Dhanbad is a city in the central Indian state of Jharkhand. It is alsoknown as the Coal Capital of India, due to its numerous coal industries and manufacturing units.

Dhanbad literally translated to “the land of wealth” and is known to be the most expansive city in Jharkhand state.


Some of the top places to see in Dhanbad include the following –

  • Bhatinda Fall
  • Maithan Dam
  • Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Birsa Munda Park


  • Shakti Maa Mandir
  • Trimurti Mandir
  • Hirapur Hari Mandir
  • ChiragoraJagriti Mandir
  • Kali Baba Kali Mandir
  • St. Anthony Church
  • Noori Masjid
  • The Light Church


  • Geological Museum Dhanbad


The major festivals celebrated in Dhanbad are -

  • Holi – the festival of colours; celebrated in March month.
  • Chhath Puja
  • Basant Panchami– festival marking the beginning of Spring season in northern India.
  • Ramanavami–festival marking the birth anniversary of Lord Ram (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the creator).
  • Navaratri (meaning 9 nights) and Dussehra (10th day) – a 10-day festival dedicated to Goddess Durga, on her triumphant killing of the demon Mahishasura.
  • Diwali – A Hindu festival; festival of lights – celebrated in October/November each year, with people lighting hundreds of lamps, bursting crackers and distributing sweets, and getting dressed up in traditional wear and performing religious rituals (worshipping the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi).


Some of the popular shopping spots in the city are as follows –

  • The Ozone Galleria Mall
  • Electronic Market Plaza
  • Computer Market Plaza
  • Centre Point Mall
  • City Square
  • Shri Ram Plaza


Following is a list of some of best restaurants in Dhanbad to try the local delicacies as well as other interesting foods and sumptuous meals -

  • Caramel Multicuisine Restaurant
  • Bahamas Fusion Kitchen
  • Avhinandan Restaurant
  • 17 Degrees Restaurant
  • Sahi Darbar
  • Taste of Asia Restaurant
  • Shere Punjab Hotel
  • Idiots Cafe


Some of the best hotels in Dhanbad for a comfortable stay include the following –

  • Sonotel Hotel
  • Cocoon Luxury Business Hotel
  • Hotel Chandrakala Regency
  • Sonotel Garden
  • Hotel Divira Inn
  • Hotel Coal Capital
  • Hotel Madhuvan
  • Hotel Kuber Inn
  • Hotel Indramani Palace
  • The Silver International


  • City Bar & Restaurant
  • Blue Star Bar & Restaurant
  • Cubes Lounge
  • Yarks
  • London Street Sports Pub


Dhanbad STD Code – 0326 (to be used before dialling numbers from a device that is not locally registered)

Common emergency numbers –

  • Police: 100
  • Accident: 108
  • Healthcare– 104
  • Ambulance – 102, 108
  • Child Helpline – 1098
  • Women Helpline – 1091

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