India - Ranchi City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Ranchi City Information

Ranchi, the present capital of Jharkhand, was once the summer capital of Bihar.

The city has beautiful waterfalls, lakes and hills and is also the centre for the study of tribal ways of life.

It has Bharat Heavy Engineering Plant and major educational institutes.

Places of Interest:

Jagannathpur Temple - The temple has architectural styles resembling the Jagannath temple of Puri. Rath yatra or Car festival similar to that of Puri is held every year in the months of June/July.  

Tribal Research Institute and Museum - The museum has a big collection of stone sculptures, terracottas and arms as well as ethnological objects.

Ranchi University Museum - The Museum has ethnographic collections of central Indian states and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Ranchi Lake - The Lake has boating facilities. 

Ranchi Hill - Ranchi Hill has a Shiva temple which is a place of pilgrimage.

Tagore Hill - Named after the famous Tagore, the hill has the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, the Centre of Divyayan and the Agararian Vocational Institute.

Baidynathdham - Baidynathdham or Babadham is a famous Hindu pilgrimage center with a famous temple of Lord Shiva. 

Machali Ghar - The aquarium has a several species of fishes.

Gonda Hill - It has a garden similar in design to the Rock Garden of Jaipur and a big lake known as Kanke Dam.

 

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