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The city of Lohardaga is the headquarters of Lohardaga district in Jharkhand. This is a tiny, peaceful and a beautiful city, replete with historic and attractive tourist locations. It is also known for its rich historic traditions and culture. The tribals as well as well as the non – tribal communities in this region uphold their cultural values, celebrate various festivals and live together in peace and harmony. Its strategic location, coupled with all these factors is fast making this place one of the most sought after places in Jharkhand.
Helplines and Important Contact Numbers
Department of Tourism Govt. of Jharkhand Address: F.F.P Bhawan, 2nd Floor, Dhurwa, Ranchi-4. Phone No: +91 651 2400981 Telefax: +91 651 2400982 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.jharkhandtourism.in
Best Time to Visit Lohardaga
The average annual temperature of this city is about 23°C. It is quite hot during the summer season, while winters are relatively cooler and pleasant. Also the pattern of rainfall here varies from one year to another and is highly uncertain. The most appropriate time to visit this city would therefore be during winter, in the months of October and November, when the climate here is enjoyable and you can indulge in sight-seeing and shopping, to the fullest.
Tourist Attractions in Lohardaga
There are numerous religious places of worship, scenic spots and tourist attractions in and around the city of Lohardaga in Jharkhand. These are located at prominent places and can be easily reached via bus or taxis and private vehicles.Akhileshwar Dham is a popular temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located at a distance of about 12 kilometres from Lohardaga. Satbahini Goddess is worshipped in this shrine. The three feet Swayambhu Shivalinga and the copper naga are special attractions of this temple. Hordes of visitors flock to this temple to participate in the festivities during the Shravan Purnima fair and Jagannath Rath Yatra. Khakparta temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located atop a small hillock, in the Khakparta village, near the city of Lohardaga. It is known for its scenic beauty and tranquil ambience. There is a Mahamaya Prabhu Mandir at Korambe, along with many historic and tourist attractions nearby. Sankat Hanuman temple, Gel Church, Elohims Pentecoastal Church are among the other popular places of worship in this city.
Ajay Udyan is a beautiful park established in the name of martyr SP Ajay Kumar Singh. It is a beautiful picnic spot, replete with facilities like swings, fountains, pathways for walking etc. With its lush green lawns and recreational facilities, this park attracts people of all ages. Apart from this park, there are numerous other popular picnic spots in and near this city. Kekrang Fall, Nindi Fall, Lawa Pani Fall, Dhardhariya Fall are among the most attractive tourist destinations here.
How to Reach Lohardaga?
As Lohardaga does not have its own airport, the Birsa Munda Airport at Ranchi, located at a distance of about 77 kilometres from the city is the airport nearest to Lohardaga. There are regular flights from here to major Indian cities. Lohardaga Railway station is well connected to major nearby cities, via regular and frequent trains. Also this city is connected to the city of Ranchi by metre gauge railway line. Bus and taxi services offered by private travel agencies can be availed to reach nearby tourist destinations. Efforts are being undertaken to improve the condition of the existing roadways in the city and thus enhance the transport and communication in this city.
Lohardaga Railway Station Code: LAD Zone: South Eastern Railway Division: Ranchi Division
Where to Stay in Lohardaga?
The city of Lohardaga offers many accommodation options for its visitors, suiting their needs as well as pockets. From elite luxury hotels to budget ones, you can choose the appropriate one based on your needs and requirements. With all basic facilities, modern amenities and well maintained ambiance, these hotels have all the elements to make your stay a pleasant one.
Hotel Facility Address: Shakshi Chak, Main Road, Lohardaga H O, Lohardaga - 835302 Phone No: +(91)-7870628002
City Avenue Address: Powerganj, New Road, Lohardaga H O, Lohardaga - 835302 Phone No: +(91)-9334459514
Hotel Divya Place Address: A-13, Powerganj, Lohardaga- 835302 Phone No: +(91)-9835599372
Shopping in Lohardaga
There are many book stores, mobile service centres, sweet shops, home appliance stores, apparel shops etc throughout the city of Lohardaga. There are roadside vendors and stalls selling a wide variety of articles including fancy candles, woven clothes, handicrafts, carpets, bamboo baskets etc. The tribal flea market at a place named ‘Maina Bagicha’, where local varieties of fishes, jungle vegetables and fruits, chicken etc are sold attracts huge crowds from far and wide. To indulge in some delightful shopping adventures, head off to Bokaroand Ranchi, that are popular shopping destinations.