12 Tourist Attractions and Places to Visit in Ranchi

The Capital city of Jharkhand, Ranchi is a favorite tourist destination in Jharkhand and known as City of Waterfalls. Tourist attractions around Ranchi also includes Muta Crocodile Breeding Centre, Machli Ghar, Tribal Museum,Shaheed Chowk,Sita Falls and Ratu Palace.

Jagannath Temple

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Jagannath Temple in Ranchi is located 10 km from the main city and built in the same architectural style of famous Jagannath Temple in Puri. The temple is situated on a small hillock and one of the must visit place in Ranchi.

Pahari Mandir

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Pahari Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the most sacred places in Ranchi to visit. The hill top also host the world’s largest tri-colour on the tallest flag post in India.

Dewri Temple

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Maa Dewri Temple is a very old temple of Goddess Durga and the Durga idol has 16 Hands, located a little outside the main city of Ranchi. Dewri Temple  is located in Tamar 60 km from Ranchi on Tata Ranchi Highway.

Surya Mandir

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Surya Mandir of Sun Temple is situated about 39 km from the city and among the top 10 tourist attractions in Ranchi. The Sun Temple dedicated to Sun God is one of the most famous sun temple in India.

Hundru Falls

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Hundru Falls is the tallest water falls in the state of Jharkhand and the most picturesque place around Ranchi. The falls are favourite picnic spot and there is a pool serves as a bathing place at the base.

Dassam Falls

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Dassam Falls is a natural cascade waterfall across the Kanchi River,located near Taimara village. The Dassam Falls is most popular waterfalls in Ranchi and also among the must see places in Jharkhand.

Nakshatra Van

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Nakshatra Van is the best tourists park in the city, created by the Jharkhand Forest Department. The park is created with unique concept of Birth sign and the Zodiac is associated with a tree.

Rock Garden

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Rock Garden is a very famous and popular attraction in Ranchi,situated at a distance of about 4 km from town. Gonda Hills and Rock Garden along with Kanke Dam and lake are various tourist attractions around Ranchi. Image source: jharkhanddarshan

Kanke Dam

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Kanke Dam has a very large water reservoir and an ideal place for picnic with family and friends. The Dam is located on the other side of Gonda hills rock garden and among top 10 attractions in Ranchi.

Tagore Hill

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Tagore Hill is located 3 kilometers away from the city at an altitude of 200 feet in Ranchi. Surrounding area of Tagore hill are famous for scenic beauty,peaceful climate,flora and fauna.

Ranchi Lake

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Ranchi Lake is man made lake constructed by British, situated at the foothills of the Ranchi Hill. The lake and hill offers peaceful and charming holidays in the center of the city.

Birsa Deer Park

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Birsa Mrig Vihar Deer Park is a popular tourists place to visit in Ranchi and house about 230 deer. The park provides a natural habitat for the deers and also has number of facilities for the children to play.