Surajkund hot spring

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Surajkund Hot Spring
Surajkund is located in Jharkhand
Surajkund
Surajkund
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 community development block in Barhi subdivision of Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Hot spring[edit]

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,[1]

Surajkund hot spring is claimed to be the hottest spring in India.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Geography[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

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).[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  2. ^ a b "Suraj Kund Hot Spring". india9. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  3. ^ "Power Generation and Distribution". Geothermal. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  4. ^ a b "Tourism". District administration. Retrieved 2010-04-09.

External links[edit]

Hazaribag travel guide from Wikivoyage

External video
Suraj Kund