Ranchi is capital city of Jharkhand state but it is quite small and less crowded in compare to other capital city of India. Tribal region of Bihar was separated in year 2000 and Jharkhand was formed. And you can say the tribe culture and wonderful people are the main attraction of Ranchi.
Majorities of people in city are belongs to tribal class, they are indigence people of country. People of this region are very close to mother nature and spend their life with minimum exploitation of resources. Before independence, ,Ranchi also served as summer capital of Bihar state, you can see some a glimpse of British architecture in the city.
Ranchi is not very popular as a tourists destination but home of M S Dhoni become an attraction of Ranchi, the famous caption of Indian cricket team. People who visit the city for official or some other purpose can explore a few spot in the city. Pahadi mandir and Jagannath Temple are most notable among all.
Place of Tourist attraction in Ranchi
Jagannath temple of Ranchi
This temple share the religious theme with very well known Jagannath Temple of Puri, which is one of the main Char Dham of India. Temple architecture and idol of Lord Jagannath also quite similar to Puri temple. This is very old temple situated on the outskirt of the city on a elevated location. This temple provide you nice view of he surroundings and make it picture perfect place.
A Shiva temple and most notable attraction of the city. You have to climb almost 400 steps to reach main temple that is situated on the top of small hill(Pahadi ). It is a nice place to test your fitness and to have a nice view of the Ranchi city from the top. An Indian flag of remarkable height hosted adjacent to the temple. You can also have view of Ranchi Lake from the temple.
Rock Garden Ranchi
Favorite place of the young generation of the city. It very well decorated park with existing rock. This Garden share periphery with Ranchi lake. In the evening park illuminate with decorated lighting, one snack cafe is also there.
A big and beautiful lake of the city and can be seen from the Rock Garden and Pahadi Mandir. It was constructed during British period and still well maintained. This lake has boating facility, you can enjoy your time with your family and click some nice picture.
Nakshatra van is another attraction of the city. It is a park developed by forest department and very close to residence of Jharkhand Governor. This is a perfect place to spend time with your family, it has musical fountain and boating facility. People interested in different kind of tree and medicinal plant also get opportunity to explore many such option.
Ranchi street food
Every food which was used to be identity of some state become nationalized nowadays. Here in Ranchi, on the street of Bahu Bazar you can start your day with healthy breakfast of Idli (commonly known as South Indian food). Trying this is a wonderful experience, it is quite tasty along with pocket friendly. Even their way of attending customer is so heart warming. Whenever you get a chance please wake up early and try these street food by locals.
Nearby attraction of Ranchi
Ranchi city also known as city of waterfall. Among which Hundru waterfall is most notable which is 100 feet high water of Subarnrekha river. It is located around 45 Km from the city and a perfect weekend gateway. This place offer picture perfect view of the fall and surroundings.
Another important waterfall lies in opposite direction of Hundru fall and around 40 km from the city near Taimara village. This waterfall formed by Kanchi River having a height of 140 feet.
See also Forest and waterfalls around Pachmarhi in Madhya Pradesh
How to reach Ranchi
Air: Birsa Munda airport, Ranchi is located around 6 km from the city. City like Patna, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai are well connected to Ranchi by regular flights.
Rail: Ranchi itself has a railway station in the middle of city. And other twin station of the city is at Hatia, these station are well connected to other major cities of India.
Road: City is well connected to several other cities in Jharkand and Bihar by state road transport buses like Patna, Jamshedpur and many other. Even luxury bus also available on these route. Mostly buses are operate in night time so plan accordingly.