AT A GLANCE
Area: 5049 Sq. Km.
Population: 16,01,567
SC: 13.62%
ST: 14.63%
OBC: 60.58%
Minority: 14.20%
Sex Ratio: 899
Division: North Chhotanagpur
 

How to Reach

Air: The nearest airport Ranchi, 91 kms away is connected with Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow and Delhi by Indian Airlines flights.

Rail: Koderma is the nearest railway station 59 kms away and Hazaribagh road railway station 67 kms away from the National Park. These stations are on the Delhi-Howrah route.
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Road:
Hazaribagh town is well connected by road to Ranchi, Dhanbad, Gaya, Patna, Daltonganj, Kolkata and many other imporant places.

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Nearest Communication Point

Tourist Information Center
Near St. Columbus College, Hazaribag    Ph : 06546-224916
 

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Hazaribag
 

Hazaribagh

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Land of "a thousand gardens". 2019 ft above sea level Hazaribagh is a ever popular health resort in the hills.Hazaribagh is a famous health resort situated on a height of a 2019 ft. above sea. It has excellent climate and scenic beauties all around it in the midst of dense forest which is quite rich in flora and fauna. The Hazaribagh plateau has on its eastern margin, Parasnath - the highest hill in the Bihar, rising to a height of 4480 feet.

Canary Hill Wild Life Sanctuary Suryakund

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.

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.

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 Rajrappa Temple Satpahar

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.  

OTHER PLACES TO VISIT

 
  Badam
: A village under Barkagaon in south west, contains a fort built in 1642 A.D. and four temples of Lord Shiva built in the 17th  Century A.D.

  Barakatta
: A block head quarter having ruins of a temple near the spring of the village. There are 5 sculptured pieces of stone  inside the
  temple.

  Banda Ruins of hand axes are found dating back to the Paleolithic Age. Bargunda : Hoard of copper objects have been found in 1850.

  Karharbari : A hoard of five pieces of smelted copper, three of which were unfinished shouldered celt, was found.
 
  Hazaribagh Lake
: Offers superb water sports and peaceful picnics and outings.

  Tilaiya Dam : Across the Barakar river, the reservoir and the hillock offer fantastic views.

  Urwan Tourist Complex : Offers adventure sports like boating, para sailing, rock climbing. 

  Konar Dam : 51  kms from Hazaribagh.

 
Khandhar : Khandhar is a small rock art site at about 3 kms, along the side of the Satpahar range towards its western end. Perhaps the only 
  butterfly to be found in Indian rock can be seen here.
 

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