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About Bodh Gaya

A place related to Gautam Buddha, the holy place for Buddhists. Do not miss the Attractions. Come visit the beauty of temples located here.We all surf internet. So, you all must be knowing about this place, I am sure. Let me tell you the basic information related to this place. A beautiful place and one of the most famous pilgrimage centre located in Bihar, India. This is the place Gautam Buddha found enlightenment. The language spoken here is ‘magadhi’ and ‘hindi’. It belongs to district Gaya. Bodh Gaya is famous for Buddhist pilgrimage as it is related to Gautam Buddha. Bodh Gaya is situated by the bank of Niranjana river. As the city’s name is after Gautam Buddha, we must know who he was, how was his journey of life.Gautam Buddha was Born in Nepal, at home he was called ‘siddhartha’, also called ‘sakyamuni’ or‘tathagat’. He lived in a place called Kapil Vastu, now called as Lumbini. His father was Suddodana, mother Maya Devi. Siddhartha also thought about the reason for his existence. He had a happy and luxurious life. His father wanted him to be the king and he was not allowed to see the outside world.Siddhartha didn’t have the permission to go out of the palace. One day his parents decided him to get married. Siddhartha was married to Yashodhara, they had a child named Rahul. One morning Siddhartha decided to give up his worldly life and become a holy man and left the palace. His journey began with meditation. As he had no idea from where to begin, Siddhartha decided to meditate. He found a fig tree, sat under it, now well known as the Bodhi Tree. He decided not to get up from there until he found enlightenment.Siddhartha sat there for around fifty days and is said to have found the Enlightenment. He also found the answer to suffering, ‘the four noble Truths’. Then he travelled down to Sarnath to teach people his new thoughts and ideas. He travelled to all the places sharing his thoughts and learnings from life. He never pretended himself as the god. Many people through his thoughts and teachings found enlightenment. Siddhartha started a sangha which is a group of Buddhists monks and nuns? He died at the age of 80. The teaching of Buddha is called Buddhism which taught “pain is a part of life”. Siddhartha said pain is because, of desire, he shared how desire can be ended and pain can vanish or disappear by doing good things. Buddha believed that it is up to an individual to become enlightened.

Attractions of Bodh Gaya

Mahabodhi temple: it belongs to the 7th century. The main deity is Lord Buddha, the temple promotes tolerance towards other religions.

Vishnupad temple: Vishnupad temple is considered to be constructed on Lord Vishnu’s footprints and hence the name is Vishnupad

Bodhi tree: the tree is situated on the southern side of Mahabodhi temple. It is considered sacred by followers of Buddhism as Buddha attained spiritual enlightenment here.

Dungeshwari cave temple: it is referred to as Mahakala Caves. Buddha spent many years here before he headed towards Gaya for Enlightenment. A great destination to meditate.

The great Buddha statue: the great Buddha statue is one of the Buddhist pilgrimages in Bodh Gaya. It took seven years to complete with the help of 12,000 masons. The statue is in meditation pose or Dhyanamudra seated on a lotus in the open air.  

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Explore-Ranchi

Explore Ranchi

Explore Ranchi

The capital of Ranchi is situated in Chhotanagpur valley at an altitude of 2140 ft above sea level . Even as urbanization is taking rapid strides in the city, it has not lost its communion with nature. Ranchi is endowed with tranquil lakes, wild rivulets and stately hills, all within a couple of kilometers away from the flyovers , bridges and the cacophony of the vehicles. Thanks to its climate , that the city had earned the epithet of the summer capital of the undivided state of Bihar. Over the years it has also evolved as a important centre for technical as well as general education. It is also an important seat for tribal studies. Following are the prominent tourist destination.

Sightseeing Places In Ranchi

RANCHI LAKE – The placid lake lies in the heart of the capital city at a distance of 4.5 kms from the Ranchi railway station and 7 kms from the airport. It is near the main road of  ranchi , in the year 1842. Enhancing its reticent charm is the majestic presence of the Ranchi hill at its backdrop. The nearly one and half century old lake is located at the base of hill. While withstanding the ravages of the changing city, it has however managed to retain its original charm. It is ideal for spending a couple of hours in solitude , while being in the midst of the city humdrums .The site can be reached through auto and other public transport from the  railway station.

