Jharkhand, a state in Eastern India, was carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Orissa to the south, and West Bengal to the east. The industrial city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka is sub capital while Jamshedpur is the largest and the biggest industrial city of the state.
Firayalal Chowk is one of the popular market place situated in the heart of Ranchi. The chowk was named after Albert Ekka, winner of the 1971 Param Veer Chakra. The traveler destination attracts both the tourists and the local population and is the most liked hang out zone in the youth. Firayalal Chowk a one stop solution for all your shopping needs, right from kids to the folks growing old, it is the best place to shop, eat and enjoy! Visiting this exciting shopping hub is a must. There is also an old shopping complex, popular as a landmark for Ranchi. It is also one of the best hangout zones for a fascinating footpath shopping wherein, you can relish the lipsmacking street food like Chinese and the traditional Indian Chat. If you want you can also enjoy a cup of coffee at its exotic local coffee houses.
Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium, JSCA serves Jharkhand State Cricket Association to organize International matches in the state. It’s a home ground for the Jharkhand cricket team and Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings. Inaugurated on 18 Jan 2013, the stadium is designed in a way which avoids the shadow to fall on any of the nine pitches before 4:45; even if the day is the shortest one of the year.
Pahari Mandir (Ranchi Hill):
Phari Mandir is the Shiva temple located at the top of the Ranchi Hills. This pious temple is situated at the bottom of the hill and gives a panaromic view to explore. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the temple and most of the devotees visit to make wishes and to thank the lord for blessings. Dwell in the auspicious morning aarti and enjoy the melodious bhajans sung by the members of Shiv Mandal.
A British agent, Colonel Onsely in the year 1842, excavated the centrally located Ranchi Lake. The beautiful lake is situated at the base of the Ranchi Hill. With an ethereal charm exclusively of its own, the lake stands pretty though it does not conform to its original conception. The lake is situated almost in the middle of the town, with a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at top the Ranchi Hill. The hill also offers a kaleidoscopic view of the entire town and the surrounding areas.
Ranchi Hill is one of the favourite tourist attractions in Ranchi. At the summit of the Ranchi Hill there is a temple devoted to Lord Shiva. People from different corners of the country gather at the temple to offer their homage to the deity. During the festival of Shravan Mela, the place is flooded with Hindu devotees. The hill of Ranchi attracts visitors from different parts of the country to have a panoramic view of the place. At the base of the Ranchi hill there is a lake, which is known as the Ranchi Lake. This lake has enhanced the beauty of the place.
Jagannathpur Temple & Hill:
Located 10km. south west of Ranchi is the 17th century Jagannath Temple on a hillock at Jagannathpur. Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo, of Barkagarh Jagannathpur principality, built the temple in 1691. Its architectural styles resemble the Jagannath temple of Puri. Rath yatra or Car festival similar to that of Puri is held every year in the months of June/July. It attracts thousands of devotees both tribal and non-tribal.