Travel Guide

RANCHI TOURISM

HUNDRU FALL

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Ranchi is nature's bounty to mother India which has specially been adorned with falls and streams. Hundru fall is about 45 kms away from Ranchi Town. The Swarnarekha river falls from a height of 320 feet making a wonderful scene known as Hundru fall. At the base of the fall a beautiful pool is formed which allows visitors to take a good bath, but with precautions. During rainy season it takes a formidable form but in summer it turns in to an exciting picnic spot.

DASSAM FALL

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About 40 km away from Ranchi on Tata Road falls a village named Taimara near which flows the Kanchi river. Falling from a height of about 144 feet Kanchi river makes a pretty fall called Dassam falls encircled with charming scenes. It is also known as Dassam Ghagh. The tourists are warned not to take bath in the falls or at least be careful while bathing in the stream.

SUN TEMPLE

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About 39 km. from Ranchi on Tata Road near Bundu, stands the elegant Sun Temple fashioned in the form of huge chariot with richly decorated 18 wheels (nine on each side) and seven life like horses ready to take off. Built by Sanskriti Vihar headed by Shri Sita Ram Maroo, the Managing Director of Ranchi Express Group, the Sun Temple deserves the title 'a poem in stone'. The surroundings of the temple, studded with a pond serving as a sacred place for Chhathavratis are actually a natures bounty to the people of Chhotanagpur. A beautiful dharmashala, meant for the pilgrims and the tourists is under construction. The all weather motor able road upto the temple premises is likely to attract tourist who will be captivated to behold the newly built Sun Temple in placid and serene surrounding leading to it's celestial beauties.

JONHA FALL

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Jonha is about 40 kms away from Ranchi. The road leading to Jonha is a bit narrow but not so rough, rugged and arduous as that of Hundru. There is also a hospice (Tourist Rest House) which accommodates Lord Gautam Buddha's temple. This fall is named after Gautam as Gautam dhara too. It is approachable by road. The tourists can go upto Gautam dhara station by train also.

ROCK GARDEN

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A rock garden, also known as a rockery or an alpine garden, is a small field or plot of ground designed to feature and emphasize a variety of rocks, stones, and boulders. The standard layout for a rock garden consists of a pile of aesthetically arranged rocks in different sizes, with small gaps between in which plants are rooted. Typically, plants found in rock gardens are small and do not grow larger than 1 meter in height,[1] though small trees and shrubs up to 6 meters may be used to create a shaded area for a woodland rock garden. If used, they are often grown in troughs or low to the ground[2] to avoid obscuring the eponymous rocks. The plants found in rock gardens are usually species that flourish in well-drained, poorly irrigated soil.

Birsa Zoo Aquarium

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If you are an ardent fish lover, visit Ranchi’s Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, popularly known as Birsa zoo, where India’s one of the ‘largest’ aquariums has been coming up, which will showcase more than 1,600 fishes of 120 varieties.

Patratu Valley

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The Patratu Dam, 30 km from Ramgarh and 35 km from Ranchi, supplies water to Ramgarh cantonment area as well as the main reservoir of Patratu Thermal Power Plant (PTPS). The dam has huge capacity and if given a facelift, would definitely attract tourists from different areas. The first step would be to woo tourists from the state, and once all the facilities were in place, to attract tourists from the rest of the country. The blueprint includes a restaurant on the island as well as a park and amusement corner for the visitors.