KANKE DAM – Located on the kanke road , at 8 kms from the railway station and 12 kms from the airport is the kanke dam. Covering an expanse of 8 sq.kms , the water body is overlooked by the Gonda hillocks. The huge dark boulders of the latter instantly  catch the eye ever from a distance. The Dam supplies potable water to nearly half the city’s population in the adjoining areas. Simultaneously, the place is also being developed as a tourist spot, with musical fountains and boating facilities. The arched staircase that leads down to the waters of the lake also offers a panoramic view of the sunrise and sunset. The waters of the lake shimmer in the lights of its illuminated banks in the evening. It can be easily reached through auto rickshaws and other locally available public transport.

ROCK GARDEN – Overlooking the kanke dam , about 8kms from the railway station , on the kanke road is the rock garden. While attracting tourists, the place also promises to be a favourite haunt for the lovers, raring to steal a clandestine rendezvous away from the glares of the city. The artificial gardens and waterfalls have been developed amidst the naturally occurring large boulders, by the reputed artists from Kolkata. The horror house with eerie sound effects can send creeps down your spine. The imaginary figures sculpted in locally available stones are an artist’s delight.Being in the midst of the city it can be easily approached through hired taxis , auto rickshaws and other locally plying public transport.

PANCH GHAGH FALL – Located on the way to simdega on the Ranchi – Chaibasa road, it is about 40 kms from the state capital. Being a series of five waterfalls in a row the destination is known by the name of Panch Ghagh or even Panch Dhara. It is an ideal picnic spot amidst lush greenery. The cascading water of swarnarekha , foaming through the naturally occurring gradual terrain of the rocks is a sight to behold. The place is usually frequented by the revelers on the new year’s eve. It is in the vicinity of the hirni falls.

SUN TEMPLE – The elegant temple of the sun God , is 40 kms away from the raileway station on the tata road near Bundu. It is fashioned in the form of huge chariot with 18 bedecked wheels and seven true to life houses as if ready to gallop ahead. It has been build by the Sanskrit vihar and the temple committee is headed by shri Ram Maroo, father of the former Rajya Sabha MP Shri Ajay Maroo. The temple has large pond within its complex that comes to life during chhatt or the festival of sun God. The colourful Tusu festival is also celebrated there by the natives on june 25. A dharamshala has been built for the pilgrims. The all weather mortorable road running up to the temple premises is an added advantage for the tourists and devotees alike.

PAHARI MANDIR – The age old pahari mandir that turns half kms within from the Ratu road is a fast developing destination for religious tourism. Located at about 8kms from the railway station and 12kms from the airport, the 2140 feet ranchi hill , houses the temple at its summit. A flight of 468 steps lead your to the Pahari Baba that is worshiped in the form of a shive linga. There is major surge of devotees  during the month of saavan ( july – august ). The hill offers a kaleidoscopic  view of the capital city. It is also called Phansi Tongri , by the local villagers. A number of revolutionaries are belived to have been hanged here by the erstwhile british rulers in the dense cover of forests that once existed there.

DEORI MANDIR – A temple solha bhuji Goddess Durga, it is located on the right side of Tata Ranchi highway ( NH33 ), at 60 kms from the capital city in tamar. It is the only temple in the Jharkhand where the pujas are done by the pahans ( Tribal priests ) along with the conventional brahmins. The original temple is in stone dating back to about 10 -11th century AD. The temple commands unflinching faith from its devotees, from far and wide. The icon of the temple with 16 arms is unique considering that the commonly worshiped form of Goddess Durga is with eight arms. The temple is presently in a state of renovation.

