About Gumla

The town of Gumla lies in the Gumla District of Jharkhand and also serves as District’s Headquarters. Gumla town is surrounded by hills, thick forests and rivers. The city has many sightseeing options for the visitors. Gumla is easily accessible and there are several options for the tourist to keep them entertained all day long. Further there are number of utility services available for citizens in Guumla.

About Gumla
Toy Train at Birsa Munda Agro Park in Gumla

History of Gumla

Gumla used to be a small village. Earlier the place used to witness a Cow Fair every year which continued for one week. During this fair people used to sell off and exchange ornaments, cattle, utensils and grains. People could get hold of these items only at this fair, hence the locals used to make an extensive list of necessary items that they would need throughout the year and purchase them at this fair. A large number of people were attracted to Gumla to sell and buy the agricultural stuff. Slowly and steadily people began to populate Gumla and finally it turned into a village and thereafter it was entitled “Gumla” which would have probably been derived from the “Gau-Mela”.Once Naga Dynasty rulers used to govern the Chota Nagpur area. During that period Baraik Devenandan Singh had established his rule over the entire region of Gumla. During British Period, Gumla was part of Lohardaga. In the year 1843, the town of Gumla was made a part of the province of Bishnupur. In 1899, this province came into being was known by“Ranchi”. In the year 1902, the Gumla town turned into a subdivision of the district Ranchi. mIn 1984, on 18th may, the District Gumla came into life. At that time Shri Jagannath Mishra was Bihar’s Chief Minister who unveiled the district. Shri Dwarika Nath Sinha was selected as the 1st Deputy commissioner of Gumla District.

Geography and Climate of Gumla

Gumla is positioned at 23 degree North and 84.50 degree East. Gumla is geologically located in the southern portion of Chota Nagpur plateau, which makes eastern edge of the system of Deccan plateau. There are 3 main rivers which flow through Gumla- North Koyel, South Koyel and Shankh.
Gumla witnesses a sub-tropical climate throughout the year. Weather conditions remain moderate all through the year. In the summer months the maximum temperature shoots up to 40 degree Celsius and minimum temperature remains around 20 degree Celsius, whereas in the winter months the minimum temperature drops down to 3 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature is around 21 degree Celsius. The town experiences an annual rainfall of around 1450 mm.

Demography of Gumla

According to the census of 2001, Gumla’s population was 104600. Males comprised 52 percent whereas females comprised 48 percent of the total populace. The avg. literacy rate of Gumla was 75 percent which is greater than the national avg. i.e. 59.5 percent. Female and male literacy were 70 percent and 80 percent respectively. 15 percent populace was below six years age. The main languages that are spoken in Gumla are Hindi, Kurukh, Nagpuri, Bihari and Oriya.

Administration in Gumla

Logo of Jharkhand GovernmentThe town of Gumla is also enjoys the status of district headquarter and so various governments offices including that of District Collector, Superintendent of Police. Affairs of the town and district as a whole comes under the preview of Deputy Commissioner. The officer concern is responsible for guiding and supervising all the development departments such as Revenue, Health, Electricity, Animal husbandry, Banking services, Welfare, Commercial taxes, Water supply, Agriculture, Transport, Mining, Education etc.

Dy Commissioner of Gumla
Shri Gouri Shankar Minz
Phone: 06524 223081 (O)
06524 223082(R)
http://www.gumla.nic.in/beta/

Healthcare Services in Gumla

Gumla is abode of number of hospitals and clinics. These units are well-equipped with modern gadgets, a devoted team of medical staff and more. The high tech facilities offered by the medical units of Gumla help patients to recover soon no matter how serious disease they are suffering with. Once a patient is admitted in Gumla hospitals, one can be rest assured that he is in the safe hands and will be given the best care and treatment. Apart from the best treatment patients are also revitalized in these hospitals and then sent back after they are declared completely hale and hearty. Below are some of the top hospitals and clinics in Gumla.

