Hazaribagh is a district of Jharkhand state in India. Hazaribagh is located in Jharkhand full of beautiful tourist places. Hazaribagh means thousand gardens and is made up of two words thousand and garden. Here the Health Hill Resort has been constructed at a height of 2019 feet. This resort is situated in the lap of nature and is very beautiful. In this health resort, health benefits can be taken by staying in the lap of nature.
Along with getting health benefits, many beautiful tourist places can be visited here. Hazaribagh Lake is prominent among these tourist places where water sports can be enjoyed. Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Canary Hill and Rajrappa are its other major tourist places.
Tourists can visit the Wildlife Sanctuary in Hazaribagh. It is very big and beautiful. Its area is about 184 sq km. It is known all over the world for its beauty. Here tourists can see different species of plants and animals. Bears, sambar, nilgai, chital and kakar are mainly found in this sanctuary. April-July is the ideal time to visit here as its greenery increases manifold during this time.
After visiting the sanctuary, one can visit Hazaribagh Lake. The area around the lake is also very beautiful. Tourists like this lake very much because they can have a great picnic here away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Water sports are also available here which attract a lot of young tourists. Due to the refreshment center called Kefiteria here, people have started calling this place by the name of Kefiteria. Hazaribagh Central Jail is visible around it, from where many freedom fighters were held hostage in the freedom movement of 1942, the chief of which was Jayaprakash Narayan etc. Overall, it can be said that this lake is the lifeblood of Hazaribagh’s tourism industry.
There are many hills in Hazaribagh, of which Kanhari hill is prominent. There are also three lakes on this hill which adds to its beauty. A building has been constructed on the hill. Beautiful views of Hazaribagh can be seen from this building which mesmerizes the tourists. These scenes are so beautiful that tourists do not forget to capture these pictures in their cameras.
Rajrappa is famous for Maa Chhinna Mastika Temple. Apart from the temple, it is also known as the confluence of Bhera and Damodar rivers. The confluence of these two rivers is beautiful as the Bhera river joins the Damodar river in the form of a waterfall from a height of about 20 feet. The stream of this spring has cut the hill in such a way that it looks like a beautiful picture. There is also the facility of boating which attracts tourists a lot.C
Just seven kilometers away from Hazaribagh city, this dam can have a great picnic away from the hustle and bustle of life.
Situated amidst Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, this dam looks as if it is a white surface situated in the lap of nature. To reach here, from the main gate of the sanctuary, which falls on NH-33, one has to come towards Barhi, a distance of 500 m. From there a unpaved road passing through the forest towards the east, can be reached from there.
This dam is an important source of drinking water for wild animals. Sakhua tree is visible all around. It is also an ideal place for a feast. The natural beauty of that place is pleasing to the mind. You are about 40 feet above the water level and a huge water body in front. By the way, try to leave from there before evening.
There is a very lovely village Khutra at a distance of three kilometers from Chhadwa Dam. Where there is a very big mosque which is the largest in the area around it, to see which people come from far and wide.
ichak (City of Temples)
Hazaribagh is located 13 KM from the district headquarter at Ichak. Ichak was once the capital of the Singh Rajas, who belonged to the Ramgarh royal family. It is said that during the reign of these kings (18th century) about 170 temples were built here. Another feature of these temples is that almost all the temples had a pond built near them.
One of the famous temples here is the Budhiya Mata temple. Devotees come here from Bihar, Bengal, Orissa and other regions. It is believed that every wish made here is fulfilled. The Sun Temple is also a famous temple among other temples. There is a cave behind the Sun Temple, which has been closed then, it is believed that this tunnel is about 15 km. is long.
The other end of which opens by going to the palace located in Padma of the Singh Raja, from where the Queen used to come to the Sun temple through this tunnel to worship. There are also two Thakurbaris (Big Akhara and Small Akhara) where there is a temple of Lord Lakshmi Narayan. The bell sound of the aarti held here every morning and evening is mesmerizing.
The Banshidhar temple is situated in the main market, every year Janmashtami is celebrated with pomp here. Ichak block is the largest block of Hazaribagh district, under which about 84 villages are covered. The sweet Balushahi here is famous all over Jharkhand.