Forty kilometres outside Ranchi lies the scintillating Patratu Valley. With sparkling waters of the Patratu Dam on one side and lush green trees flanked along the other, driving along the Ghat of the Patratu Valley is truly a stupendous experience. However, do not venture into these roads after dark because of the rampant Naxalite influence in the area.
Distance from Ranchi: 33 km
Sixty kilometres away from the disturbances of the city and hidden in the thick foliages of a dense forest lies a gem of nature, the Hirni Falls. These graceful and simply gorgeous falls are decked with unencumbered natural beauty and exhume a purely relaxing and tranquil vibe. If that's not enough, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the head of the falls.
Distance from Ranchi: 66 km
The Birsa Zoological Park, also known as Birsa Jaivik Udyan houses a wide variety of wild animals like lions, tigers, various kinds of deer etc. It is located on the Ranchi-Patna National Highway near Ormanjhi and is a must-visit for all wildlife enthusiasts. As part of the animal adoption program, you can also adopt an animal and contribute to the wildlife preservation drive of this park.
Distance from Ranchi: 25 km
Located near the Taimara village in the Ranchi district, Dasham Falls, also known as Dassam Falls, is a spectacular waterfall in the state of Jharkhand which is a tributary of the Subarnarekha River. Cascading down a height of 144 ft., the waterfall boast of utter serenity, peace and calm. The area surrounding the spot is engulfed in rich greenery, that makes it an ideal picnic place in the region.
Distance from Ranchi: 31 km
A park safari of the Birsa Deer Park in Ranchi will introduce you to the hundreds of species of deer that are sure to blow your mind. From beautiful spotted deer to the majestic Sambhars, this park is home to more than 15 species of deer. With giant Sal trees and plush shrubbery all around, visiting this park is a great way to get in touch with nature.
Distance from Ranchi: 20 km
Known For : Dimna Lake Jubilee Park Tata Steel Zoological Park
The largest city in Jharkhand, Jamshedpur is an aesthetically planned township with an appealing infrastructure and landscape. Juxtaposed against the beautiful Dalma Hills, Jamshedpur is the world's eighth-largest steel manufacturing company, along with being India's first planned city.
Distance from Ranchi: 129 km
Best Time: November to February
A Lake upon which a dam was built to supply water to Dhanbad and its suburbs, the Topchanchi Lake attracts tourists all over the year being the beautiful reservoir that it is.
Distance from Ranchi: 144 km
Rajrappa Waterfalls is a mesmerising waterfalls situated around 68 kms from Ranchi in Jharkhand. The Bhairavi or Bhera river falls from a height and joins the Damodar river. The silver cascading water from a height is a popular attraction in the region and is visited by tourists and localites alike.
Distance from Ranchi: 67 km
The river Subarnekha while flowing through Ranchi forms a lot of waterfalls, but the most beautiful of them is Hudru Falls. Falling from a height of 320 feet, the Hudru Falls create a spectacular landscape and is extremely popular with tourists.
Distance from Ranchi: 43 km
Located in Ratu in Ranchi, Fun Castle Water Park is one of the most popular water parks in the city. Replete with a number of fun options, the park has water draughting, thrilling water, Playground etc in addition changing and locker rooms, food options etc.
Distance from Ranchi: 16 km
Panch (means five) Gagh Falls is a stunning tourist destination which has five waterfalls cascading through tall and steep hills near the scenic village of Khunti. The foot of the waterfalls has a very calm and serene atmosphere and is an ideal location for picnics and weekend getaways.
Distance from Ranchi: 3 km
Known For : Khandadhar Waterfall Darjing and Deoghar Vedvyas
Surrounded by hills and rivers, the city of Rourkela is located in the state of Odisha. Popularly called as the 'Steel City of Odisha' and Ispat Nagar, it is one of the first cities of the country to become commercialized for steel production. Rourkela’s natural positioning in the lap of nature makes it an offbeat tourist location for the people of nearby areas.
Distance from Ranchi: 170 km
Best Time: October to March
The Sun Temple has an extremely captivating architecture and has the shape of a giant vehicle with 18 wheels driven by seven horses. The temple complex also has a holy pond which is highly revered among Hindus. The Sun Temple is located amidst lush greenery and serene surroundings and absolutely worth a visit.
Distance from Ranchi: 9 km
Plunging from a height of about 45 meters, the Johna Falls are surrounded in a canopy of plush dense trees and thick shrubbery. The holy waters of River Ganga and River Raru come together to form these giant roaring falls. They are also known as the Gautamdhara Falls because of a Buddhist shrine that lies in proximity to the falls.
Distance from Ranchi: 41 km
Dedicated to the ferocious 16-armed Goddess Kali, the Deori Mandir was originally built by a tribal devotee of the goddess with nothing but sandstone. Holding tremendous religious significance, thousands of devotees pray to the goddess and tie a thread around a bamboo as a ritual. The temple gained popularity when news broke out that famous cricketer MS Dhoni visits the temple on a regular basis.
Distance from Ranchi: 58 km
Biodiversity Park is one of the most loved picnic spots in Ranchi. Replete with plenteous vegetation and lush greenery, the park is popular among the adults and kids alike. The park strives to preserve and protect medicinal plants and herbs.
Distance from Ranchi: 15 km
Sita Falls is a slightly unknown waterfalls situated a little on the outskirts of Ranchi. The water falls originate from River Kanchi amidst gorgeous green landscape and dense woods. The mesmerising waterfalls are a treat to watch and are also a popular trekking spot for the adventure enthusiasts.
Distance from Ranchi: 41 km
Situated in Morabadi in Ranchi, Tagore Hill is a popular hilltop in the state of Jharkhand. Also known as Morabadi Hill, the hilltop has a long associated history with the revered poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Engulfed in lush greenery and boasting of gorgeous panoramic vistas, the vantage point stands at a height of 300 feet and is an ideal picnic spot and a popular tourist attraction near the city.
Distance from Ranchi: 10 km
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