Hospitals in Gumla

St. Ursula Hospital
Address: P.O. Konbir Noatoli, Gumla HO, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: +(91)-6524-233207

St. Joseph Hospital
Address: Urmi, Gumla, Gumla H O, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9431116509

Nirala Medical College Hospital & Research Centre
Address: Chetar Lohardagga Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: +(91)-6524-224022

Ursuline Hospital
Address: Sisai Rd, Gumla Ho, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-223742 and 224494

Jharkhand Health Line Centre
Address: Sisai Rd, Gumla H O, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9955499564

Sadar Hospital
Address: Hospital Rd, Gumla H O, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Landmark: Nr Kaali Mandir
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-224969 and 223065

Clinics in Gumla

Sti & RTI Clinic
Address: C/O Sadar Hospital, Gumla H O, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9471365418

Arogyam Clinic
Address: Door Number A-34, Sadar Hospital Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Landmark: Nr Sadar Hospital
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-224851 and +(91)-9431116688

Culture in Gumla

Profile of Gumla
Karma Dance

Gumla gives shelter to numerous castes, creeds and religions. A number of festivals are rejoiced by the locals with great fervor, harmony and glory. Karma Festival is celebrated by the residents of Gumla. Sarhul is another popular festival of Gumla which is very popular among the Oraons. Sarhul festival is accompanied by the Sarhul dance. The dancers make a circle by forming a chain and then the dance is performed with songs and music. Traditional musical instruments are played during this dance and the musicians are encircled by the dancers. Women are dressed in red bordered white sari, while the men put on a red bordered white dhoti. Bheja dance is another famous dance of Gumla. This dance is performed by young girls and boys who make a chain by holding the hands of each other in alternate sequence. Thereafter, the dance is performed which follows various stances along with tuneful traditional songs and music in rhythm.

Tourist Attractions in Gumla

Gumla is dotted with numerous religious temples, waterfalls, parks and scenic places. Gumla can be visited throughout the year. Tourists are advised to stay for at least two to three days for sightseeing in Gumla. Many people may not be aware of these beautiful places of attractions offered by Gumla, the article helps you to get an insight into the various tourist places located in and around Gumla.

Gumla TourismBaghmunda Waterfall : This scenic waterfall lies in the Basia Block of District Gumla. It is located in the direction of Gumla’s south east. The place is famous for a 400 years ancient temple of Lord Jagannath. The temple has Kalinga Style of architecture and has idols made of Bel, Gur and Urad.

Birsa Munda Agro Park : This beautiful park is located in Gokul Nagar in Gumla. This agro park is a must visit in Gumla during the weekends especially if you have kids they can have great fun.

Nagfeni : Nagfeni is located in the midst of Sisai and Gumla. The place is well-known for Jagannath Shrine and a huge stone which has a shape of “Nag” (or snake). This place also serves as an excellent picnic spot for the tourists and locals.

Anjan : Anjan is a small village which is located approximately 18 kms away from the town of Gumla. The village derives its name from Goddess “Anjani” who was the mother of Lord Hanuman. There is also a cave known as the “Anjani Cave” which is about 4 kms from this village and is nestled on a hill. Here the tourists can witness the idol of Anjani Ma with Lord Hanuman sitting in her lap. Locals believe that Anjani Ma lived here and Anjan village is famous as Hanuman’s birth place.

Bharno : In the east of the Gumla town, lies the Bharno block which is a popular picnic spot and is famous for the Beng Hill. This hill gives shelter to a cave which can accommodate about 40 to 50 individuals. Bharno also brags of the “Samsera Dham” which is flocked by a plethora of tourists during Amamvasya and Kartik Poornima to meet Jagmohan Baba (a famous saint).

Hapamuni : This is an old village which lies in the Ghaghra Block of Gumla district and is famous mainly for the Mahamaya Temple. This temple was built by Gajghat Ray who was Naga Dynasty’s 22nd King in the ninth century.

Rajendra : The village of Rajendra lies in the Chainpur block of Gumla district. The place is famous for its scenic beauty. Sadani waterfall which is the origin of the Shankh River is the main attraction of Rajendra.

Nagar : The Nagar village is located in the Sisai block of Gumla district. The place is famous for the Nagwanshi Fort and Shiva Temple. This region is also well-known as “Chhotanagpur” because the place was ruled by the Nagwanshi Rulers of Nagwanshi Dynasty.

Taraloya : This place is well-known for its stunning waterfall. Locals also name it as “Perwahatt”. Taraloya is situated about 30 kms in south direction from Raidih block.

