The capital city of Jharkhand is popularly known as the ‘city of waterfalls’ and is infact one of the best places to enjoy the charm of nature in the eastern part of the country. The capital city is a complete feast to your eyes and mind, and never fails to enchant with your topography. The city was also a major summer retreat during the British era. Let’s take a look at some of the famous attractions to explore in Ranchi.
The capital city of Ranchi is an illustrious and well developed commercial town with people from all walks and religious backgrounds living together in harmony. If you’re cricket buff, you might be knowing about this as the hometown of Indian cricket team’s captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The cricket ground of Ranchi also hosts several T20 and ODI matches. The city is dotted with several natural and man made wonders worth taking a look at. You can easily take a Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to Ranchi flight, in case you’re looking forward to explore this town. Let’s take a look at some of the best attractions to explore in the city.
- Hundru Waterfalls – Perhaps the number one attraction for tourists coming to Ranchi, the Hundru Falls can easily be claimed as the best specimen to explore in the ‘city of waterfalls’. Situated about 45 kms from the city of Ranchi, this magnificent waterfalls shoots off from the Subarnarekha river from a height of 320 feet. The waterfall is surrounded with 750 stairs either sides and you need to walk all of them to reach the river base. The hilly terrains and the greenery will surely be a captivating experience for you.
- Birsa Zoological Park – Popular as one of the most beautiful zoos in India, the Birsa Zoological Park or Ranchi Zoo, is the best way to get in close proximities to the wildlife. The zoo is spread across a sprawling area of more than 100 hectares of land, with several animals inhibited the jungle area. Its proximity with the city center, just 16 kms, also makes it one of the best weekend spot in the region. The zoo is home to a beautiful rose garden and an artificial lake providing boating facilities.
- Ranchi Lake – Situated at the foothills of the Ranchi Hill, this huge lake is right at the middle of the city and attracts a large number of tourists all year round. The lake is famous for angling and boat rides and turns religious during the festivals of Chhath and Durga Puja, when people throng to offer their ‘Ardhya’ to the God.
- Nakshatra Van – Counted amongst the best places to visit in Ranchi, the Nakshatra Van was founded by the Forest Department of Jharkhand. The term ‘Nakshatra’ means constellations and the locals believe that every star is somehow connected with a tree. Nakshatra Van is designed in such a way that the park and the trees resemble the zodiac signs. Whether you believe in astrology or not, you will love the way the park is designed with colorful flowers and a musical fountain at the center.