Surajkund Hot Spring
Surajkund is located in Jharkhand
Surajkund
Surajkund
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LocationHazaribagh district, Jharkhand, India
Coordinates24°08′58″N 85°38′44″E / 24.14945°N 85.64545°E / 24.14945; 85.64545
Elevation364 metres (1,194 ft)
TypeSulfur
TemperatureSurface temp: 85 °C (185 °F)
Av sub-surface temp:165 °C (329 °F)

Surajkund hot spring (also called Surya Kund) is a natural hot spring in Belkapi gram panchayat of Barkatha CD block in Barhi subdivision of Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Geography

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H
A
R
Mohana
River
Damodar
River
Bokaro
River
Konar
River
Barsoti River
Barakar River
CCL
Hazaribagh Area
Hazaribagh Area
CCL Argada Area
Argada Area
CCL Barka
Sayal Area
Barka Sayal Area
CCL Amrapali
& Chandragupta Area
Amrapali & Chandragupta Area
Surajkund hot spring
HS
Konar
Dam
D
Konar Dam
Hazaribagh
Wildlife Sanctuary
T
Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary (T)
Urimari
CT
Urimari (CT)
Religara
CT
Religara (CT)
Meru
CT
Meru, Hazaribagh (CT)
Konra
CT
Konra (CT)
Gidi
CTV
Gidi (CT)
Dari
CT
Dari, Jharkhand (CT)
Cherra
CT
Cherra, Hazaribagh (CT)
Chauparan
CT
Chauparan (CT)
Charhi
CT
Charhi (CT)
Bishnugarh
CT
Bishnugarh (CT)
Barhi
CT
Barhi, Hazaribagh (CT)
Hazaribagh
M
Hazaribagh (M)
Tati Jhariya
R
Tati Jhariya (R)
Padma
R
Padma, Hazaribagh (R)
Nagar Barsot
R
Nagar Barsot (R)
Khapriaon
R
Khapriaon (R)
Keredari
R
Keredari (R)
Katkamsandi
R
Katkamsandi (R)
Katkamdag
R
Katkamdag (R)
Ichak
R
Ichak (R)
Gorhar
R
Gorhar (R)
Daru
R
Daru, Hazaribagh (R)
Churchu
R
Churchu (R)
Chalkusha
R
Chalkusha (R)
Barkatha
R
Barkatha (R)
Barkagaon
R
Barkagaon (R)
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Cities, towns and locations in Hazaribagh district in North Chotanagpur Division
Some census towns and locations around Hazaribagh city have been shown in the Hazaribagh City map
M: municipality, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, T: tourist centre, D: dam, HS: hot spring
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location

Surajkund is located at 24°08′58″N 85°38′44″E / 24.14945°N 85.64545°E / 24.14945; 85.64545.

Area overview

Hazaribagh district is a plateau area and forests occupy around about 45% of the total area. It is a predominantly rural area with 92.34% of the population living in rural areas against 7.66% in the urban areas. There are many census towns in the district, as can be seen in the map alongside. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people but with the extension of coal mines, particularly in the southern part of the district, employment in coal mines is increasing. However, it has to be borne in mind that modern mining operations are highly mechanised. Four operational areas of Central Coalfields are marked on the map. All these areas are spread across partly this district and partly the neighbouring districts.[1][2][3]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the district. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map. Urbanisation data calculated on the basis of census data for CD blocks and may vary a little against unpublished official data.

Hot spring

Surajkund has a hot water spring containing sulfur that has healing properties. Tourism department of Jharkhand Government has planned to set up spas, saunas, massage parlours, restaurants and convention halls here,[4]

Surajkund hot spring is claimed to be the hottest spring in India.[5] Surajkund hot spring has a surface temperature of 87 °C (189 °F) and an average subsurface temperature of 165 °C (329 °F). According to recent assessment, India has a large potential of geothermal energy, which can be gainfully utilized for power generation; Jharkhand possesses a good share of these. Of the total recorded sites numbering 340 in India (assessed by Geothermal Education office - US), around 60 sites are in Jharkhand. Surajkund is among the most prospective sites. Other prospective sites in Jharkhand are: Tantolaya / Tantlol, in Santhal Paragana division, and Thatha / Konraha and Jarom in Palamu district.[6]

There are five kunds or springs, namely Surya Kund, Lakshman Kund, Brahm Kund, Ram Kund, and Sita Kund. These are located in one place with water varying from very hot to cool. A Durga temple has been constructed in more recent years.[7]

Transport

Surajkund is 72 kilometres (45 mi) from Hazaribagh and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Barkatha on NH 19 (old NH 2) (Grand Trunk Road).[5][7]

References

  1. ^ "District Census Handbook, Hazaribag, 2011, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Pages 11-14. Directorate of Census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook, Hazaribagh, 2011, Series 21, Part XII B" (PDF). Census of India 2011 Page 26. Directorate of Census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  3. ^ "The North Karanpura Coalfields". Jharkhand. sinclair-environmental. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Luxury holiday in lap of nature - State to spend Rs 8 crore for hot water spa in Hazaribagh, watchtower in Khunti & museum in Chatra". The Telegraph, 26 September 2009. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Suraj Kund Hot Spring". india9. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Power Generation and Distribution". Geothermal. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Tourism". District administration. Retrieved 9 April 2010.

Hazaribag travel guide from Wikivoyage

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