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JHARKHAND


Jharkhand Map Jharkhand : was carved out of the southern 18 districts of the united Bihar and become the 28th state of the Indian federation on 15th November 2000. It is rich in mineral resources and also big industries.It has a vast forest cover with a rich flora and fauna. The region has a very good potential for an all round growth.

Historically and traditionally, the rule of Mithila King Janak finds mention in the Upanishads. The region was known as Magadha, which can be found in later Vedic literature. Lord Mahavira and Gautam Buddha were contemporaries of the sixth century B.C. Kiingdom of Bimbisara.His dynasty was followed by the Nanda dynasty. Then came the mighty rule of Maurya and his grandson Ashoka, and so on.

State Government : http://jharkhand.nic.in

Capital : Ranchi
Area : 79,714 square Kilometers
Population : 26,945,829 (2001 census)
Literacy : 53.56% (2001)
Language : Hindi, Maithili, Local Dialects.
Roads : 39,430 Kms
Railways : 2,453 Kms
Airport : Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Chakulia.
Seaport : Nil
Climate : Summer (47° - 20° C), Winter (22° - 10° C), Monsoon : June to September
Best Season : October to March
Places of Interest : State Tourism : http://jharkhand.nic.in/tourism/tour.htm
  Bokaro : Steel city. [ Konar (24 Kms) : Dam-site picnic spot.]
Chittaranjan : Industrial centre, Manufacturer of Locomotives.
Deoghar : Hindu pilgrim centre.
Dhanbad : Coal Capital, Research Institutes. [Topchanchi (35 Kms) : Lake-side picnic spot, Boating, Wildlife sanctuary]
Dumka : Scenery, quiet vacation spot.
Ghatshila : Scenery, quiet vacation spot, nearby Copper mine.
Hazaribag : Sanctuary (19 Kms), rich Birdlife, Holiday resort.
Jasidih : Rose garden.
Jamshedpur : 'Steel city', India's first planned city, Industrial centre, Gardens.
Kodarma : Mica Capital.
Madhupur : Spa, Holiday station (October - December).
Maithon : Dam-site holiday resort, Yachting, Parks. [Tanchet (16 Kms) : Dam-site picnic spot.]
Netarhat : Hill station in Forest setting, Bathing pools, waterfalls.
Palamau : Mandu National Park, Tiger Reserve Sanctuary (October - May).
Parasnath : Most sacred Jain pilgrim centre, also a major shrine of the Santhal Tribals.
Rajmahal : Fort, Antiquities.
Ranchi : Hill resort, Spa, nearby Temples, waterfalls, Picnic spots, Tribal area.
Sindri : Industrial centre, Lake, Boating.
Tilaiya : Dam-site picnic spot.
Festivals : Mahashivratri (February / March), Holi (March), Shravani Mela (July / August), Dussehra, Durga Puja (October), Diwali, Chhatth (October / November), Tribal Festivals.