WELCOME TO DHANBAD : "The Coal Capital of India"


The Dhanbad district situated in the state of Jharkhand lies between 23o37'3" N and 24o4' N latitude and between 86o6'30" E and 86o50' E longitude. The district is bounded on the west by Giridih and Bokaro on the north by Giridih and Dumka and on the east and south by Purulia district of West Bengal.

There are 100850 acres of hillocks and 56454 acres of forests. It is about 500-1000 feet above Sea level. Its soil is by and large lateritic in nature.




Dhanbad is situated around 270 kms from Kolkata in Howrah - Delhi route.

Air :The nearest airport connected to all major cities of the country is Ranchi & Kolkata Airport.

Rail :All important trains including Rajdhani & Satabdi Express stop here.

Coming from North India take either Rajdhani Express, Poorva Express, Kalka Mail, Jammu-Tawi Express, or New-Delhi-Howrah Express. In addition Purusottam Express and Jharkhand Express passes through Gomoh, which is 30 minutes from Dhanbad.

Coming from Bombay side - Bombay Howrah mail is the direct train to Dhanbad.

From South -Allepy Dhanbad Express is the direct train. Otherwise come to Howrah and from Howrah you have a large number of trains to Dhanbad.

MAITHON DAM: Literally meaning Mother's Abode, it is the biggest reservoir of the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). This dam, designed for flood control, has been built on the Barakar river. It has a unique underground power station which is first of its kind in SE Asia. Just a little away from the dam lies an ancient temple at Kalyaneshwari. The lake at Maithon is spread over an area of 65 sq. km. There is a rest house on an island in the lake. Boating and fishing facilities are available. Close by, a Deer Park and a bird sanctuary are also situated. Prior permission is required for visiting the powerhouse. The permits are issued from the office of the Assistant Public Relations Officer and guide services are also made available.

KALYANESHWARI TEMPLE: Close to Maithan Dam,46 kms away from Dhanbad,is the famous temple presiding deity of which is Maa Kalyaneshwari.It draws a large number of devotees throughout the year.So famous is the temple that even the name Maithan is said to have been derived from Mai-Ka-Than meaning Abode of the Goddess. There is also a deer park and a bird sanctuary in the vicinity.

TOPCHANCHI LAKE: Topchanchi Lake (37 km) is situated on national highway # 2. It is an artificial lake surrounded by green hills and forests and a wonderful place for picnics and spending quiet holidays.

INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES: Indian School of Mines (ISM) is a fully residential co-educational public university located in the mineral-rich belt of India in the town of Dhanbad. It was established in 1926 on the lines of Royal School of Mines London. In 1997 the institute began admitting students through the Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). Today, it is a multidisciplinary institute catering to a wide range of engineering disciplines.

PANCHET DAM: This is also a census town situated 9 Kms. South of Chirkunda and about 54 Kms. South east of Dhanbad. The Panchet Dam, around which the Township has developed, is located here.

SHAKTI MANDIR: A much reverred temple of Goddess Durga in the heart of the town,Shakti Temple draws a large number of devotees.

SINDRI: There are fertilizer and other factories and a Govt Engineering College Birsa Institute of Technology. The famous fertiliser complex, 30 kms away from Dhanbad,is located at Sindri on the bank of Damodar river.

CHARK - KHURD: The village, situated about 10 Kms from Tundi on the Dhanbad- Govindpur -Giridih Road, is noted for its hot spring .

PANRRA: The village which also lies in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda Block, it said to have derived its name from the Pandavas. According to local legend the Pandavas spent some period of their exile in hiding at this place. The village contains an ancient temple of Lord Shiva known as Pandeweshar Mahadev. The temple is believed to have been constructed by Hindu King at a much later day.

CHATI GOBINDPUR: The village which also is located in GOVINDPUR development block, contains two ancient pillars which are locally associated with Emperor Asoka and the Afghan Chief Sher Shah.

MEVA: The village is situated in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda Block . It contains ancient pillars said to date back to the time of Emperor Ashoka. There is also a large stone image said to be of Ashoka himself.

GOPALPURThe village lies in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda development block. It contains an ancient pillar said to date back to the time of Emperor Asoka. There is also a large stone image said to be of Asoka himself.

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