1. Hundru Falls
The Hundru Falls is created in the course of the Subarnarekha River, where it falls from a height of 98 metres (322 ft) creating one of the highest water falls in the state. The spectacular scene of water falling from such a great height has been described as a sight to behold. The different formations of rock due to the erosion by the constantly falling of water have added to the beauty of the place.It is 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Ranchi, off the Ranchi-Purulia Road. One has to travel some about 21 kilometres (13 mi) from the main road.
2. Dassam Falls
The Dassam Falls (also known as Dassam Ghagh) is a waterfall located near Taimara village in Bundu police station of Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.The Dassam Falls is a natural cascade across the Kanchi River, a tributary of the Subarnarekha River. The water falls from a height of 44 metres (144 ft).The sound of water echoes all around the place.Dassam Falls at one of the edges of the Ranchi plateau is one of the many scarp falls in the region.The Dassam Falls is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Ranchi on NH 33 or Ranchi-Jamshedpur highway.
3. Jonha Falls
The Jonha Falls (also called Gautamdhara Falls) is a waterfall located in Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.There is a tourist rest house which encloses a Buddhist shrine with a deity of Lord Gautam Budha.A temple and an ashram dedicated to Buddha was built atop Gautam Pahar by the sons of Raja Baldevdas Birla. A fair is organized in Jonha every Tuesday and Saturday.The Jonha Falls is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Ranchi. It is approachable by both road and train.Jonha Station is just 1.5 km from the fall. For travel by road, one has to take the Ranchi-Purulia Road and after travelling for about 20 miles (32 km) one has to travel about 3 miles (4.8 km) off the main road.
4. Panch Gagh Falls
Panchghagh Falls is a waterfall located in Khunti district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.In its bid to find its way through the hard and jagged terrain, the Banai River branches itself out in five different streams, generating ubiquitous singing rivulets through the cluster of rocks. One writer says, “Unlike Jonha and Hundru Falls, Panchghagh’s water does not fall from great heights. Still, one can almost hear the roar of the water when one arrives near it, because all the five branched-out and swirling streams hit the rocks in a very turbulent manner. Panchghagh Falls is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Khunti on the road to Simdega. It is 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Ranchi. Khunti is on NH 75 or Ranchi-Chaibasa Highway.
5. Birsa Zoological Park
Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, Ranchi is one of the most beautiful zoos in India, located in the lap of a beautiful natural surrounding. Unlike most of the zoos, it covers over 104 ha. of mildly undulating topography with natural dry deciduous forest, in and around water bodies and other natural features that provide the wild animals natural habitat to live in harmony with the nature. It is situated on the Ranchi-Ramgarh section of National Highway 33, about 20 kms from Ranchi & in the vicinity of Chakla village, Block-Ormanjhi, Dist-Ranchi, Jharkhand. The National Highway segments the site in two unequal halves, the smaller section being the botanical section and the larger one being unequal halves, the smaller section being the botanical section and the larger one being the zoological section. It was dedicated to the public on 26th January, 1994. Around 4 lakh visitors visit the zoo every year. Most of the inmates of this Biological Park live in open, large moated areas surrounded by natural vegetation. This gives them a feeling of living in their natural habitat.
6. Ranchi Lake
Ranchi Lake is a beautiful lake located in the heart of the city and at the base of Ranchi Hill. The Ranchi Lake offers a beautiful and unique experience to the visitors. Located far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this lake is frequented by many people during their tour of Ranchi. The Lake of Ranchi, located near the GPO of the city, was excavated by Colonel Onsley, a British agent in the year 1842. The lake is adjacent to the Ranchi Telephone Exchange. Situated in the middle of the city, the Ranchi Lake has enhanced the beauty of the place. The lake is visited by the local people as well as the visitors coming from other parts of the country. People can also enjoy boating at this fresh water lake of Ranchi. The exotic location of the Ranchi Lake has made it a perfect location for spending ideal vacation with family and friends. The vast extension of the lake and the blue sky above enable visitors to have a great time. The banks of the Ranchi Lake at Ranchi can also be utilized as picnic spot. As it is located at the base of the Ranchi Hill, people can have a splendid view of the hill while visiting the lake at the same time. They can also plan short trips to the Ranchi Hill and Shiva Temple during their tour to the Ranchi Lake.
