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Jharkhand, India

The state of Jharkhand in eastern India is largely located on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, which is where a number of rivers originate. Many areas in Jharkhand are forested and are home to wild animals such as Asian elephants, bison and tigers.

Discover about the big one Betla National Park (Palamu), around 25 km from Daltonganj away. This extends over an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 250 square kilometers. Also the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary (135km from Ranchi) offers scenic beauties.

Attractions in Jharkhand

Dassam Falls
The over 140m high waterfalls are around 40km from Ranchi in the village called Taimara. Here the river thunders Kanchi deep in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

Other waterfalls worth seeing:

  • Hundru Falls (30km from Ranchi)
  • Jonha Falls (40km from Ranchi)
  • Hirni Falls

The Gonda Hill with a water reservoir on its top is well worth a visit. At the foot of the hill you will find the large lake Kanke. This area is well developed for tourism.

The temples of Jagannathpur from the 17th century, which are located on the top of the hill of the same name.

Other temples worth seeing


The ones in the old days Dakshin Kosala named region is only in 2000 after a split from Madhya Pradesh originated. Chhattisgarh is one of the poorest states in India and is located in the heart of the Indian tribal country. The population is mainly composed of Adivasis - the descendants of Indian indigenous people who used to live in seclusion in inhospitable forest and mountain regions. The development of this area only began with the colonial era. The southern part of Chhattisgarh is also a politically unsafe area, as Maoist rebels (Naxalites) control some areas.

The central part of the state forms a fertile plain (rice cultivation), northern and southern parts are hilly. Over 40% of the area is forested and offers the tourist beautiful scenic areas, some with interesting waterfalls.

Culture and people

In the country with the rich cultural heritage, several religious subgroups (Satnami Panth, Kabirpanth, Ramnami Samaj, and others) have many followers. Much of the population is not part of actual Hindu society. The relevant cultural and sociological profiles of the state are not only of interest to anthropologists and sociologists.

The little town Champaran has a special religious significance as it is the birthplace of the holy Vallabhacharya is. Especially the Gujarati community (people from Gujarat and Mumbai) visit the place that is sacred to them.

Indicative of Chhattisgarh

  • fine arts and crafts (wood carvings, bamboo furniture, ...)
  • traditional dances (Panthi, Raut NACHA "Karma" and Soowa)
  • Folk songs (Sohar, Bihav and Pathoni songs)
  • More rights for women than in many other areas of India

Also some cultural sights, such as temples, palaces and Buddhist places of worship - mostly far from the well-known tourist attractions of India - are worth a visit.

Have fun and lots of impressions on your trip to these two states!

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