TAGORE HILL –   True to its name, the idyllic hill, rising to a height of 300 feet, continues to preserve the legacy of the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. It lies within the city of Morhabadi in ranchi, at a distance of 7 kms from the railway station and 10 kms from the airport. The elder brother of the kabiguru, jyotindranath Tagore, had visited the place in 1908. So enamoured was he by the captivating beauty of the Morhabadi hill and its surroundings, that he set up his camp home on the hillock. This is being converted into and art museum, which can be reached through a flight of easy steps. Being in the midst of the city, the spot is easily accessible through light vehicles and three – wheelers.

JONHA FALLS –  About 40 kms away from ranchi situated on the Ranchi – Purulia highway, is the Jonha Falls, named after the local village. It is also known as the Gautamdhara , as there is a temple dedicated to Lord Buddha, in its vicinity. The rocks here seem to beckon you down its natural gradient to join the frothy gurgling water of the river. The falls appears relatively more somber, enhancing the picturesque charm of the spot.The site is well – connected with both rail and bus routes. One has to take the muri bound train from Ranchi  get off at the nearest station , Gautamdhara. The Muri – Purulia bound bus also takes you to Jonha, from where a rugged road leads you to the falls. There is also a tourist bungalow near the falls.

HUNDRU FALLS – Hundru falls is about 45 kms away from Ranchi town, located on the Ranchi Purulia highway. The sight of the river swarnarekha taking a spectacular leap from a height of 320 feet instantly wears out your fatigue. At the base of the falls the spirit of the water however mellows, gathering into a frothy pool where the visitors may take a rejuvenating dip. The place is also popular as one of the most admired trekking destination in the state. The wrath of Hundru is at its peak in the monsoons, when its waters unbridled and unchallenged, lash against the rocks. In summer, however it proves to be a cool recluse for picnic lovers.

JAGANNATH TEMPLE  –  The seventeenth century temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath nestles on a small hillock at jagannathpur. Located near HEC,  Dhurwa, on the south – west of the capital city, it is 11 kms from the railway station and 6 kms from the airport. The 100 feet tall temple was built by Thakur Aninath Shahdeo, in 1691 AD. The temple’s architectural style is reminiscent of its counterpart at Puri. It draws lakhs of devotees every year, especially on the occasion of car festival of Rathyatra , in the month of june / july. The temple also has a large hall in its complex, where thousands of marriages are solemnized every year.It can be reached through various means of locally available transport and light vehicles.

SITA FALLS – Through it is one of the lesser known water falls, none the less your trip of the waterfalls in Ranchi is incomplete without a visit here. Being close to jonha, it is not difficult to reach either. The rocky gradient down where the water trickles, seems to have been sculpted by none other than nature herself. The view caresses away both your physical and mental strains, leaving you recharged as the fresh and foaming waters of the falls.

HIRNI FALLS –  It is another fascinating waterfall with tranquil surroundings. It is situated 70 kms from Ranchi on way to Chakradharpur. Situated amidst dense forests, rivers Swarnarekha, tumbles in wild abandon from a considerable height as a Hirni or wild doe. The cracks, crevices and the chasms across the mountain ridges or the tall trees that obstruct the general course of the river has split it into a number of miniature rivulets that restlessly meander their way down.  It is however ideal for a day visit, given the dense forests around.

BIRSA ZOO –  The Birsa Munda Jaivik Udyan, is on the way to  Ramgarh on NH-33, about 20 kms from ranchi near ormanjhi. The thick canopy of lush green forests proves to be natural habitats for a rich variety of wild life that thrive here. The charm of the place lies in the fact that unlike the prevalent concept of zoo, where animals are put in cages, the animals here roam without fear. The elephants, peacocks, varieties of chirping birds, monkeys , leopards , dear etc. are all there to welcome you, in your trip around, in specially available vehicle. There is also a lake within the site with boating facilities. Being located on NH-33, it easily accessible.

