A Travel Guide to Deoghar

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Popularly known as Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar is a pilgrimage destination in Jharkhand. The name of the city is derived from the term 'Dev Ghar', which means the abode of the Gods. Being a religious city, you can find several temples. While here, do visit the Baba Baidyanath Temple, Basukinath Temple, and Shiva Ganga Sarovar. If you love to visit ashrams, then the Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra Satsang Ashram is a good place for you. Besides that, there are also lots of other places to visit. There are a few spots for nature lovers, such as Trikut Mountain and Mayurakshi River which is a great place to watch the sunset.

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How to reach Deoghar

  • By air: If you are looking for Deoghar flights, you need not worry. Now, IndiGo operates multiple domestic and international flights to Deoghar from various destinations.
  • By train: Jasidih and Deoghar junction are the two railway stations located in the city. It is well connected to Delhi and Kolkata.
  • By bus: State buses run by Jharkhand and West Bengal connect Deoghar.

Getting around Deoghar

People can avail local transport via bus services and auto rickshaws. 

Best time to visit Deoghar

The ideal season is during winters, i.e., October till March. However, lets check out other seasons are like in Deoghar.

  • Summer (April – July): Tourists visit in the month of March for sightseeing.
  • Winter (October – March): Winter is a favourable time to visit Deoghar as tourists and nature lovers enjoy the chilly and cold weather. Pilgrimage is at its peak during this season.
  • Monsoon (July – September): Monsoon in Deoghar commences from the month of July and although it is not favourable for tourism, accommodation is available at a good discount.

Most spoken language in Deoghar

  • Hindi 
  • English
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Places to visit in Deoghar

  • Baba Baidyanath Temple: Also known as Baba Dham, Baba Baidyanath is a famous temple in the city and also one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the sacred abodes of Shiva. The Aarti enlightens you and is something one should not miss.
  • Trikut Pahar: Tourists can enjoy a lovely view as this place is ideal for trekking, picnics, ropeway and wildlife adventures. It is surrounded by three peaks, out of which two are accessible for trekking, while the third one is not inaccessible due to steep slopes. It has a deep historical significance dating back to the epic legend, The Ramayana. The three hills of Trikut are named after the Hindu Gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
  • Nandan Pahar: A small hill located in Deoghar, Nandan Pahar, consists of various temples with idols of Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh, and Kartik. The hill is 3 km away from Baba Baidyanath Dham Station. An amusement park located on this hill can be visited with your loved ones to enjoy rides, boating, and toy trains.
  • Naulakha Temple: This historical spot has idols of Radha and Krishna and is situated 1.5km away from Baba Baidyanath Temple. It is known that Rani Charushila, who belonged to the family of the Pathuria Ghat King, had donated an amount of ₹9 lakhs for the construction of the temple.
  • Satsang Ashram: One of the holy places in Deoghar, the ashram was established by Anukul Chandra, one of the spiritual leaders in the country, and was built for his devotees.
  • Tapovan: Another hill located 10 km from Deoghar, its name originates from a forest of meditation. The architecture is amazing, as you can see the portrait of Lord Hanuman on a cracked rock.
  • Rikhiapeeth: The famous ashram, established by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, is a home to enlightened sages and is located 12 km away from the Baba Dham temple. Due to their presence, you can feel peace and serenity all around. The best time to visit Rikhiapeeth is November and December as the grand fair takes place on an annual basis.

Places to eat/what to eat in Deoghar

Parantha Gali
Parantha Gali

This eatery joint has varieties of parathas that are mouth-watering for all the foodies. It is famous for hot parathas and other food items which will make you want to visit the place on a regular basis.

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Moti Mahal Delux
Moti Mahal Delux

One of the famous restaurants spread across the country, you can relish different types of cuisines here.

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Magnolia
Magnolia

Magnolia is known to attract many customers, especially for children as there are different mouth watering dishes to choose from.

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Anand Foodies Veg Restaurant
Anand Foodies Veg Restaurant

For all the vegetarian lovers, Anand foodies is the ultimate choice. You can find all kinds of vegetarian food in this restaurant.

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Shopping in Deoghar

  • Deoghar Central: It is one of the biggest shopping malls in the district. One can find different brand outlets to shop their favourite outfits and accessories.
  • Vioray (Central Plaza): Vioray also has a variety of options to choose from when it comes to purchasing various clothes or even electronic items.
  • Deoghar Bazaar Shopping Mall: One can find different kinds of art and craft items and various other outlets to choose from for shopping.

Where to stay in Deoghar

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Imperial Heights One of the best hotels for business travellers, Imperial Heights is known to have luxurious smart rooms that includes 26 deluxe, nine premium, five suites and one presidential suite.

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Vaishnavi Clarks Inn One of the exotic hotels in the district, Vaishnavi Clarks Inn is the best bet if you are travelling with your better half or family. Their aim is to provide impeccable hospitality and service to the business travellers and tourists planning to visit the city.

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Hotel Rajkamal Hotel Rajkamal is a budget friendly hotel in Deoghar. It is accessible to the famous Baba Dham temple, private bus stand, Baidyanathdham Railway Station and Tower Chowk.

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Hotel Baidyanath The name itself suggests that the hotel is next to the famous Baba Baidyanathan Temple. The pure vegetarian restaurant is a part of it and is favourable for those who prefer vegetarian meals.

Best time to visit Deoghar

The ideal season is during winters, i.e., October till March.

  • Summer (April – July) -Tourists visit in the month of March for sightseeing.
  • Winter (October – March) - Winter is a favourable time to visit Deoghar as tourists and nature lovers enjoy the chilly and cold weather. Pilgrimage is at its peak during this season.
  • Monsoon (July – September) - Monsoon in Deoghar commences from the month of July and although it is not favourable for tourism, accommodation is available at a good discount.

Most spoken language in Deoghar

Language: Hindi is the most spoken language in Deoghar.

Festivals in Deoghar

  • Shravani Mela: This Mela holds significance especially when it is related to Baba Dham. The devotees visit Sultanganj, where the Ganges flows and they collect water in their kawars to carry it on their shoulders. It is estimated around 50 to 55 lakh pilgrims visit this holy place as the mela continues for 30 days from the months July to August. Besides the month of Shrawan, people visit this area during Shivratri, Basant Pachmi and Bhadra Purnima.
  • Vishwakarma Puja: It is one of the important festivals celebrated in Deoghar due to the presence of mining activities and industries.
  • Diwali: Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is celebrated in the cultural capital of Jharkhand and across the nation. People decorate their homes with beautiful rangolis and different coloured lamps. Bursting of crackers is a common sight along with visiting neighbours and distribution of sweets amongst friends and families.

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