Travel Viewpoint

Hazaribagh ‘a thousand gardens’

Hazaribagh, literally meaning ‘a thousand gardens’, is a fine health and hill resort, perched on the central plateau at a height of 2,019 ft. The picturesque town surrounded by thickly wooded hills is also noted for its salubrious climate. Hazaribagh Lake: It is a popular picnic spot. Water sports facilities are available. Canary Hills: It …

Explore Jamshedpur!

This major industrial center surrounded by delightful Dolma hills is India’s earliest planned city and the industrial house of the Tata’s. The idea of this Steel city was conceived by Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata in 1907 and the work started in 1909. The city also has prestigious institutes like XLRI (Institute for Business Management and Labour …

Around Dhanbad

This major industrial and commercial center is well known for its rich coal fields. It is also famous for educational and research institutes like the Indian School of Mines, Mining Research Stn. and National Fuel Research Inst. Around Dhanbad Jharia (6 kms.) It one of the most important coalfields of the country and is shared …

Deoghar, the ‘Abode of Gods’

Deoghar or the ‘Abode of Gods’ is one of the most important Hindu pilgrim centers of the country and a fine health resort of Jharkhand. Baidyanath Temple or Baijnath Dham: The ancient temple of Lord Baijnath (Shiva) enshrines one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which is also the only kamanalingam – a lingam that has the …

Danmantic Ranchi

Danmantic Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand and the erstwhile summer capital of Bihar nestles at an altitude of 2,140 feet in the heart of the charming Chhotanagpur plateau. The bracing climate and lush landscape teeming with wonderful waterfalls have made the beautiful town a popular health and holiday resort. It is also an important place …

Vaishali, an archaeological site!

Vaishali, an important archaeological site on the left bank of the Gandak river is yet another major Buddhist and Jain pilgrim center of Bihar. The town is said to be named after the legendary king Vishal, whose heroic deeds are mentioned in the epic Ramayana. It is believed that Vaishali is one of the first …

Nalanda, the Ancient Buddhist Center!

Nalanda, the ancient Buddhist center, literally means the place that confers the lotus. It was visited by Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira, but came into prominence after the 5th century A.D., as a leading center of learning in the world. Emperor Ashoka and Harshavardhana were some of its most celebrated patrons. Nalanda, the world’s first …

Rajgir, the Royal Palace!

Rajgir, the capital of the Magadh Mahajanpad (State) before the foundation of Patliputra is named after Raj Griha, literally meaning the “Royal Palace”. The town sprawls in a valley amidst scenic surroundings and is one of the most important tourists and Buddhist pilgrim centers in India. Lord Buddha is said to have spent several years …

Bodh Gaya, the sacred city!

Bodh Gaya (once Uruvela village) is the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrim center in the world. It was here that Gautama (Prince Siddharth) finally attained nirvana under the bodhi (banyan) tree and became Buddha, the enlightened one. Siddhartha Gautama was born in 566 BC in Lumbini Nepal), as a Sakya prince of Kapilvastu. He …

The Imperial City of Patna

The imperial city of Patna sprawling on the banks of the sacred river Ganga is among the world’s oldest capital cities. With a continuous history of| over two millennia. It remained the seat of power for many dynasties and was known by different names like Kusumpura, Pushpapura, Pataliputra, and Azeemabad. Ajatshatru, the Magadha king first …