•             Capital: Ranchi
  • Formation: November 15, 2000
  • Chief Minister: Hemant Soren
  • Governor: Ramesh Bais
  • Area: 79,714 square kilometers
  • Population: Over 38 million (as per the last census in 2011)
  • Density: Approximately 484 persons per square kilometer
  • Official Language: Hindi
  • Major Rivers: Damodar, Subarnarekha, and Brahmani
  • Highest Point: Parasnath Hill (1,365 meters)
  • Official Animal: Indian Elephant
  • Official Bird: Asian Koel
  • Official Tree: Sal
  • Mineral-rich State: Jharkhand is known for its vast mineral resources, including coal, iron ore, copper, and uranium.
  • Steel Hub: The state is a major producer of steel, with significant steel plants in places like Jamshedpur.
  • Tata Group: Jamshedpur is home to the Tata Steel plant, one of the oldest and largest steel manufacturing plants in India.
  • Bokaro Steel Plant: Another significant steel plant contributing to the state’s industrial development.
  • Mineral-based Industries: Jharkhand’s economy is driven by industries related to mining and minerals.
  • Dhanbad: Known as the “Coal Capital of India,” it is an important coal-producing and mining city.
  • Dalmia Wildlife Sanctuary: Located in Garhwa district, it is a protected area for wildlife conservation.
  • Jubilee Park, Jamshedpur: A well-maintained park with a zoo, amusement park, and the Jayanti Sarovar lake.
  • Hundru Falls: One of the highest waterfalls in Jharkhand, located near Ranchi.
  • Betla National Park: The first national park in Jharkhand, known for its diverse flora and fauna.
  • Tribal Diversity: Jharkhand is home to a significant tribal population, including communities like Santhals, Oraons, and Munda.
  • Mahuadanr Wolf Sanctuary: A unique sanctuary in Latehar district dedicated to the conservation of Indian wolves.
  • Jharkhand Raksha Shakti University: Established to enhance the skills and capabilities of the police force.
  • Dassam Falls: A stunning waterfall on the Subarnarekha River, near Ranchi.
  • Mango Varieties: Jharkhand produces a variety of mangoes, including the popular Amrapali and Dashehari.
  • Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium: Located in Ranchi, it is one of the venues for international cricket matches.
  • Ranchi: Known as the “City of Waterfalls,” Ranchi has several picturesque waterfalls in its vicinity.
  • Netarhat: Often referred to as the “Queen of Chotanagpur,” it is a popular hill station with scenic landscapes.
  • Parasnath Hill: Considered a sacred Jain pilgrimage site with 24 temples on its summit.
  • Kanke Dam: A reservoir near Ranchi, offering boating facilities and a peaceful environment.
  • Tilaiya Dam: A large reservoir on the Barakar River, known for its scenic beauty.
  • Jagannath Temple, Ranchi: Modeled after the famous Jagannath Temple in Puri, it is an important religious site.
  • Baidyanath Dham: A significant pilgrimage site in Deoghar, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Giridih: Known for its natural beauty, hills, and the popular Khandoli Dam.
  • Jharkhand War Memorial: Located in Ranchi, it honors the soldiers from the state who sacrificed their lives for the nation.
  • Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport: The primary airport serving the state, located in the capital city Ranchi.
  • Dokra Craft: Traditional metal crafting by the tribal communities, known for its unique and intricate designs.
  • Jharkhand Tribal Festival: An annual celebration showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the state’s tribal communities.
  • Machhli Ghar, Jamshedpur: An aquarium with a diverse collection of fish species.
  • Hathi Kheda: An archaeological site near Hazaribagh, revealing prehistoric rock art.
  • Lingaraj Locomotive Shed: Located in Bokaro, it is one of the oldest locomotive sheds in India.
  • Sun Temple, Maru: A unique temple dedicated to the sun god, known for its architectural beauty.
  • Famous Educational Institutions: Institutions like XLRI, NIFFT, and BIT Mesra contribute to the state’s academic excellence.
  • Jharkhand Film Festival: An annual event promoting the state’s emerging film industry.
  • Birsa Institute of Technology: Located in Sindri, it is one of the oldest engineering colleges in India.
  • Jharkhand’s Waterfalls: Apart from Dassam Falls, other notable waterfalls include Hundru Falls, Hirni Falls, and Jonha Falls.
  • Jharkhand Day: Celebrated on November 15th to commemorate the state’s formation in 2000.
  • Jharkhand Silk: The state is known for Tussar silk, which is produced by silkworms feeding on local trees like sal and arjun.

