The capital city of the Indian state of Jharkhand is Ranchi. It is also popularly known as the city of waterfalls and lakes. There are many appealing locations situated in and around Ranchi such as the Dassam Falls, the Hundru falls, the Johna Falls, numerous temples and many more such locations.
PLACES TO VIST IN RANCHI
Tagore Hill: Like a guard on the summit of the hill stands the great Tagore Hill. In the year 1908, Ranchi was visited by Jyotirindranath Tagore, the brother of Rabindranath Tagore. He purchased the Morahbadi Hills, since he was mesmerized by the magic of this place and then constructed a bungalow on the summit of the hill. The altitude of the Tagore Hill is 300 feet.
Rock Garden: The place is a manmade garden, beautiful and spectacular. It has sparkling waterfalls and sculpted figures. This garden has been constructed in such a way so as to make it look similar to the Rock Garden in Jaipur.
Nakshatra Van: Located right in the middle of the town of Ranchi, Nakshatra Van was built in the year 2003 under the initiative of the State Government. As per the project conducted here, as many as 27 plants were planted which stands for the 27 numbers of planets of the Astrology Science. The main features of this place are the children’s park, well maintained gardens, manmade hillocks, sparkling waterfalls and mountain.
Dassam Fall: The Kanchi River takes a steep dive to form the spectacular Dassam Falls. The water splashes from an altitude of 144 feet. This place is also called the Dassam Ghagh. It is set against a backdrop consisting of beautiful nature. It is not very safe to take a bath in the falls and so the tourists are told not to do so. It is one of the must see destination for the people coming to the Indian state of Jharkhand. For the people, who want to go into the water and swim, they can take a swim in the Kanchi River. Fun activities such as river rafting, swimming and other fun water sports can be carried out in the Kanchi River.
Sun Temple: The renowned Sun Temple, which is located close to Bundu, takes the form of an immensely big chariot. It is ornamented with 18 wheels, 9 wheels on the either sides. A sparkling pond is also located close to the temple.
Panch Gagh: Panch Ghagh is located at a distance of 40 Kms from Ranchi town. This place is set against a spectacular backdrop of luxurious forest full with greeneries. It is a perfect place for picnics. Actually it is a set of five numbers of waterfalls. The origin source is the river named Banai. It separated into different channels.
Angrabari: This place is mainly a location, where one can find numerous temples such as the temples of Ganpati, Ram-Sita, Hanuman and Shiva at one place.
Jaivik Udyan (Biological Garden): The Chakla of the Ormanjhi Block contains the zoological park named Birsa Jaivik Udyan. One can see different types of animals, trees as well as plant over here.
McCluskiegunj: The age old McCluskiegunj has been established during the year 1934 by E.T McCluskie. Visitors, who want to enjoy a quiet time away from the hustle bustle of the daily life, can come here and stay in one of the many huge bungalows.
Ranchi Lake: In the year of 1842, the Ranchi Lake was dug out by Colonel Onsely, who is a British Agent. At the bottom of the Ranchi Hill, the sparkling lake is situated.
Ranchi Hill: One of the best destinations for the tourists is the Ranchi Hill. One can also see a Lord Shiva Temple on the top of the hill. Hundreds and hundreds of followers come here during the time of the Shravan Mela. The sparkling Ranchi Lake is located at the bottom of the hill. For the people, who are ardent followers of nature and who also love trekking and hiking, this location is perfect.
Kanke Dam: At the bottom of the Gonda Hills, one can see the Kanke Dam. This place is a perfect location for carrying out picnic activities. Another place that one should visit, is the Rock Garden, situated close by.
Hirni Fall: The Hirni Waterfall is another spectacular waterfall, which is situated at a distance of 80 Kms from the town of Ranchi. The view of the waterfall and the encircling forests from an observation tower is amazing.
Jonha Fall: The name of the falls has been derived from the name of a close by village. Another name, by which the waterfall is also known, is Gautam Dhara. The sons of Raja Baldevdas Birla have constructed a temple and an ashram in the honor of Buddha on the summit of the Gautam Pahar. This waterfall is popularly known as Ganga Nala by the local dwellers, since it is believed that the water of this streams come from Ganga Ghat. One has to climb down as many as 453 steps to arrive at the waterfall.
Sita Fall: The Sita falls is located neighboring the Johna Falls.
Sidhu Kanhu Park: In order to commemorate and honor the actions of Sidhu and Kanhu, the two freedom fighters, this park has been constructed close to Morhabadi.
Pahari Mandir: The distance between the Pahari Mandir and the railway station in Ranchi is a mere 7 Kms. During the month of Shravan, hundreds of followers come here to visit the Shiva idol.
Jagannathpur Temple & Hill: On a small hill located in Jagannathpur, one can see an old temple of Jagannath. The existence of this temple can be traced back to the time period of the 17th century. The construction of this temple was carried out by Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo of the Barkagarh Jagannathpur municipality.
Hundru fall: The distance between the spectacular waterfall and the town of Ranchi is 45 Kms. The water splashes down from an altitude of 320 feet. One can take a swim in the water, which accumulates at the bottom of the waterfall. This place is considered to be one of the best hiking locations in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
HOW TO REACH RANCHI
By Air: Ranchi has got its own airport, which is connected to all the major cities of the country.
By Rail: Ranchi is linked with all the main cities of India via the railway station in Ranchi.
By Road: On the National Highway 23 and National Highway 33, Ranchi is located.