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Godda

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Sprawling over an area of 2,110 sq km, Godda is a district located in the state of Jharkhand. One of the twenty four districts of Jharkhand, Godda district now comprises the geographical area which was formerly part of the erstwhile Santhal Pargana District. Godda town is the headquarters of Godda.

In addition, Godda town is the only sub-division of Godda district. Godda is further divided into eight blocks namely, Godda, Mahagama, Meharama, Poraiyahat, Sunderpahari, Boarijore, Pathargama and Thakurgangti.

Godda has a town located within by the same name, which till the 1981 census was a part of undivided Santhal Pargana District. However, as a result of the Santhal rebellion in 1845-55, the district of Santhal Pargana was carved out from the portions of Bhagalpur and Birbhum.

Lalmatia is one of the most popular tourist attractions, which is a large open mine. It is one of the largest open mines in Asia. In addition, Khajjiar Bridge and Gulzar Bagh are the two other prominent attractions of the destination.

Travelling to Godda is not a hassle owing to the presence of flights, buses and trains; however, the destination does not have its own airport and railway station. The nearest airport to Godda is Ranchi Airport, which is known as Birsa Munda Airport.

Trains are also available, which are served by Bhagalpur. Besides flights and trains, buses are also available. Motia Bus Stand Pipal Gach, located at a distance of 7.3 km from the destination, is the major railhead located near Godda. Early winter and later summer months are considered as the best time to travel to Godda.