After visiting the famous Tagore hill in Ranchi I wanted to wish a place with natural beauty. The Tagore hill is a cultural heritage for the city as it holds memorabilia of the famed poet and writer Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. He spent a couple of years of his life at the Shantidham that is built at the top of the Tagore hill. The location of this attraction is mesmerising as it is surrounded with plush greenery and serene environs. Now the next place that I visited in Ranchi was the Dassam falls.
Dassam Falls in Jharkhand | Image Resource : ranchi.nic.in
It is one of the most popular waterfalls in the state. Jharkhand is a state of waterfalls as it holds a number of other ravishing waterfalls as well. This waterfall is located in proximity to the Taimara village that comes under the Bundu Police station in Ranchi, Jharkhand. The place is well connected to all parts of the city and can be commuted via public transport. This waterfall emerges from the Subarnarekha River which is a tributary to the river Kanchi that flows across Jharkhand.
The height of the Dassam falls is around 44 metres. It is a breathtaking experience to watch the water pouring from such great height with immense force. The site is very popular among nature lovers and Argonauts. The sound of water from this natural cascade gushing down the hills echoes all around the region.
View of Dassam Falls | Image Resource : wikimedia.org
The untainted and clean waters of the waterfall are very alluring to tourists. Many vacationers take a dip in the waters to enjoy its purity. However they are constantly warned not to get into the water as the currents are powerful enough to drown even good swimmers. Unfortunately there have been a couple of mishaps and even deaths due to drowning in the water of this cascade.
There are also a couple of eateries in the vicinity where visitors can enjoy snacks and beverages. Picnickers come to enjoy at this site in large volumes. I had a really nice and rejuvenating experience at the Dassam falls in Ranchi. The sound of pouring water from such elevation still echo in my ears and the beauty and thrill that one feels at this site are difficult to define verbally.
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.
Tagore Hills | Image Resource : zipmytravel.com
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.
Tagore Hill Jharkhand | Image Resource : panoramio.com
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.
As I reached the Ranchi airport I had y cab already waiting there to take me to the hotel that I had booked for my stay at the city. I prefer budget travel and hotels so I was looking for an accommodation that could offer me decent services at reasonable rates. So instead of choosing an extremely luxurious hotel that would burn a hole in my pocket I selected the Hotel Emerald in Ranchi as my abode in the city.
Hotel Emerald | Image Resource : hotelemerald.in
The hotel offers a perfect accommodation for those who believe in budget travel. Given the price the services offered by the Hotel Emerald Ranchi are quite value for money. It offers all the modern amenities to its guests to make their stay a comfortable and memorable experience. The hotel is quite strategically located near a couple of famous tourist attractions of the city. The Jagannath temple and Shiv temple are some of the renowned tourist spots located in proximity to this hotel.
Jagannath temple, Ranchi | Image Resource : commons.wikimedia.org
Located near to the Hinoo Bridge on the MainRoad, Hinoo the Emerald hotel is a very contemporary hotel that is commutable from all parts of the city via public transport. The check – in time for the hotel is 12:00 hours and you need to check out at 11:00 hours the next day. This five storied hotel comprises of 34 rooms to serve the accommodation needs of tourists from all parts of the country.
The hotel rooms are well furnished and spacious with all the modern basic amenities such as free wi – fi connection, air conditioning, in – house restaurant, bar, room service and conference facilities. Hence this hotel serves as a perfect accommodation for both business as well as leisure travellers.
Luxury Emerald Hotel Rooms | Image Resource : hotelemerald.in
The hotel staffs are very attentive and courteous. The hotel’s meeting and conference rooms are well equipped with all the modern amenities such as internet connectivity, projector and enough space to organize a successful meeting. Doctor on call, travel desk, 24 hour help desk and pick up services are also offered by the hotel to ensure a stress – free stay to its clients. I was quite satisfied by the hotel services given the price and was now looking forward to my trip.
