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Ranchi: An Enchanting Saunter through the City of Waterfalls and Lakes

Ranchi is one of the mesmerizing places that Jharkhand offers to travelers. The topography of this place is hilly hence the capital enjoys a pleasant climate best from a tourism perspective. You can find amusing attractions to visit in Ranchi and here are our top picks for sightseeing in Jharkhand.

Top tourist destinations in Ranchi

Commonly referred to as the Manchester of the East, Ranchi has no dearth of dreamy places with picturesque beauty and the best place to kickstart your Ranchi expedition is a visit to the Ranchi Lake; here you can find a colossal statue of Swami Vivekanand, exponentially glorifying the beauty of this urban waterfront. 

A beautiful waterfall in Ranchi that is sure to mesmerize you is the Dassam Waterfalls, nestled in a magnetic natural landscape offering vibrant glimpses of pleasingly beautiful surrounding in the backdrop of a waterfall. Dassam waterfalls are located near Taimara village in Bundu Police Station of Ranchi district in Jharkhand.

The next place that one must add to their list of itineraries is the Jagannath Temple, an exact replica of the Jagannath Puri temple of Odisha. It is a revered shrine among locals and tourists alike hence is a must-visit place in Ranchi.  The architectural style is in synchronization with the one in Odisha and is snuggled at the top of a hillock. The temple sees a flood of tourists, and tribal and non-tribal communities every year that comes together to celebrate the annual fair and rath yatra in the month of Aashaadha with great pomp and show. This place has borne the vandalism of Aurangzeb, a Mughal emperor who sacrileged this Hindu temple in the year 1691. A visit to this place is a must in Ranchi and should not be missed by anyone visiting for the first time.

A spell-binding place in Ranchi is the Rock Garden and one could visit this garden to oversee the bewitching view of the dam in its vicinity. One could easily spend a day here with their friends or family picnicking with a scenic lake view. Yet another amazing picnic spot is Tagore Hills, located in Morabadi, it is a perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon amid graphically vivid hills and a panoramic view of the city. It is the perfect location to spend a quaint getaway with your family and peers. A visit to Patratu Valley is again mesmerizing as you drive through winding roads that open up to gripping scenic galore.

Other enthralling places of attraction in Ranchi are as follows: Hirni Waterfalls, Tribal Museum, Sun Temple, Kanke Dam, Nakshatra Van, Ranchi War Cemetery, Hundru Waterfalls, Oxygen Park, Ratu Fort, and so on.

Best time to visit Ranchi

The best time for sightseeing in Ranchi is during the Winter months as favorable climatic conditions are available for pursuits such as sightseeing and taking a stroll across the best places of attraction in Ranchi. If you are visiting for the first time, you would preferably want to cover as many places as you can and this is doable only in winters that start from November and last till February.

Top foods to try in Ranchi

The best and most famous delicacies of Ranchi that one must not miss on their first trip are as follows: Bamboo shoots, Dhuska, Handia, Litti Chokha, Mirchi ka Salan, Mitha Khaja, Rugra, and Til Barfi. You can try these out at famous restaurants preparing known for ultra-scrumptious authentic flavors and dishes. Just make sure to bring your stretchy pants so you can fit all that deliciousness in!