Thursday, 15 March 2018

Panchet Dam: One of The Top Tourist Attractions Around Dhanbad

Amongst the many tourist attractions in and around Dhanbad, the Panchet dam is surely one of them. It is located at a distance of about 52 Kms from Dhanbad and is definitely an ideal  week end destination.

The Beautiful Panchet Dam

Panchet Dam was built as a part of the multi-functional dams. The dam was constructed under the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). It is situated across River Damodar and serves multiple purposes. These include purposes like flood control, navigation, irrigation and power generation. The Panchet dam is located amidst the backdrop of  picturesque surroundings on the bank of river Damodar, gushing waters of the Panchet Dam, greenery of the Panchet Hill, local tribal people along with the  pollution free environment, are some of the many attractions  which draw tourists from far and near to this beautiful tourist spot. The dam is set against the backdrop of the Panchet hills. This place also serves as an ideal picnic spot. The road which leads up to the dam is serpentine in shape and could be challenging ride for bikers and cyclists. It is true that the end of monsoon season could be the best time to visit this place. But you could visit the Panchet dam at any time of the year.

How to Reach Panchet

You could reach Panchet both by both rails as well as by road. In case you are to travel by train you need to get down at Barakar railway station, which is the nearest one. You could get down here and easily hire an auto rickshaw from Barakar railway station.

Be it from Dhanbador any other place you could also reach Panchet easily by road as well. From Dhanbad if you are traveling by car it should take you about 1 & ½ hours. So in case you happen to be in Dhanbad you could easily visit Panchet within a day.

Tourist attractions at Panchet

Panchakot hills, Birinchi Baba’s Ashram, Kalyaneshwari Temple, are some of the top tourist places you could visit around the Panchet dam. You could also trek to the top of the Panchet hill.

So why wait more? come visit Panchet Dam and experience the splendid beauty with your own eyes. Visit Dhanbad and enjoy amazing hospitality only at Hotel Cocoon.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Maithon Dam: a Top Tourist Spot You Must Visit

It's almost summer now, and if want to unwind yourself from the hectic schedule, a quick visit to the Maithon Dam may provide you with the perfect refreshing break you might have been looking for.

Maithon Dam - Exquisite Beauty

Maithon, derived its name from “Mai Ka Sthan”, meaning the place for the Hindu Goddess Ma Kalyaneshwari. It is located on the banks of river Barakar. The Maithon Dam is located about 48 kms from the Steel City of Dhanbad. The dam with an underground power station is one of its kinds in the whole of South East Asia. The lake on which it is built is spread over 65 square kilometers. This was developed by the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC Ltd) way back in the year 1948. The dam is about 15712 ft long and about 165 ft long. The underground power station has a capacity to generate around 60,000 KW of electric power.

Reaching & staying at Maithon 

You could reach Maithon both by trains as well by road. It is located about 48 kms from Dhanbad. So in case you stay at Dhanbad you could easily plan for a full day trip to this beautiful tourist spot. At Maithon the only decent accommodation available is at the tourist bungalow owned by the Government of West Bengal. It offers good facilities. But the numbers of rooms are limited, which is why if you are to book rooms then you must do so in advance.

Things to do at Maithon

The Maithon dam itself is located on a picturesque landscape amidst a beautiful lake and beautiful green forests. You could avail boating with friends and family on the lake. Apart from that you could even enjoy a walk in the beautiful green forests around the lake. Watching the sun rise and sunset in the beautiful setting is another thing, which you must not miss when you are in Maithon. If you are spiritual minded then you must also visit the ancient temple of Mother Goddess Kalyaneshwari.

In conclusion we can say that this could be just the ideal location for a quick visit if you are based in or around Kolkata. A visit to Maithon Dam could just provide you with the perfect break to refresh you this summer.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Jharkhand Government to invest Rs 2000 Crores for developing Tourism

Jharkhand is a very naturally gifted state. It is popularly known as 'The Land of Forests' and is indeed the ultimate destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. This is one of the states of India which is blessed with unparalleled beauties like hills, mountains, forests, and waterfalls. All these combined together make this state a perfect holiday destination, especially in for the nature lovers. The best part about Jharkhand is that now the state government is taking various steps to promote tourism in the state.

