Dhanbad Industrial Visit

Industrial visit to the coal capital of India will be really interesting. Dhanbad is a coal mining and industrial city and one of the busiest commercial centres in India. It is the second largest city and urban agglomeration in Jharkhand after Jamshedpur. The major miners in Dhanbad includes  Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Eastern  Coal-Fields  Limited, Tata Iron & Steel Company (TISCO), Indian Iron & Steel  Company (IISCO). Other manufacturing setups include Many sponge iron factory, refractory and ceramic factory. There are two hydroelectric power plants in nearby area at Maithon and Panchet that are worth paying visit. The core attraction to the industrial tour can be a visit Indian School of Mines.

An important railway division, Dhanbad is an industrial centre with an abundance of coal. The third largest city of Jharkhand, the place is aptly called the Coal Capital of India.

One of Dhanbad’s travel attractions is a visit to one of the several coal mines that are situated here.

The place is also known for some of the famous research institutes of the country including the Indian School of Mines. Travel to Dhanbad includes a trip to some of beautiful attractions that are used as excursions from the city. It’s possible to visit Dhanbad as a long day trip from Kolkata.

Sights to See

Coal Mines
Visit Dhanbad and you will find many scenic and recreational opportunities awaiting you. One of the most unique attractions of this place is the presence of many coal mines. A visit to Sudamdih coal mine is on the top of priority list for a visitor. Sudamdih coal mine is the most popular coal heritage destination in the region. Under a tour to these coal mines you will have to get to suit up in a real coal miner’s outfit and a miner’s elevator will take you below ground. Visitors will have to take prior permission from Bharat Coking Coal Ltd to visit any of these coal mines.

Indian School of Mines (ISM)
Established in 1926. Indian School of Mines (ISM) is an institute of national repute. Apart from this, Dhanbad is home to some of the most famous institute of India including Central Mining Research Institute (CMRI) and Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR).

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  • Indian School of Mines.
  • Bharat Coking Coal Limited

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Topchanchi (37 km)
Topchanchi is situated on the Grand Trunk Road. The places a beautiful artificial reservoir excavated in 1915 to supply water to Jharia. Occupying an area of 214 acres, the place is a famous picnic spot.

Maithon Dam
This is one of the most popular excursions from Dhanbad. One of the dams under control of the Damodar Valley Corporation, Maithon Dam is an engineering and architectural marvel. 48 km from Dhanbad, Maithon Dam is visited for its beautiful artificial lake that captivates picnickers in a large number.

Panchet Dam (54 km)
Thisis another dam under control of Damodar Valley Corporation. The dam is a major sightseeing attraction.

Bokaro (47 km)
This is India’s biggest steel complex of Bokaro. Apart from the steel plant of Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), other places of attractions in Bokaro are City Park and Garga Dam.

How would you like to travel?

Bisra Munda Airport at Ranchi is the nearest airport connected by flights from Mumbai Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Delhi and Patna
Dhanbad is a major railway junction and division connecting several important cities in India.
Located just off Grand Trunk Road NH 2, Dhanbad is connected by good motorable roads to all places in East India.
Dhanbad is:

  • 259 km from Kolkata
  • 170 km from Ranchi
  • 325 km from Patna
  • 58 km from Asansol