picturesque city sits comfortably at an altitude of 2140 feet above
mean sea level and offers scenic splendour along with man-made
comforts and superb urban amenities. there are number of
waterfalls,rock formations and hillocks and several large industrial
complexes worth more than one trip.The climate is adorable most of the
year. There is a very well-stocked and interesting Museum at Jharkhand
Tribal Research Institute.
How to reach:
Air : Nearest airport: "Ranchi",Well connected by Indian Airlines
services with Kolkata,Patna,Mumbai and New Delhi.
Rail : Well Connected by Rail with major cities all across the
Road : Situated on NH 23 & 24 and there are number of good roads
around it.Ranchi is directly connected by regular bus service with all
major places within and outside the state. Center of Attraction
About 40 km. away
from Ranchi on Tata Road falls a village named Taimara near which
flows the Kanchi river, Falling from a height of about 144 feet Kanchi
river makes a pretty fall called Dassam falls known as Dassam Ghagh
also encircled with charming scences. The tourists are warned not to
take bath in the falls or at least be careful while bathing in the
Ranchi is natures bounty to mother India which has specially been
adorned with falls and streams. Hundru falls is about 28 km. aways
from Ranchi town. The Swarnarekha river falls from a height of 320
feet making a wonderful scene known as Hundru falls. During rainy
season it takes a formidable form but in summer it turns into an
exciting picnic spot
Jonha is about 40 km. away from Ranchi. The roadleading to Jonha is a
bit narrow but not so rough and rugged as well as arduous as that of
Hundru. There is also a hospice Tourists rest house which accommodates
Lord Gautam Budhas temple. This falls is named after Gautam as
Gautamdhara too, it is approachable by road. The tourists can go
upto Gautamdhara station by train also.
About 70 km. From Ranchi on way to Chakradharpur is located Hirni
Falls. Having situated amidst dense forest Hirni has been favoured by
nature for scenic beauties. The tourists are carried away by emotions
and flight of imagination while observing Hirni.
Ranchi, being situated at an altitude of 21,40 feet from sea level, is
a popular health and holiday resort and a place of sacred
pilgrimate.Some comely sights in the town include Ranchi Hill,Tagore
Hill,Ranchi Lake etc.A panoramic view of the town can be behond from
the hill top.The Shiva Temple situated on the top of the hill,is an
added attraction for the devotees for whom it assumes the places of
reverence during Shravanmas same as that of Baijnath Dham
GONDA HILL & ROCK GARDEN
About 4 km. from G.P.O., Ranchi on Kanke Road,just in fornt of the
CMPDIL Hq. Is situated the Gonda Hill with a water reservoir at its
top. At the foot of the hill is a big lake known as Kanke Dam and a
lucrative place for tourists.
About 3 km. from the Ranchi G.P.O. the Tagore Hill is about 300 ft.
high. As the hill is associated with a history pertaining to Tagore
family, it is known as Tagore Hill. A number of books are supposed to
have been written by Rabindra Nath Tagore on the top of the hill. At
the foot of the hill are situated the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram and
its office and center of Divyayan and agrarian vocational institute.
JAGANNATHPUR TEMPLE & HILL
About 10 km. From Ranchi G.P.O. is another sight seeing place where
the tourists can rejoice and worship. The old temple of lord Jagannath
,built in 1691 in the architectural style of Puri Temple stands like a
fort on the top of the in the hill. Its car/chariot festival held
light part on Ashadhmas draws a big crowd comprising of tribals and
non-tribals. HEC township nearby is an added attraction.
Jaivik Udyan ( Biological Garden )
About 20 kms from Ranchi on Hazaribagh Road near Ormanjhi,is a
biological garden named Birsa Munda Jaivil Udyan.It is full of variety
of wild animals,trees and rare plants.
About 40 kms from Ranchi near Khunti,Panch Ghagh is a lovely picnic
spot amidst lush green forests.
Angrabadi is actually, a temple complex which accommodates the temples
of Lords Ganpati, Ram-Sita and Hanuman and Shiva. The Shankracharya
Swami Swarupanand Saraswati, having been captivated by serene, placid
and celestial beauty of Angrabadi rechristened it as Amreshwar Dham.
About 39 km. From Ranchi on Tata Road near Bundu stands on the
desolate bush green the elegant Sun temple fashioned in the form of
huge chariot with richly decorated 18 wheels and seven life like
horses ready to take of. Built by Sanskrit Vihar headed by Shri Ram
Maroo, the managing director of Ranchi Express, the sun temple
deserves the title "a poem in stone". The surroundings of the temple,
studded with a pond serving as a sacred place for Chhathavratis are
actually a natures bounty to the peple of Chotanagpur. A beautiful
dharmashala , meant for the pilgrims. The all weather motorable road
upto the temple premises is likely to attract tourists who will be
captivated to behold the newly built sun temple in the placid and
serene surrounding leading to its celestial bueaties.