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Dhanbad, the Coal Capital of India is deemed to be the 79th fastest budding city across the world and is ranked as the 35th city in the Indian sub-continent possessing more than 1 million of population. The city also holds its second position in having the size of its Rail Division of Indian Railway, when talking about its revenue production. The city stands as one of the most important cities of Jharkhand; which is positioned on the Chota Nagpur Plateau at a distance of about 168 km from the state capital, Ranchi.

The place is also acknowledged for coal mining and other industries. Dhanbad is an abode to some of the biggest coal mining industries such as IISCO, BCCL, Tata Steel and ECL. There are other industries as well like coke making and coal washing industries that are found in the city giving a boost to the country’s economy.

Dhanbad coalfields are commonly known as Jharia coalfields, which are sprawled over an area of 448 km having a total reserve of coal being 5,000 million tons. Jharia is placed at a very little distance to Dhanbad, taken as a distinct town at the administrative level. Dhanbad also houses the 1050 MW Thermal power plant by DVC along with Tata Power. The town is also the headquarters of Dhanbad District in Jharkhand. The city was once a part of the Manbhum District of West Bengal till 25th October, 1956.

Dhanbad travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Dhanbad tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Eastern India.

General facts about Dhanbad
Location: Eastern India
Altitude: 222 m
Language: Santhali, Hindi
Climate: Humid, sub-tropical
Major Attractions: Charak Pathar, Jhinjhipahari, Jama, Meva and Panrra
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist sightseeing in Dhanbad
The city holds many tourists attractions for the people such as Katri, Damodar and Jamunia flowing through it. Other places to visit in Dhanbad are Chati Gobindpur, Maithon and Panchet Dam, Charak Pathar, Jhinjhipahari, Jama, Meva and Panrra, Bhatinda Water Falls, the Parasnath hills which is famous for Jain Tirthankara and the Lilori-Sthan (Temple).

Climate of Dhanbad
The ‘coal city’ experiences intense winters with warm summers. The region also experiences and heavy rainfall during the rainy season. The best time to visit Dhanbad is in the months of October to March.

How to reach Dhanbad

Dhanbad by Air: The nearest airport to Dhanbad is at Ranchi at a distance of about 170 km.

Dhanbad by Rail: The city has its railway terminal that connects it to Patna, Calcutta and other important cities of the country. Howrah-Ranchi Shatabdi Express, Black Diamond Express, Coalfield Express, Howrah New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express are some of the common and most frequent trains that ply on a regular basis.

Dhanbad by Road: Dhanbad has a well developed network of roadway service, connecting it to the major cities of the country.

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