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Hazaribagh, literally meaning a thousand gardens. Hazaribagh is a famous health resort situated on a height of a 2019 ft. above sea. It has excellent climate and scenic beauties all around it in the midst of dense forest which is quite rich in flora and fauna. The Hazaribagh plateau has on its eastern margin, Parasnath - the highest hill in the Bihar, rising to a height of 4480 feet.
The loftiness here is of another order. According to the Jain tradition, no less than 23 out of 24 Tirthankars (including Parsvantha) are believed to have attained salvation in the Sammetasikhara of the Parasnath hills. The hill seems to have been an abode of Jains. The Prasvantha, 23rd Tirthankar was very popular among tribal population of Chotanagpur. He is identified by the snake king Dharanendra, whose many hoods protect the meditating Tirthankar. Both the Swetamber and Digamber Jains have many beautiful temples here on the hills.
By Air : The Nearest Airport is Ranchi Airport 95 kms & Bodhgaya Airport 125 kms
By Rail : The Nearest Railway Station is Hazaribagh Road
By Road : You can easily get regular buses to Hazaribagh from other major cities of the country
Wild Life Sanctuary : For the eco-tourist, nature lover and wildlife enthusiast, hills, deep nullahs, thick tropical woodlands, grassy meadows. 'Sal' is the dominant tree spices. Wild bear, sambhar, nilgai, chital and kakar are populous. Sloth bears, tigers and panthers also prowl. The ten observation towers in the sanctuary make it all the more easier to have a closer encounter with wild life. A number of rest houses in the sanctuary provide comfortable accommodation.
Canary Hill : Close to the town lies the Canary Hill which has a well-laid out park and is studded with three small lakes. It has an observation tower. From the top of the hill one can have a panoramic view of the town.
Rajrappa Temple : About 80 k.m. from Ranchi on Ramgarh Chitrapur Road, Rajrappa is situated at the confluence of rivers Damodar and Bhairavi popularly knows as Bhera. Rajrappa, which was once desolate hillocks with a small temple of Chhinamastika, now turned into a famous pilgrim resort for the Hindu devotees mainly from Bihar and West Bengal.The headless statue of Goddess Chhinamastika stands upon the bodies of Kamdeo and Rati in a lotus bed. The Chhinamastika Temple is very old and its architectural design is the same as that of other temples of tantrik importance. A number of other temples have come up around the original temple.Particularly, the temples of Mahavidyas ( Tara, Shodashi, Bhuneshwari, Bhairavi, bagla, Kamla, Matangi, Dhumavati) built in a series, attract more devotees. Rajrappa has turned into a popular picnic spot. Pilgrims come here throughout the year.
Urwan Tourist Complex : Offers adventure sports like boating, para sailing, rock climbing, drive to Hari Har Dham at Bagodar, famous for the 52 feet tall Shiv-Ling shape like temple of Lord Shiva.
Suryakund : A hot spring almost 72 kms away from Hazaribagh. Buses are available from the town.
Visit Hazaribagh Lake & Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery