The capital city of Ranchi is situated in the heart of Chotanagpur valley, in the Jharkhand state of India. It is a beautiful city abound with barren rocks, scenic attractions and hillocks. The city is surrounded by amazing waterfalls. It has many industrial complexes, which makes it an important industrial city of the country. Business travelers visit the city in big numbers. But the nature blessed city forces tourists to plan a nature trail of Ranchi.
Ranchi Hill with a lake at its foot known as Ranchi Lake is a landmark of the city. Waterfalls of Ranchi are other major attractions for tourists.
Places to visit
Hundru Falls- The Swarnarekha river comes down from a height of about 320 feet, which forms the wonderful Hundru Falls. This cascade is about 45 kilometers from the city of Ranchi. Tourists know this place as a popular picnic spot.
Dassam Falls- 40 kilometers from the city, on the Ranchi-Tata Road. River Kanchi falls from a height of about 144 feet to form this waterfall. It is also known as Dassam Ghagh. These waterfalls are surrounded by charming scenes.
Jonha Falls- also known as Gautamdhara, is at about 40 kilometers distance from Ranchi. This fall is named after Gautam Buddha.
Hirni Falls- At a distance of around 70 kilometers from Ranchi lie the Hirni Falls. Here the ambience of dense Hirni forest with green trees and a variety of birds as well as animals, captivate the tourists. Hirni Falls is located amidst this forest.
Palamau Sanctuary- The animals and birds can be watched in their natural habitat at the famous wildlife sanctuaries in and around Ranchi. Located at a distance of about 180 kilometers from Ranchi city, Palamau Sanctuary spreads across a vast area of about 979 square kilometers.
The forests of this park have a vast range of flora, consisting of alpine forests, tropical wet evergreen forests and deciduous forests. The Koel river with its tributaries flows from the northern portion of the park. Waterfalls and hot springs too abound in this greenery. There are watch towers for the tourists to view the diverse fauna of the park.
Hazaribagh National Park and Birsa Jaivik Udyan- These parks are also teeming with enchanting flora and fauna. Elephants and jeeps are also available to have a drive through forests, and enjoy the wildlife and nature of these adventurous parks.