Dewaki : Dewaki is located in the Ghaghra block of Gumla district on the river bank of Ghaghra. The Shiva-Parvati temple of Dewaki attracts a myriad of devotees to this place during the Sawan month. The devotees pay homage to Shiva Linga by offering water.

Basudeokona : This place is located in the Raidih block of Gumla district and lies about 3 kms in the east from the Raidih block. It is popular for the holy stone idols.

Tanginath : The place is situated in Dumri block of the district Gumla. Tanginath is famous for its architectural art-works and symbolizes various art forms which date back to the medieval and ancient periods. Shivasthali and age old iron “Trishool” are the must-see features of Tanginath. The temple of Tanginath is nestled on a hill and is about 300 feet high. The various stone impressions and inscriptions inside the temple are a symbol of the history of Nagvanshi Kings and Ruxelvanshi Kings of Chhotanagpur and Surguja respectively. The temple occupies and area of 10 thousand square meter and houses stone images of deities like Bhavani, Vishnum Lakshmi ans Surya. The complex of Tagninath temple encompasses more than 100 Shivalingas all placed in an orderly manner.

Travel Agents in Gumla

Gumla travel agents have been serving the city for a long time. These travel agencies plan all your trips and make your journey safe and memorable. Travel agents in Gumla also offer some wonderful travel packages from time to time. These agencies also provide you with travel itineraries so that you can have a hassle free tour all through and can cover the maximum number of places within your stipulated time. Following are the top travel agents in Gumla:

Binod Travels
Address: Mansa Rani Niwas Baraik Muhala, Gumla H O, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-6524-223135

Travel Sewa Kendra
Address: Shop number 10, Co- Operative Bank Cmplx, Jashpur Rd, Gumla H O, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-222143 and +(91)-9431327427

Hotels in Gumla

Gumla offers a myriad of tourist attractions and enthralls the tourists from all over the country. Gumla not only invites people to explore the town but also offers comfortable options to stay. It also has a handful of outstanding accommodation options to offer its tourists. The hotels located in Gumla welcome you with warmth and friendliness. The amiable natured hotel employees make you spellbound with their flawless and round-the-clock services. Gumla hotels are equipped with the latest facilities including banquet halls, conference halls, well-appointed rooms, friendly atmosphere and a cordial hotel staff. Following are some noteworthy hotels in Gumla:

Hotel Bindesh
Address: 114 Lohardagga Rd, Nr Post Office, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207

Hotel Dashmesh
Address: Opposite Co Operative Bank, Jashpur Rd, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207

Santosh Rest House
Address: Palkot Rd, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207

Food in Gumla

People in Gumla enjoy traditional cuisines and sometimes they also relish the mixture of cuisines of neighboring areas. The all time favorite dishes in Gumla are- Daal, Rice, Roti, Sabji and Sweets. Litti Chokha is a delicacy which is relished in Gumla by all and sundry. In some delicacies one can also witness the flavor of the enthusiastic Mughals. Spicy chicken is also savored by a majority of Gumla population. If you are in Gumla, you must check out the following eateries that will fill you with the authentic taste of Jharkhand:

Hotel Raj
Address: Lohardara Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Landmark: Nr Gumla Market
Phone: +(91)-9308090633

Alak Hotel
Address: Gumla Main Rd, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: +(91)-8252083827

Lata Debi Family Restaurant
Address: Gumla Main Rd, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9308029464

Hotel Annapurna
Address: Lohardara Rd, Nr Gumla Mkt, Gumla H O, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9431328111

Prahallad Mini Hotel
Address: Gumla, Main Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: +(91)-8987508200

Hotel Trishakti Family Restaurant
Address: Palkot Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Landmark: Nr Uco Bank
Phone: +(91)-9955082212

Economy of Gumla

Gumla has ample reserves of  mineral and natural resources. The district possesses around 68 stone mines and 23 bauxite mines. In addition, there are also a significant number of brick manufacturers. Laterite and Bauxite are some valuable minerals that are found in Gumla District’s villages like Bahagara, Langdatanr, Jalim(Ghaghra Blk), Amkipani, Chota Agaiatu(Chainpur Blk), Gurdari(Bishnupur Block), Chirodih and Narma. Apart from these, in some parts of Gumla district, one can find China Clay as well. There are some other kinds of mining activities found in various parts of the Gumla district such as brick kiln, stone crusher and stone chip mining lease.

