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Dhanbad, Jharkhand Travel Guide

Housing more than 112 coal mines, the city of Dhanbad is called the coal capital of India. It is best known for the first double-decker AC train that was launched in 2011. The train runs daily except on Sundays between Howrah and Dhanabd.

Dhanbad is the district headquarters of Dhanbad district in Jharkhand. The city is the most populous city in the state comprising around 2 lakh people. It is an industrial city consisting highest number of coal mines, more than 112 coal mines in the state.

The city is located in the Damodar River Valley. The river is the western boundary of the district. The river is further joined by Bokaro, Konar and Barakar rivers. The city celebrates the Durga Puja with great fervor.

The city became more popular after the release of Anurag Kashyap’s film Gangs of Wasseypur in which the plot of the film revolves around the coal mining politics of Dhanbad. The city hosts the Indian School of Mines. Many administrative divisions concerning coal mines are located in this city.

Main spoken languages are Hindi, Bengali, Santhali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi and Urdu. Indian School of Mines was established by the British in 1926. The city hosts many other prestigious educational institutions.

The city is well connected by road and railways. Dhanbad junction is an important railway station in the state connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pune and Guwahati. Almost all states of India are connected by trains to Dhanbad. Double-decker AC trains were introduced in 2011 connecting Howrah and Dhanbad.

However, the city does not have an airport of its own. Ranchi is the nearest point to catch flights. Ranchi is located at about 170 km from Dhanbad.

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Approximate distances from the city to other cities: Bokaro Steel City- 50 km, Ranchi-170km, Hazaribagh- 126km, Jamshedpur- 140km, Gaya- 215km

What to Do:

In Dhanbad, one can visit nearby lakes and picnic spots.

Topchanchi Lake is a popular picnic spot located at about 37km from the city. It is a manmade

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