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20 Best Places to Visit in Ranchi, Jharkhand

Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand. There are many exciting places to visit in Ranchi. The City has unexplored beauty of plants, animals, waterfalls, parks and whatnot. The city is the home of numerous temples, scenic viewpoints and waterfalls. With a very simple way to live life, the city has a natural heritage which is something that is inexplicably heartwarming and magnetic about the place. The city attracts tourists because of its beauty. So, here is the list of 20 places to visit in Ranchi, so you don’t have to worry about making one.

Pahari Mandir

One of the famous places to visit in Ranchi is Pahari Mandir. The beautiful temple of Lord Shiva is situated at an altitude of 2140 feet.  Though you have to climb around 300 steps to reach the temple, the view from the height is worth it all. The best time to visit the temple is in Shravan Mas which is in the months of July and August. Shravan is believed to be the month of Lord Shiva due to which you can see a lot of crowd during this period of year.

Pahari Mandir

Tagore Hill

Have you heard about Rabindranath Tagore of course everyone knows. This hill has got its name after Rabindranath Tagore. It is believed that Tagore used to go on these hills to write his books and poems. The hill is at a height of 300 feet and is most famous for rock climbing and trekking. Also as it is located away from the city you get a peaceful and clean environment. The best time to visit this beautiful place in Ranchi is in the months of October to February when along with the view you visit a pleasant environment.

Jonha Falls

The best place to visit in Ranchi is Jonha Falls. The waterfall is in the middle of a lush green boundary. River Ganga and River Raru together merge in this waterfall. You can enjoy your picnic over here. Also as the place is a little away from the city it does not have many visitors. Johan Falls is very far from a crowded tourist spot and hence you can easily get a chance to visit this place alone. You can visit the place at any time of the year just keep in mind not to catch cold water

Kanke Dam

Kanke Dam is very close to the rock garden and the best place to visit in Ranchi. Here you can take a boat ride in the calm water while enjoying the beautiful sunset. Boating is open every day. You can visit here with your friends as well as with your partner. Also, you will get delicious cuisine near this area which is the local specialty of the place. You might get a glimpse of bird-catching fish for which the Kanke Dam is most famous. The best time to visit the place is either in the early morning or in the late evening.

Kanke dam

Dassam Falls

One of the top places to visit in Ranchi is Dassam Falls which is a few kilometres away from the main outskirts of the city. The waterfall is a tributary of the Subarnarekha River. The height of the waterfall is nearly 144 ft. The most exciting part of the waterfall is that you will find water from 10 streams falling into the pool. The crowd that you will find there consists of photographers and of course social media influencers. The view is very calming and reviving. The best time to visit the place is at the time of sunrise, you will get amazing pictures at this time. 

Patratu Valley

Among the famous places to visit in Ranchi is Patratu Valley which is about 40 kilometres away from the Ranchi city.  The valley has lush greenery which will leave you mesmerized. It also has beautiful photo-capturing views. You can have a view of Patratu Dam as well as a big green belt with beautiful views at the same time. The valley is open at any time of the day. The best time to visit Patratu Valley is in the month from October to March.

Maa Dewri Mandir

One of the oldest places to visit in Ranchi city is Maa Dewri Mandir. The temple is known for its 700-year-old idol of the goddess Durga. The ideal usually has 8 hands but this Durga ideal has 16 hands. The place is worshiped a lot and people from miles away come to make their wish true. This Mandir is not made up of cement or any such concrete material, you will find beautiful architecture at this place in Ranchi.  The timings of the Mandir are specified from 5 AM in the morning to 8.30 in the evening.

Maa Dewri Mandir

Nakshatra Van

The biggest crowd-puller place to visit in Ranchi is Nakshatra Van. You can get an idea of the place by its name. The park is based on the concept of Nakshatra also known as stars. The park has different sections representing different zodiac signs. You can also have a picnic or lunch at the park to enjoy your evening. Try to go to this place in the evening to grab more mesmerizing opportunities. But remember the place remains closed on Mondays.

Jagannath Mandir

The most historic landmark places to visit in Ranchi city include Jagannath Mandir. The mandir had its origin in 1691. A beautiful architecture of stone carving you can find here. The idea of Shri Jagnath is made up of wood. Along with the mandir, you can also find the view from the top. Also, you can sit there and enjoy a picnic with a calming and reviving view. One of the huge festivals of the place is Rath Yatra which starts from Jagannath Temple. If you want to enjoy the festival go and visit the place in the months of June to July.

Jagannath Mandir

Ranchi Lake

The place has so many waterfalls so how can we miss Ranchi Lake? The lake is the best place you can visit in the morning and evening time during any month of the year. The cold breeze, beautiful weather and being close to your loved ones. This place is perfect for family as well as to spend your honeymoon. Also, you can sit on the banks of the lake to spend some alone time.