  1. Sarhul Festival: A tribal festival celebrated with much enthusiasm, marking the beginning of the New Year and the sowing season.

  2. Maihar Gharana: The renowned classical music tradition, Maihar Gharana, has its roots in Jharkhand, with legendary musicians like Ustad Allauddin Khan.

  3. Dhaam: A traditional tribal cuisine, Dhaam is a platter that includes a variety of dishes served on banana leaves during festivals and special occasions.

  4. Koderma: Known as the “Mica Capital of India,” Koderma has significant mica reserves and mines.

  5. Jharkhand State Museum: Located in Ranchi, the museum exhibits artifacts reflecting the cultural and historical heritage of the state.

  6. Mango Mela: An annual mango festival held in Jharkhand, showcasing various mango varieties and promoting horticulture.

  7. Hill Stations: Besides Netarhat, other hill stations like Chakulia and Patratu Valley offer serene getaways.

  8. Chhau Dance: A traditional tribal dance form performed during festivals, reflecting the martial arts and cultural elements of the region.

  9. Panchet Dam: Built on the Damodar River, it is one of the multipurpose dams providing irrigation and hydroelectric power.

  10. Jharkhand State Cricket Association: The association has played a pivotal role in promoting cricket in the state, nurturing local talent.

  11. Kanwar Lake Bird Sanctuary: One of Asia’s largest freshwater oxbow lakes, it is a haven for migratory birds during winters.

  12. Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple Complex: Situated in Deoghar, it is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva.

  13. Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary: Known for its biodiversity, it is home to elephants, leopards, and various species of deer.

  14. Rajrappa Temple: A sacred site on the confluence of the Damodar and Bhairavi rivers, attracting pilgrims.

  15. Moses Lake: A picturesque lake near Ranchi, offering a serene environment and boating facilities.

  16. Palamau Tiger Reserve: One of the nine original tiger reserves in India, providing a natural habitat for Bengal tigers.

  17. Jharkhand State Khadi Gramodyog Board: Working towards the promotion of khadi and village industries in the state.

  18. Lingaraj Temple, Deoghar: An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, known for its architectural grandeur.

  19. Sri Sri Kalika Maharani Temple: A revered temple in the heart of the state capital, Ranchi.

  • Bokaro Airport: A domestic airport serving the city of Bokaro, enhancing connectivity in the region.

    • Birsa Munda Airport: Located in Ranchi, it is the primary airport for domestic and limited international flights.

    • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Ranchi: Contributing to the fashion industry, NIFT Ranchi is a prestigious institution.

    • Birsa Institute of Technology (BIT), Sindri: An engineering institute of national importance, producing skilled engineers.

    • Hazari Bagh Gurudwara: A historical Sikh pilgrimage site associated with Guru Tegh Bahadur.

    • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Ranchi: A renowned institute for social sciences education and research.

    • Guru Nanak School of Hotel Management, Ranchi: A leading institution offering education in hotel management and hospitality.

    • Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA): Working towards promoting renewable energy sources in the state.

    • Betla Fort: A historical fort in Betla National Park, reflecting the region’s cultural and historical significance.

    • Jharkhand State Watershed Mission: Working towards sustainable development and management of natural resources in watersheds.

    • Sati Jharna Temple: A famous pilgrimage site in Deoghar, associated with the Sati mythological tale.

    • Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS): Implementing various poverty alleviation and rural development programs.

    • Jharkhand Space Applications Center (JSAC): Utilizing space technology for various applications in agriculture, forestry, and disaster management.

    • Jharkhand State Tribal Museum: Showcasing the rich culture, art, and lifestyle of the tribal communities in the state.

    • Hansdehar: A scenic picnic spot near Ranchi, offering a peaceful retreat amid nature.

    • Ranchi Lake: An artificial lake built by Colonel Onsley, providing boating and recreational facilities.

    • Shaheed Chowk, Ranchi: Dedicated to the freedom fighters, it is a significant landmark in the capital city.

    • Jharkhand State Horticulture Mission: Promoting horticulture for enhancing farmers’ income and improving agricultural practices.

    • Raja Rani Lake: A serene lake in Hazaribagh, surrounded by lush greenery and hills.

    • Sanskriti Museum, Hazaribagh: Preserving and showcasing the cultural heritage of the region.