Rule in 19th century. The landlord, Ray Bahadur Jadunath Mukherjee was the best among them who is credited with starting the Brahmo Samaj and also established Union club, Library, school for girls in the city.

tigers in hazaribagh national park

(Hazaribagh National Park, the city of thousand gardens, Jharkhand)

Tour spots in and around Hazaribagh

Barsopani Cave is located at Jhikjhor Basti on Barkagaon-Hemgir Road in Hazaribagh district about 16 km away from Barkagaon and 48 km away from Hazaribagh city hub. The main attraction of the cave is a 20 sq ft stone. It’s just raining all the time inside the cave.

Budhwa Mahadev Mandir is a Shiva Temple located at the heart of Hazaribagh. It is believed by the people of Hazaribagh that the temple is more than 100 years old. The temple attracts devotees from all across India. During the festival of Mahashivaratri thousands of devotees gather in this temple.

Canary Hill is a popular tourist spot located just 5 km away from Hazaribagh city. You will get a guest house on the top of the hill and the hill is well decorated for tourists where a watch tower is provided to take the site seeing of this lovely garden city.

Hazaribagh National Park located about 18 km away from Hazaribagh city in Jharkhand. This wildlife sanctuary is an abode of thousand of wild animals of different species like tigers, panthers, spotted deer, Bison, Sambar, etc. some tribal communities lives around this sanctuary.

Hazaribag Lake is a lovely tourist place located at the Hazaribagh City hub. The main attraction is the Swarnajayanti Cafeteria which placed just adjoining to the lake. This tour spot become gather during winter by the local picnic parties. You can also make some good time here with several water sports.

Jhumri Tillaya Dam is a hydro-electric power station constructed to control floods across Barakar River in Hazaribag district about 50 km away from city hub. It is 1200 ft long and 99 ft high and the reservoir of it covers an area of 36 sq km. it also a lovely picnic spot.

Konar Dam is placed about 50 km away from Hazaribag City. This lake was constructed across the Konar River in 1955. It is a lovely picnic spot. The Dam is about 14880 ft long and 161 ft high and the reservoir of it covers an area of 27.9 sq km.

Some other tourist spots in and around Hazaribagh are Narsingh Temple, Panchmandir, Rajrappa Mandir, Parasnath Temple, Surajkund, Urwan Tourist Complex, Chadwa Dam (14 km), etc.

How to reach Hazaribagh?

Travel by Airways
There have no airport in Hazaribagh city. The Birsa Munda Airport of Ranchi is the nearest airport to the city located about 90 km away. Ranchi is regularly connected with several domestic flights to the major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Patna and Lucknow.

Travel by Railways
If you plan to visit Hazaribagh then the Koderma railway station would be suitable for you which located about 68 km away from the city. This station falls in the Delhi- Howrah railway line. All major trains from Kolkata and Delhi including Rajdhani stop here.

Travel by Roadways
Hazaribagh is well connected to other adjoining major cities through NH 33. You will get regular bus services to Hazaribagh from the cities of Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Gaya, Patna, Daltonganj, and Kolkata.

Hotels in Hazaribagh

Hotel Skylok
Old Bus Stand, Hazaribagh
Phone: (+91) 6546-260990
Hotel Amrapalli
Old Bus Stand, Hazaribagh
Phone: (+91) 6546-267891
Hotel Prince
Ranchi Patna Road, Hazaribagh
Phone: (+91) 6546-222139
Hotel Upwan
Bansilal Chowk, Hazaribagh
Phone: (+91) 6546-227255
Hotel Upkar
N.H.33, R.P Road, Hazaribagh,825301
Phone: (+91) 6546-262246
Hotel Maa Ambey
Bara Bazar, Hazariabgh
Phone: (+91) 6546-223598
Hotel Arya
Pachmanjil Chowk, Hazaribagh-825301
Phone: (+91) 6546-272322
Hotel Guru Nanak Palace
N.H.33 Rabindra Path, Hazaribagh
Phone: (+91) 6546-226421
Hotel Peacock
Dhanbad Road, Barhi, Hazaribagh
Phone: (+91) 6543-267217
Hotel Mayuri Regency
Opposite Civil Court, Hazaribagh
Phone: (+91) 6546-227939

General info of Hazaribagh City

Country India
State Jharkhand
District Hazaribagh District
STD Code 06546
ISD Code +91
PIN Code 825301
Populatoin 153,599 (census 2011)
Dialects Santali, Hindi.
Climate Winter Minimum: 6°C and Summer Maximum: 34°C
Best season to visit Any time but November to April (Winter) are the best.
Targeted Railway Station Koderma railway station
Airport Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi