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The state of Jharkhand is carved out of Bihar. The state is more prominent for the abundance of minerals underground and India's most renowned heavy industries.
Located in the forest tracks of Chhotanagpur plateau, Jharkhand is aptly called "The queen of Chhotanagpur".
The state has a rich history as old as the Harappan civilization. The discovery of Harappan pottery in Hazaribagh speaks for its antiquity. The region had also played significant role in India's freedom struggle. The heroic legend of Birsa Munda is still alive in people's memory.
The state of Jharkhand is one of the youngest ones in India. Earlier most of the state was part of the state of Bihar. The state capital Ranchi previously was the summer capital of Bihar. Although very young, Jharkhand is not hard to access. A number of industrial hubs are strategically located within Jharkhand and are served by strong communication network.
Jharkhand has a domestic airport in Ranchi, which is connected by regular flights with Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai & New Delhi.
The main Railway Station in Jharkhand is also located in Ranchi. South Eastern Railways connect it to other major cities like Patna , Rourkela by regular trains. Another important railway station is in Hazaribagh.
Ranchi is located at the junction of National Highways 23 and 33. Extensive road network is under construction to facilitate road transport in the area and make Jharkhand easily accessible from any corner of the country.
|Location||Eastern part of India
Bihar to the north, Orissa to the south, West Bengal to the east, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh to the west
|Latitude||21°58' - 28°18' North|
|Longitude||83°22' - 87° 57' East|
|Area||79,714 Sq. Km|
|Climate||Pleasant and equable throughout the year|
|Average Annual Rainfall||127 cm|
|Languages||Santhali, Mundari, Kurukh, Khortha, Nagpuria, Sadri, Khariya, Panchparagnia, Ho, Malto, Karmali, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali|
|Religion||Hinduism, Islam and Christianity|
|Best Time to Visit||February to April|
|Clothing||Summer - Light cottons
Winter - Heavy woolens
Shopping in Jharkhand mainly consists of tribal handicrafts. The population of Jharkhand is dominated by several groups of tribes who have developed over ages a rich tradition of arts and crafts.
The expert hands of the artisans of Jharkhand work out exquisite variety of handicrafts. Until the government of the new state focused its attention, some traditional handicrafts were pushed to the verge of extinction due to lack of promotion and conservation. You may be still lucky enough to grab an item or two of rare Paitkar Paintings or Stone carving while shopping in Jharkhand.
For shopping in Jharkhand, you would have check out at the private shops and local markets. Government Emporia are yet to make it big in the newborn state. Street-side vendors often offer great variety and good bargain.