Parasnath is a mountain peak in the Parasnath Range. It is located towards the eastern end of the Chota Nagpur Plateau in the Giridih district of the Indian state of Jharkhand, India.[2]

On the mountaintop there is the Shikharji Jain temple, an important tirtha or Jain pilgrimage site.[3]

View of shikharji from road towards parasnath railway station
View of the mountain peak from the road towards Parasnath railway station.
Highest point
Elevation 1,370 m (4,490 ft)
Listing List of Indian states and territories by highest point
Coordinates 23°57′48″N 86°07′44″E / 23.9634°N 86.129°ECoordinates: 23°57′48″N 86°07′44″E / 23.9634°N 86.129°E[1]
Parasnath is located in Jharkhand
Location of Parasnath peak in Jharkhand
Location Giridih, Jharkhand, India
Parent range Parasnath Range
Easiest route Hike

Highest point in Jharkhand

At 1365m Parasnath is the highest mountain peak in the state of Jharkhand. It is easily accessible from Parasnath railway station and there are waterfalls and other tourist attractions in the area.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Parasnath Hill
  2. ^ "Official website of the Giridih district". Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Shikharji." Jain V. Accessed 26 May 2012
  4. ^ Giridih - Jharkhand Tourism

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