Tourist Places and Things to do in Ranchi
Ranchi is not just the capital of Jharkhand but also one of the best places to visit in the state with an array of amazing tourist attractions like Ranchi Lake, Rock Garden, Kanke Dam, Nakshatra Van, and State Museum Hotwar. Religious travellers also come here in large numbers as it is home to revered shrines like Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple and Pahari Mandir. For adventure seekers, rock climbing and trekking at Tagore Hill is a great option. Birsa Zoological Park, Dassam Falls, Jonha Falls, Patratu Valley, Hundru Falls and Panch Gagh Falls located in the outskirts of the city are also worth visiting.
Tourists who enjoy street shopping can explore local markets such as Roshpa Tower and GEL Church complex for bamboo and wood products, metal artefacts, Paitkar paintings and stone carvings. Local food scene is just as amazing with an authentic blend of cuisines and some mouth-watering delights like dhuska, pitha, litti chokha, thekua and the refreshing desi drink, sattu. There are many popular restaurants and street-side eateries along the city streets that are best to sample the local cuisine.
Palamu, Hazaribagh and Ramgarh are some of the most popular weekend getaways from Ranchi.