BIRSA DEER PARK – Located about 23 kms from the capital city, across the Ranchi – Khunti road, lies the Birsa Mrig Vihar at kalamati. Spread over and area of 23 hectares amidst the tree of Sal, Peepal, Baanyan etc, it is a rare feast for the eyes to sight the spotted sambhar and cheetal. The park has three watch towers from where the tourists may get wide view of the site without disturbing the natural activities of the animals. The entrance has been developed into a park for the children.

NAKSHATRA VAN –  Nakshatra Van is a park located in front of the Jharkhand Raj Bhawan ( Governor’s Residence ) in Ranchi at about 5 kms from the Railway station and 8 kms from the airport.The park appears to have been developed on the principal of 27 Nakshatras of “Jyotish Shastra”, hence the name. it is divided into various sections and is centered around a circle. The latter in turn is divided in arcs precisely according to the angles, the zodiacs make with the earth. The trees of a particular zodiac have been planted in its corresponding arc. At the centre of this circle, is also a musical fountain. There is a section for medicinal plants in the park which has some rare herbs. A resting statue of Dhanvantari is placed in its midst. The best time for visiting the park is during evening , preferably around 6:30 PM, when the park gets brightly illuminated .Being in the heart of the city, it can be reached easily through various means of public transport plying within the city.

WAR MEMORIAL –  The war Memorial in the state that pays tribute to the sons of the soil is located at Booty More, in the Dipatoli Army Contonent, on the Ranchi – Ramgarh – Hazaribagh Highway. It aims at immortalizing the sacrifices of the war heroes from the state in various military operations as second world war, Indo – China war, Indo – Pak war and counter – insurgency operations.

Param Vir Chakrwinner Late Lance Naik Albert Ekka from the Brigade of the Guards and Kirti Chakra recipient Late Sepoy Viswa Kerketta from Bihar Regiment, have found their rightful place in the Memorial with the legendary tribal leader Birsa Munda. The sound and light show in the Memorial along with a museum showcasing the various aspects of tribal history and culture are also worth seeing. It is easily approachable through any public transport from the city.

WAR CEMETERY –  The war cemetery is an old Hazaribagh road, about 3 kms, from ranchi railway station. It is situated next to the SPG Christian cemetery near Kantatoli chowk. Managed by the commonwealth war Graves commission, United Kingdom, it happens to be the smallest concentration, cemetery  in India with a total of 708 burials of soldiers of the world war -2 when Ranchi had become an important base. The cemetery was begun on 1 june 1942, and used until the end of the war. These graves are not only well maintained amidst manicured lawns and flowers, but are also classified accordingly, bearing the details of the martyrs and poignant messages engraved on their epitaphs. The cemetery is open Monday to Friday between 8AM – 5PM and on Saturday till 12PM. It is closed on Sundays.Being centrally located in the city, one can easily reach the place through the available public transport.

FISH AQUARIUM – Popularly known as “Machli Ghar” , it is the heart of the city next to the Governor’s house. It is about 5 kms from the railway station and 8 kms from the airport. Inaugurated way back in 1985-86, it presently has 16 aquarism. Watching the fish move in myriad shades and shapes is a visual delight. One can see the gold fish, in various flamboyant hues, the kissing Gurami, Black Molly, the ornamental shark amongst others. The site has been spruced up further with a well – cultivated garden complete with swings and slides for the amusement of the children.

Being so centrally located, it can be reached easily through various means of public transport plying within the city and its outskirts.

GOLF COURSE – This only 18 hole Golf course in Jharkhand, is located within the premises of Dipatoli Army cantonment, at booty more. It is about 7 kms, from the railway station and 15 kms from the airport, next to the war memorial. The latest addition to these 200 acres of golfing tract is a brand new club house complete with a gym and sauna. The small water bodies dotting the good greens on the raised portions increase the degree of difficulty, in the course of the game as well as aid in beautification. The fairway in the midst of the ground is also well – maintained. It can be reached by any public transport plying across the city.

