Chatra District is in the north-west part of
with the town of Chatra
as the headquarters. It is bounded by Gaya District
(Bihar State) in the north, Hazaribagh District
in the east and Palamu District
in the west.
Chatra has a glorious past with an outstanding historical heritage. It is well known for
shakti cult. Generally spoken dialects are Magahi, Nagpuri and Khortha. For official communication either
Urdu is used. Paddy is the main crop. Bajra, maize and pulses are also grown. Folk music is popular in the rural areas of Chatra.
Important festivals are
Ramnavami, Vasanth Panchami and Chath. The important place for the tourists include Kolhua hill, Kunda Fort,
Kauleshwari Devi temple, temple of
Bhadrakali, graveyard of Jatrahibagh, Bichkiliya waterfalls and