Sahebganj or, Sahibganj serves as district headquarters in Jharkhand. Sahebganj stands for a place (ganj) of masters (sahebs). A cosmopolitan town with a large tribal population, Sahebganj has attracted many people from nearby states such as Bengal and Bihar. A place replete with culture in its festivals, music, dance and folklore, Sahebganj has a famous bird sanctuary that attracts Siberian birds. Accessible by rail, air and road, the best time to reach Sahebganj is October and November.
Places to Stay
Being a small town, Sahebganj does not have many hotels nearby. However, local home stays are available. Hotel White House, Sahebganj (Tariff – Rs. 500 onwards) is one of the budget hotels here.
The official language of Sahebganj is Santali. The alternate language spoken here is Hindi.
Some of the popular local festivals of Sahebganj are Bhagta Parab, Hal Punhya and Bandna. Other festivals such as Chhath (October), Navratri (October) and Deepavali (November) are also celebrated.
Places of Interest
Various tourist hot spots in Sahebganj include Rajmahal Hills, Sahibganj Fort, Udhwa Bird Sanctuary, Palamu Tiger Reserve and Raksisthan Temple that are a travellers’ joy.
How to Get There
There is no air facility in Sahebganj. While Ranchi is the nearest airport, Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal is 178 km away.
Sahebganj has a railway station called Sahebganj Junction.
Sahebganj has no bus stand. The nearest one is in Malda (56 km away). Sahebganj is well connected to cities such as Varanasi, Barmer, Guwahati, Kolkata, Dibrugarh, Delhi and Rajgir. Travel Explorers India Pvt Ltd, Spectrum Tours & Travels are few bus operators connecting to Sahebganj. Online bus ticket reservation is the best way to get your tickets without standing in serpentine queues.