HATIA DAM –  Although it is called Hatia Dam, it is actually located in the Dhurwa region of Ranchi, covering and expanse of 7 sq. kms. Besides being a prominent tourist destination, the water of the dam caters to a huge population in the region. It is a about 15 kms from the city. The dam has gazebos on one side, where one may sit and enjoy the cool breeze by the dam. The slop of the dam has stones set on the soil, that provides a good grip while descending down to the waters of the dam. It is thus a favourite site for a quick swim, or simply for boating. The dam is also ideal for a view of the setting sun. it can be easily reached by three – wheelers and other light vehicles.

AMRESHW ARDHAM – Located about 40 kms from Ranchi in khunti, on the national highway – 33 is the temple of Amreshwardham. The temple is so called following the presence of a shivling, under the mango tree. The shivling is believed to be bhuiphore ( sprouting from beneath the earth’s surface, it was discovered by a local businessman about six decades ago. It has been later developed into a temple complex bearing the icons of Lord Ganesha, Ram – Sita and Hanuman. Essentially a shavic site , the other temples were added later. However, despite the presence of so many ornate temples within the complex, the shivlinga has simply a shed above it, ensuring just a bare minimum protection against sun and rain. “ Such is the wish of Baba….” Goes the local saying. The temple is flocked by devotees from far and wide particularly during the Saavan. Being located on the highway , the temple is accessible easily. It is close to the hatia railway station.

SHREE 1008 BASUPUJIYA DIGAMBER JAIN MANDIR – The latest addition to the legacy of the Digamber jain in the state is the shri 1008 Basupujiya temple, in Ratu road, about 10 kms from the ranchi railway station and 12 kms from the airport. It is dedicated to the 12th jain tirthankar, Lord Basupujiya. Sculpted in Jaipur from the Bijolia stone, of Rajasthan, the coffee brown icon stands 5.1 feet tall. It is atop a nine inch high lotus, which in turn is perched on a bedi or ornamental platform. The striking architecture is in Naagarshaili pattern of Rajasthan, and constructed out of red sandstone. The Garba Griha or sanctum sanctorum is 71 feet high which has been built without using any steel. Rich carvings of jain symbols as Om, Swastika, kalash , Gaja and padma, can be seen on its walls and shikhar. The main entrance has the depiction of the legendary 16 dreams, that the mother of the Lord is believed to have seen prior to his birth. The two side entrance or chatushika, are also embellished with the jain symbols.

Sultanganj

Distance from Sultanganj To Babadham

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The route from Sultanganj to Babadham

Are you looking for the route plan from Sultanganj to Babadham (Deoghar), Jharkhand.

  • Baba Ajgaivinath (Sultanganj) to Kamrai
  • Kamrai to Masumganj
  • Masumganj to Asarganj
  • Asarganj to Manihari
  • Manihari to Tarapur
  • Tarapur to Bihma
  • Bihma to Baidpur
  • Baidpur to Mania Dharamshala
  • Mania Dharamshala to Kumarsar
  • Kumarsar to Vishwakarma Tola
  • Vishwakarma Tola to Mahadev Nagar
  • Mahadev Nagar to Chandan Nagar
  • Chandan Nagar to Jilebia More
  • Jilebia More to Nageshwar Nath
  • Nageshwar Nath to Suiya
  • Suiya to Shivalok
  • Shivalok to Abrakha
  • Abrakha to Katoria
  • Katoria to Lakshman Jhula
  • Lakshman Jhula to Inarawaran
  • Inarawaran to Bhulbhulaiya River
  • Bhulbhulaiya River to Goryari
  • Goryari Inn to Patania
  • Patania to Kalkatia
  • Kalkatia to Bhutbangla
  • Bhutbangla to Darshaniya
  • Darshaniya to Baba Baidyanath Temple

What to carry with in Sultanganj Kanwar Yatra?

Kanwar, two water pots, match box, agarbatti (incense sticks), candles, torch, cloth bag, plastic sheet, thin blanket, saffron clothing (two pairs), towel, money.

How far is sultanganj from Babadham?

Sultanganj to Deoghar (Babadham) by road 120 KM distance one way.Its take 3 to 4 hours to reach Sultanganj to Deoghar, Jharkhand

What to carry with in Sultanganj Kanwar Yatra?

