Parasnath Hill in Hazaribagh district is held to be the most
sacred spot of the Jains all over India. Parasnath Hill, about 4481 feet high, is situated
along the Grand Trunk road about 200 miles from Calcutta. The Eastern Railway, (Grand
Chord Line) runs by Parasnath Hill and there are two Railway stations close by, namely,
Parasnath Road and Isri. There is a Rest Bungalow at Dumri about a mile from Isri station.
The summit of Parasnath Hill can be reached either from the southern or the northern
side.Ponies and dandis could be arranged at short notice. There are two recognized routes
to Parasnath Hill, one is from Isri Bazaar, also known as Nimia Ghat, to the top, which is
motorable for a mile, the rest being a climb of five miles. The other route is a six-mile
route from Madhuban village on the road to Giridih.
Author - P. C. Roy Choudhury