Hazaribag (हज़ारीबाग), Meaning: A place of thousand gardens, is a district in Jharkhand state. It is located on the Chota Nagpur plateau.
Temperature (Max./Min.) Deg C: Summer- 41.1/19.4 Winter- 25.5/07 Best Season: October to April Best Tour Time: Early Spring Clothing: Summer - Cotton/Tropical Winter - Light / Heavy Woolens.
Air: Nearest airport is Ranchi (100km) which is well connected with rest of the country.
Rail: The recently opened Hazaribagh railway station welcomes you through koderma.The trip is beautiful with rivers and hills all around.
Bus: Regular direct bus services are available from Patna and Ranchi. Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation also runs luxury coach services Patna- Ranchi route via Hazaribag twice a day.
Conducted Tour: Chartered buses or taxis are arranged from Ranchi and Patna by Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation.
Local Transport: Taxis, Tongas, Auto Rickshaws, Cycle Rickshaws are available.
- Hazaribagh National Park Wildlife enthusiasts would love to visit the national park.
- Hazaribagh Lake The Hazaribagh lake in the town also attracts tourists and visitors. It is a popular picnic spot and place for water sports.
- Canary Hills Close to the town lies the Canary Hill which has a well laid out park and is studded with three small lakes and an observation tower. From the top of the hill one can have a panoramic view of the town.
Hazaribagh is popular for its rich street food. You can start your day with local breakfast with kachari sabji and jalebi. Try out famous bagheri(a small bird) jhor at Alka Hotel with rice in lunch. Be careful to reach Hotel before 12:30 otherwise you won't get any. Try out rich street food of hazaribagh in the evening. Most famous is the chotangapuri snacks like bada, dhuska, aaloo chop, kachri at the famous local shop at the end of the Guru Teghbahadur Road. Samosa 9locally called Singhara)and rasgulla of Vivekannd Hotel (near Congress Office)is famous for its simple and tasty preparation. Enjoy matka kulfi in summer at Jhanda Chowk. There are plenty of chat serving cart on and around Jhanda Chowk that are famous for samosa and tikki chat. tikki chat of hazaribagh is very different from the tikki chat that you get in delhi. golgappa is famous in suresh colony of Hazaribahg also tastes differently than what you get in Delhi. try it out!! Food carts near meetha talab serves hot maal pua and don't forget to drink tea sold in small kiosk all over the town.
If you are a non-vegetarian buff, do not forget to try out jama masjid road and sujait chowk area. You can try delicious kabab paratha evening and mouth watering nehari and paya in the morning at kolkata hotel (jama masjid chowk). The kabab you find in this area has a distinct taste not what you find in the northern delhi region. Moreover you can find tikia (minced meat pressed together and fried), its an absolute delight and is a must must if yo happen to be in the region. One more must do is the kabab at sujait chowk area, the place is small but the popularity of the place can be easily seen. The shop opens at 3-4 in the evening and is out of stock within 2-3 hrs. So if you are one of those who cannot resist the taste of good meat, this is a must visit place.and if you are interested in biryani go to zakir hussain road at iqbal hotel
- Tourist Lodge
- Pooja Lodge
- Hazaribagh Circuit House
- Upkaar Hotel
- Prince Hotel
- Pagoda Hotel
- Hotel Sky Lok (Air Conditoned)
- Hotel Canary Inn, NH33 Near Old Bus Stand
- Hotel amarpali, Old bus stand. edit
- Hotel Maa Ambey, Sardar chowk. edit
- Divyanka palace. edit
- Rajrappa : Rajrappa is famous for Ma Chhina Mastika temple where river Bhera joins the Damodar river from a height of 20 feet. The little waterfall offers boating facilities which introduces some very spectacular rock formations in this area.
- Parasnath Temple (90 km): Situated at the of the highest hill in Bihar in Giridih district, it is a famous abode for Jain tourists. Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation runs a hotel Paras Vihar for the comfortable stay of the devotees and visitors.
- Tilaiya Dam (52 km): It is the first dam and hydro -electric power station constructed by Damodar Valley Corporation across Barakar river in Hazaribag district. It is 1,200 ft. long and 99 ft high. It is situated in an ideal surrounding with a reservoir stretching in 36 sq km The main objective is to control floods. The hydro -electric station produces 4,000 kilowatt of power. The beautiful natural surroundings and the drive from Barhi on GT road to the dam site through reservoir and the picturesque hillocks are the attraction to the motorists and the tourists. There is another dam at Konar, which is 51 km from Hazaribagh
- Surajkund (65 km): Situated close to the GT Road. You have to get off GT Road at Belkapi near Barkatta, it is quite popular for its steaming-hot hot water springs.
- Harihar Dham: Interested tourists can follow the main GT road and drive to Hari Har Dham at Bagodhar which is famous for the 52 ft high Shiv Ling which took 30 years to complete and is believed to be the tallest in the world.
- Urwan Tourist Complex (62 km): Few kilometers from the Tilaiya Dam there is a tourist complex at Urwan which is run by Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation. It is an ideal site to relax where one can consider spending time by the side of the dam, where one can enjoy boating and other water sports.
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