Jharkhand

Jharkhand
Jharkhand was split from Bihar in 2000 to meet demands of the tribal Adivasi population. Jharkhand possesses 40% of India’s mineral resources – but is by no means a rich state.

A recommendation what not to miss in Jharkhand is Betla National Park. Here you can go on elephant safari and search for the elephants’ wild relatives, leopards and rare tigers. 200 small villages lie in the National Park, inhabited by local tribes. In the middle of the jungle you can find remains of two 16th century forts.

Parasnath in eastern Jharkhand is an important Jain pilgrimage centre. On top of Parasnath Hill you can find Sikayi, the actual pilgrimage site with many temples. Views from the top  of the hill are very rewarding.

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