The major tourism spots in Palamu District are mentioned below -
Palamu Fort: Northern frontier of Palamau was 50 miles from Patna the seat of the Chero Raja. This city was well populated and it was protected by two strong forts, one on the summit of neighbouring hill, the other on the plain. There are two extensive forts of bricks and stone which are worth seeing. The walls are around 5 feet in thickness, and the old fort bears marks of canon balls and bullets in many places. The gate leading to the old fort, the court room and the temple are interesting exploring sites. Most interesting of all is the massive and beautifully carved stone gate 'Nagpuri gate'. Auranga River flows close by. There are high hills and dense forests all around.
Netarhat: A plateau, four miles long and two and a half miles broad. It is in the extreme of the district, the highest point of which is 3,800 feet above the sea level. This is the highest point on the Chota Nagpur Plateau. Netarhat is a place of magnificent charm. The stillness of the forests and the cool and refreshing air brings relief from the dust and heat of the plains. The temperature of Netarhat is cooler than Ranchi throughout the year. It can be said that this place is the coolest in the entire state. The base of the plateau is formed of massive granite and laterite. Netarhat has a wonderful climate and in the July and August it does not become moist. There are a number of flowering trees particularly of Bauhinia and Cassia species.
Shahpur: Opposite Daltonganj on the west bank of Koel River is the village Shahpur. This place has some historical significance associated with it. Shahpur stands on a high tract of land and a ruined palace, white temple and the masonry building present a picturesque view from Daltonganj.
Betla: Betla is situated at 25 km away from Daltonganj, 70 km from Latehar and 170 km from Ranchi. Betla is the most important tourist place of Jharkhand having luxuriant Sal and miscellaneous trees and bamboo forests. Betla National Park and forest has been declared as Palamu Sanctuary. The forest starts from Kechki and extends up to Neterhat. The forest has 970 species of identified plants, 174 species of birds, 39 species of Mammals, 180 species of Medicinal plants, besides reptiles and other species. These tourist attractions of Palamu District attract the travellers from different parts of the country.
(Last Updated on : 26-02-2013)
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