I have never traveled beyond Maharashtra in my life. So, When I learned that my brother was getting married to a bride from Jharkhand, I was pretty excited. I looked forward to the trip with my nine-year-old daughter. I left Chennai on 6th May and reached Nagpur on the very same day. After spending a couple of days in Nagpur, my family boarded a train to Patna.
We reached Sahibganj, a place in Jharkhand on the following day. Our rooms were booked at The Hotel Kalinga International, a luxurious star hotel.
The bride’s parents arranged a car for our sightseeing in the evening. Our driver told us that The British had established one of their colonies here. The local citizens used to call them Sahib. Since the British dominated this town for years together, it came to be known as Sahibganj. I happened to see some buildings of the colonial era that were the remnants of The British rule.
I happened to see some buildings of the colonial era that were the remnants of The British rule.
We visited Rani Sati Devi temple and Kali temple to seek blessings from the Divine Mother. We visited Ganga Ghat for a dip in the holy river
We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. After offering our prayers to Maa Ganga, We went to Visit Motni Waterfalls. Unfortunately, the water had dried up but the location was simply breathtaking.
We moved on to visit Jalebi Ghat.
It’s a winding road that leads us to the top of a small hill. It has been named Jalebi Ghat because of its twists and turns.
Since it was already getting late, we returned back to our hotel. Due to time constraint and the marriage preparations for the following day, we were unable to visit other places like a bird sanctuary and Rajmahal and a tiger reserve.
Our journey with the grand celebration of my brother.
We are returning to Nagpur with the newlywed couple. I will be staying there for a week before returning to my marital home in Chennai.