PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST IN DHANBAD DISTRICT
|1. Charak Pathar||The village is situated in GOVINDPUR development
block. It is a very large ancient boulder of white stone. It derives its name
from this stone.
|2. Chati Gobindpur||The village which also is located in GOVINDPUR
development block, contains two ancient pillars which are locally associated
with Emperor Asoka and the Afghan Chief Sher Shah.
|3. Gopalpur||The village lies in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda development
block. It contains an ancient pillar said
to date back to the time of Emperor Asoka. There is also a large stone image
said to be of Asoka himself.
|4. Jhinjhipahari||The village is situated in Baghmara development
block . It is said that an ancient temple of Lord Shiva was found when the mines
here were being worked.
|5. Meva||The village is situated in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda
Block . It contains ancient pillars said to date back to the time of Emperor Ashoka. There is also a large stone image said to be of Ashoka
|6. Panrra||The village which also lies in Nirsa-cum-Chirkunda
Block, it said to have derived its name from the Pandavas. According to local
legend the Pandavas spent some period of their exile in hiding at this place.
The village contains an ancient temple of Lord Shiva known as Pandeweshar
Mahadev. The temple is believed to have been constructed by Hindu King at a much
|7. Chark - Khurd.||The village, situated about 10 Kms from Tundi on
the Dhanbad- Govindpur -Giridih Road, is noted for its hot spring .
|8. Topchanchi||The village is the headquarters of the development
block being the same name. It is situated on the Grand Trunk
Parasnath Hill is located nearby. The Topchanchi Water
Reservoir spreads over an
area of 214 Ac. It is a noted
|9. Maithon||It is census town situated about 48 Kms. From
Dhanbad and 5 Kms. From Kumardubhi Rly.
Station . The Maithon Dam and Hydel
Power Stations are located in this town.
|10. Panchet||This is also a census town situated 9 Kms. South of
Chirkunda and about 54 Kms. South east of Dhanbad. The Panchet Dam, around which
the Township has developed, is located here.
|11. Jamadoba||There is a water filter plant of M.A.D.A (Mineral
Area Development Authority ) from where water supply is being made to Dhanbad