About GhatshilaGhatshila lies in the East Singhbhum District in the Jharkhand State. The city on the banks of Subarnarekha is surrounded by forest which adds to the beauty of this city of Jharkhand. The city was earlier the headquarters of Dhalbhum Kingdom. Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, the renowned Bengali writer who wrote “Pather Panchali” was an inhabitant of Ghatshila.
Hindustan Copper Limited Plant in Ghatshila
History of GhatshilaThe Dhalbhum Kingdom’s royal family, originally belonged to North-West (Mandu and Dhara) situated at Rajasthan’s border. In order to establish themselves they defeated the Western division of Bengal (this region is popular as the “Jungle Mahals”). These royal families acclaimed their successors with a title of honor. As a result, the elder son of the Raja was entitled “Jubraj”, the next successor as “Hikkim”, the 3rd as “Barathakur”, the 4th as “Kuar”, the 5th as “Musib” and the remaining were entitled “Babu”. Dhalbhum Kingdom occupied an area of about 3100 square km or 1200 sq. mile.
Geography of GhatshilaThe Ghatshila city is positioned at 22.36 degrees in North and 86.29 degrees in the East. The avg. elevation of the city is 338 feet or 103 meters. Jamshedpur which is a well-known industrial town is located merely 45 kms away from Ghatshila. The area also houses a community development block known as “Ghatshila”, the headquarters of which lies at Ghatshila. This block was set up in the year 1962 on 4th May. The natural splendor of Ghatshila attracts a huge influx of visitors every year. Among the visitors, a majority of crowd belongs to Bengalis from West Bengal and other states of India. Ghatshila is also famous for the therapeutic values of its sweet water. This water also contains natural minerals and one glass of water is sufficient to satiate your starving stomach.
Ghatshila has by and large a dry climate. The summers witness a minimum temperature of 26 degree Celsius and a maximum temperature of 40 degree Celsius. In the winter months i.e. between the months of November and March the temperature remains between 12 and 20 degree Celsius. June to August is the monsoon time with a maximum average rainfall of 337.7 mm.
Demographics of GhatshilaAccording to the census of 2001, the population of Ghatshila was 37850. Female populace comprises 47 percent and male populace comprises 53 percent of the total population. The avg. literacy rate of Ghatshila is 73 percent which is much greater as compared to the national avg. i.e. 59.5 percent. The female literacy is 65 percent, whereas the male literacy is 79 percent. Almost eleven percent of the total populace belongs to the age group which is below 6 years.
Economy of GhatshilaThe HCL or Hindustan Copper Ltd. which is situated at the Moubhandar, provides source of livelihood to the locals of Ghatshila, Musabani, Moubhandar and the other villages located in the vicinity. Ghatshila is mainly popular because of the HCL mines as they are world’s 2nd deepest mines and the 1st copper mines in Asia.
Tourism in Ghatshila
Dharagiri Falls in Ghatshila
Food in GhatshilaThe staple food of Ghatshila includes daal, rice and tarkari (or vegetable curry). The typical food of Ghatshila is digestible and light for stomach. Apart from the vegetarian lovers there is also presence of non vegetarian food lovers. Spicy chicken is a very popular non-veg cuisine among the locals of Ghatshila. Sattu and litti chokha are also among the favorite foods of the residents of Ghatshila. Sattu is believed to keep the stomach cool; it is taken as a drink as well as it is also incorporated in other recipes like “Litti”. Til Barfi, Mitha Khaja and Pittha are some popular sweet dishes that are relished by the sweet lovers of Ghatshila. Some popular eateries in Ghatshila have been mentioned below:
Dhaba Rain Basera
Address: Nr Fuldungri Bus Stand, NH 33, Fuldungri, Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila, Pin- 832303
Phone: 9905541259 and +(91)-9534226621
Sagar Bar & Restaurant
Address: Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila, Pin- 832303
Yadav Ji Dhaba
Address: Nr New Government Hospital, Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila, Pin- 832303