Kanwar, two water pots, match box, agarbatti (incense sticks), candles, torch, cloth bag, plastic sheet, thin blanket, saffron clothing (two pairs), towel, money.

How many km Sultanganj to Deoghar?

Sultanganj to Deoghar is 120 KM.

How far is Sultanganj to Babadham walking distance?

Sultanganj to Babadham walking distance is 108 KM.

Sultanganj to Deoghar (Babadham) Kanwar route 2020 ?

Kanwar Yatra Route Plan 2020:
Baba Ajgaivinath (Sultanganj)-Kamrai-Masumganj-Asarganj-Manihari-Tarapur-Bihma-Baidpur-Mania Dharamshala-Kumarsar-Vishwakarma Tola-Mahadev Nagar-Chandan Nagar-Jilebia More-Nageshwar Nath-Suiya-Shivalok-Abrakha-Katoria-Lakshman Jhula-Inarawaran-Bhulbhulaiya River-Goryari-Patania-Kalkatia-Bhutbangla -Darshaniya to Baba Baidyanath Temple

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Giridih Sightseeing Places

Giridih Sightseeing Places

Giridih is headquarters of the Giridih district of Jharkhand state, India. The literal meaning of Giridih is the land of hills and hillocks – giri, a Hindi word, means hills and dih, another word of the local dialect, indicates land of. Before 1972, Giridih was part of Hazaribagh district.
Area: 87.4 km²
Weather: 32 °C, Wind E at 3 km/h, 54% Humidity
Population: 1.44 lakhs (2011)
District: Giridih district

Are you looking for Giridih Sightseeing Places list, they are under below:

1. Usri Falls

One of the most popular picnic spots, the Usri Falls are amid the gravelly Parasnath Mountains and a dense forest that provide a naturally peaceful environment. The falls drop about 39ft in three separate streams. Tourists as well as local people are found having a great time with their families and friends, enjoying the gushing sounds of the Usri River. The river is a tributary of the Barakar River and flows as a gorge through the mountains. The Usri Falls are possibly the most sought after location in Giridih.

2. Stevenson Memorial Church

Located in the Pachamba area of Giridih, the Archibald Tempton built the Stevenson Memorial Church in 1871. He visited the region to serve the tribal areas, and established a hospital. One of the doctors, William Henderson Stevenson, is the one the church is named after. Pachamba is an ancient location that tourists are often found in, to pay a visit to the well-known church.

3. Parasnath Hills

Among the best and most beautiful locations of Giridih and Jharkhand, the Parasnath Hills are famous for their scenic environment. On top of one of the hills is a Jain temple, which attracts a lot of devotees and tourists. Jains consider the temple to be one of the most sacred Jain temples, and often visit to pray, and also enjoy the surrounding. It has also become a popular trekking spot, and devotees walk up to the temple amidst the lush green trees and peaceful atmosphere.

4. Rani Sati Mandir

Close to the Usri Falls and amid the Parasnath Hills, is located a shrine known as Rani Sati Mandir. Devotees, who come to visit the Jain temple on top of the Parasnath Hills, also find themselves in the Rani Sati Mandir to pay their respects. Tourists too, are attracted to the pilgrimage site where annual festivals are hosted, albeit on a small scale.

5. Jain Museum

Located in Madhuban, which is fairly close to Giridih, the Jain museum contains a host of ancient, old scriptures, idols, and manuscripts. There is a telescope installed in the balcony of the museum, and tourists usually take a clear look at the entirety of the Parasnath Hills. Madhuban is a village housing a renowned temple, which is known to be over 2000 years old. It is a place of significance for Jain devotees, and the museum is another major attraction for them, as they find a lot of knowledge through the various scriptures and manuscripts.

