Top Tourist Attractions in Dhanbad
After Jamshedpur, Dhanbad is the second most populous city in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is India’s 42nd biggest city and the 34th largest urban agglomeration with a population of more than a million people. According to the City Mayors Foundation, it is the world’s 96th fastest growing city. The city is known as the “Coal Capital of India” since it is home to one of the country’s major coal mines. In Dhanbad, the famous Indian School of Mines (now IIT Dhanbad) is located.
Best Places to Visit in Dhanbad
- Bhatinda Fall
- Maithon Dam
- Topchanchi Lake
- Panchet Dam
- Birsa Munda Park
Best Time to Visit in Dhanbad
How to Reach Dhanbad
Dhanbad Airport is mostly used by private light planes and helicopters; there is presently no public air service at the airport. Dhanbad is served by the following public airports:
- Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, Asansol-Durgapur 85 kilometres (53 mi)
- Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi 140 kilometres (87 mi)
- Gaya Airport 207 kilometres (129 mi)
- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata 269 kilometres (167 mi)
- Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna 271 kilometres (168 mi)
Dhanbad has a rail network that connects it to virtually every state. Except for the Sealdah New Delhi & Howrah New Delhi Duronto Exp, which has a Technical Halt but is not to be utilised for Commercial Purposes, every train passing through here has a halt at Dhanbad.
The primary roadways that pass through Dhanbad are National Highway 2 and National Highway 32. The Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) highway network includes NH2; Dhanbad is located on the Golden Quadrilateral’s Kolkata-Delhi connection. The NH2 is being upgraded to a six-lane highway, while NH 32 links Dhanbad and Bokaro-Jamshedpur. Intercity travel is possible by private and public buses.