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Chatra district,Jharkhand

Chatra district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Chatra is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district covers an area of 3706 km². It has a population of 790,680 (Census 2001).

History
The territory covered by the present district was earlier known as Chatra sub-division of Hazaribagh district. This district came into existence in 1991.
Economy
In 2006 the Indian government named Chatra one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Tourism
The district of Chatra, gateway of Jharkhand is abundant in scenic picnic spots and rich in fountains, water falls and in flora & fauna. Some of the major tourists spots of Chatra:

  • Bhadrakali temple:- It is 35 km on the East of Chatra and 16 km west of Chauparan connected with Grand Trunk Road.Along with the temple situated on the bank of river Mahanad(Mahane) surrounded by hill and forest, there is a water reservoir which has a natural beauty of its own.
  • Kunda Cave:- The ruins of old Kunda palace are still found at a distance of about three-four miles from the present Kunda Village. The place might have been created either towards the end of 17th or beginning of the 18th century AD.
  • Tamasin:- Word tamasin is a sandhi of ‘tam+asin’ which means ‘darkness prevails ‘. This area has mixed forest having high trees making the area dark even in the daylight. Tamasin is mainly famous for a very beautiful waterfall which is awaiting the due love of the tourists.
  • Besides these there are numerous water falls in Chatra.[5] Due to Naxalite problem, tourism in this district has faced a hard blow.