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Hazaribagh: A Historical And Cultural Gem In Jharkhand!



Hazaribagh: A Historical And Cultural Gem In Jharkhand!

Hazaribagh is a tourist destination you can consider visiting while you are travelling to the state of Jharkhand for a short vacation. This particular city belongs to the district of the same name in Jharkhand.

The city is the administrative headquarters of the district. If you are planning a vacation that can detox you and gift you with a blissful natural experience, Hazaribangh can be the ideal option for you.

Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary is the main attraction or landmark of this city. The majority of the tourists visiting the city of Hazaribagh make it a point to visit the sanctuary without fail. 

The name of the city when translated into English, gets the meaning, “a thousand gardens” which indicates the picturesqueness of the place. The tribal heritage and history of this place are also worth exploring. Hence, if you are a history enthusiast, you can also get satisfied enough by visiting this place.

This place has also got a lot to tell about its connection with Mughal Dynasty and its rulers. There are also records showing the inhabitation of Bengalis in the region during a particular time period in history. While visiting this city, it is also important to visit its coal mining industries which function as the nerve of its economy. 

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Best Places To Visit In Hazaribagh 

Canary Hills 

You can get to this naturally aesthetic location by travelling a distance of around 3 km from the city centre of Hazaribagh. If you are travelling along with your kids, they can also get the most out of this visit by playing in the park set nearby the hills.

Canary Hills 

You can also get yourself immersed in the beauty of the lakes found nearby. There is also an observation tower in the surroundings which is actually a remarkable viewpoint to indulge in the mesmerising views of the town and its landscape. 

Hazaribagh Lake 

This is a tourist destination visited by tourists and natives as well. Natives of the place like to spend their time in this lake location as a weekend getaway. You can easily get into this particular lake destination since it is situated in the centre of the city itself.

Hazaribagh Lake 

There are also recreational facilities available here such as boating. The surroundings of the lake are mostly posh residential areas in the city of Hazaribagh. Indulging in the sunrise and sunset of this lake location would also be a great idea. 

Sanskriti Museum And Art Gallery 

For those art and heritage lovers visiting the Hazaribagh district, this destination can be the best choice ever. It was in the year 1991 that this museum and art gallery got established in the city of Hazaribagh. This is one of the best places to visit in Hazaribagh.

  • Sanskriti Museum And Art Gallery 
  • Sanskriti Museum And Art Gallery 

Bulu Imam was the man who took efforts and initiatives to make it possible in the city. Artefacts from prehistoric times can also be seen in the collection of this museum and art gallery. Tribal art is another peculiar feature attracting the attention of tourists to the location. 

Konar Dam 

This particular dam belongs to the construction projects that come under the Damodar Valley Corporation. It was in the year 1995, that this dam got opened to the public. The dam is used for a wide variety of purposes such as irrigation, domestic usage, and even hydroelectric power generation.

Konar Dam 

Hence it is regarded as a multipurpose dam in the city of Hazaribagh. This dam is also significant when it comes to tourism in the city. Konar River, which is one of the prominent tributaries of the Damodar River, is the water source on which this dam has been constructed. 

Hazaribagh National Park 

Hazaribagh National Park is no more a national park in the city of Hazaribagh. The environmental importance of this place gave it the chance for it to get recognised as a wildlife sanctuary in recent times.

  • Hazaribagh National Park 
  • Hazaribagh National Park 

The establishment of this place as a national park happened in the year 1955. This wildlife sanctuary can be spotted in the lower terrains of a hilly region in the forest side of Hazaribagh.

You can also explore a wide variety of wildlife and exotic species in the region of the sanctuary such as sloth bears, peafowl, black bears, and so on. 


This is another location of due tourism prominence that can be found in the city of Hazaribagh. There is a waterfall and also a centre for pilgrimage in the location. Maa Chhinnamasta Temple is the name of the pilgrim centre located in the region.

  • Rajrappa 
  • Rajrappa

Every year a lot of Hindu believers are seen visiting this location and paying their respects. You can also enjoy Tantrik patterns of architecture by visiting this temple in the city.

If you would like to witness Kali Puja, which is one of the most important ceremonies in the place, make sure you visit the place on Tuesdays or Saturdays. 


Even though you can consider adding this place to your Hazaribagh itinerary, this location is 72 km away from the city centre of Hazaribagh. Two hot springs and a cold one are the specialities of this place attracting tourists to this destination. Studies report the content of sulphur in these springs.


Hence these springs are also said to have medicinal properties taking their tourism importance to the next level.

Some people are also seen attributing divine properties to these springs and worshipping them for the same reason. During the winter months of the year, a lot of tourists can be spotted in this location. 

Narsingh Sthan Temple 

This is another destination for Hindu pilgrimages that can be seen in the territory of the city of Hazaribagh. The temple would be open from 9 in the morning and it would close at 5 in the evening every day.

Narsingh Sthan Temple 

Hence if you would like to pay a visit, plan your schedule accordingly. Maa Durga is the Hindu deity worshipped inside the shrine of this particular temple in the city. 

How To Reach Hazaribagh?

Nearest airport: Birsa Munda Airport 

Nearest railway station: Hazaribagh Town Railway Station (HZBN)

Best time to visit Hazaribagh:

October – February 

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Ruchika is a “hodophile” who is always on the road. The wanderlust in her often pours out in brilliantly written features and travelogs. When she’s not writing for People Places, you’ll find her in the most obscure of travel destinations, exploring unknown vistas and clicking images in her mind for her next write-up.

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