road trip - jharkhand...tribal&forest
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road trip - jharkhand...tribal&forest

I m planning a road trip on bike across jharkhand in july.
Want to explore the green forests of saranda.....netarhatt.....beautiful waterfalls, national wldlife sancturies in haz'bag,betla,palamu and dalma. Explore more of tribal lifestyle.
Will also be documenting it.
I need help and ideas from ppl who have experienced being there before.. with places, ppl, events , accomodation, any info.


Travelled across india....this time for the...road less travelld.



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accomodation help jharkhand

Need help with accomodation saranda, netarhat, daltonganj , hzribag region.


Also help me with info and contact details of forest rest houses in hzaribag wldlyf sanctuary, betla n'nal park, .
#3
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Thanks.

I am not that much conversant with the roads of Jharkhand as I had traveled by public transport or hired vehicle and did not give much heed to the road routes.

As regards places mentioned by you, as you are from Jamshedpur, it should rather very easy for you to travel most of the places which are closer to your home town. Majority of places like Saranda, Mccluskieganj, netarhat, betla etc. fall under this category, but I'm afraid Hazaribaug does not fall in this category, it is on a different route. For a starter you can start with Saranda, which is closest to your place. Jamshedpur -> Chaaibasa -> Bara Jamda -> Kiriburu -> Sarabda forest. I think you have to take permit to visit Saranda from the Forest Office at Chaibasa. After Saranda visit, you can follow this route: Chakradharpur -> Ranchi -> Mccluxigaunj -> Netarhat -> Betla -> Daltongaunj -> back to Jamshedpur.

As regards Hazaribaug, I'm not sure about the route from Jamshedpur. I'm sorry I will not be of much help on this part of your proposed route. Hope, this helps.
#4
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Jharkhand Tourism has recently revamped its Website. It has now become a very good source of information on Jharkhand tourism including accommodation, hotel etc. Please visit their website first for your quarries. Here is the link: http://www.jharkhandtourism.in/tdesk...url=hotels.asp
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thanks

Thanks ashish......but I already chkd that. There isn,t any contact number of forest rest houses in betla national park or saranda forests or any other wildlife regions or netarhat
Which I m looking for.
#6
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I even got a booklet from tourism deptt of jharkhand tourism...but sadly none of the resthouses nos are in use.

Anyone...have any idea about accomodation in netarhat, betla or saranda region.????
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1. Netarhat - I stayed at (the-then) Bihar Tourism's HOTEL PRAVAT BIHAR(I hope I remember it correctly). It was a reasonably good property and the location-wise it is the best. I hope the Hotel still exists and it should now be under Jharkhand Tourism.

2. Betla - I stayed here at Forest Bungalow, at least twice, They have a tree top accommodation, which, according to me, is the best. But the other one (I forgot the name) is equally good. Food is also available from their kitchen. They have one more accommodation (Janta Bhavan or some such name), which should be avoided. I was told that it can be booked in advance from Daltongaunj Tiger Reserve Office. However, I do not know the contact number. But I always got the accommodation without pre booking.

3. Saranda- I don't think there is any Hotel in the Saranda Forest. There was a Forest Bungalow, which I was told, had been burnt down by the extremists. You can stay at SAIL GUEST HOUSE at Meghateburu, which is just adjacent to the forest.

Hope, this helps.
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mcCluskieganj and netarhat

Any idea about mcCluskieganj and netarhat. ?? What are the things to see and options for accomodation?? Please help.
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Originally posted by: asishdas View Post

1. Netarhat - I stayed at (the-then) Bihar Tourism's HOTEL PRAVAT BIHAR(I hope I remember it correctly). It was a reasonably good property and the location-wise it is the best. I hope the Hotel still exists and it should now be under Jharkhand Tourism.

2. Betla - I stayed here at Forest Bungalow, at least twice, They have a tree top accommodation, which, according to me, is the best. But the other one (I forgot the name) is equally good. Food is also available from their kitchen. They have one more accommodation (Janta Bhavan or some such name), which should be avoided. I was told that it can be booked in advance from Daltongaunj Tiger Reserve Office. However, I do not know the contact number. But I always got the accommodation without pre booking.

3. Saranda- I don't think there is any Hotel in the Saranda Forest. There was a Forest Bungalow, which I was told, had been burnt down by the extremists. You can stay at SAIL GUEST HOUSE at Meghateburu, which is just adjacent to the forest.

Hope, this helps.

I had been to Betla in 1989. We a group of friends alongwith my wife &1 yr. old daughter travelled by Shaktipunj Exp. from Howrah to Daltonganj. There we stayed at Hotel Koyel for one night. I remember visiting a Puja Mandap by cycle rickshaws in the evening as it was probably "Mahasaptami". Next day we hired a jeep and went to Betla. There we (two families) stayed at newly built ITDC hotel ,which was quite reasonable and well maintained but yet to get water supply(water was to be obtained from a tube-well nearby); others (bachelors)stayed at the Janata Lodge of the forest dept.We stayed there for two nights; had night safari by forest dept. van whence we saw a herd of elephants; gours were in abundance. Thereafter we proceeded to Netarhat by jeep. We stayed at the Govt. accomodation (then Bihar Govt.) for two nights. We visited the Sunset point on the day of visit after passing the Netarhat Public School; on the next day went to upper and lower ghangria. Finally we went to Ranchi where we stayed for two nights before returning to Calcutta by bus.
So far as travelling to Saranda I would suggest to visit Manoharpur. Manoharpur is connected by train; Koraput EXp. from Howrah is the most suitable one. On can stay at Santur's Resort which is quite reasonable ; they arrange for local sightseeing within the vicinity of Saranda forest-This information is of course from different magazines I usually go through.
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Asish dat , U are such a pleasant experience to read. Its brings fresh air in my daily office life. Asish da I would ;ike to meet you is there any chance I can get in touch with you ??
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Greetings RoadRomeo,

I ride a Royal Enfield Bullet and I have been through the North, West-Coast, West-South Coast, but never traversed across Jharkhand so vividly as you have done. It would be great if you could share your road-trip stories of this motorbike-escapade.

Regards,
~Raj

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