The Koderma district is called the Mica capital of India. It was established in the year 1994 by carving portions of land from the district of Hazaribagh of the North Chhotanagpur Division. The names of the two of the significant towns of the district are Koderma and Tilaiya. On the northern side of the district there is Bihar’s Nawada District, the southern side of the district is bounded by the Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand, the eastern side of the district is bounded by Jharkhand’s Giridih District, while on the western side there is the Gaya District of the Indian state of Bihar. Koderma District is located on the region of Chhotanagpur Plateau.
PLACES TO VISIT IN KODERMA
Tilaiya Dam: The very first dam to be constructed in the district of Koderma by Damodar Valley Corporation on the river named Barakar is this Tilaiya Dam. It is an electric power station. The length of the dam is 1200 feet, while the altitude of the dam is 99 feet. The capacity of the dam is 4 MW. In order to keep a check on floods, this dam was built.
Urwan Tourist Complex: ‘Urwan’, which is a tourist complex developed by the Jharkhand State Development, is located at a distance of couple of kilometers from the Tilaiya Dam. One can enjoy fun activities such as boating and other water sports and games.
Satagawan Petro falls: This location is set against the backdrop of a spectacularly beautiful environment. Amidst the dense woods, one can see the waterfall.
Saint Paramhans Baba Tomb: The tomb of Saint Paramhans Baba is located in Domchanch. People come here to pray.
Makamaro Hills: Located close to Dhab, the Makamaro Hills is considered to be of religious significance. As per the myths, the father of Pashuram instructed him to kill his mother and his three brothers here at this location.
Shaktipeeth Maa Chanchala Devi: The distance between the administrative headquarters of the district and this place is 33 Kms. It is located on the highway between Koderma and Giridih. A temple called the Maa Chanchala Devi Temple is located at an altitude of 400 feet above the terrain. The Maa Chanchala Devi is another form of Durga. Rock paintings are present in a huge cave in the hills, located close by.
HOW TO REACH KODERMA
By air: Ranchi has the closest air terminal.
By rail: The closest railway station is located in Koderma.
By road: One can access this place via buses, taxis and private cars.