The capital of an eastern state, Jharkhand, Ranchi use to be known as Lohardaga in earlier times. The name literally translated as the center of iron mining. The city is an industrial town with a lot of iron mining industries around it. But there is one more thing that Ranchi is more famous for, and that is its natural beauty, the city has several waterfalls, beautiful lakes, and picturesque hillside surroundings. It is not what a typical industrial city in India, Ranchi offers beautiful weather around the year, a rich cultural heritage, scenic beauty, and many tourist attractions.
Talking about the most famous things from Ranchi, one can argue that neither the scenic landscape with beautiful waterfalls nor the industrial heritage that the city has can qualify as the most famous thing from Ranchi. But if there is anything that has put Ranchi on the world map, then it is an individual called, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
MS Dhoni is Ranchi's most famous export. Image: Youtube
Yes, India's most successful captain and talismanic leader, MS Dhoni, belongs to this part of the world. Born and brought up in the city, Dhoni led India to the world cup wins in the T20 and ODI formats as well as took the Indian test side to number one in the rankings. Known for his sixes on the park & flamboyant hairstyles off it, Mahi, as he is affectionately known, was also known for his nerves of steel, probably coming from his origins in Ranchi.
Must visit spots of Ranchi to India vs South Africa, 3rd Test
The JSCA International Cricket Stadium
The JSCA Stadium is a sight to behold. Image: Telegraph India
Dassam Falls in Ranchi is a must-visit spot. Image: Youtube
Panch Gagh falls
Panch Gagh falls is also a popular attraction. Image: Holidify
The Jonha falls are also a popular religious destination. Image: Telegraph
The historic Lodh Falls make for majestic viewing. Image: CMJharkhand
Gonda Hill & Rock Garden
The Rock Garden in Ranchi is an outstanding picnic spot. Image: Mouthshut
Situated just 9 km from Ranchi, the Gonda hill is a trendy picnic spot in the city. A water reservoir on the top, Kanke lake, and dam in the foothills and a rock garden made is a beautiful place to spend some time with the family. The garden is similar to the Rock garden of Jaipur and has many structures made of granite.
Situated just 3 KM from Ranchi, the hill is the place where Rabindranath Tagore wrote many of his books. It is a scenic place with quiet surroundings. At the foothills, there is Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, which is a popular destination for its followers.
Ranchi's Culinary must-haves:
Jharkhand is a state with a heavy influence of Buddhism, and because of that, the local cuisine is dominated by vegetarian dishes. It also has a massive influence on the Bihari and Tribal culture, as well. The city has some fantastic food options for tourists.
Starting from breakfast, Dhuska is Ranchi's favorite dish to start the day with. Its a spicy dish made with rice flour and pulses. Cooked in mustard oil and served with gram curry and potato curry, its a perfect combination to start off your day.
Ranchi has a wide palate to meet all your culinary indulgences. Image: Justdial
such a state with a large green cover, Jharkhand's food has a lot of unique
dishes from its forests. Puttu or Putka is one such dish made from the very
famous Mushrooms of the state. The mushrooms grow beneath the soil, and only
the local people can find it. It is mostly available in the monsoons; the dish
is very popular as a dish on the lunch menu.
Shoots, yes you heard it right. The state loves its bamboo shoots, and it is
used in many dishes mainly as a vegetable. Ranchi is famous for its own version
of a sweet made from Bamboo Shoots made with mustard oil and has a unique sour
and sweet taste to it.
is a popular Bihari dish which is very famous in Ranchi. It's a winter dish
often made on the bonfire during the colder months of the year and is
All in all, Ranchi is a great place to visit in the eastern part of India. It has excellent weather, scenic beauty with lush green landscape, and an amazing variety of cuisine to fall in love with.
All in all, Ranchi is a great place to visit in the eastern part of India. As well as the beautiful waterfalls, it has excellent weather, scenic beauty with lush green landscape, and an amazing variety of cuisine to fall in love with.