Things to do in Jharkhand

50 Things to do in Jharkhand

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Jharkhand state is full of places that provide you with leisure activities. One can visit beautiful waterfalls, many temples, hill stations, museums, art galleries, zoos, and national reserves to spend their time and know more about the state. A trip to Jharkhand can be made much more fun while enjoying some activities. 50 things that can be done while in Jharkhand state are:

1. Jagannath Temple, Ranchi

Join Ratha Yatra at the famous Jagannath Temple

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Famous by Ratha Yatra which is held every year Jagannath Temple is located in Ranchi. The Jagannath Temple resembles the temple in Puri. It is one of the most popular places for tourists. this 17th-century shrine is built on a hill. The temple also offers a splendid view of the city from the top.  

Best time to visit: 5:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

2. Ranchi Lake, Ranchi

Get into the history of Colonial period and enjoy the beauty of lake

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In the year 1842, the lake was dug up by British National Colonel Onsely. It is located at the base of Ranchi Hill. The place provides a beautiful view of the lake and the hills around.  It is located in the center of the city and has a boating facility to add up to your fun.

Best time to visit: Mornings and nights on any day; mostly winter

3. Rock Garden, Ranchi

Get fascinated by the iron footbridge at Rock Garden.

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The rock garden is located in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The place is built from the rocks of Gonda Hill. Adding to the beauty of the rock garden is a dam by the name Kanke Dam. The most attractive and fascinating part of this place is the iron footbridge which stands on the support of only 2 poles. The place is also a lovely spot for a picnic.

Best time to visit: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

4. Kanke Dam, Ranchi

Spend quality time near Kanke Dam

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Kanke Dam is situated near another famous tourist spot Rock Garden. The place is surrounded by quaint views and is a perfect spot for a picnic with friends and family. 

Best time to visit: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

5. Sun Temple, Ranchi

Devote your time to Sun God

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A chariot driven by seven horses is what captivates the eyes of tourists. The place is located in Ranchi and gives a picturesque view. The home of the idol of Sun God the place is also a home for many other idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The pond in its complex is also sacred. For spending time near the lake and devote your time to Sun God, this place can surely be visited. 

Best time to visit:  6:00 am to 7:30 pm

6. Tagore Hill, Ranchi

Spend some peaceful time on Tagore Hill

Tagore Hill was named after the great poet Rabindranath Tagore. It is widely believed that Tagore used to spend most of his time here while writing poetry. The place goes by another name as Moradabad Hill and is a perfect place to enjoy some peaceful time while enjoying the view of the whole city. 

7. Pahari Mandir, Ranchi

Enjoy the most mesmerizing view of the city from Pahari Mandir

Pahari Mandir is situated at the top of Ranchi Hill. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and sees a huge number of devotees during Shravan Mass (month of Shravan), during July and August. Climb around 400 steps to get your wishes fulfilled at this temple. 

Best time to visit: 4:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

8. State Museum Hotwar, Ranchi

Get your history game strong at State Museum Hotwar.

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Originally going by the name Ranchi Museum, the place is a delight for history buffs. Dwell into the state history here. The place displays arms & ammunition, artifacts, and jewelry depicting the history of the state. You can also acquire knowledge of other architectural sites here by watching the display of pictures of interesting sites. It remains closed on Mondays.

Best time to visit:  10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

9. Nakshatra Van, Ranchi

Know about yourself by your Zodiac at Nakshatra Van. 

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The park is situated near Raj Bhawan and is an urban park offering a good tourist spot. The place is created on the concept of Nakshatra and it is divided into parts representing a Zodiac sign. You can know about your zodiac sign more while roaming here. The park is closed on Mondays. 

Best time to visit: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm 

10. Dassam Falls, Ranchi

Capture the beautiful waterfall at Dassam Falls 

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The word Dassam was originally Da: song. The waterfall is beautiful and is a treat for sore eyes. The place is located around 40km from Ranchi. With its beautiful fall, the place becomes a must-visit place for tourists to capture the beauty and take it home with them.

Best time to visit: Post monsoon

11. Jonha Falls, Ranchi

Enjoy some quiet time looking at the breathtaking waterfalls at Jonha Falls

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The two rivers Gunga River and Raru River merge to form the most beautiful waterfall. The waterfalls from the height of 141ft and make the place most commonplace for tourists.  Spend some nice and quiet time here watching the waterfall.

12. Patratu Valley, Ranchi

Take a trip to valley for amazing experience

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The twist and turns on the road to Patrata Valley from Ranchi is one must-to-do thing when in Jharkhand.  The place surrounded by lush greenery and waters is a treat to trip lovers. You can take a road trip on this road and you will love the experience. 

