Kolkata to Dhanbad

If you're planning a journey from Calcutta to Dhanbad, you're in for a treat. This route is not only rich in scenic beauty but also brimming with historical landmarks, cultural sites, and mouth-watering street food. Whether you're travelling by train, bus, car, or even considering a flight, we've got you covered. And if you're looking for a place to stay, Wedlock Greens Hotel & Resort in Dhanbad is your perfect destination.

Trains: A Scenic Chariot

For a comfortable and budget-friendly option, trains are a fantastic pick. Several trains ply regularly between Howrah to Dhanbad Junction, taking approximately 3.5 to 5 hours. The best part? Train journeys often unveil the hidden beauty of the Indian countryside. Watch emerald paddy fields unfurl, catch glimpses of quaint villages, and soak in the local life. Train tickets can be easily booked online through IRCTC or via travel portals. Fares range from INR 100 for a general class ticket to over INR 1,000 for more luxurious options.

Train travelling on the railroad
A orange coloured bus travelling on a road

Buses: A Pocket-Friendly Adventure

Buses offer another attractive option, especially for those seeking a more social travel experience. The journey takes about 5 hours, with fares starting at around INR 500. While the landscape might not be as visible compared to trains, you'll get a chance to interact with fellow travellers and experience the local vibe. Tickets can be conveniently booked on online platforms or directly at bus terminals in Kolkata.

Road Trip: Calling All Adventurers!

Embarking on a self-drive road trip offers the freedom of the open road and creates a memorable experience. The trip becomes an adventure in itself, providing opportunities to discover hidden gems and explore at a leisurely pace. Although the estimated time exceeds 5 hours, it's important to consider breaks and possible diversions. Ensuring your car is in excellent condition and having a valid driver's licence are essential. Before embarking, research the route thoroughly and anticipate potential traffic.

A group of friends on a road trip
A aeroplane on the tarmac

Flights: A Time-Saving Option

While there's no direct air connectivity between Kolkata and Dhanbad, you can explore connecting flights via airports in nearby cities like Ranchi or Patna. This option is generally more expensive and time-consuming compared to trains or buses.

Stopovers to Spice Up Your Journey

The journey itself becomes an experience when you break it up with interesting detours. Nestled west of Kolkata, Bankura is a treasure trove for history buffs. Explore the magnificent terracotta temples of Bishnupur, or marvel at the architectural brilliance of the Jor Bangla Temple. A short detour from the main route, the cascading Panchmura Falls await, offering a haven for nature lovers. Take a refreshing dip amidst the lush greenery or simply soak in the scenic beauty.

A waterfall cascading down to a waterbody with rock and nature surrounding it
produce at a market stall

A Culinary Adventure Awaits

No trip to Eastern India is complete without a delightful exploration of its unique flavours. Litti Chokha, a quintessential Dhanbad dish, features small wheat balls stuffed with spiced mashed potato and served with a fiery chutney. Try Kasundi, a tangy mustard sauce that adds zing to any dish. Try it with pakoras, samosas, or even your main course! Shondesh is a melt-in-your-mouth Bengali sweet made with milk and sugar. Each region has its unique twist on this classic dessert.

After a day of exploration, unwind in style at Wedlock Greens Hotel & Resort, Dhanbad. Dive into comfort in our tastefully designed rooms, each equipped with modern amenities to ensure a restful stay. From a dedicated kids play area to a sparkling pool, our hotel is a luxurious heaven. Our staff will make sure you feel at home at all times, and your stay here will be nothing short of delightful.