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Giridih, is headquarters of the district of the same name in Jharkhand. It is a mining town and a poupular health resort.

Get in

  • By rail - 38 km from Madhupur on the Howrah-Delhi main line. Madhupur is 294 km from Kolkata. There is a branch line from Madhupur to Giridih. There is single passenger train which run 5 times during the day and it takes about an hour to reach Giridih. Parasnath railway station, on the Howrah-Delhi grand chord line, is 48 km from Giridih. The adjacent town is called Isri, it is on Grand Trunk Road.
  • By bus - regular buses connect it with Munger, Dhanbad, Bhagalpur, Koderma and other places. Dumri on Grand Trunk Road (NH 2) is about 45 km from Giridih.

Get around

See

  • Usri Falls – 11 km away from Giridh, tongas are available as the main local transport here.A famous picnic spot situated about 13 kms east of Giridih town Amidst in the range of the famous Parasnath Hills ,the Usri River gushes down from a steep gorge , some 40 feet high in three separate streams .

How to reach: Nearest Railway Station is Giridih. Taxi ,Auto Rikshaw and Tanga are available from railway Station and bus Stand.

  • Khandoli – 8 km from Giridh, it is a water reservoir, one of the best sites for water-related adventure sports and bird watching.

A water reservoir some 8 km North-East of Giridih headquater is one of the best site for water related adventure sports and bird-watching. A watch tower and 600 feet high hillock offers a panoramic view of Khandoli site.Elephant and Camel Safari and numbers of other amusement facilities are available there including boating , Rock-climbing Parasailing and Kayaking.

How to reach: Nearest railway station is Giridih. Taxi are available from railway station and bus stand.

  • Madhuban – 8 km from Giridh, it is a water reservoir, one of the best sites for water-related adventure sports and bird watching.
  • Harihar Dham – This is a famous Shivlinga temple A small hamlet about 60kms South-west of Giridih district headquarter under Bagodar Block possesses the largest Shiva Linga of India. Its height is 65 ft. People from all over India come here every year on Shrawan Purnima to worship.

Do

  • Enjoy scenic beauty of Khandoli dam,Watch classic movies in Moti theater, have good food at Madhuban or Gally Hotel.
  • If you are old and retired, Giridih is a nice place to spent rest of your life in peace and harmony.
  • Parasnath is one of the famous holy place for Jain people.

Buy

Kheerkadam from any of these shops tripti, natraj.

  • chand (alam), c/o bhandaridih,giridih. water fall is also a good place for tourist


Eat

  • Madhuban Vegis (Vegetarian)
  • Nikhar Hotel
  • Khalsa Hindu Hotel
  • Lakshmi Hotel
  • Sinha Hotel
  • Nandan Hotel
  • Padam Hotel.
  • Bewakuf Hotel
  • Hotel Galy
  • Red Chilly
  • maha bewakuf
  • bashir ki chaat, near abdul qayyum girls school (bhandaridih).
  • bashir ki chaat.
  • bashir ki chaat, near abdul qayyum girls school. yummy chaat

sweets & snacks

  • sudarshan
  • srisagar
  • chitrakut
  • Nataraj

Drink

  • Milan Bar
  • Shivam Dhaba
  • Rimjhim Bar

Sleep

  • Hotel Swagat, Telephone +91 6532 226 207, Rooms Rs 200-500.
  • Hotel Kaveri, Telephone +91 6532 228384, Rooms Rs. 200-300.
  • Hotel Manas Sarovar, Telephone +91 6532 228152, Rooms Rs. 300-600.
  • Hotel Galy International, Telephone +91 6532 250210, Rooms Rs. 300-600.

Get out

  • Parasnath Hills – about 40 km from Giridh, it is a Jain pilgrimage centre.
  • Deoghar – 112 km, it is Hindu pilgrimage centre.
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