Ranchi is the capital of the newly founded state of Jharkhand. The erstwhile summer capital of Bihar, the city is well equipped to wear the mantle. A popular tourist destination for its pleasant weather and scenic landscapes, the city also boasts of eminent educational institutions within its precincts. The administrative and transportaton hub of the mineral rich state, Ranchi also has a large number of business travellers. Waterfalls, hills and many temple complexes are the city's main points of interest.
The Dasam falls is 35 km away from Ranchi town via Namkum. The Kanchi river which flows down from the 144 ft high hills meets with the Suvarnarekha. The water falls down into ten stream-so the waterfall is called Dasam. As the waters of the Hudroo are restrained tourists are more attracted to the Dasam. The surroundings are beautiful.
The Hudroo falls is 69 km from the Dasam and 43 km from Ranchi town. The waters are falling down from 320 ft high into the Suvarnarekha river. Large stone pieces are found strewn about. Every step is fraught with danger and it is the deepest of the three. Caution is to be observed. Ideal picnic spot. Buses ply regularly to the Hudroo.
Dasam Fall - Ranchi
33 km from the Hudroo and 38 km from Ranchi town lies the Goutamdhara falls which was known as the Jona falls. The Ranchi-Purulia Road runs to the falls via Jona. The waters fall down from the 140 ft high hills. 280 steps down the road passes to a tribal village. A temple of Gautam Buddha, the image being of marble, is located here. Both trains and buses run from the town to the falls.
Attractions and Places to Visit in Ranchi
Ranchi has plenty of sights within reach that will delight the nature-loving and spiritual tourist. There are five spectacular waterfalls that could be part of your itinerary: Dassam Falls, Hundru Falls, Jonha Falls and Hirni Falls that are all within a distance of 40km from the city. Ranchi Hill is another popular destination with a health and holiday resort. The Shiva Temple at the top of the Hill is a pilgrimage centre, especially during "Shravanmas" (the rainy season). The Temple of Lord Jagannath built in 1691, 10km from Ranchi, is also a favourite site of pilgrim visits.
How to Reach Ranchi
By Air Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Patna have regular flights to Ranchi. National and private airlines fly to the city.
By Train Most of the major cities of India are connected by regular passenger and express trains to Ranchi.
By Road Government and privately operated buses link many states such as Bihar, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Orissa to Ranchi. Situated on National Highway 23 and 33, there is a network of good roads leading in and out of the city.