Ghatshila also spelt as Ghatsila, a town in East Singhbhum situated on the bank of river Subarnarekha. The place has a wide variety of waterfalls, dams, mountains and valleys surrounding all over the city. The view at sunrise and sunset adds the beauty of nature and attracts the tourist most. There are many languages spoken like Hindi, Kundmali, Santhali and Bengali (Shares border with West Bengal). The economic source chosen by most of the population is agriculture. As the nature is not very exploited by humans, the place still has abundance of minerals and for instance is copper. The Asia’s first copper mines and world’s 2nd deepest mines is here (Hindustan Copper Limited). The best to visit the city is February to November as the water bodies are not too dry out of heat and not covered in fog due to winters.
Places for Tourists –
Bandhopadhaya’s cottage and library (Bengali Writer)
Shivda’s Ghosh Children’s Park
How to go?
The NH 6 connects Kolkata –Baharagora – Jamshedpur – Ghatshila. There are plenty of buses from Jamshedpur to Ghatshila (45kms). If you are a resident of Kolkata, Jamshedpur and Ranchi, the best means of transport is by road.
The town station is on Howrah – Nagpur – Mumbai line under Kharagpur – Tatanagar section. It links Ghatshila with Bombay, New Delhi and Kolkata. There are passenger train runs between Jamshedpur and Ghatshila at hour basis.
The nearest domestic airport is Kazi Nazrul Ismal Airport in Durgapur Kolkata (138kms) and the nearest international is Netaji Shubash Chandra Bose International airport in Kolkata (202kms). As there are no direct flights connecting to Ghatshila therefore this means of transport is not preferred.