Adventure capital of the east, Jharkhand will drive you crazy

The government’s focus on developing facilities draw huge number of adventure seekers

Jharkhand is gradually becoming a favorite of travel and adventure enthusiast for its unique topography. The government’s focus on developing facilities draw huge number of adventure seekers

Want a shot of adrenalin dangling from a hilltop or know take on the thrill of ascending steep steps and camping in the wild? Well, all these activities and more that is present in Jharkhand and captivating the tourists with its versatile charm. These adventure hotspots, being developed by Department of tourism, are attracting hordes of youngsters both from within as well as neighboring states.

Trekking to the clouds

If heights and irregular topography incite you, Jharkhand should be your next travel destination. Jharkhand has scores of locations ideal for rock climbing. The trekking route from Sikidiri in Ramgarh to Dasam falls on the outskirts of Ranchi is especially popular among the enthusiasts and can be covered in a week’s time

Up in the air

Tourists have the scope of exploring aerial adventure sports like parasailing, paragliding, aeromodelling, hilltop paragliding and hot air balloon. Apart from Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Deoghar and Giridih have also been billed as an ideal spot for aero sports.

Sail with the tide

Jharkhand is also blessed water resources that can be explored by tourists for adventure sports. Kanke Dam is probably the best known open water body, which has become the hotbed of water sports activities of late. Amateur adventure seekers prefer Kanke Dam for a quick dose of kayaking, canoeing, water skiing etc. Other water bodies such as Patratu Dam and Rukka Dam are also well populated by tourists in search of water-based adventure activity. However, if you move out of Ranchi, there are other options such as Dimna lake in Jamshedpur and Bakarar river in Giridih. Dimna lake is especially popular among the adventure seekers.

Catch the roar of the Forest with a safari

Palamau Tiger Reserve spread across 1026 sq kms, Palamau tiger reserve is the first sanctuary where the tiger consensus was first marked by the pug marks. Betla National Park – Apart from tiger, Betla National Park is the home of Indian dogs, chinkaras, elephants, langurs, leopards, sloth bears and porcupines and lot more. Other attractions include Palamau fort and upper and lower ghagri waterfalls.

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