Major investment in Tourism sector in Jharkhand announced

In a recent move towards the promotion of tourism in the state, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Sri Raghubar Das announced that the state government proposed to invest around Rs 2000 crore to develop selected tourist places as a world-class tourist destination.
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These selected tourist spots include Rajrappa shrine in Ramgarh district, Itkhori in Chatra, Lugu Buru hills in Bokaro, Anjan Dhaam in Gumla and Parasnath in Giridih districts of the state. As per media reports the state government has already listed tourist places of the state which would be developed with Rs 2000 crore. It is felt that Jharkhand has enough potential for the growth of tourism sector. This is also something which would create employment opportunities for villagers located around these tourist places.

As per a senior official of the state tourism department the famous Rajrappa temple would be developed on the lines of Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

The official also stated that those who will face displacement problems for beautification project would be rehabilitated. It is possible that nearly 600 people might be displaced owing to the new project, but they would all be settled by the government.

What this means?

It is indeed great to note that such initiatives are being taken to boost tourism in Jharkhand. As tourists, many of us plan to visit far off places to celebrate our holidays. However, in case you belong to the eastern part of the country you could look for visiting Jharkhand as an attractive tourist destination. Amongst the many locations to visit in Jharkhand, Dhanbad is worth considering. This is one of those tourist spots which is not only the “Mining Capital” but also has many attractive tourist places like the Topchanchi lake, the Birsa Munda Park, Deer Park, Bird Sanctuary, the Kalyaneshwari temple and many other top tourist destinations in its vicinity. In case you are looking for the best accommodation in Dhanbad then Hotel Cocoon is one of the best luxury hotels in Dhanbad. To know more please visit our website.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Indian Hospitality & Tourism Sector likely to grow to $ 48 Billion by 2020

Much has been happening in the Indian hospitality and tourism sector in recent times. Following the implementation of the GST, some were not very happy with the high GST rates which were being levied on luxury hotels. However, much to the relief of most the rates have been brought down. This is being seen as a welcome move by most players in the sector and revived hopes that it would help the sector grow. Already there are many significant indications which show that the travel and tourism sector in India is growing fast.

Recent trends in the growth in tourism in India

As per a recent report released by India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the hospitality industry as a whole in India is set to create more than 13 million jobs across different sub-segments. These include restaurants wherein around 10.50 million jobs would be created, followed by hotels where 2.3 million jobs would be created and employment in Travel Agents/Tour Operators would be around 0.66 million.
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In the opinion of travel experts, the Hospitality industry in India is evolving at a faster pace in recent years. This has mainly happened owing to the growth of tourist inflow. This has also meant that the hospitality industry has become one of the main sectors to increase foreign direct investment (FDI) influx. In fact, since more people have now come online, smartphone penetration has increased and use of digital payments go up, it is being estimated that India’s online hotel market will grow to $4 billion with 31 percent penetration at a CAGR of 25 percent.

In another report released by Boston Consulting Group and Google India titled ‘Demystifying the Indian Online Traveler’ has predicted the Indian passenger travel market to grow at 11-11.5 per cent to $48 billion by 2020. The report also projects the hotel industry growth at 13 percent to $13 billion by 2020.

Experts from the hotel and tourism sector feel that the inbound tourism industry in India is in a great shape at present currently. They also predict that the rising interests of travelers from across the world indicate a healthy shift and a positive growth in Indian inbound tourism sector. In sharp contrast to the past, there is an increase in the share of visitors looking to spend their vacations or explore exotic Indian destinations. Thus new tourist destinations are now emerging in India like never before.

Why you should be happy about the growth as a tourist?

Apart from the great benefits to the economy, you should be happy too as a tourist. This is because with the growth happening in the sector more and more investments are likely to happen in the sector and with it more development. With this, more and more tourist destinations would emerge and with it more options for you as a traveler. To keep you up to date with the latest in travel and tourism keep following our blogs on Hotel Cocoon Dhanbad, the best luxury hotel in Dhanbad.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Weddings at luxury hotels get GST Relief

Ever since the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India, much has been happening in all sectors. The same is with the hotel and hospitality industry at large as well. Many were upset with the higher rates of GST announced initially for luxury hotels.

Recent relief on GST

Following many discussions in regard to the levy of GST on luxury hotels in recent times there has been a relief for some. In fact for most of India’s luxury hotels the goods and services tax (GST) has proven to be more than auspicious for the upcoming wedding season.  It is true that, the 28% GST on luxury hotel rooms has hurt. But at the same time the flattening of multiple taxes promises to cheer up the banqueting end of the business. This is what some hoteliers from the industry feel.


