Location in Jharkhand, India
Garhwa (India)
Coordinates: 24°07′N 83°49′E / 24.11°N 83.81°E / 24.11; 83.81Coordinates: 24°07′N 83°49′E / 24.11°N 83.81°E / 24.11; 83.81
Country India
203 m (666 ft)
 • Total46,059
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJH-14

Garhwa is a town and a municipality in, and headquarters of, Garhwa district in the state of Jharkhand, India. Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar are nearby states. Garhwa Road (Rehla) is a major Railway Junction where thousands of passengers find this station most convenient to catch their train for Delhi and Kolkata. You can find bus services for Ranchi, Ambikapur, Gaya etc.


The erstwhile Garhwa Subdivision of Palamau district consisting of 8 Blocks was separated from Palamau district as an independent district "Garhwa" with effect from 1 April 1991.

History, Garhwa District - Garhwa</ref> It is situated on Southwest corner of Palamu division, which lies between 23060’and 24039’ N latitude and 83022’ and 84000’ E longitude. The district is surrounded by river Sone in the north; Palamu district and area of Chhattisgarh in the south; Palamau district in the east and Surguja district of Chhattisgarh and Sonebhadra district of U.P. in the west. Garhwa district is a part of Palamau Commissionery consisting of 19 blocks and two subdivisions namely Garhwa and Nagar-Untrai.

Geography and geology

Garhwa is located at 24°11′N 83°49′E / 24.18°N 83.82°E / 24.18; 83.82.[2] It has an average elevation of 197 m (646 ft).

Nearest railway station is Garhwa Town, Indian Railway Code for Garhwa town is GHQ.[3] Another nearby railway station (around 10 km away) is Garwa Road, Indian Railway Code for Garhwa road is GHD.[4]


Garhwa railway station is a railway station for Garhwa city.

Garhwa is located 1,036 kilometres (644 mi) south east of New Delhi and is accessible by train to Garwa Road Junction from Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Kota, Bhopal Junction, Delhi, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Varanasi and Gaya. The nearest airport is 165 kilometres (103 mi) away in Ranchi.

Garhwa is well connected with Patna, Ranchi, Raipur, Kolkata, Varanasi, Ambikapur, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Kota, Kanpur, Ramanujganj and Renukoot etc. by road.


As of 2001 India census,[5] Garhwa had a population of 46059. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Garhwa has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 51%. In Garhwa, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourist areas

The "Gadhdevi Temple" where people come from different parts of Jharkhand is located in the Garhwa district. Another tourist spot is "The Satbahini Fall" which has maintained its popularity from the British era and still attracts tourists from the state. "The Kali Temple" is also a holy place of worship, famously called as Kali Sthan .It is believed that Goddess Kali fulfils the dreams of her worshippers.Ranka Raj Palace. (Where shooting of movie Aaj Ka Robin Hood done. )"Khonhar Mandir is also a famous holy place(in small village Gijna) of Lord Shiva which has some historical and religious story behind their origination.

See also


  1. ^ "Garhwa Pincode". Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Garhwa
  3. ^ Garhwa Town Railway Station
  4. ^ Garwa Road Railway Station
  5. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.