Jamtara is a city and a notified area in Jamtara district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Jamtara is the district headquarters. Jamtara is a peaceful district of Jharkhand State and people living here are very friendly . Hindi and Bengali are the languages spoken in Jamtara. It is located 250 km from Ranchi, the state capital. It has an area of 1801 km². Distance from other major cities like from Howrah is 260 km and from Patna is 290 km.
It came into existence on 26 April 2001. The small district of Jharkhand state consists of only 4 blocks. It was created by carving out four blocks from DUMKA District.
Other towns in this district are Karmatar, Nala, Kundahit, Narayanpur and Fatehpur. The fast flowing Ajay River passes through the district and verdant forest areas cover the district. Unexplored and unspoiled natural beauty is the trademark of the district. With pristine clear river waters, high cliffs and dense jungles, Jamtara is an adventure tourist's paradise. Beautiful waterfalls, sharp cliffs, rolling green hills and panoramic locations make Jamtara a rustic yet scenic vacation spot. Amit Besra, a well-known author and philanthropist, has brought Jamtara to the world map. He is the author of the bestselling novel It's Dying Time - A Chilling Indian Thriller published in the year 2010 and Be The Change published in the year 2013. He is also the owner of the websites www.thesanthalexpress.in and www.viewmoviesreview.in. Some Major educational institutions in Jamtara District Headquarters for Secondary: JBC+2 High School, Girls High School, SDDAV School, St Joseph School, Edwards English School. Summer Season-March to May; Rainy Season-June to September; Winter Season-October to February; Min Temperature-2°C in Winter; Max Temperature-45°C in Summer; Height above Sea Level-175 Mts; Wind Direction-South West to North East.
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