Travelling to the nature’s lap in Jharkhand can be an enduring experience for you, as you get to witness the ‘Land of Forests’. You will be mesmerised by the elevated hills, breath taking waterfalls and the abounding greenery which is the pride of Jharkhand. Whether you are an aspiring photographer or a nature lover, a visit to the beautiful state of Jharkhand is a must on your bucket list. Keeping this in mind, we present you the magnificent natural beauties of Jharkhand.

  1. Dimna Lake

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Located 13km from Jamshedpur, Dimna Lake has been attracting travellers all over the world with its beauty and charm. Known to be an artificial lake, it is the best place for a peaceful picnic with your friends or a photography shoot to capture the nature’s beauty. You can easily spot the majestic Dalma Hills from this lake, and even explore the dense forest areas filled with trees surrounding it. Breathe in the fresh air and witness the scenic beauty that this lake represents while having a nice, refreshing swim in it.

How to Reach: Take a train to Jameshedpur and then a cab to reach the Dimna Lake.

Where to Stay: Hotel Virat, Yellow Tree, The Altira

Other Attractions: Tata Steel Zoological Park, Rankini Mandir, Sakchi Market

  1. Hazaribagh National Park

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Located 16km from Hazaribagh, it was established way back in 1954 and is spread over 184 square km of land. Known for its variety of undying natural beauty, it is known for its fresh water rivers, lofty hills, and lush green trees that decorate the national park. You can witness the artificial lakes present inside the park, flaunting their artistry. The best part of the Hazaribagh National Park is that you can always spot a sambhar, nilgai, kakar, chital, or even a tiger.

How to Reach: You can take a flight to Ranchi and reach the national park by a cab.

Where to Stay: Hotel Samrat Inn, Guru Nanak Palace, Hotel Skylok

Other Attractions: Hazaribagh Lake, Konar Dam, Urban Haat

  1. Mayurakshi River

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Commencing from the Trikuta Hills, the Mayurakshi River is about 16km away from Deoghar and is about 250 km long, flowing into the Hoogly River. Flaunting its clean and fresh water, the Mayurakshi River is a major tourist attraction due to its famous Massanjore Dam, commissioned in 1955. The Massanjore Dam has been built beautifully and is a hub for all travellers. Visiting this place during the monsoon season can turn out to be a bad decision as it’s the time when this river floods the surrounding areas.

How to Reach: Take a train to Deoghar and reach the Mayurakshi River by a cab.

Where to Stay: Hotel Raj, Hotel Kumar International, Sri Sai Hotel

Other Attractions: Naulakha Mandir, Shivaganga, Maa Kali Mandir

  1. Parasnath Hills A path to heaven Image Source: http://www.holidayiq.com

Situated in the Giridih district, the Parasnath Hills are known to captivate all trekkers. Its 10km long trekking trail will make you witness such magnificent landscapes, that you may not find anywhere else in India. After reaching the top of the Parasnath Hills, you can explore the breath taking Jain Temples, mesmerising scriptures and idols. Make sure to carry your camera with you as this place is full of fascinating views that are worth capturing.

How to Reach: You take a bus to reach Giridih and then hike to reach the Parasnath Hills.

Where to Stay: Hotel Orbitz, Hotel Ashoka International, Hotel Mansarovar

Other Attractions: Usri Falls, Jain Museum, Madhuban

  1. Topchanchi Lake

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Though Topchanchi Lake is an artificial lake, situated in Dhanbad, its surroundings will certainly take your breath away once you reach there. The green grass and surrounding hills make the view exquisite and perfect to capture in your camera. Alluring a plethora of tourists, not only from India but the world, you also get a sneak peak of the amazing Parasnath Hills from the Topchanchi Lake. Carry your binoculars with you if you want to spot the beautiful Jain Temples at these hills. Its romantic aura always attracts couples to get their picnic basket, for a date in the nature’s lap.

How to Reach: Take a train to Dhanbad and then a cab to the Topchanchi Lake.

Where to Stay: Cocoon, The Seventeen Degree Hotel, Hotel VIP Regency

Other Attractions: Shani Mandir, Ray Talkies, Barora Coal Mines

I’m sure after going through all these hubs of nature, the traveller in you must have risen. After all, who wouldn’t like a few days away from their routine life?