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Jharkhand at a Glance

While it is on the Chhotanagpur plateau, one of the oldest land formations in the world, Jharkhand the 28th state of India. With nearly one-third of its total area under forest cover, Jharkhand is rightfully called the “land of forests”.

The lush green forests, rivers and waterfalls of this primeval land are home to many kinds of spectacular flora and fauna. Age-old tribes are the main inhabit of this wonderful land, the state is also a hubs of industry, commerce and education. A treasure-trove of minerals comprises 40 per cent of the mineral wealth of the country ranking first in the production of coal, mica and iron and helps in making Jharkhand one of the richest state of india in natural resources.

History

History of Jharkhand is closely linked with 6th and 7th Century BC at the era of Mahabharata the "Kikat" Pradesh mentioned in the Rig Veda, was located in the Parasnath Hills in Giridih district, Jharkhand. This enormous wealth of past times, civilized existence, human societies and their cultural patterns, survive in caves and temples.

Over the centuries, Mughal and British has define the Jharkhand in other way For the Mughals, who called it Kokrah, it contained mythical riches; for the mercantile British, it existed to be exploited and tamed- and divide into prosaically named ‘provinces’

According to some historians, there was already a distinct geo-political, cultural entity called Jharkhand even before the period of Magadha Empire. Many scholars now believe that the language used by tribes in the state of Jharkhand is identical to the one used by Harappa people. 

Handicrafts

The tribes of Jharkhand have evolved a rich crafts tradition, each and every tribes have their own tradition and legacy of handicraft.

Tussar Silk: Tussar Silk  produced from larvae of several species of silkworms. It is uses as base material for handicrafts, furnishing fabrics, and stitched apparel.

Dokra: Dokra metal-craft uses the cire predue or ‘lost-wax’ method”

Terracotta: Terracotta designing, having long been employed in temple architecture.

Bamboo Craft: Flowerpot, fishing equipment, trays, baskets, furniture, and some decorative items made with bamboos.

Similarly many other crafts and painting like Grass Weaving, Stone Carving, Wood Carving and Pyatkar Painting are also very famous in Jharkhand.

Peoples

The tribes of Jharkhand consist of 32 tribes inhabiting the Jharkhand state in India. The tribes in Jharkhand were originally classified on the basis of their cultural types by the Indian anthropologist, Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi.

His classification was as follows:

  • Hunter-gatherer type — Birhor, Korwa, Hill Kharia
  • Shifting Agriculture — Sauria Paharia
  • Simple artisans — Mahli, Lohra, Karmali, Chik Baraik
  • Settled agriculturists — Santhal, Munda, Oraon, Ho, Bhumij, etc.
  • People from various states have also been coming and making Ranchi as their home because of its peace and serenity.

Music & Dance

Music and dance is integral to Jharkhand’s tribal communities. Their music reflects their world and emerges from it this can be understood by a person who has stood under a star-ridden night sky in Jharkhand listening to the sound of a distant “Chhau” performance which is world famous and tourists from all over the world visit india during the” chhau festival”.

Dance

Seraikela Chhau, Manbhum Chhau, Kharsawan Chhau, Mayurbhanj Chhau, Paika, Firkaal, Dasai, Rinjha, Janani Jhumar, Mardana Jhumar, Damkach, Kaathi, Dahar, Maghe Dance, Nachni, Mundari Dance, Barao, Chhangu Nritya

Music

Nagara , Dhaak, Dhamsa, Dhol & Dholki, Mander, Ghanti, Peetta Ghant, Ghungru, Jhanj, Tohila, Kendri, Bhuang, Banam, Bansuri, Shehnai, Bheri, Singha

Facts

Jharkhand was separated from Bihar on 15 November 2000 , having spread in the area of over 79,714 Square Kilometer with total population 32,988,134, in which male population is 16,930,315 and female population is 16,057,819

Altitude of Jharkhand is 651 meter above sea level. The Latitude of Jharkhand is 23.6101808 N. The Longitude of Jharkhand is 85.2799354 E.

Languages Spoken in Jharkhand is Santhali, Mundari, Kurukh, Khortha, Nagpuria, Sadri, Khariya, Panchparagnia, Ho, Karmali, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and some other local and secondary languages Jharkhnad is having a literacy rate of 67.6 %

Climate is pleasant in Jharkhand :Cold-Weather Season takes place from November to February whereas Hot-Weather Season takes place from March to mid-June.

City and Location

The State of Jharkhand is endowed with immense bio-diversity, moderate climate, rich cultural and historical heritage, religious places of worship and ethnic aspects to make the State the ultimate destination for tourists.

Airports

Birsa Mund Airport Ranchi

Visa on Arrival

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About the Website

This is official website of the Department of Tourism, Government of Jharkhand, This website facilitate to book online hotel, tour package and local site seeing. This website contains meticulous information about Jharkhand tourist destinations.

The website has been online since November 2016 and available in bilingual language English and Hindi. The site is updated as necessary and frequently. The site contains huge information about tourist destination available in Jharkhand. In this website tourist destination has presented in various categories like Waterfall, Dam, Ecotourism, Religious Tourism and many more that can be look in Explore section of the site. This website disseminates useful information to travelers around the world.

District Map

Sahebganj Godda Pakur Dumka Deoghar Jamtara Dhanbad Giridih Koderma Hazaribagh Chatra Ramgarh Bokaro Latehar Lohardaga Gumla Khunti Ranchi Palamu Garhwa Simdega West Singhbhum East Singhbhum Seraikela Kharsawan BIHAR WEST BENGAL CHHATISGARH ODISHA UTTAR PRADESH