Durga Mistan Bhandaar
Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila - 832303, Ghatshila Main Road
Shukla Ji Dhaba
W Burudi Road, Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila - 832303, Phuldungri
Address: NH 33, Phuldungri, Ghatsila, Jharkhand, Pin- 832303
Ratan's Sweet shop
Address: Ghatsila Main road, Ghatsila, Jharkhand
Address: Ghatsila Main Rd, Ghatsila, Jharkhand, Pin- 832103
Utility Services in GhatshilaThe local as well as the state administration is responsible for bestowing the inhabitants of the Ghatshila city with the most apt and necessary utility services. No city can be considered as a complete city until it has the proper amenities for its residents. Ghatshila has no dearth of proper healthcare services, a team of responsible and competent police officers, proper banking facilities, insurance agents and a number of renowned transporters and courier companies that cater to the locals of the city. Following are some notable services offered at Ghatshila
Police Stations in GhatshilaGhatshila Police Station
Address: Ghatshila Main Rd, Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila, Pin- 832303
Railway Police OfficeAddress: Station road, Ghatshila, Jharkhand, Pin- 832103
Transporter and Courier Services in GhatshilaTCI Freight (Transporter)
Address: Guru Nanak Mrkt, Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila, Pin- 832303
Phone numbers: +(91)-6585-200238, 200358, 200246 and 200353
Hello Home(Courier Services)
Address: Nr Railway Crossing Main Rd, Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila, Pin- 832303
First Flight Couriers Limited (Courier Services)
Address: Nr Railway Stn, Commerce Plaza, Main Rd, Ghatshila, Ghatshila Ho, Pin- 832303
Hospitals in GhatshilaPrimary Health Centre Ghatsila
Address: Nr Kashida Railway Crossing, Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila, Pin- 832303
Banks in GhatshilaState Bank of India
IFSC Code: SBIN0014355 Address: C/o Sahu Aprtmnt, Main Rd, Ghatshila, East Singhbhum, Jharkhand, Pin- 832303
IFSC Code: UTIB0002004
Address: Anand Mangal Village Sandpura, Nr Sant Nandlal, Smriti Vidya Mandir, Post Offc Ghatshila, East Singhbhum, Jharkhand, Pin- 832303 Phone: 06585-226055, 06585-226099 and 06585-226077
United Bank of India
IFSC Code: UTBI0GHS420
Address: Main rd, Ghatshila, East Singhbhum, Jharkhand, Pin- 832303 Phone: 06585225523
IFSC Code: CNRB0004898
Address: Goel Cmplx, Nr SBI branch, Main Rd, Ghatshila Ho, Ghatshila, Pin– 832303
Central Bank Of India
IFSC Code: CBIN0284115
Address: CBI, Ghatshila Branch, B K Das Cmplx, Jhilpee Tala, Pawarah Morh, College Rd, Ghatshila, East Singhbhum, Jharkhand, Pin- 832303
Transport in GhatshilaGhatshila is linked to all the major stations in Jharkhand and Bihar via road and rail network. Ghatshila can be reached from Jamshedpur (45 kms) via road network. The majority of trains, starting from Kharagpur and going towards Jamshedpur, halt at Ghatshila. Kharagpur is an important station located at 98 kms from Ghatshila.
Ghatshila Railway Station
By Rail: Ghatshila Station is a well-known rail head on Kharagpur-Tatanagar Section of the track of Howrah-Mumbai. Some important trains that have a stoppage at Ghatshila are Kurla-Howrah Exp, Ispat Express and Steel Exp. Ghatshila is well-connected to Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi via rail. Apart from this there are numerous local trains that connect Kharagpur and Jamshedpur with Ghatshila. Some prominent trains that stop at Ghatshila are:
- Neelachal Exp (Puri to New Delhi)
- Steel Exp (Tatanagar to Howrah)
- Shalimar- Mumbai LTT Exp (or Kurla Exp- Kolkata to Mumbai)
- Mumbai LTT- Shalimar Exp (or Kurla Exp-Mumbai to Kolkata)
- Tatanagar-Kharagpur Exp (Tatanagar to Kharagpur)
- Ispat Express (Howrah to Titlagarh)
By Air: The nearest airport to Ghatshila is the Birsa Munda Airport located in Ranchi which is just 165 kms away from Ghatshila. The Kolkata Airport is approximately 250 kms from Ghatshila. There is a plethora of options available at both the airports to arrive at Ghatshila. Cars or taxi services can be hired at the airport to reach Ghatshila.
Shopping in Ghatshila
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