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Betla-National-Park

Palamu Sightseeing places

Are you looking for Palamu Sightseeing places list, they are under below:

1. Betla National Park

The Betla National Park, located on the Ranchi-Daltonganj Road is a lush tract opulently enclosed within forests, valleys and hills. The national park which spans an area of 226 sq. kms is home to 39 species of mammals and 174 species of birds. Tiger, Sambhar, Leopard, Elephant, India Gaur (Bison), Chitalor, wild boar are the wildly found species in the area. The forest has about 970 species of identified plants, of which over 180 species have pharmaceutical benefits. Besides this, the region also harbours a number of exotic as well as indigenous reptiles. Tourists can explore the uncharted territories of the part in a jeep. They can hire a guide and drive through the think trails of sal and bamboo. They also have the option of roving the area on elephant backs or on foot. The park also has watch towers for a safer view of the wildlife. Tree houses can be rented out for an authentic experience of the park.

2. Palamu Tiger Reserve

The Palamau Tiger Reserve in Jharkhand affirmed a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1973. This reserve spans across an area of 928 sq km and houses a rich biodiversity. The reserve brims with a variety of flora and fauna. Some of the animals seen in the Tiger Reserve are the tiger, wild dog, jungle cat, and four-horned antelope. The reserve is also replete with some medicinal herbs, grassy patches and bamboo trees. The reserve attracts some nature enthusiasts owing to its mesmerising hills and cascading waterfalls. Netarhat, Gulgul, Hulk and Murhu are some alluring hills which flank the area of the reserve. The reserve is also known for its enticing and soothing waterfalls like the Suga Bandh Waterfalls, the Mirchaiya Waterfalls and the Lodh Falls. The Palamu Tiger Reserve is also included in Red data book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and neutral resources (I.U.C.N.) and the appendices of Convention on International trade in endangered species of flora and fauna (C.I.T.E.S.).

3. Lodh Waterfalls

About 60 km away from Netarhat deep into the forests the river Burha makes an enticing and majestic waterfall of about 468 feet height claiming to be the highest waterfall of Jharkhand. The roaring sound of the Lodh Waterfalls reverberates up to 10 km. The waterfalls provide the tourists with a holistic experience wherein calm and peace sink deep into the body and soul of the visitor. The sight of the cascading waters falling from a height of 468 feet is an enchanting and captivating experience.

4. Shahpur Village

Shahpur Village is situated on the banks of River Koel. The village is located opposite Daltonganj, the district headquarters, and is famous for its white temple. It is believed that the white temple and the masonry building were constructed in the 18th century under the rule of Gopal Rai. Shahpur stands on an elevated tract of land and the white temple and the masonry building offers a vivid view from Daltonganj. However, on a closer look, the white temple is seen to be an incomplete building of little architectural relevance.

5. Palamu Fort

There are two forts inside the jungle of Aurangabad on Sher Shah Suri tract near Daltonganj. Legend has it that these forts were the palaces of the Chero Kings. Although built more or less around the same time, the two forts are distinguished as Purana Qila and Naya Qila. These majestic forts were built according to the Mughal architecture and were meant to provide resistance against danger from all directions. The Naya Quila is famous for its majestic Nagpuri Gate, which was believed to be brought here by the Rajas of Palamu. The two forts are of immense cultural and historical relevance.

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Netarhat Sightseeing Places

Netarhat Sightseeing Places

Netarhat Sightseeing Places – The Upper Ghagri Falls, Lower Ghaghri Falls, Magnolia Sunset Point, Koel View Point, Sadni Falls.

1. The Upper Ghagri Falls 

Situated around 4 km from the plateau of Netarhat, Upper Ghagri waterfalls are known for their ethereal beauty. The opulent waterfalls lend to the surrealist nature surrounding the area. The gushing waterfalls not only appeal to aesthetic senses of the visitors, but also fill them with a sense of calm and peace.

2. Lower Ghaghri Falls

The Lower Ghagri Falls are located about 10 km from Netarhat. The cascading waterfalls descend from a height of 320 ft. Located in a very dense forest region; these waterfalls are the 33rd highest waterfall in India. The noises of the water hitting against the boulders and rocks in the hillocks reverberate over metres. The falls appeals to all-nature enthusiast, trekkers and those who seek recourse from the hustles of everyday life.