Utility Services in Gumla

Tourist spots in Gumla
Utility Services

In Gumla the local administration and the state administration make provisions for availability of number of utility services. Gumla has been bestowing its residents with some necessary services like gas agencies, courier services, post office, banks, police stations, chemists etc. Following are the details of these services along with their contact details:

Gas Agencies in Gumla

Pooja Bharat Gas Services
Address: Shop no.- 14, Co-Operative Bank, Jashpur Rd, Gumla H O, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9973142010

MAA Sherawali Indane
Address: Thana Chowk Lohardaga Rd, Gumla H O, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-210555 and +(91)-8987728838

Post Office in Gumla

Post Office Name: Gumla
Address: The Post Master, Gumla P. O., Gumla Taluk, Gumla Dist., Jharkhand, Pin code- 835207
Phone: 06524-223005

Courier Services in Gumla

DTDC Courier & Cargo Ltd
Address: Main Rd, Gumla H O, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone numbers: +(91)-9431116035
+(91)-6524-221188

Shyam Rubber Stamp & Courier
Address: Gumla Mkt, Jharkhand, Lohardara Rd, Gumla H O, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9334178528

Good Luck Courier
Address: Gumla Mkt, Jharkhand, Lohardara Rd, Gumla H O, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-6524-223060

Police Stations in Gumla

Gumla Police Station
Address: Gumla Police Stn, Gumla Ho, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-223026 and +(91)-9431560933

Jharkhand Police D S P Gumla
Address: Jharkhand Police DSP Gumla, Gumla Ho, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-223091 and 223686

Gumla Circle Police Station
Address: Gumla Circle Police Stn, Gumla, Gumla Ho, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-221766 and +(91)-9431165832

Jharkhand Police S D P O Gumla
Address: Jharkhand Police S D P O Gumla, Gumla Ho, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-223565, 9431706202 and +(91)-9431469872

Sisai Police Station
Address: Sisai Police Stn, Sisai, Gumla Ho, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone numbers: +(91)-6524-255409, 9431706214 and +(91)-9431417753
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Chemists in Gumla

Jaiswal Medical Stores
Adress: Main Rd Sisai, Gumla Ho, Gumla, Pin- 835207

Nilesh Medical Hall
Address: NH 23, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207

Bimal Medical Hall
Address: Gumla Mkt, Jharkhand, Lohardara Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9431520104

Peneshiya Medical
Address: Gumla Mkt, Jharkhand, Lohardara Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9431126214

New Popular Medical Hall
Address: Gumla, Main Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9973492872

Keshri Medical Store
Address: Gumla Mkt, Jharkhand, Lohardara Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-6524-223817

Kumar Medical Hall
Address: DSP Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207, Jyoti Sangh
Phone: +(91)-9431165802

Lal Medical Stores
Address: 184, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207

Bimal Medical Agency
Address: Gumla Mkt, Jharkhand, Lohardara Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-6524-210068

Saboo Medical Hall
Address: Gumla Mkt, Jharkhand, Lohardara Rd, Gumla Ho, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9431900740

Bina Medical Hall
Address: Gumla, Josi Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9431520330

Saraswati Medical Hall
Address: Gumla, Main Road, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9931261591

Shri Balaji Medical Hall
Address: Gumla Mkt, Jharkhand, Lohardara Rd, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-7277262691

Shivam Medical
Address: Shyam Path, Simdega, Gumla HO, Gumla, Pin- 835207
Phone: +(91)-9471128255

Transport in Gumla

There is no railway station in Gumla. The nearest rail head to Gumla is the Ranchi Railway Station which is located at a distance of 90 kms from Gumla. Gumla town is well connected to the nearby cities and towns via effective road network. From Ranchi one can take buses owned by the Jharkhand Government to reach Gumla. These buses are easily available and run quite often. One can also hire taxis in Ranchi to arrive at Gumla. One can enjoy the excellent taxi services available in Ranchi which enables the tourists to reach Gumla in just 2 hours. The taxi tour offers a picturesque view of surroundings all through the journey. The Ranchi Airport is the nearest airport to Gumla and is located merely 97 kms away from Gumla. After getting down at the Ranchi Airport one can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Gumla.

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