7. Kanke Dam
Kanke is a census town in Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Kanke has a large water reservoir called Kanke Dam, which is used to supply water to Ranchi City.A visit to Kanke Dam can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. With its delectable cuisines, and opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, Ranchi is perfectly poised to offer an experience that is both, authentic as well as unique! There are many ideal locations to visit in and around this wonderful city, with prominent local landmarks and favourable restaurants being just a few examples. Make a trip to Ranchi and its exciting places of interest to enjoy a memorable vacation. A visit to Kanke Dam will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Ranchi.
8. Jagannath Temple
Jagannath Temple in Ranchi was built by king of Barkagarh Jagannathpur Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo, during 1691. Completed on Christmas 1691,it is located about 10 km from the main town. The temple is on top of a small hillock.Jagannath Temple looks very much like the Puri Jagannath Temple and it is considered the second largest Jagannath Temple next to Puri Temple. You can have an excellent view of the city from here.
9. Nakshatra Van
The park Nakshatra Van was created by the Forest Department of Jharkhand. The term ‘Nakshatra’ refers to the stars. It is believed by Hindu astrologers that every star in zodiac has association 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.
10. Sun Temple
Sun Temple is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Ranchi. It is a wonderful display of architecture. With 18 wheels and driven by seven horses, the uniquely designed Sun Temple looks majestic. Sanskrit Vihar, a charitable trust constructed the temple.The Sun Temple is very much a newly built monument in Jharkhand. It is built around the sacred pond favouring the Chhathavratis in the Chhota Nagpur Plateau region. The structure of temple has been designed with elegance. The temple complex has the shape of a big chariot with eighteen wheels and seven lifelike horses that seem to be ready to take off for the journey. The temple is constructed by a charitable trust named Sanskrit Vihar which is under the leadership of Shri Ram Maroo, the managing director of Ranchi Express. Devotees who visit the Sun temple get mesmerized not only by its beauty but also by the exquisite surrounding which adds glow to its lavish design.
11. Pahari Mandir
A Shiv Temple positioned on a hill west of Ranchi. through the month of Shravana, devotees offer on the lingam. the hill give a panaromic view of city Is one of the landmark of Ranchi Town. The Shiva temple is located on the top of the hill also known as Pahari Mandir. At the bottom of the hill is Ranchi Lake. Ranchi lake was excavated by Colonel Onsely in 1842.The temple of Lord Shankara (Shiva) is situated in the heart of the city on a hill called Pahari Mandir. It is a bare black land outcropping in the midst of a flat land. The age old Pahari Mandir is located 8 kms from the railway station and 12 kms from the airport. The 2140 feet Ranchi hill houses the temple at its summit. One needs to climb a flight of 468 steps to reach the summit.This place is fast developing into a religious tourist site as this is the best place to have a bird’s eye view of the city of Ranchi and also attain some salvation by paying ones obsequies to the Lord. A huge crowd of Shiva devotees gather here between the months of February and October, during Shivaratri and other important days earmarked to pray to the Lord. The Lord also known as Pahari Baba is worshipped in the form of a linga. The hillock also known as Richi Buru is famous for its breathtaking views of the city and some spectacular sunsets and sunrises.
12. Rock Garden
Rock Garden in Ranchi is considered second only next to the Jaipur Garden. Rocks from Gonda Hills were carved to create this beautiful garden and the statues inside. Kanke Dam, which lies at the bottom of Gonda Hills, adds more attraction to the landscape.
13. Deer Park
The Birsa Deer Park about eleven kilometers from Ranchi is fast emerging as the favorite tourist spot.The park started it with 15 deers and the number has gone up to 230 deers. The park provides good natural habitat to the deer.The arrangements in the park as well as the safari around the park are the main attractions for the tourists.The numbers of tourists to the park are increasing every year.There is no problem in commutation. Safari routes have been made. People can take those routes and enjoy the trip. The park is approximately 20 kilometers away from Ranchi. So, the roads are properly laid. There is every provision. Right now we have 231 deer in the park. When this park was established, we had only 15 deer.