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Who We Are, From where we are

CHOTANAGPUR

Blissfully remote and unique beautiful, the tranquil environs of Chotanagpur of escape from the restriction of civilization. It is still the place of bygone days, tempered moment of serenity, goodwill and charm that makes it impossible not to be seduced by the beauty and climate. ( Click on the link below to read more...it will open a new window)

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The Chotanagpur plateau was a virtual "no man's land" and the refuge of the ethnological sweepings of the plain until the 18th Century owning mainly to its rugged and dense forest-clad terrain. It is stated that during the reign of Ashoka the Atavi or forest states too acknowledged Magadh spremacy and this may justify the conclusion that Chotanagpur was included in the Mauryan empire at least during his reign. (Click on the link below to read more...it will open a new window)

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Cities / Places of Chotanagpur

Hazaribagh - Meaning a thousand gardens, Hazaribagh is a famous health hill resort situated on a height of 2,019 ft. above sea level. It as an excellent climate and beautiful sceneries are all around it in the midst of dense forest. (Click on the link below to read more....it will open a new window)

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Jamshedpur, also called Tatanagar is just 140 kms from Ranchi. Both the names come from the legendary Jamshedji Tata. It was his vision that saw Bihar in the steel map of world so long back. Iron ore found in the area made Jamshedpur the idle location for a steel plant. Jamshedpur has a number of tourist attractions too. (Click on the link below to read more...it will open a new window)

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Netarhat- "Queen of Chotanagpur" is situated at 156 Kms from Ranchi and 480 Kms from Patna. The nearest airport is Ranchi. Indian Airlines services are available for Ranchi from Patna, Calcutta, Lucknow and Delhi. The nearest railway station is Ranchi and daily bus services are available from Ranchi to Netarhat. (Click on the link below to read more...it will open a new window)

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Ranchi - is among the few destinations that offer you the perfect holiday option. Apart from natural allure you can enjoy a wide range of pursuits. (Click on the link below to read more...it will open a new window)

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Waterfalls - Chotanagpur a name which presents up before mind's eye a highland interspersed with rolling hills clad in luxuriant forest criss-crossed by numerous narrow, limpid hill streams. The glorious plateau is riddled with celestial springs bubbling with mineral water. The majestic flow of water in a number of falls thundering down in rainbow mists, froth and foam enthralls the onlookers. On approach their never ending soft and haunting music rises to a crescendo. (Click on the link below to read more ... it will open a new window)

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Wildlife - Betla National Park - Palamau's Betla National Park offers a fascinating study of wild life in natural surroundings studded with forests, hills and valleys. (Click on the link below to read more...it will open a new window)

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Other attractions - Rajrappa - About 80 km. from Ranchi on Ramgarh Chitarpur 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. (Click on the link below to read more...it will open a new window)

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