Hill : About 3 km. from the
Ranchi GPO, 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 Ramkrishna Mission Ashram and it's office and centre of
Divyayan and Agrarian Vocational Institute.
Lake : Excavated by Col. Onsely, a British Agent in 1842, Ranchi
Lake is centrally situated. It is a few minutes walk from GPO and is
adjacent to Ranchi Telephone Exchange. The lake taken for beautification
is yet to be beautified conforming to the original concept envisaged by
the Deputy Commissioner, Madan Mohan Jha. However, the lake has an added
attraction of boating for the visitors.
Garden : The spot has been developed into an artificial garden,
complete with water falls and sculptures, to attract tourists. The rock
garden is awesome in its appearance, striking a balance between the
creativity of modern and ancient man.
Van : Nakshatra Van is situated near Raj Bhawan. It is constructed
in the year 2003 by State Government. It is a Designed Project in which
27 plants been planted according to the 27 planets of Astrology Science.
Here the tourist attractions are Musical Fountain, Medicinal Plants &
Natural Beauty of Plants.
Pahari Mandir : About 7 km away from Ranchi Railway Station Pahari
Mandir is situated at Ratu Road and is about 300 ft. high. Huge crowd of
Shiva devotees gathered here in Shravan month. Its real name is 'RICHI
BURU'. Perhaps Pahari Mandir is the best place to have a bird's eye view
for the Capital Ranchi.
Temple : About 39 km. from Ranchi on Ranchi-Tata Road near Bundu,
Stands the elegant Sun Temple fashioned in the form of huge chariot with
richly decorated 18 wheels (9 on each side) and seven life like horses
ready to take off. Built by Sanskriti Vihar headed by Shri Sita Ram
Maroo, the Manageing Director of Ranchi Express Group. The surroundings
of the temple, studded with a pond serving as a scred place for
Chharhavratis are actually a natures bounty to the people of
Chhotanagpur. A beautiful dharamshala, meant for the pilgrims and the
tourists is under construction. The all weather motor able road upto the
temple premises is likely to attract tourist who will be captivated to
behold the newly built Sun Temple in placid and serene surrounding
leading to it's celestial beauties.
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.
Udyan : About 16 km. from Ranchi town on Ranchi - Patna road near
Ormanjhi, is the zoological garden named Jaivik Udyan. A number of
mammalian faunas have been collected there for visitors gaiety.
Fall : Ranchi is nature's bounty to mother India which has specially
been adorned with falls and streams. Hundru fall is about 45 kms away
from Ranchi Town. The Swarnarekha river falls from a height of 320 feet
making a wonderful scene known as Hundru fall. At the base of the fall a
beautiful pool is formed which allows visitors to take a good bath, but
with precautions. During rainy season it takes a formidable form but in
summer it turns in to an exciting picnic spot.
Fall : Jonha is about 40kms. away from Ranchi. Tha road leading to
Jonha is a bit narrow but not so rough, rugged and arduous as that of
Hundru. There is also a hospice
(Tourist Rest House) which accommodates Lord Gautam Buddha's temple.
This fall is named after Gautam as Gautam dhara too. It is approachable
by road. The tourists can go upto Gautam dhara station by train also.
Ghagh : Located on way to Simdega via Khunti, this beautiful
waterfall has infact five water falls in a row and therefore called
Panch Ghagh. The distance of this waterfall is about 55 kms from Ranchi.