There are few places in Jharkhand where remains of the period are still there for all to see. The first Ruler of the place was Maharaja Phanimukut Rai, whose descendants ruled till India’s independence from the British rule. The tribal rulers continued to thrive and were known as the Munda Rajas. Later, during the Mughal period, the Jharkhand area was known as Kukara. After the year 1765, it came under the control of the British Empire and became formally known under its present title, Jharkhand.
Jharkhand was declared as a separate state from Bihar on 15 November 2000. It shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east.
Cuisine of Jharkhand
Rice is the staple diet of Jharkhandis. Their famous dishes are Litti Chokha, Pani puri (Gupchup), Pittha, Dhuska, Dudhauri, kera-dudhauri and Jhalmudhi among others. They enjoy lot of food items made up of rice. Infact, they even use rice in alcoholic drink called rice beer, originally known as Handiya, named after the vessel (earthen pot) used to make it.
Did You Know
There are many places in jharkhand where kings generation is living, namely Ranchi, Ratu (where there is a palace Ratu Maharaja palace),chandwa(Tori estate), Latehar,pochra,chetag,mahual-milan(rol).
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Jharkhand is between October and February.
How To Reach
Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Patna have regular flights to Jharkhand’s capital city, Ranchi.
There are regular passenger and express trains to the cities of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Dhanbad and Giridih.
Ranchi and the other important cities of Jharkhand state are well connected with roads as well.
If you are planning to visit Jharkhand, then you cannot miss ‘the city of waterfalls’, Ranchi. There are too many waterfalls and famous lakes, temples and park to attract tourists.
Jamshedpur, which is also known as ‘the steel city of India’, is the largest city in Jharkhand and is home to India’s first private iron and steel company ‘Tata Steel’.
Other tourist attractions are: a land of flora and fauna- Hazaribagh. Deoghar, Sagibganj, Dhanbad- the coal capital of India, Giridih and Netarhat, which is a beautiful hill station located at a height of 1,128 meters above sea level.