Best time to visit: Before Sunset

13. Hundru Falls, Ranchi

Swoon over the captivating waterfalls at Hundru Falls

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Hundru Falls stand among the 50 highest waterfalls in India. The captivating beauty of the falls calls tourists in large numbers. The place is located at Chota Nagar Plateau and is about 48km from Ranchi city. Monsoon adds up to the beauty of this falls and the place becomes a good picnic spot during summers. 

 Best time to visit: Monsoon season

14. Birsa Zoological Park, Ranchi

Get to know about Wildlife at Birsa Zoological Park

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Located at the distance if about 26km from Ranchi, the Birsa Zoological Park is a must-visit place in Jharkhand. The place is good for children. The park homes a wide variety of flora and fauna like tigers, lion, and deer. Enjoy snacks and beverages while getting to know wildlife.

Best time to visit: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Closed on Monday)

15. Panch Gagh Falls, Ranchi

Enjoy a waterfall at a smaller height at Panch Gagh Falls

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Banai River falls from five streams to form Panch Hath falls. It is located in Khunti District of Jharkhand which is about 50km from Ranchi. The height of the waterfall is less which makes it the safest waterfall to visit. The place is beautiful and the roaring sound of falling of water makes your heart skip a beat. The breathtaking view is good for a picnic and is visited by many tourists. 

16. Patratu Dam

Enjoy boat riding in Patratu Dam

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Just next to Patratu Valley, this dam is located to add to the amazing beauty of the valley. The dam itself is a sight to behold. It stores the waters of the Nalkari River. The dam stands as one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Jharkhand. One can spot several fish in the rivers in addition to watching the beautiful sunrise and sunset. To add to this attraction, an activity like boating is also available. 

17. Chhinnamasta temple, Ramgarh

Spend your time in this religious place near waterfall

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Chhinnamasta temple is dedicated to the headless deity of the goddess Chinnamasta that stands on the body of Rati and Kamdev in the lotus bed. The place is next to Rajrappa Waterfalls where the Bhera River and Bhairavi River falls and joins the Damodar River. The waterfall and temple together make this place a must-visit.

18. Murga Mahadev, Kendujhar

Pay visit to the place of worship 

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This temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Nuamundi mines, Kendujhar district. It is said that the temple belonged to Tribal people where they used to worship which later changed to a Hindu place of worship. The place gathers huge devotees during the month of Shraavana, Kartik, and during the festival Shivaratri. There is a waterfall nearby which also attracts tourists.

Best Time to Visit: During the month of Shraavana, Kartik and during the festival Shivaratri

19. Biodiversity Park, Ranchi

Get your plants knowledge up a little at Biodiversity Park

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The Biodiversity Park is located in Ranchi and is surrounded by lush greenery. It was constructed to protect medicinal plants and herbs. Botany enthusiasts could definitely get charmed by the park. It comes under the management of the forest department of Ranchi. Other attractions of this place are trekking and hiking.

Best time to visit: Evenings and win months of winters.

20. Sidhu Kanhu Park, Ranchi

Pay homage to freedom fighters Sidhu and Kanhu at Sidhu Kanhu Park

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The park is located in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Sidhu and Kanhu Murmu were freedom fighters who fought against British colonial authority and the Zamindar system. In the memory of these two, the park was built. This park provides an escape from city life.

The place houses garden, fountains, beautiful flower, walking trails, and water body with water plants.

21. The Crocodile Park, Muta

Say hello to crocodile at The Crocodile Park

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The Crocodile Park is located at Ormanjhi-Sikidiri Road at Muta. It was made during the year 1987. The place is a home of many crocodiles. Marsh crocodile is said to be spotted at this park. The place is located 35km from Ranchi.

22. Sita Falls

Spend a little time at Sita Falls

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Though not much popular this falls is an absolute treat for tourists. It is located in between the greenery and is a sight to behold. The waterfall from the height of 44m makes you want to visit again and again. It is located near Jonha falls.

23. Chandil Dam, Seraikela

Enjoy the waters of the river and visit to the museum

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Chandil Dam is built on the Subarnarekha River. It was built between both the rivers, the Subarnarekha River and the Karkori River. The place is a good spot for tourists visitation as it provides a beautiful view of the surroundings. The other attraction of this place is museum located just next to the dam which has scripts written on rocks which are about 2000years old.

Best time to visit: Winter months

24. Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamshedpur

Explore Wildlife at Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary

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Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Chandil which is about 10 km from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the sanctuary in the year 1975. It is spread over the area of 145km square. The place is a home of elephants, sloth bear, barking deer, and porcupines. For an amazing wildlife experience, this is a place.

