:: TOURISTS PLACES, WEST SINGHBHUM ::

Bidri:- The village lies in Manjhari Block. It has a small lake on it's outskirts with a hill lock to the east. The forest Dak Bungalow situated west of the lake commands a fine scenic view. The Thakora waterfall is about 6 Kms. away.

Chainpur:- The village lies in Chakradharpur block and is noted for it's Shiva Temple. Large fairs are held annually on the occasion of Shiva Chaturdasi & Chaitra Sankranti (Month-April).

Hirni:- The village is situated 40 Kms. North of Chakradharpur on the Ranchi-Chaibasa road. It contains a beautiful waterfall in the midst of dense forest. It is popular picnic spot.

Jagannathpur:- The village is the headquarter of the development block bearing the same name and is situated 45 Kms. South-West of Chaibasa. The Village derives its name from its founder, Raja Jagannath Singh of Porahat.It has an old temple of Lord Shiva.

Jojohatu:- The village is situated 22 Kms. West of Chaibasa amid forests. It is noted for it's Chromites deposits and iron ore mine by the Singhbhum Chromites Company and the TISCO.

Kera:- The village is situated about 10 Kms. North-East of the block headquarter at Chakradharpur. It is noted for the annual three-day fair held there on the occasion of Chaitra-Sankranti.The village has a Bhagwati temple, which attracts a large number of devotees.

Kotgarh:- The village lies in Jagannathpur block. According to local belief, it was the seat of very powerful Indian rulers whose sway spread over the areas of Jagannathpur, Manjhari, Manjhgaon & Chakradharpur only a century ago. Narpat Singh who had built fortresses at Kotgarh, Jagannathpur & Jaintgarh is said to have been the last king of the Dynasty.

Lupungutu:- It is a small village situated only 2 Kms. West of Chaibasa town. It has a perennial natural spring, which is a popular picnic spot.

Mahadebsal:- The place is situated about 5 Kms. from Goilkera. It contains an important temple of Lord Mahadev.A large fair is held annually on the occasion of Shiva Ratri.

Ponga :- The village is situated about 14 Kms. from the block head-quarter at Chakradharpur. It is noted for the remains of the place known as "Mangarh" traditionally ascribed to Raja Man Singh who was Sorag (Sic) by caste. The village has a temple of Pauri Devi.

Porahat:- The village used to be the headquarter of the erstwhile Porahat Raj, which extended over a large part of the district.

Ramtirtha:- The village lies in Jagannathpur block and is noted for it's annual fair held on Makar Sankranti day (January). It has a Shiva Temple and a waterfall on the Baitarni river. According to Local tradition, Lord Ramchandra crossed this river on Makar Sankranti day, when the fair is held.

Tholkobad:- The village lies 46 Kms. south of the block headquarter at Manoharpur.It is scenically situated amid forests at an elevation of 1800 ft. and draws may visitors,particularly for game.The oldest Sal tree the "SARANDA QUEEN" exists here.The perimeter of the tree is 25 ft.

Benisagar:- This is situated in the border of West Singhbhum & Orissa.The place was named after the king Beni. This is famous for archaeological findings. The famous Khiching temple relate to the

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