11 Best Things To Do In Dhanbad, India

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Dhanbad is a tourist’s delight as it offers a complete package to tourists with attractions like picturesque waterfalls and serene lakes, ancient monuments and medicinal hot springs. So if you are looking to marvel at ancient ruins or to just wash away your stress at a waterfall, Dhanbad is the best place for you to visit and what’s more, you can also get healed at the medicinal hot springs.

1. Shop and dine at Ozone Galleria Mall

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Ozone Galleria Mall on Friday, August 17, 2012

As the first-ever shopping mall in the state of Jharkhand, Ozone Galleria Mall brings to the Dhanbad commercial and business landscape a wide range of services housed in a modern facility. The 8-story building is home to over 50 retail and anchor stores, a food court, a hypermarket, a 4-screen movie theater, and 2 fine dining restaurants. Indulge in a variety of culinary experiences, from fine to casual dining, and unique shopping escapades on its concept stores from international and home-grown brands.

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Ozone Galleria Mall

Address: NH-32, Sugiadih, Sahayogi Nagar Sector II, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 828127

Website: Ozone Galleria Mall

Opening hours: 8:30am - 11pm (daily)

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2. Stroll around Rajendra Sarovar Park

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Visit Rajendra Sarovar Park for some easy city adventure like running, jogging, or walking. The park is a convenient destination for fitness enthusiasts and families alike who seek a nice and pleasant outdoor space. In the morning, the park becomes busy with people doing yoga sessions and health routines, while sparkling lights embellish the area at night. The entire park comprises a kids’ park, musical fountain, stadium-type seating, and food plaza.

The entrance fee is free until 8am and 10 INR (0.13 USD) is being collected thereafter for the park’s maintenance.

Rajendra Sarovar Park

Address: RC2G+FW9, Bekarbandh, Forest Colony, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 828105

Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)

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3. Visit the famous Maithon Dam

Maithon dam,dhanbad. When gates of Dam are just opened

Posted by Incredible Ranchi on Saturday, 8 August 2015

Maithon Dam literally means Mother’s Abode, it is the biggest reservoir of the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). The Maithon Dam is at Maithon, which is 48 kilometers (29.8 miles) from the city of Dhanbad, in Jharkand, India. The dam is constructed on the Barakar River and is spread over 6 sq/km (3.7 sq/miles). It is 4,789 meters (15,712 feet) long and 50.2 meters (165 feet) high. It was specially designed for flood control and generates 60,000 kW of electricity. It has an underground power station, the first of its kind in South East Asia. The Maithon Dam has 13 locks in total and has good lighting and boating facilities for tourists as well!

Maithon Dam

Address: Barakar River

Price: USD 5 for boating on the dam

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: 2 hours required.

Access: Kumardhubi is the nearest railway station from the dam and you can take an auto from there which will cost you 100 INR (2 USD)

Contact: +91 32623122454 E-mail: info@jharkhandtourism.in

Near by Food: There are many hotels nearby like Mazumdar Niwas, Maithon Hotel serves delicious food

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4. Relax and unwind at the Birsa Munda Park

Posted by Birsa Munda Park,Dhanbad on Friday, 3 January 2014

Birsa Munda Park is a tourist attraction near Dhanbad City and attracts people from all age groups. The park is situated at about 8 km (4.97 miles) from the Dhanbad railway station. It can also be reached by road (G.T. Road) via Govindpur near Hirak Road. The park is located about 2 km (1.24 miles) from Dhanbad Airport. The park has a walkway, toy trains, joy rides for children, food courts and lush greenery spread out over a large space of land. The best time to visit Birsa Munda Park is the winter months from November to February. The park can be accessed by private vehicles and public travel as well. The park is open from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm and on Sundays it is open till 8.00 pm.

Birsa Munda Park

Address: Bhuli Hirak Rd, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826004, India

Price: USD 4

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: around 4 hours required.

Access: The park is 2 km (1.24 mi) from the Dhanbad Airport and is 8 km (4.97 mi) from Dhanbad Railway Station

Contact: +91 3262200090, +91 3262205084, E-mail: info@jharkhandtourism.in

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5. View an amazing sunset at Panchet Dam

Panchet Dam - Dhanbad

Posted by Apna Jharkhand on Sunday, 19 February 2017

Panchet Dam was constructed over the Damodar River at Panchet in Dhanbad. It was built by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) as a result of the catastrophic flood of 1943, and it was operational in 1959. The scenic Panchet Dam has an amazing view of the sunset and also has a nice picnic spot with a well maintained garden around.

Panchet Dam

Address: Built on the Damodar River, Dhanbad.

Price: USD 5

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Access: It can be accessed by buses, private cars from Dhanbad Railway station and airport

Contact: +91 3262200090, +91 3262205084 E-mail: info@jharkhandtourism.in

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6. Enjoy nature at Topchanchi Lake

Topchanchi Lake, Dhanbad

Posted by Apna Jharkhand on Friday, 3 March 2017

Topchanchi Lake is located near Dhanbad. It is described as a paradise, attracting people from all over India and abroad as well. Topchanchi Lake was excavated in 1915, along the Parasnath Hill. It is an artificial lake surrounded by greenery all around, it is a good place for nature lovers.