Magnolia Sunset Point Jharkhand | Image Resource : theroute.in
Summarization : While travelling in Jharkhand I had to visit the Magnolia Sunset point. I reached around 4 and the sight was celestial. The beautiful fields turned red and natured worked its magic. I captured some of the most amazing pictures of my life. Indeed a must visit place for any tourist.
Jharkhand is a very culturally rich state and there are numerous majestic archaeological monuments and temple strewn all over the state that draws tourists from all parts of the globe. The very first destination that I visited in Jharkhand was the Jagannath temple which is truly an archaeological delight for art and history lovers. Its close resemblance with the Jagannath temple in Puri, Orissa makes it one of the most visited tourist attractions in the state.
Jagannath Temple Jharkhand | Image Resource : rebabeachresort.com
Pilgrims from all over the country come to visit this pious site I huge volumes every year. There is no fee for entrance in the temple and it remains open on all days of the week. The timings when you can visit the Jagannath temple are from 5 am in the morning to 12 noon and then from 3 pm in the afternoon to 6 pm in the evening. If you wish to explore every nook and corner of this magnificent structure you must have at least 1 or 2 hours in hand.
Like the famous place of pilgrimage i.e. the Jagannath temple in Puri this temple also organizes a ‘Rath Yatra’ during the month of June to July every year. Devotees in large numbers flock to this temple during June – July to be part of the Rath Yatra. The archaeological style of this temple shows close resemblance to the original one is Puri. The Jagannath temple in Jharkhand dates back to the 17th century when it was constructed under the reign of King Ani Nath Shahdeo.
The location of this temple also contributes to its charm. It is located on a hill top and hence one has to climb a fleet of stairs to offer his prayers to the presiding deity of the shrine i.e. Lord Jagannath. For those who draw fun in the toil prefer climbing the stairs to reach the shrine. The view of the city from the hill top is panoramic and breathtaking.
Jagannath Temple | Image Resource : flickr.com
For the convenience of devotees a motorway has also been built to take them to the top of the hill. The temple lies at a distance of about 10 kilometres from Ranchi and can be reached via public transport from all parts of the city.
Ranchi Lake | Image Resource : panoramio.com
Summarization : Out of all the lakes I have visited this one has its special perks indeed. The lush green fields offset the lake creates an unbelievable landscape. I had the most amazing time of my life. I could easily make it to the lake, being just a few miles from the heart of the city. I recommend anyone to check this lake out while visiting Ranchi.
Being an insurance agent I have a very busy schedule. But I am also a fun loving and friendly individual. Hence I make it a point to squeeze out some time from my professional life and indulge in social activities with friends and family. I love to travel and this vacation I planned a trip to the beautiful state of Jharkhand. In this post and those following it I will be sharing some pages from my travel diary which include my wonderful experiences at Jharkhand.
The very first thing that come on our list while planning for a trip is the travel route or means of communication and the place of accommodation in the city we are travelling to. I have travelled to a number of destinations and hence have quite an experience of making online reservations. The travel app available on windows or android interface serves as a very convenient and clutter free tool to make online hotels and flight bookings. Out of all the airlines I have travelled with Jet Airways is my most preferred option.
Jet Airways | Image Resource : topnews.in
The airline is a leading name in the aviation sector due to its world class in – flight services. I was not able to find a direct flight from Jaipur to Jharkhand so I had to travel via two routes. Firstly I boarded a flight at the Sanganeer Airport Jaipur that took me to the Indira Gandhi international airport at New Delhi. Hereafter the next flight that I boarded from the Delhi airport flew me to my destination at the Birsa Munda airport in Ranchi.
Birsa Munda Airport | Image Resource : hunt.in
My journey was extremely comfortable and the on – board meals served by Jet airways were delicious. Hence I reached Ranchi afresh and headed towards the hotel that I had booked for my stay at the city. I booked the Hotel Emerald via online booking facilities offered by this hotel. Thanks to the travel app making flight and hotel reservations have become so much easier and faster. You can also check your bookings history on the popular travel apps and compare all the possible alternatives available.