(Last Updated on : 12-09-2014)
Jhalda is a city and a municipality in the Purulia District
of West Bengal
, India. This beautiful city is encircled with small hills, dense jungles, gushing rivers
and hills. The hilly terrain of Jhalda is the source of the Kangsabati River. Jhalda is well connected to Purulia.
Location of Jhalda
Jhalda city is located in the Purulia District of the eastern state of West Bengal. Kolkata
, the state capital is situated at a distance of 225 km. and Purulia, the district headquarters is located at a distance of 40 km.
Demography of Jhalda
The Indian Census report published in 2010, states that Jhalda had a population of 27, 872 out of which males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. In Jhalda, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Literacy Rate of Jhalda
Jhalda has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy comprises of 73%, and female literacy is 53%.
The renowned schools of Jhalda are Satyabhama, Girl's High School, Hindi High School and Jhlada High School.
Economy of Jhalda
Jhalda shares its border with some of the districts of Jharkhand
. Jhalda is major industrial town with a number of beedi manufacturing units. A unit of Arambagh Hatcheries is also located here.
Attractions of Jhalda
It is a small town yet it is surrounded by beautiful small hillocks. The main hills of the area are Shikra, Bansa, Kopla, and Silphor. Other major attractions of Jhalda are Chelliama, Sirkabad, Ajodhya Hills, Norahara, Murguma and the ruins of several 7th century Jain temples
Connectivity of Jhalda
The town is well connected by rail and air. The nearest railway station is the Jhalda Station. It belongs to the Ranchi division of the South Eastern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway
. The railway station is situated exactly between Muri and Bokaro Steel City
. Visitors can also avail electrified local passenger trains. These trains run from Jhalda to neighbouring destinations on frequent intervals.
The nearest airport to Jhalda Station includes Birsa Munda Airport
, Ranchi 74 kilometres; Gaya Airport, Gaya
207 kilometres; Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna
294 kilometres and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
International Airport, Kolkata 297 kilometres.