Topchanchi Lake

Address: Topchanchi, Dhanbad

Price: USD 5

Opening Hours: 9am - 7pm

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Access: It can be accessed by buses and taxis from Dhanbad Railways Station and Dhanbad Airport

Contact: +91 3262200090 E-mail: info@jharkhandtourism.in

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7. Explore picturesque water falls at Bhatinda Falls

Bhatinda Falls, Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Posted by Jio Jharkhand on Saturday, 17 September 2016

The Bhatinda Falls are located in Bhatinda, which is a small village near Munidih in Dhanbad. It boasts of picturesque waterfalls from the River Damodar and is a much sought after picnic spot for the locals of Dhanbad. The Bhatinda Falls capture the attention of nature lovers from all over India and abroad for its sheer rejuvenating power. The best time to visit is in winter.

Bhatinda Waterfalls

Address: Bhatinda, Dhanbad

Price: USD 5

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: around 4 hours required.

Access: It is located near Dhanbad Railway Station and can be accessed by buses and private vehicles

Contact: +91 3262200090 E-mail: info@jharkhandtourism.in

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8. Encounter wildlife at Maithon Lake

Beautiful Sunset View at Maithon Lake, Surrounded by Damodar River Valley at the States Border between (Dhanbad District) Jhakhand State and (Asansol District) West Bengal State in India. Photo Credit: Google

Posted by Harshavardhan Rathore on Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Maithon Lake is a popular sightseeing attraction in Maithon. Tourists visiting it can engage in activities like boating and fishing, they can sit down by the deck to fish or row a boat to the centre of the lake and can practice angling in the midst of nature. For accommodation there is a charming rest-house located on an island in the lake. There are other attractions around the lake like the deer park and the bird sanctuary. Alongside, tourists can also explore the gigantic Maithon Dam, managed by DVC. There are buses and taxis to reach the lake from Dhanbad City.

Maithon Lake

Address: Maithon, Dhanbad

Price: USD 5

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: around 3 hours required.

Access: Many buses and taxi are available from Dhanbad City

Contact: +91 6512400981, Telefax: +91 6512400982 E-mail info@jharkhandtourism.in

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9. Healing at the hot springs of Charak Khurd

Posted by Vijay Kumar Singh on Sunday, 11 August 2013

Charak Khurd in Tundi Village of Dhanbad is famous for its hot springs, which are known for their medicinal properties, as many ailments are healed here and people throng there throughout the year for this reason. The hot springs are a significant contributor to the tourism of Dhanbad and are located 10 km (6.2 mi) from the main city.

Charak Khurd

Address: Tundi Village, Dhanbad

Price: USD 4

Opening Hours: 9am - 7pm.

Duration: around 3 hours required.

Access: They can be reached by buses and private cars

Contact: +91 6512400981, Telefax: +91 6512400982 E-mail: info@jharkhandtourism.in

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10. Explore the ancient Kalyaneshwari Temple

Kalyaneshwari Temple

Posted by Archs Deep on Saturday, 12 March 2016

The Kalyaneshwari Temple is situated on the left part of Maithon Lake, near Dhanbad City. It was built in the 19th-century and is dedicated to Mata Kalyaneshwari. It is an important Hindu temple for people in Dhanbad. It can be reached by public transport and private cars from Dhanbad.

Kalyaneshwari Temple

Address: Kalyaneshwari is in Asansol of Bardhaman district, West Bengal

Price: USD 5

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm.

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Access: It can be reached by private cars and buses from Dhanbad Airport or Dhanbad Railway Station

Contact: +91 3262200090 E-mail: info@jharkhandtourism.in

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11. Check out India’s top educational institution, IIT

Posted by Devendra Yadav on Friday, 3 March 2017

Dhanbad Indian Institute of Technology or IIT, in Dhanbad, has been ranked 7th by US ranking agency EDU RAND. It hosts one of the richest geological museums in Asia, with a huge variety of stones and fossils, which are well preserved. It also has a seismological observatory inside it.

IIT Dhanbad

Address. Dhanbad

Price: USD 3

Access: It is 3 km (1.8 mi) from Dhanbad Railway Station and can be accessed by taxis and buses

Contact: +91 3262200090 E-mail: info@jharkhandtourism.in

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Come one, come all, to Dhanbad!

Jasper Hostel at IIT Dhanbad
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Ujjwalagrawal17 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Dhanbad is a mix of old world charm and modernity, as it has ancient temples and modern day shopping malls. Tourists are spoiled for choice with beautiful waterfalls, serene lakes, archaeological gems and medicinal hot springs. So come to Dhanbad and experience a place like nowhere else.

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