“City of waterfalls”
Once identified as the summer capital of Bihar, Ranchi was also known to be a hill station during the British rule owing to its altitude of 2140 feet, umpteen waterfalls plummeting from pretty hills and the ever so pretty winding rivulets. The city is now the state capital of mineral-rich state Jharkhand and takes immense pride in accounting for the 40 percent of the country?s total mineral reserves. Other than this, the city is bestowed with emerald green forests adding to the natural serenity, tranquillity and nature?s bliss.
Located at a height of 1, 140 feet above sea level, Ranchi is also the capital of Jharkhand. With the tourism of this city slowly catching pace, Ranchi will soon be considered as one of the important destinations in India. Ranchi has beautiful waterfalls and hills that make this place the most favored holiday destination in Jharkhand. The most popular places in this city include Ranchi Hill, Kanke Dam, Tagore hill and Hudru falls, Hatia Museum and Tribal Research Institute and Museum. The city has a very rich variety of trees and wildlife, Maugha, Sal and Simul are some of the rare varieties of trees found here.
Panch Gagh Falls
Panch Gagh Falls, Ranchi Overview
Panch (means five) Gagh Falls is a stunning tourist destination which has five waterfalls cascading through tall and steep hills near the scenic village of Khunti. The foot of the waterfalls has a very calm and serene atmosphere and is an ideal location for picnics and weekend getaways.
Ranchi Lake, Ranchi Overview
Located at the base of the majestic Ranchi hill, this lake was constructed in the year 1842 by a British National Colonel Onsely. It is centrally located and has boating facilities.
Being well-maintained by the authorities, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed evening and is ideal for picnics. The Ranchi hill itself is a popular tourist destination, it also has a Shiv Mandir at its top and one can get a panoramic view of the entire city from there.
Sun temple, Ranchi Overview
The Sun Temple has an extremely captivating architecture and has the shape of a giant vehicle with 18 wheels driven by seven horses. The temple complex also has a holy pond which is highly revered among Hindus.
The Sun Temple is located amidst lush greenery and serene surroundings and absolutely worth a visit.
Birsa Zoological Park
Birsa Zoological Park, Ranchi Overview
The Birsa Zoological Park, also known as Birsa Jaivik Udyan houses a wide variety of wild animals like lions, tigers, various kinds of deer etc. It is located on the Ranchi-Patna National Highway near Ormanjhi and is a must-visit for all wildlife enthusiasts.
As part of the animal adoption program, you can also adopt an animal and contribute to the wildlife preservation drive of this park.
Tagore Hill, Ranchi Overview
Tagore Hill is situated at an altitude of 200 feet in an isolated location where one find spend time in some peace and quiet. It is named after the famous poet, Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore.
It is known that he used to come here to write and the found the serene atmosphere at the top of the hill inspiring for his creativity. A centre of Divayan and Agararian Vocational Institute and a Ramakrishna Mission Ashram is situated at the foot of Tagore Hill.
Topchanchi Lake, Ranchi Overview
A Lake upon which a dam was built to supply water to Dhanbad and its suburbs, the Topchanchi Lake attracts tourists all over the year being the beautiful reservoir that it is.
Hudru Falls, Ranchi Overview
The river Subarnekha while flowing through Ranchi forms a lot of waterfalls, but the most beautiful of them is Hudru Falls. Falling from a height of 320 feet, the Hudru Falls create a spectacular landscape and is extremely popular with tourists.
Bathing at the foot of the waterfall can be a very refreshing experience and is highly recommend to everyone who visits this waterfall.
Dasham Falls, Ranchi Overview
Dasham falls are situated in a beautiful village called Taimara near Ranchi and the Kanchi River. They stunningly cascade from a height of 144 feet and are surrounded by lush greenery.
The landscape is beautiful and serene and is a must-visit for all tourists travelling to Ranchi. Owing to the growth of tourism in this region, one can find various facilities in this region.
Angrabadi Temple Complex
Angrabadi Temple Complex, Ranchi Overview
Angrabadi Temple Complex is situated in Khunti, a small and serene village near Ranchi. The temple houses the idols of Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, Ram-Sita and Hanuman. This is a must-visit for tourists and devotees alike.