Hazaribagh is a city located 93 kms away from Ranchi and is a part of the Chotanagpur Plateau region of Jharkhand. Surrounded by forests, River Konar flows by the town. Chandwara and Jilinja are the two important mountain ranges in the Hazaribagh district. The highest mountain in Hazaribagh is the Parasnath hills. It is believed that the 23rd and the 24th Jain Tirthankaras attained salvation here.
It is a famous health resort and is rich in varied flora and fauna. It is also an important religious place. There are many beautiful temples located in this area. It was once a cantonment during the British rule and also had a major role in the Freedom Movement of India. Hazaribagh is also rich in ores and minerals.
Sohrai paintings are popular in the whole world. The paintings are traditional and are associated with the Sohrai festival celebrated by the people of the Kurmi and Prajapati tribes. The cattle are washed and then worshiped as a part of a ritual of these festivities. The Sohrai paintings were exhibited in the Rietburg Museum in Zurich.
Tourist places in and around Hazaribagh
The major tourist spots in and around Hazaribagh are the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary which is an Eco tourist spot, the beautiful Canary Hills, the hot water fountain Surajkund, Isko Village, Rajrappa Fall, Chhinnamasta Temple, Satpahar, Tilaiya Dam, Narsigsthan temple, Raj Derwah, Hazaribagh Lake, Silwar Hill, Konar Dam.
How to reach Hazaribagh
The weather in Hazaribagh is humid and the area receives occasional rainfall.