The famous mining township at the heart of rich coalfields. Many industrial and socio-cultural institutions are to be found here, plus extensive commerce.

Getting There:

Rail: Dhanbad is an important railway station on Eastern Railway and is very well connected with Patna, Kolkata, Delhi and other important cities of India.

Road: Roads with all-important places of Jharkhand very well connect Dhanbad.

Tourist Attraction:

Shakti Mandir: A much-revered temple of Goddess Durga in the heart of the city.

Maithon Dam: Named after Mai-ka-than or the abode-of-the-mother, has the biggest reservoir of the Damodar Valley Corporation India’s first multipurpose project. Stay in the lovely rest house on the island in the centre of the 65 sq. km. expanses of the lake. A Deer park and bird sanctuary have come up close by. Visit the ‘awake’ temple of Kalyaneswari on the way to Maithon.

Panchet Dam: Yet another dams of control the strong male river Damodar. Panchet Hill overlooks the dam.


Sindri: 30 km away, famous fertilizer complex and the Birla Institute of Technology.

Topchanchi Lake: Only 37 km from Dhanbad is a wonderful retreat surrounded by green hills, forests and that huge man-made lake.