Places to visit in Ranchi


Ranchi: This picturesque hill station is also

the capital of Jharkhand. It was once the

summer capital of Bihar during the British rule and is still full of old world colonial charm. It is of special interest to anthropologists as the Tribal Research Institute and museum is located here. Ranchi is a transit point to the Betla National Park and the surrounding waterfalls. You can also learn much aboutthetribalsof Jharkhand. Kanke Dam: Located about 5 km from Ranchi, the Kanke Dam is a lake situated at the base of the Gonda Hills. Amazing sceneries and the serene atmosphere makes it an ideal place for nature lovers and picnickers. The Rock Garden situated nearby is also worth visiting.

Jagannath Temple: This temple located around 10 km away from the town atop a small hillock resembles the famous Puri Jagannath Temple in Orissa, but is smaller in size. An annual fair-cum-rath yatra is held at this templelike theonein Puri.

Tagore Hill: The famous Tagore Hill on the





outskirts of Ranchi is named after poet Rabindranath Tagore. It is believed that he wrote a part of his famous work Gitanjali, and some other poems here.

safaris and elephant safaris are the added attractions in this National Park. Just a couple of hours drive from Betla, is Netarhat, from where one can enjoy spectacular views of the sunset and sunrise.

Parasnath: The Parasnath is the highest hill (1,366 meters) in Jharkhand and it is on the

Betla National Park: The Betla National Park at Palamau is located 140 km west of Ranchi. The world’s first tiger census was conducted here in 1932. The sanctuary covers around 1,026 sq. km, and the core 232 sq. km was declared as the Betla National Park in 1989. The best time to visit is between February and April. Wild animals like the elephant, sloth bear, wolf, wild boar, panther, gaur, Indian porcupine, chinkara, sambar and mouse deer can be spotted here as one drives through the vast sal and bamboo forests. However, tiger sightings are comparatively rare. Jeep

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eastern margins of the Hazaribagh plateau. A site of religious significance, 20 out of 24 Jain Tirthankaras or saints (including Parsvanatha) are believed to have attained salvation at the Sammeta Shikhar here. This hill houses many beautiful Swetambara and Digambara Jain Temples.

Other places of interest: Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh and Deoghar. All these places have some tourism attractions and pilgrim spots.


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