Hazaribagh is a town in the state of Jharkhand. The name ‘Hazaribagh’ is a combination of two words from the Urdu and Persian languages. In both languages it means ‘One thousand Gardens’ (‘Hazar’ means ‘one thousand’ and ‘bagh’ means ‘garden.’) It is famous for the Hazaribagh National Park which is 17 km away from the town and the Health Resort. The Hazaribagh district is known for coal mines and for its flora and fauna.
Places to Stay
Hazaribagh is a small town and so, does not have many hotels. Hotels like the Canary Inn (Tariff – Rs. 2000 – 6500) and Hotel Peacock (Tariff – Rs. 400) are some of the popular ones. The rates for these hotels vary from season to season.
The official language of Hazaribagh is Santali. Hindi is also spoken here.
Popular festivals that are celebrated here are Diwali and Holi.
Places of Interest
There are several places in and around Hazaribagh that are frequented by tourists. These include the famous Narsigsthan temple which is just 6 km away, the Canary hills (3 km away,) the Hazaribagh Lake and Swarna jayanti amusement park which lies in the middle of Hazaribagh. The Hazaribagh National Park is at a distance of 17 km from the town.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Hazaribagh is the Birsa Munda airport in Ranchi. It is located about 91 km away from Hazaribagh.
The nearest station is the Koderma station which is about 69 km north of Hazaribagh.
There are daily bus services to Koderma, Ranchi, Gaya, Dhanbad and Kolkata. One of the best bus operators in this region include Pammi Travels. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.
Chapra is a small administrative division in the Nadia district in West Bengal. It is 80km from Patna. The Nadia district lies on the east of Hooghly River and is mostly a region of alluvial plains. A few distributaries cut across this plain causing flood every few years. They have a police station which serves the entire block.
Places to Stay
There is no boarding accommodation available in Chapra. However, visitors are best recommended to arrange stay in Arrah which is 28km away. Yadav Rest House, Chaurasia Rest House and Kailash Hotel offer lodging facilities within Rs.1500.
Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja and Diwali are the major events across the year.
Bengali is the local language spoken in Chapra.
Places to Visit
Yet again, travellers would have to go to Patna or contact a local person to find a tour operator to take them to interesting places that are in the vicinity of Chapra.
How to Get There
Patna airport is the nearest airport located 81km away from Chapra. Domestic flights to other metro cities can be accessed there.
Chapra Railway Station offers very limited connections. It is best recommended to make arrangements from Patna Railway station which will provide easy access to all parts of the country.
Nehru Chowk Bus Stand of Chapra comes on NH102 thus providing good road connectivity. BSRTC and private vehicles can be accessed here. It is best that booking to other destinations be made from Patna. The number of bus booking sites is increasing by the day. So, whenever you want to book your tickets online log on to anyone of them and get your tickets.