( Ranchi )
40 km away from Ranchi on Tata Road falls a village named Taimara
near which flows the Kanchi river, Falling from a height of about
144 feet Kanchi river makes a pretty fall called Dassam falls known
as Dassam Ghagh also encircled with charming scences. The tourists
are warned not to take bath in the falls or at least be careful
while bathing in the stream.
Ranchi is natures bounty to mother India which has specially
been adorned with falls and streams. Hundru falls is about 28 km.
aways from Ranchi town. The Swarnarekha river falls from a height
of 320 feet making a wonderful scene known as Hundru falls. During
rainy season it takes a formidable form but in summer it turns into
an exciting picnic spot.
Jonha is about 40 km away from Ranchi. The road leading to Jonha
is a bit narrow but not so rough and rugged as well as arduous as
that of Hundru. There is also a hospice Tourists rest house which
accommodates Lord Gautam Budhas temple. This falls is named
after Gautam as Gautamdhara too, it is approachable by road. The
tourists can go upto Gautamdhara station by train also.
About 70 km. From Ranchi on way to Chakradharpur is located Hirni
Falls. Having situated amidst dense forest Hirni has been favoured
by nature for scenic beauties. The tourists are carried away by
emotions and flight of imagination while observing Hirni.
Ranchi, being situated at an altitude of 21,40 feet from sea level,
is a popular health and holiday resort and a place of sacred pilgrimate.Some
comely sights in the town include Ranchi Hill,Tagore Hill,Ranchi
Lake etc.A panoramic view of the town can be behond from the hill
top.The Shiva Temple situated on the top of the hill,is an added
attraction for the devotees for whom it assumes the places of reverence
during Shravanmas same as that of Baijnath Dham (Deoghar).
HILL & ROCK GARDEN
About 4 km from G.P.O., Ranchi on Kanke Road,just in fornt
of the CMPDIL Hq. Is situated the Gonda Hill with a water reservoir
at its top. At the foot of the hill is a big lake known as Kanke
Dam and a lucrative place for tourists.
About 3 km from the Ranchi G.P.O. the Tagore Hill is about
300 ft. high. As the hill is associated with a history pertaining
to Tagore family, it is known as Tagore Hill. A number of books
are supposed to have been written by Rabindra Nath Tagore on the
top of the hill. At the foot of the hill are situated the Ramakrishna
Mission Ashram and its office and center of Divyayan and agrarian
TEMPLE & HILL
About 10 km from Ranchi G.P.O. is another sight seeing place
where the tourists can rejoice and worship. The old temple of lord
Jagannath ,built in 1691 in the architectural style of Puri Temple
stands like a fort on the top of the in the hill. Its car/chariot
festival held light part on Ashadhmas draws a big crowd comprising
of tribals and non-tribals. HEC township nearby is an added attraction.
Angrabadi is actually, a temple complex which accommodates the
temples of Lords Ganpati, Ram-Sita and Hanuman and Shiva. The Shankracharya
Swami Swarupanand Saraswati, having been captivated by serene, placid
and celestial beauty of Angrabadi rechristened it as Amreshwar Dham.
About 39 km From Ranchi on Tata Road near Bundu stands on the
desolate bush green the elegant Sun temple fashioned in the form
of huge chariot with richly decorated 18 wheels and seven life like
horses ready to take of. Built by Sanskrit Vihar headed by Shri
Ram Maroo, the managing director of Ranchi Express, the sun temple
deserves the title "a poem in stone". The surroundings
of the temple, studded with a pond serving as a sacred place for
Chhathavratis are actually a natures bounty to the peple of Chotanagpur.
A beautiful dharmashala , meant for the pilgrims. The all weather
motorable road upto the temple premises is likely to attract tourists
who will be captivated to behold the newly built sun temple in the
placid and serene surrounding leading to its celestial bueaties.