Best place to visit in Chota Nagpur Plateau

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Best place to visit in Chota Nagpur Plateau

The Chhota Nagpur Plateau is a continental plateau—an extensive area of land thrust above the general land.

The Chhota Nagpur Plateau is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh. The Indo-Gangetic plain lies to the north and east of the plateau, and the basin of the Mahanadi River lies to the south. It is part of the Deccan Plate, which broke free from the southern continent during the Cretaceous to embark on a 50-million-year journey that was violently interrupted by the northern Eurasian continent.

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Parasnath is a mountain peak in the Parasnath Range. It is located towards the eastern end of the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Giridih district of the Indian state of Jharkhand, India. On the mountaintop, there is the Shikharji Jain temple, an important tirtha or Jain pilgrimage site. At 1365m Parasnath is the highest mountain peak in the state of Jharkhand.  It is easily accessible from Parasnath railway station and there are waterfalls and other tourist attractions in the area. This is one of the best tourist spots in the state and is the major place for worship for Jain followers.

Dalma rangeDalma range

Dalma range refers to the continuation of an assemblage of hills stretching over Jharkhand and West Bengal states in India.



Damodar RiverDamodar river

Damodar River is a river flowing across the Indian states of Jharkhand and West Bengal. Rich in mineral resources, the valley is home to large-scale mining and industrial activity. Earlier known as the Sorrow of Bengal because of its ravaging floods in the plains of West Bengal, the Damodar, and its tributaries have been somewhat tamed with the construction of several dams.

Hundru fallsHundru Falls

The Hundru Falls is a waterfall located in Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the 34th highest waterfall in India. It's one of the most famous tourist places near Ranchi in Jharkhand.


Sadni FallsSadhi falls

Sadni Falls is a waterfall located about 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) from Rajadera village in Gumla district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.



Lodh fallsLodh Falls

The Lodh Falls is a waterfall in a mid forest of Latehar district of Palamu division in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the highest waterfall in Jharkhand and the 21st highest waterfall in India.



In the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, the Manbhum area covers the present Purulia district in West Bengal, and Dhanbad district and parts of Bokaro district in Jharkhand. The Manbhum area has a general elevation of about 300 meters (1,000 ft) and it consists of undulating land with scattered hills – Baghmundi and Ajodhya range, Panchakot and the hills around Jhalda are the prominent ones.


The Singhbhum area broadly covers Kolhan division of Jharkhand. The Singhbhum area contains much more hilly and broken country. The whole of the western part is a mass of hill ranges rising to 910 meters (3,000 ft) in the south-west. Jamshedpur sits on an open plateau, 120 to 240 meters (400 to 800 ft) above mean sea level, with a higher plateau to the south of it. In the Singhbhum area, there are hills alternating with valleys, steep mountains, deep forests on the mountain slopes, and, in the river basins, some stretches of comparatively level or undulating country.

Saranda forestSaranda forest

Saranda forest is a dense forest in the hilly region of West Singhbhum district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. This area used to be the private hunting reserve of the Singh Deo family (the erstwhile royal family of Saraikela), zamindars of Manoharpur, Bir Kishore Singh Deo family and Thakur Mahadev Singh family. The forest covers an area of 820 km². Saranda (Serengda) literally means water is from rock Thalkobad is a scenic village at a height of 550 m (1,800 ft) in the heart of the forest.

Jonha Falls

The Jonha Falls is a waterfall located in Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Dassam Falls

The Dassam Falls is a waterfall located near Taimara village in Bundu police station of Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Chaibasa is a town and a municipality in West Singhbhum district in the state of Jharkhand, India. Chaibasa is the district headquarters of West Singhbhum district. It is famous as a mining hub as well as for being the hometown of Birsa Munda, Jharkhand’s most well-known freedom fighter.