With an area of 79,710 km2 (30,778 sq mi), the state of Jharkhand is in the eastern part of India. The state is bordered by Bihar in the north, Uttar Pradesh in the northwest, Chhattisgarh in the west, Odisha in the south and West Bengal in the east. Capital city is Ranchi.
The name “Jharkhand” means ‘The Land of Forests’ and thus tickles the tourist mind in its name itself. Much of Jharkhand is still enclosed in virgin forests.
Major part of the state lies in the Chotanagpur Plateau region and thus has numerous waterfalls and rivers. Prominent rivers flowing through this plateau region are Damodar, Koel, Barakar, Subarnarekha and Sankh.
Main attractions of Jharkhand are:
- Hills – Parasnath, Netarhat, Dalma, Kiriburu etc.
- Warefalls – Dasam, Johna, Hudru, Bhatinda, Hirni, Panch Gagh, Lodh, Usri, Ghaghri etc.
- Forests – Betla, Dalma, Mahuadar, Maromar, Saranda, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Lawalong etc.
- Tribal Hamlets – Tribal villages are spread all over Jharkhand.