Located in Jharkhand’s Chatra district, Hunterganj is a small hamlet on the banks of Lilajan River, locally referred to as the Falgu River. The village has officially been renamed as Shaligram Ramnarayanpur, in honour of freedom fighter Shaligram Singh. However, the town is still popular as Hunterganj. Kolhua Hills, at a height of 1,575 feet, is the main attraction of this village.
Places to Stay
Considering Huntergunj is a relatively small town, places to stay can be found in nearby Chatra (31 km) including Swastik Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shree Maa Rest House (Tariff – Rs. 600) and Sriman Srimati Rest House (Tariff – Rs. 500).
Places of Interest
There are various places of tourist attraction in and around Hunterganj, including Kolhua Hills (9.7 km), the ancient Kauleshwari Devi Temple atop the Kolhua Hills, Bichkiliya Waterfalls (11 km), Goa Fall (6 km) and Khaya Banaroo (10 km).
The official language of Hunterganj is Hindi and Santali.
The Kolhua Mela, organised on top of the Kolhua Hills, is a religious fair that is held in Hunterganj twice a year during Magh Vasanth Panchami (January/February) and Ram Navami (April).
How to Get There
The closest airport to Hunterganj is the Gaya Airport, located 70 km away from the town. Hunterganj can also be reached through the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, which is around 126 km away.
The nearest station is Gaya, about 73 km away from the town.
Hunterganj falls on the National Highway 99 and can be easily reached through buses. The nearest stop is the Chatra Bus Stand. Ashwini Tours, Sai Anjana Travels, and Sharmila Travels are some of the top operators on this route. Booking a bus ticket in advance will save you a lot of hassle.