Ranchi – The City of Waterfall & Lakes

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: 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.


JSCA Stadium: 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. This stadium is built within the premises of HEC (Heavy Engineering Corporation), a public sector company. The stadium is the home ground of Indian Cricket Team former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.


Patratu Valley Flanked by hills covered with lush green trees, red and violet flowers and honey bees humming, the Pithouria-Patratu Valley is no less attractive than the valleys on the Gangtok-Nathula, Dehradun-Mussouri and Raxaul-Kathmandu roads in terms of natural elegance. Of course, the hills along the Pithouria-Patratu stretch are devoid of snow, unlike the ones on Gangtok-Nathula. But green saal, sakhuwa and bamboos with flowers, in a riot of colours, more than make up for the absence of snow. The jingle-jangle of waterfalls and rivulets rushing through the stones, soothed the ears, and eyes, even more than any maestro’s music.


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.


Tagore Hill: Tagore hill is about 3-4 km from Morabadi and is so called since Sri Jyotindranath Tagore elder brother of Sri Rabindranth Tagore stayed here for some time and wrote books. Though the building needs maintenance this place is worth a visit for the views it offers. A must go picnic spot.