Most hotels already sold for the wedding season
According to  some of the senior officials in major hotels in the capital the hotels are all sold out for the upcoming wedding season. In their opinion of course the GST rates have helped.
Previously, the multiple taxes were such that the overall costs of booking and hosting at an event like wedding at luxury hotels could go up as much as 30-35% .

In comparison the GST for such events have all been clubbed under banqueting and would be taxed at the rate of just 18%. This is a major relief in comparison to the very high tax rated in the past.

Bookings at luxury hotels for such events encouraging now
Going by the present trends the bookings at most of the major luxury hotels have been quite encouraging. In fact statistics show that some luxury hotels have seen their business in the segment witness a growth of as much as 18- 20 % in recent times. This is very encouraging indeed.

In conclusion we can say that now that even the taxation seems to be more favourable for hosting events at luxury hotels, you could consider hosting any such event in luxury hotels as well if something is coming up in the future.

In case you happen to be based in Dhanbad or around you could consider hosting such an event at our hotel. We are one of the leading luxury business hotel in Dhanbad offering the best hospitality facilities and services at the most affordable rates. To know more about our services please visit our website.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Bhatinda Falls: A Must Visit Place in Dhanbad

Dhanbad is commonly known as the Coal Capital of India and is one of the most populated cities in Jharkhand. This city is renowned for its coal industries and factories and is one of the most successful commercial areas across India. Dhanbad also has many beautiful and exotic locations to visit among which Bhatinda Falls occupies a special place. Surrounding this amazing waterfall, you will also find some of the finest Dhanbad hotels for night stay.
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Bhatinda Falls is located just 14 kms away from Dhanbad railway station. The waterfalls make a perfect picnic spot for many. It is nestled amongst the greenery and the rugged hillocks. It provides a captivating sight to the nature lovers! The falls are lined by huge rocky boulders. The cascading waterfalls instill a sense of serenity and a melancholic charm! Bhatinda Falls is not very high reaching and hence enable the tourists to traverse the upper reaches. This place gives the opportunity to experience tranquility and peaceful surroundings. If you are searching for any best hotel in Dhanbad with restaurant, this area can also give you quite a few good options. Mostly, people come here for picnic purpose.  However, there are also other travelers who prefer to spend few days over here to experience the beauty of the place and its unimaginable stillness.

The falls is situated quite close to Munidih, simple on the lap of nature with calmness all around. The public transport facility to this place is not is available so one can come here by own means of transport. It is a very beautiful place but with almost no high profile facilities. Nonetheless, drinking water facility is available for those who come here. Hotels near the area are a big attraction of Bhatinda Falls. No shops are available here, so this is where you can just stay to enjoy and experience the beauty of nature to its fullest! The best season to visit Bhatinda Falls is December and January. This is one of the best photogenic falls but not very popular among tourists. The approaching road could be very tricky and hence some cleaning of the weeds and surroundings can be welcoming for the visitors to experience.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Birsa Munda Park – one of the best attractions in Dhanbad!

Birsa Munda Park is one of the major tourist attractions of Dhanbad. The park received its name from the Jharkhand tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda who was also a religious leader and folk hero of the place. This park is one of the significant tourist attractions close to the city of Dhanbad. MGNREGA has developed this park, which spreads over a total area of 21 acres of land. There are many good Dhanbad hotels, located close to the park. Let’s see why this beautiful park lures visitors all through the year:

Major Attractions of the Place
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Children are seen enjoying in the park as they ride on the dragon toy train, one of the key attractions of the park. A larger area within the park is made especially for the purpose of relaxing. Several canteens are there to serve lunch. It is said that about thousands of tourists visit this place on New Year. This place is one of a famous tourist attractions in Dhanbad and is the best place of recluse in the entire city.The park is a recreation ground for the people of Dhanbad who would like to unwind and picnic under the cool shade of its trees and in its large grounds. It’s a great place for tourists to visit and calm down in its natural surroundings.
Best time to Visit and Charges

If you are visiting the Birsa Munda Park then you have to bear the parking charge including entry fees and charges for carrying hand and video cameras. A visitor needs to shell out anything between 20 to 100 rupees. The park remains open throughout the year but the best time to visit is between the months of November and December. It is also said that the park has a turnover of about 12 lacs during these four months.

Other Facilities for Tourists

Birsa Munda Park has some good facilities for visitors. The quality of water supply and boarding facilities within this park is quite nice. Members of different age groups are attracted towards the natural beauty of this recreational area. This park keeps attracting over three hundred visitors on a daily basis. Both for the state of Jharkhand and the city, this is a very important place and a must see for those who are visiting Dhanbad for the first time.