Jharkhand literally translates as “Bushland” or the Land of forests. This is a small state in eastern India, carved out of Bihar. Known for its forests, hills, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife and natural vegetation, Jharkhand is a perfect holiday destination for the nature lovers.
The major part of Jharkhand lies on the Chota Nagpur plateau. This makes up for a hilly terrain, full of minerals and resources. The main rivers that pass through the plateau are—Damodar, Brahmani, Koel and Subarnarekha. Beautiful waterfalls mark the landscape. The entire state is surrounded by thick forests which abound in wildlife. Jharkhand is famous for its elephants and tigers. The hills of Jharkhand are popular tourist attractions. The Tagore Hill, Canary Hill, Parasnath Hill, Nandan Hill and Ranchi Hill are a must-see.
Jharkhand is home to a number of tribes. The local cuisine inspired by its rural culture is simple and nutritious. Rice is the staple diet. Jharkhand is famous for its bamboo handicrafts, wood crafts and Paitkar paintings. Paitkar paintings are one of the oldest tribal art forms in the country, almost on the verge of extinction. All in all, Jharkhand is a perfect blend of tribal culture and simplistic rural lifestyle.