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
Elevation1,370 m (4,490 ft)
ListingList of Indian states and territories by highest point
Coordinates23°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
LocationGiridih, Jharkhand, India
Parent rangeParasnath Range
Easiest routeHike

Highest point in Jharkhand

At 1365m Parasnath is the highest mountain peak in the state of Jharkhand, and is theoretically intervisible (by direct line of sight on a perfectly clear day) with Mount Everest over 450 km to the north[4]. It is easily accessible from Parasnath railway station and there are waterfalls and other tourist attractions in the area.This is one of the best tourist spot in the state and is major place for worship for Jain followers.[5].The popularity and number of tourists are increasing on year to year basis. Best months to visit are from July - March.[6]

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. ^ "View from Mt. Everest looking south". Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  5. ^ Giridih - Jharkhand Tourism
  6. ^ [1]

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