25. Navratangarh

Enjoy the architecture of Navgarh 

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The fort was constructed in the 17th century by King Durjan Sal. The place has a rich architectural history. It was a five-storeyed structure, which had kiaclmy, a treasury house, and a prison cell. Fort is surrounded by rivers and dense forests; the lush greenery makes it a beautiful place to visit.

26. Megaliths of Hazaribagh, Hazaribagh

Observe Equinoxes at Megaliths of Hazaribagh

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The megalith means a large stone. The structure of stones tells the story of human life far back in history. It resembles that of Europe and western Asia. The megaliths are known to be the earliest surviving man-made monuments. The most famous part of this place is observing the Equinoxes at this place. The place acts as a great spot for sunrise and sunset throughout the annual Solstices. It is located at Pankuri Barwadih, Hazaribagh.

27. Baba Baidyanath Dham

Worship Lord Shiva at Baba Baidyanath Dham

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The temple is famous to home one of the 12 linga of Lord Shiva across the country. The place holds religious importance in Hindus and is much visited during Mahashivratr and  Shravan Mela.

28. Parasnath

Visit highest mountain peak at Parasnath 

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Parasnath is known to be the highest mountain peak in the state of Jharkhand. It is located in Chota Nagpur Plateau. The place holds religious importance among the Jain Community. It is a huge pilgrimage site and homes 20 Thirthankaras of Jains on Parasnath Hills. 

29. Naulakha Mandir, Deoghar

Get awestruck at the architecture style of Naulakha Mandir

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Around 1.5km from Baba Baidyanath temple, a temple Naulakha Mandir is located. This temple was built by Rani Charushila of Pathurighat who belonged to the royal family of Calcutta. She spent 9 lakh rupees on building it, thus the name Naulakha. The temple houses the idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.  This temple is a delight to the ones interested in archeological history.

30. Tattapani 

Enjoy hot water spring at Tattapani

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Tattapani is a beautiful place that provides hot water spring. It is located in Jagram village which is about 11 Km away from Latehar, Jharkhand. The hot water is enjoyed by locals and tourists. Possessing medicinal value, the lake attracts many people who come to take a bath in this hot spring. 

31. Betla National park, Palamu district

Spend time at Betla National Park 

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The park is located in Chota Nagpur Plateau of Palamu district in Jharkhand. It is spread over the area of 1252km2. The place is a home for many animals and birds. The park also has other attractions like waterfalls, hot springs, and Palamu forts. 

Best time to visit: May to June

32. Dimna Lake, Jamshedpur

Have a picnic at Dimna Lake

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Dimna Lake provides many exciting things to do while enjoying the serene and panoramic view of the lake.  You can boat or indulge in other water activities here. Food stalls are also available here 

33. Dharagiri Falls, Ghatshila

Snack while enjoying the falls at Dhara giri Falls

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It is located around 6 km away from Burudih Lake near Jamshedpur. It is a major point of attraction for tourists. This place is a sight to cherish during monsoon season. Enjoying the view along with a light snack that is available nearby is a must thing to do here. 

Best time to visit: Monsoon

34. Burudi Lake, Ghatshila

Spend some time around Burudi Lake

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This lake is an artificial water body that is maintained by local authorities. It is located around 5km from the city. Surrounded by thick forests and green hills, it acts as the best place to spend your time.  The place becomes more picturesque when there is a little fog. 

35. Jubilee Park, Jamshedpur

Indulge in fun activities at Jubilee Park

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Located in the city Jamshedpur, Jubilee Park is an urban park and a must-visit place for tourists. This place is perfect for an outdoor picnic, outdoor games with friends and family.  Other attractions are a recreation center, fountains, and a zoo. Built and managed by Tata steel, this place has Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jayanti Sarovar, Bat Island, Nicco Jubilee Amusement Park, Children’s Park, and Rose Garden.

Best time to visit: Evenings

36. Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jamshedpur

Enjoy the scenic view at the Tata Steel Zoological Park

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Opened on March 3rd, 1994, this place is managed by Tata Steel. The main attraction of this park is that it offers a safari where tourists can drive through the wooded area and watch animals roam freely. Nature Education Centre can be visited to get knowledge of zoo animals. Other attractions are a boat ride in the Jubilee Lake and a long walk.

37. Maithon Dam, Dhanbad

Enjoy boating and yoga at Maithon Dam

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The Maithon Dam stands on the banks of River Borakar. It is one of the major tourists’ attractions of Dhanbad city other than the factories and industries which the city is famous for.  The dam is 165 feet high. The dam is famous because of being an underground power station in Southeast Asia. You can do boating, jogging, and view sunsets here. 