Biodiversity Park

Like every park, this park also has a variety of vegetation and lush greenery. The park is made with the motive of protection of medical plants and herbs. If you are the one who loves being close to nature this is the place for you. You can find a variety of plants here. Also, the place has many different sections such as a rose garden, an aquatic garden, a Chinese garden and whatnot. You can have more fun if you visit in winter when all the flowers are blown.

Biodiversity Park

Lodh Waterfalls

Among all the waterfalls we have seen, the Lodh waterfalls are the highest waterfalls in Jharkhand. Also, the waterfall is at 21 the highest waterfall in India. The surrounding area has beautiful and lush green scenery. You can spend some alone time as well as enjoy the place with your friends and family during any time of the day. So, plan your trip today to spend some time on this highest waterfall in Jharkhand.

Lodh Waterfalls

Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park

The other name of this park is Bhagwan Birsa Mrig Vihar. The place is basically constructed to protect two breeds of deer: Sambar and Chital. There are about 45 Sambar and 129 Chital at the place and if you are lucky you can find one of them. The place has become a tourist spot in a very short span of time. Also, keep in mind the biological park remains closed on Thursdays. Along with deer the park also has other species to watch and enjoy with your family. 

Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park

Sidhu Kanhu Park

The best historic place to visit in Ranchi city is Sidhu Kanhu Park. The park is made in memory of two leaders of the Santhal rebellion which was started in the 1850s that are Sidhu and Kanhu Murmu. You will find different wall paintings and statues representing their story and life journeys. The reason for its construction attracts tourists most. So don’t forget to visit this park if you ever go to Ranchi.

Oxygen Park

No wonder the place is called Oxygen Park. Of course, because it has a very huge variety of plants and herbs present. If you plan to stay in Ranchi for a day or so don’t miss the walk in the park. You can either have a morning or an evening walk at the place. Also, it is a loving place for the children as well. You can enjoy and have a great time at these amazing places to visit in Ranchi city. 

Chota Nagpur Fun Castel

As the name suggests the place has a lot of fun activities to do. The fun castle is basically a water park with a lot of water activities like water draughting, thrilling water, a playground, PlayStations and many more. In addition, you can stay in a room made there and spend your day in the city. This place is situated in Ratu in Ranchi which is not too far from the main city. You may not find the place very interesting if you are not going with your children. 

Dhurwa Dam

Dhurva Dam is the best place to visit Ranchi to see the mesmerizing sunrise and beautiful sunset. The dam is nearly 60 years old and is a beautiful place to visit alone. You will feel fully revived and refreshed after visiting this place. Do carry some food with you if you want to spend some time there. The place is away from the city and thus does not have many visitors. What’s more beautiful than the dam is the road and side view that you take to reach your destination. You will truly enjoy the weather and view of this place.

Dhurwa Dam

Nigam Park

A well-established park is the best place to visit in Ranchi city. The park has a perfect walking and jogging arena with a beautiful garden. Also, there is a separate playing area available for the kids with a roller coaster. The park has exciting and a variety of activities for every age group. The park also has a large biodiversity of plants which are easily accessible and can improve ecological health, which makes it a must to visit.

Nigam Park

Hirni Waterfall

As the name suggests the place has nothing to do with deer. Sixty kilometres down from the disturbances of the megacity and hidden in the thick flora of a thick timber lies a gem of nature, the Hirni Falls. There are simple but graceful cascades. These small things can leave you spellbound. However, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the megacity from the head of the cascade, If that is not enough.

Hirni Water Falls

Topchanchi Lake

Among the famous lakes to visit in Ranchi is Tochanchi Lake. The lake is an artificial lake which covers an area of about 214 acres. The area has a beautiful lake amidst rolling green hills and a forest of famous hills nearby. Also, the place is connected to a wildlife sanctuary and you can find a variety of animals there. For all the nature lovers this is the best artificial lake you can visit in the ranchi. 

Topchanchi Lake

Conclusion 

With this the list of 20 best places to visit in Ranchi ends. There are some more exciting places that you can have a look at. Along with the places above you will find beautiful sightseeing points and places where you can sit and spend time.  Ranchi is among the few places where you can easily plan your holiday and will not regret it. We have made your job easier with this list. Now what are you waiting for? Go and explore the Ranchi city and create many new and funny memories with your loved ones.

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A versatile writer who thrives on exploring multiple niches in my writing. From thought-provoking articles to engaging fiction, I love to dive into various genres. When I'm not crafting my own words, I find solace in the pages of books, where I discover new worlds and expand my horizons. Writing and reading are my passions, and they fuel my creative journey.

Chahat Aggarwal

A versatile writer who thrives on exploring multiple niches in my writing. From thought-provoking articles to engaging fiction, I love to dive into various genres. When I'm not crafting my own words, I find solace in the pages of books, where I discover new worlds and expand my horizons. Writing and reading are my passions, and they fuel my creative journey.

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