Ranchi has been blessed with many magnificent water falls; in fact it can be termed as a charming hub of water falls, lush green hilly regions, barren rocks and greenish beautiful valleys. Wide forest area in and around Ranchi are very rich in variety of trees and wild animals. The charming destinations include Ranchi Hill, Jonha Falls, Kanke Dam, Tagore Hill, Ranchi Lake, Hundru Falls, Jagannath temple, Hatia Museum and Tribal Research Institute and Museum etc.
HOW TO REACH
Airways facilities are also available in the city of Ranchi. Birsa Munda Airport is the major airport of the city that avails flights to all the major states and cities. It is the fastest and the most convenient way to reach Ranchi.
The city of Ranchi is very well connected to all the major states and cities through railways. Ranchi railway station is the major and the closest railway station to Ranchi, apart from the Ranchi railway station there are few other local railway station in the city.
There is no problem of connectivity within the city and with other states and cities. The city of Ranchi is well connected through roadways. NH 23 and NH 33 passes through Ranchi.
WHAT TO SEE
Angrabadi Temple Complex:-
Angrabadi temple complex, placed in the surroundings of tranquil beauty and in a calm and peaceful atmosphere, is a majestic temple complex in Khunti, not far away from Ranchi. The temple was renamed as Amreshwar Dham by the Sage Shankaracharya Swami Swarupananda Saraswathi. The temples are distinctive and enclose the Hindu Gods such as Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh, Ram-Sita and Hanuman. Ram-Sita is a unique one worth visiting. This is a superb place to visit for spiritual enrichment and also for eye pleasing natural beauty and sceneries. Many devotees visit this temple complex to offer their prayers seeking blessings.
Birsa Jaivik Udyan:-
Birsa Jaivik Udyan is another garden that is situated at a distance of 16 km from Ranchi in Ranchi Ramgarh Road near Ormanjhi. Many species of animals, trees and plants can be seen here. However, most significant amongst these is the Morhabadi Hill famous or the Tagore Hill. The elder brother of Rabindranath Tagore had built a house (Shantidham) on the hill. At the bottom of the hill is the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram.
Dassam falls are also known as Dassam Ghagh. Dassam falls are about 40 km. away from Ranchi on Tata Road. The Kanchi River falls from a height of about 144 feet at the Dassam falls.The tourists are warned not to take bath in the falls or at least be careful while bathing in the stream.
Hirani Falls are about 70 km from Ranchi on way to Chakradharpur. Situated in a dense forest area, Hirni has been favoured by nature for scenic beauties. The tourists are carried away by emotions and flight of imagination while observing Hirni.
One of the eternal beauty in earth, Hudru falls, is in the Subarnarekha river flows through Ranchi. The river Subarnarekha has many waterfalls on its way and Hudru falls is most beautiful among those which fall from a height of 320 feet. Hudru falls makes a remarkable landscape and has emerged as most sought tourist place recently mainly due its natural enchanting beauty. The pools at the down fall give wonderful opportunity for bathing and the Hudru falls is a picnic and resting spot in summer. This is destination not to be missed while in Ranchi.
Jaganathpur Temple and Hill:-
About 10 km. from Ranchi GPO is another sight seeing place where the tourist can rejoice and worship. The old temple of Lord Jaganath, built in 17th Century in architectural style of Puri Temple stands like a fort on top of the hill. A portion of the temple has come down and awaits renovation. Its chariot festival held in the light part of Ashadh Mas draws a big crowd comprising of tribals and non-tribals. HEC township nearby is an added attraction.
The Jonha Falls (also called Gautamdhara Falls) is a waterfall located in Ranchi district. Situated at an edge of the Ranchi plateau, the Jonha Falls is an example of a hanging valley falls. The Gunga River hangs over its master stream, Raru River and forms the falls. One has to descend 500 steps to admire the surroundings. Water in the falls drops from a height of 43 metres (141 ft).
Nakshatra Van is a park created by the Jharkhand Forest Department in front of the Jharkhand Raj Bhawan (Governor’s Residence) in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, a state of India. A nakshatra or lunar mansion is one of the 27 or 28 divisions of the sky, identified by the prominent star(s) in them, that the Moon passes through during its monthly cycle, as used in Hindu astronomy and astrology.
A charming imposing temple of Lord Shankara, another name for Lord Shiva, Pahari Mandir is located on the top of a huge Ranchi hill of altitude 2140 feet from sea level. Ranch hill was known earlier as Phansi Tongri and it is the place where freedom fighters were hanged to death. To remember the importance of this hill in the freedom movement, tricolor flag is unfurled on the Independence Days and Republic days.
The surroundings are picturesque and to reach the temple at the top of the mountain requires tapping up of more than 300 steps.
Panch Gagh Falls:-
A spectacular place with five beautiful cascaded in a row, Panch (means five) Gagh falls, is placed on Ranchi- Chakradharpur near to the scenic village Khunti. These five falls originates from high altitudes and the foot of the falls is good picnic spot, to have the exprience of bath under the gushing water. Recently these five falls are attracted by many tourists visiting Ranchi due to its eternal beauty, pristine surroundings and calm atmosphere.
Ranchi Lake, located at the base of the mammoth Ranchi hill of altitude 2140 feet from sea level, was excavated and made as a lake in 1842 by a British national Colonel Onsely. This lake is very neat and calm, and many water birds perch over the lake. The facilities for boating are available in the lake and boating is really a wonderful experience in the Ranchi Lake. Ranchi hill itself is an attraction for tourists; a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located atop of the hill. One can get a magnificient view of Ranchi from the top of the hill.
Ranchi Science Centre:-
Ranchi Science Centre is the first science centre in the state of Jharkhand in India. The centre comprises two storied building that houses three permanent thematic galleries of covered area 42,000 square meter on an area of 13 acre land, provided by Government of Jharkhand, at Chiraundi village near Ranchi. In 8 acre area, there are several interactive exhibits on simple machines, sound, optics, pendulum and static models of prehistoric animals.
To have seclusion in a serene environment, Rock Garden in Ranchi is the perfect place. It is a nature’s gift with majestic scenic environments. Rock Garden in a scenic hillock is located nearby the Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi. Many visitors throng here to have a pleasant and calm feeling, rejuvenating the mind and body. The lake at the foot of the hill is very beautiful and attractive and is a nice place to relax.
Elegant Sun temple in Ranchi, in the architectural form of a mammoth vehicle with 18 wheels driven by seven horses, is placed in a lush green lawn. The landscape is charming and the surrounding is very attractive. There is a sacred pond with calm and clean water, many devotees take a dip in this holy pond, with a belief that the dip in this pond will give them relief from all the sins done knowingly and unknowingly. The temple is termed as a poem written in a stone, so beautiful is the temple and the vicinities. The temple is a nice tourist destination for devotees as well as regular tourists.
Tagore hill, also known as Moradabad Hill, is a 300 feet altitude hill located in the beautiful haven of Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi and is named after the world famous poet, Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore. The local history reveals that the hill has close relations with the Tagore family; it is assumed that the poet liked this hill due to its serene beauty and the extraordinary calmness and was a place for his literary work.
Though Ranchi is not a paradise for shopaholics but still there are many things that one can shop for. Famous brands like pantaloons, reliance trends, and many more are there. Find out what is shopping in Ranchi all about.
Local handicraft products are what to be bought from these markets. There are also many eating joints in the city of Ranchi, both for the vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Famous eating outlets like KFC, Dominos and many more are available in the Ranchi.
The focus will be on Jharkhand cuisine, which includes dhuska, peetha, arsa, chhilka, among other local delicacies. The event will also include a rich line-up of cultural programmes.