Koderma TourismKoderma is not a place that evokes curiosity and adulation among tourists. And so not surprisingly it receives very less number of tourists annually. But this region does have some hidden gems that can very well surprise even seasoned tourists. These hidden gems are endowed with immensely rich nature and flora and where you’ll enjoy memorable rendezvous with beautiful nature. In fact you’d surprised to know that half of Koderma District is covered only by forest areas. This important fact is sufficient to tell you that how much rich flora and scenic beauty this district must be endowed with. Below we’ve provided details of all the tourist destinations of Koderma that will indeed make you one with nature. Besides, important details about best places to stay and how to reach koderma and important tourist tips have also been provided.
Helplines and Important Contact NumbersJharkhand Tourism Department
F.F.P Bhawan, 2nd Floor, Dhurwa, Ranchi-4
Phone no: +91 651 2400981,
Telefax: +91 651 2400982.
Superitendent of Police (Koderma): +91- (06534) - 252227, 252868.
S.D.P.O. (Koderma): +91- (06534) 252220, 252215.
Places to Visit in Koderma
Not just one of the largest dams of Jharkhand but is also one of the historical dams. Construction of this huge dam had begun even before India’s independence and was completed in year 1952. Many political luminaries of those days had lauded this huge dam as engineering achievement. No less than India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Nehru had praised engineering work of this dam. But beyond all its history and engineering achievements, the real USP of this place is beautiful surrounding nature, which is of course why most tourists are drawn to this place. The rich natural surrounding that includes innumerable hillocks immersed with lush greenery are beautiful enough to enchant you. And another reason why you must visit Tilaiya Dam is that it is located in the proximity of few of the most sought after tourist destinations of Koderma District.
Satagawan Petro FallsAlthough not a very breathtaking waterfall, but it is still worth a visit. Just like all other waterfalls, even this is one located in the lap of beautiful nature and is surrounded by beautiful hills. This is another scenically beautiful and peaceful place in Koderma District. But the only problem is that it is located in the very outskirts of Koderma District, very near to neighboring Nawada District. If ytou love adventure tourism then you must visit the place.
Urwan Tourist Complex
At 67 kms away from Koderma, Urwan Tourist Complex is located in neighboring Hazaribagh district.
This beautiful tourist complex which is again dotted with beautiful natural surroundings. But the main attraction here is boat ride and other types of popular water sports. Enjoying water sports in the midst of nature is always a treat and so you can be rest assured about having pretty fun filled day here. Besides, as it is evident from name itself this place is a tourist complex and so it is a small world in itself – absolutely cut from the outside world. Therefore here you and your loved ones will bask in beautiful nature with complete peace of mind, leaving behind all the stress and tension in the outside world.
Makamaro hillsLocated just 26 km away from main city of Koderma, Makamaro Hills brings together nature and spiritual tranquility in a beautifully sublime way. The spiritual tranquility stems from religious importance that this place is deeply associated with since time immemorial. It is believed that saint Parshuram, one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu, had killed his own mother and three brothers at this very place. Religious importance of this place is immense for the local devotees, who have been visiting this place since centuries and in all probability locals in coming generations will continue their unflinching devotion toward this place.
Shaktipeeth Maa Chanchala DeviThis is actually hillrock temple located 400 ft above the hill land. Hence just like Makamaro hills, even here too tourists can lose themselves in religious devotion in the midst of beautiful nature. This hillrock temple is devoted, as is evident from name, to Maa Chanchala Devi. The exact history of this hillrock temple is not known, but it is certain that it is many centuries old. Needless to say, local devotees have unflinching devotion to this historical temple. And the fact that it is located on a beautiful hilltop adds unique aura to this temple, which obviously helps in drawing more devotees and also tourist.
Shopping in KodermaThere are no shopping malls and even upscale retail stores in entire district. These new age shopping concepts are still alien for this place. But this simply doesn’t mean that you can’t relish any joy of shopping here. You can do shopping in few traditional street markets and hordes of retail stores that are mostly located near Koderma Railway Station. Here you’ll mostly find everything that modern shopaholics usually crave for – fancy cloths, jewelry items, shoes, street food etc. Despite all variety of beautiful tribal handicraft items are worth buying. They not just are economical but also have appealing look that will match your ethnic style.
Entertainment and Nightlife in KodermaIt goes without saying that where there are no shopping malls and upscale retail stores, there obviously won’t be any pubs and nightclubs. But there is no dearth of traditional bear bars where you can flock to enjoy some drinks. Besides, there are few cinema halls where latest Bollywood blockbusters and Bjojpuri films are played all throughout the year. To sum up, here nightlife and entertainment scene is pretty sober, if not dull.
Ranchi Patna Road, Jhumri Telaiya, Koderma - 825409
Ranchi Patna Road, P.O Jharkhand, Jhumri Telaiya , Near ICICI Bank, Telaiya- 825409.
How to reach Koderma ?The best way to travel to Koderma is via Railway. Since Koderma Railway Station is a junction and Koderma District doesn’t have an airport, traveling via rail is obviously the best option. And being an important junction, Koderma station is directly connected to almost all the important cities of India. To name a few, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Nagpur, Pune, Guwahati are some of the important cities that Koderma is directly connected to.But in case if you still prefer to travel via flight, then nearest airport is Gaya airport located in Bodh gaya town of Bihar. The approximate distance between the Koderma and Gaya city is 94 kms (via NH 31 and SH 70). From Gaya you can also travel by train. There are 37 weekly trains from Gaya to Koderma. It takes approximately. The train journey lasts for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Hotels in KodermaKoderma doesn’t offer any 5 star hotels or reputed 3 star hotels either. But it does offer budget luxury hotels where you can enjoy all the standard luxury facilities like AC rooms, LED TV, in-house multi cuisine restaurants etc. Names and contact information’s of some of the best known budget luxury hotels have been provided below:
The Centre Square Hotel
Address: Near Jhanda Chowk, Ranchi Patna Road, Koderma, Jhumri Telaiya – 825409
Phone no: 06534 - 222541, 9386 10 1400 and 9334 36 3804.
Address: Opp.Koderma Railway Station, Jhumritilaiya, Koderma
Phone no: 06534-224442,9334335878,9334875758
Hotel Sheetal Chhaya
Address: Opposite Railway Station, Jhumritilaiya
Phone no: 06534-222261
Address: National Highway 31, Dudhimat road, Koderma
Phone no: 8603727894 , 9708198557
Hotels in Koderma
Over all, exploring famous tourist destinations in Koderma is like having brief tryst with nature. Koderma scenic beauty are beautiful enough to calm you and offer much needed relief from stressful life. In fact if you’ve genuine love for anything that is to do with nature, then tour to Koderma would be more than a pleasant experience for you.
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