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7 Best Things To Do In Ranchi, India

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‘Heaven on Earth’ is how tourists to Ranchi describe it. It is blessed with rich natural flora and fauna from waterfalls, hills, zoos, gardens and parks. It has everything that a tourist would want to see and experience in a place. It is relatively unexplored and has so much tourism potential in it, but is also the most populated in the whole of Jharkand. It was selected among hundreds of Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission, and it is a well known fact that it is the hometown of the former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni. Come and explore the best things to do during your visit here:

1. Have a bath in the Jonha Falls

Jonha Falls, Ranchi ❤

Posted by Apna Jharkhand on Sunday, 26 February 2017

Jonha Falls is a popular waterfall in Ranchi which is also known as Gautamdhara Falls. It attracts hordes of tourists because of the way the water falls; it is a really beautiful view across the Gunga River.

Visitors really have a good time at the waterfalls and amongst the spacious surroundings. It is very refreshing to have a bath at the bottom of the waterfalls, and it is said to be an experience that can literally wash away your concerns in life.

Jonha Falls

Address: Rarhu River, Angara, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835103

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2. Meditate at Tagore Hill

Tagore Hill

Posted by Incredible Ranchi - अतुल्य राँची on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Tagore Hill is located in the hills of Ranchi and has a peaceful and quiet atmosphere for tourists. It is a famous place because of the serenity, and is used for meditation a lot. You will fall in love with the lovely greenery that surrounds this location. Tagore Hill is a good place for relaxation after busy sightseeing. A centre of Divayan and Agararian Vocational Institute and a Ramakrishna Mission Ashram is situated at the foot of Tagore Hill.

Tagore Hill

Address: Morhabadi Rd, Van Vrindavan Colony, Morabadi, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834008, India

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3. Visit the Ranchi Pahari Mandir

Posted by Ranchi Pahari Mandir on Saturday, 10 December 2011


Pahari Mandir is a temple located on the top of the hill in Ranchi. The temple is commonly known as Shiva Temple and its location on the hill gives a panoramic view over the whole of Ranchi. This place is a religious site for the worshipers of the Hindu god Shiva, who always gather in this place for prayer. The age old Pahari Mandir is located close to the railway station and not far from the airport.

Pahari Mandir

Address: Kumhar Toli, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001

Website: Pahari Mandir

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4. Tour to the Birsa Zoological Park

Posted by Kundan Kumar on Sunday, 8 October 2017

The Birsa Zoological Park houses different kinds of wildlife animals and a wide variety of vegetation. It is located in Jharkhand Ranchi and is called Jaivik Udyan. This park was built for the preservation of wildlife as well as for animal adoption programs. It attracts a lot of visitors because of its quite unique collection of different species of mammals, which have made it popular not only in the state but all over the country of India.

Birsa Zoological Park

Address: Main Road National Highway 33, Ormanjhi, Chakla, Ranchi, Jharkhand 835219

Website: Birsa Zoological Park

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5. Rock Garden

Beautiful Rock Garden of Ranchi

Posted by My Ranchi on Friday, 24 June 2016

The Rock Garden in Ranchi is situated near the Kanke Dam. It is a developed garden which is complete with waterfalls and sculptures, and attract lots of tourists. You will enjoy this garden because it is beautifully designed with a footbridge that is made of iron rods and has two poles.

There are many stone statues inside the garden to enjoy, and it has a scenic landscape. It is very popular among local people because they can enjoy a quiet moment here without any distractions. There is also a lake at the foot of the hill, providing a very serene place to relax.

Rock Garden

Address: Near Kanke Dam, Ranchi

Website: Rock Garden

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6. Have a picnic at the Deer Park

Deer Park, Ranchi

Posted by Ranjeet Gupta on Saturday, 22 March 2014

The Birsa Deer Park is located on the Ranchi Khoonti Road in Ranchi. It is literally a park that has hundreds of species of deer in it. Initially it started with just 15 deer, but has since grown in leaps and bounds. There are very few deer parks in India that could boast of such a high population of deer, and so many species of which in one place.

One of the main attractions of this park is the Park Safari, which gives visitors a clear view of the animals in the park. This park is a big attraction for children as they are delighted to see the deers roaming freely here, and it is a popular tourist spot as well.

Birsa Deer Park

Address: Ranchi-Khoonti Road, Ranchi

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7. Visit the Jagannath Temple


Jagannath Temple in Ranchi is said to have been built in the year 1691. It was built by the erstwhile King Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo of Barkagarh. On a marble slab placed outside the sanctum, there is the information about the founder and the year of foundation of this temple.

Jagannath Temple was believed to have been erected by the Hindu people to revive the Hindu religion, as many of the Hindus were converting to other religions in the 17th-century. The temple had collapsed in the year 1990, but the Bihar government at that time renovated the temple and it has regained its lost glory now.

Jagannath Temple

Address: Jagannathpur Chowk Khataal, Sector 1 Jagannathpur hec, Dhurwa, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834004, India

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Your next vacation could be in Ranchi!

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Source: Photo by user Biswarup Ganguly used under CC BY 3.0

Ranchi is a relatively undiscovered place in India, and not many people know that it has so many interesting places to see and visit. It has mesmerizing waterfalls, hills, gardens, and attractions that really appeal to the entire family. There are many sporting facilities in Ranchi as well, especially for cricket, hockey and football, and maybe that could be the reason behind it producing one of India’s finest sportsman M.S Dhoni. Regardless of your interests, you are bound to find a fantastic vacation here in Ranchi.

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