Dhanbad is home to lush green forests that sprawl across acres of land, and buried deep in the heart of these forests are tonnes of coal, also known as 'black gold.' Coal by itself meets 75% of the national electricity requirement in the country, and a good part of it is sourced from Dhanbad. Often referred to as the Coal Capital of India, Dhanbad houses the biggest mines in the nation. Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Indian Iron and Steel Company, Eastern Coalfields Limited, and Tata Steel have set plants in the district and propelled its development. As a result, Dhanbad is the leading immigration hub for people from all over Jharkhand and Bihar, making it the second most crowded urban agglomeration in the state and nationally stands at the forty-second position. The famous academic institute called Indian School of Mines (ISM Dhanbad) lies here. It is trying to undo the damage caused by the pollution unleashed on the city by the coal mining industry.
Best Time to Visit Dhanbad
Winter is the best time to visit Dhanbad as summers are scorching. It is advised to avoid going to Dhanbad during the rainy season if your purpose is an industrial visit, or, more specifically, if you intend to visit a mine. Waterlogging can lead to life-threatening situations in mines.
Weather Of Dhanbad
If it wasn't for the pollution created by the coal and associated industries, Dhanbad would have had a pleasant weather. Just like all over India, summers run from the second half of March to the first half of June, until the arrival of monsoon winds which unleash a spell of rainfall as high as 54 inches, most of it in July, August, and September. By and large, the temperatures in any season are moderate as compared to those in other parts of India because of the thick forests in the region.
How to Reach Dhanbad?
By Air : Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport near Asansol- Durgapur at 85 km
By Rail : Dhanbad is the most important railway station in Jharkhand, it serves a hundred thousand passengers every day and offers train services to important cities like Delhi, Madras, Bombay, Calcutta, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Gwalior, among others.
By Road : National Highway 2 connects Dhanbad to Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, Allahabad, Banaras, Mughal Sarai, Asansol, Durgapur, and Kolkata. Buses operated by State Transport Corporations of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal run on it. The National Highway 32 starts from Gobindpur, moves through Bokaro, reaches Bengal, passes through Purulia, returns to Jharkhand and ends in Jamshedpur.