I visited the famed Rock garden in Ranchi which is one of the best tourist attractions of the city. The calm and soothing natural environs of the garden along with its breathtaking waterfalls allure nature lovers from all parts of the world. Hereafter there was still a lot to unfold in the state and I was already running out of time now. So I did not wanted to miss out at least the most popular tourist spots of the state. Hence now I set foot towards the Tagore Hill located in the capital city of the state of Jharkhand.
This wonderful tourist destination is located right at the heart of Ranchi and is well connected to all corners of it via public transport. There are a number of cabs, autos and buses that connects the Tagore hill to the rest of the city. This attraction is located at Morabadi and hence is also called as the Morabadi hill.
The place is of historic significance as when Jyotindranath Tagore purchased it from Harihar Singh who was the landowner in the year 1908 he built a house on it and named it Shantidham. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was the younger brother of Jyotindranath Tagore. Later on Gurudev himself stayed here for a short span of time and composed some of his famous poems in which he has mentioned about the city of Ranchi.
Hence the Tagore Hill is a very popular tourist destination for history lovers and researchers from all across the world who flock towards this site due to its historic as well as cultural significance. The hill is a memorabilia of the culture and history of the city as it narrates the heritage of it.
The hill is about 3 kilometres away from the General Post Office of Ranchi and is roughly 300 feet high. The building at the top of the hillock that was built long back by the elder brother of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore seems to have drawn inspiration from the temples of the medieval age. The Tagore hill is a tribute to the great poet and stands the tests of time keeping the legacy of this inspirational man alive till date.