Best time to visit: October to March

38. Nandan Pahar, Deoghar

Visit theme houses at Nandan Pahar

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Nandan Pahar is an amusement park. A famous picnic spot is located in Deoghar. It consists of a garden, pond, and ways to enjoy recreational activities. Down if the things that can be done at Nandan Pahar are Offers prayers at Nandi Temple, Paddle Boating, visit theme houses- a mirror house, a ghost house, and a boot house. Another attraction is Toy Train which helps in exploring the hills.

Best time to visit: September and February

39. Lodh Falls, Ranchi 

Marvel at the beauty of highest waterfalls at Lodh Falls

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The lake is situated in Latehar which is around 195 km away from Ranchi. This waterfall is the highest waterfall in Jharkhand. The falls are also known to be the 21st highest waterfall in the country. The height of the waterfall is 143 m. You can enjoy another waterfall with greenery all around the area.

40. Fun Castle Water Park, Ranchi 

Have fun activities at Fun Castle Water Park

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The fun park is located in Ratu in Ranchi. it is one of the most famous fun places to visit. The place offers various fun options like water draughting, thrilling water, playground, etc. You can have your own locker room when visiting here and enjoy delicious food here. 

41. Topchanchi Lake, Ranchi

Camp, picnic and watch birds at Topchanchi Lake

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Built to provide water to the region around Parasnath Hills, the lake is beautiful and is a must-visit while in the state of Jharkhand. Surrounded by forests from all sides makes it a perfect spot for a picnic and overnight camping. You can also watch birds like a parrot, woodpecker, owl, sparrow, etc. 

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

42. Angrabari, Khunti

Offer prayers at Angrabari Temple Complex

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Amreshwar Dham or Angrabari is located near Khunti, Jharkhand. It is a Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The complex also has temples of Lord Ganesh, Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Lord Hanuman.

43. Ram Dayal Munda Park 

Do your regular exercises at Ram Dayal Munda Park 

The park is dedicated to regional scholar Ram Dayal Munda. The place is famous for tourists’ attraction. The park offers walking, jogging, performing yoga, and exercising. Other attractions are a section where people can play sports like cricket, football, and badminton. 

Best time to visit:  7:00am – 6:00pm

44. Hazaribagh Jheel

Spend your quiet time at  Hazaribagh Jheel

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The lake was constructed by Britishers. The lake lies in the vicinity of Hazaribag historical Jail and is more than a century old. The place serves as a good picnic spot for tourists, to spend time watching the beauty of the lake. 

Best time to visit: October and March 

45. Sanskriti Museum & Art Gallery, Hazaribagh

Visit to Tribal Culture at Sanskriti Museum & Art Gallery

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The foundation stone of the museum was laid in 1991 by an environmental activist Bulu Imam. Kohvar and Sohraj paintings, cave paintings of Isco on the walls are some of the prime attractions of the Art Gallery.

46. Canary Hill Hazaribagh, Hazaribagh

Trek your way to Canary Hill at Canary Hill Hazaribagh

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This hill place is surrounded by dense green forests and beautiful lakes. You can enjoy the serene view of the Hazaribagh city from the top of the hill.  The three lakes around the hill make it a good picnic spot

Best Time to visit: October to March

47. Bhadrakali Temple, Hazaribagh

Offer prayers at Bhadrakali Temple

Bhadrakali Temple is a holy site and is visited by many devotees throughout the year. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peeths across the country. The temple is centuries old and the temple was constructed in 7 century AD but the idol was constructed way before the temple by Raja Mahendra Pal. The temple is considered of holy importance by Jains and Buddhists too. 

48. Kanti Waterfalls

Enjoy watching beautiful Waterfall at Kanti Warerfalls

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Kanti Waterfalls lies within the Senha village. It is about 46km away from Latehar city. The spot is a famous tourist spot. The beauty of the waterfall calls for a huge number of tourists to spend some time here. A trip to this waterfall is a must. 

Best time to visit: October to March

49. McCluskieganj

Observe unity and harmony at McCluskieganj

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A hilly town located around 60km from Ranchi was mostly famous for its home for Anglo-Indian Community. The community declined gradually but its presence can be felt still. The hilltop surrounded by greenery is a good place to be visited by tourists. The place has a complex which is home to Temple, Mosque, Church, and Gurudwara.  McCluskeiganj Gurudwara and Temple, McCluskeiganj Mosque, and St. John’s Church all lie in the same place.

The town is amazing and has a book dedicated to it with the same name by a journalist Vikas Jha. A movie was also shot here with the name “A death In the Gunj” 

50. Ayyappa temple, Bokaro

Medidate in the peaceful environment of Ayyappa temple

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The temple is dedicated to the Lord Ayyappa Swamy and was established in 1983. The temple is also a home of other deities Lord Siva, Vishnu, Kartikeya, and Ganesha. The temple has a beautiful architectural design. One can find peace of mind here in the calmness of the temple.

Best time to visit: October to March

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