3. Magnolia Sunset Point

This mesmerizing point is located at a distance of 10 km from the plateau region. This tourist spot attracts hundreds of visitors every day. The point is located in the vicinity of the Vindhya Hills, and is renowned for its awe-inspiring view during sunset and sunrise. According to a colonial legend, a British girl named Magnolia, had plunged to death from the cliff as she was ridiculed for having fallen in love with a local shepherd. The cliff was renamed as Magnolia Point posthumously.

4. Koel View Point

Koel View Point, situated at a distance of 3km from Netarhat is yet another attraction for those who seek calm in the bounty of nature. The Point offers a clear glance at the River Koel.

5. Sadni Falls

The Sadni Falls are situated about 35 km from the region of Netarhat. These Falls cascade down in the shape of a snake and the resounding waters only add to the effect. The surroundings are astounding with bold hillocks, ornate forests and gushing stream.
Netarhat is easily accessible by air, road and rail. Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi is the nearest airport, which is located at a distance of about 146 kms from the hill station. Also located at a distance of 145 kms is the Ranchi Railway Station. Those who prefer travelling by road can drive upto Netarhat in private cars, taxis or buses.

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Hazaribagh Sightseeing Places

Hazaribagh Sightseeing Places -Hazaribagh Lake, Konar Dam, Canary Hills, Rajrappa Explore Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

1. Hazaribagh Lake

Located in the centre of the city and wrapped around with bungalows of important government and juridical officials, Hazaribagh Lake is one of the most prominent features of the town. The lake encompasses its own uniqueness as it is divided into four distinct segments. Closed with the Urban Haat and AIR offices on the northern side, it is the edge of the third partition that is offers a scenic charm for gazing the horizon at the dusk and the dawn. The third partition is also the largest part of the lake. The lake also offers water activities and is a well-known picnic spot amongst the locals. One can also indulge in leisure walks and can enjoy toy train rides at the cafeteria nearby when visiting the Hazaribagh Lake.

2. Rajrappa

An important temple dedicated to Goddess Chinnamastaka, Rajrappa Temple stands at the merger of River Damodar and River Bhairavi. The River Bhairavi merges with River Damodar falling from a height of 30 ft. This in turn results in a beautiful waterfall that is in the vicinity of the temple. The waterfalls are a famous picnic spot due its enchanting beauty and also has allows boating activities which is a favourite amongst the visitors here. The temple is famous for its headless idol and the practice of ‘bali’ (animal sacrifice) is still a custom here. Apart from the main deity there are idols of ten other deities here. The temple is of historical importance and draws a large number of devotees on daily basis.

3. Hazaribagh National Park

Scattered in an area of approximately 186 km, Hazaribagh National Park is a home to a diverse variety of fauna. The national park is famous for homing the cheetals, sambhars, neelgai, bisons, spotted deer and kakars. Since the place has an accessible road of about 111km, it helps the tourists to visit the remotest parts of the national park and watch the wild in their natural habitat. There are also watch towers that are wisely constructed to watch the wild and yet staying at a safe distance from them. As per the last census there were only 14 tigers left in the area and hence are difficult to spot.

4. Konar Dam
One of the most picturesque destinations of the area is the Konar Dam. Situated on a tributary of the Damodar River, Konar, the dam is constructed. This dam is the second project of four that are built on the tributaries of Damodar River by the Damodar Valley Corporation. The dam is about 160 ft in height and 14900ft in length. The dam also has a huge reservoir which is the main attraction of the place. The reservoir offers a serene and tranquil view of the water collected and is a picture perfect place. There is another small reservoir on the way to the main reservoir. The place wraps a postcard view and is a perfect place to spend your day at.

5. Canary Hills

Jammed amidst a thick forest cover, Canary Hills is another important landmark of the city. The hills have a small lake at its base and offer a panoramic view of the entire Hazaribagh city. The place is also famous amongst the trekkers as it is said the trek offers a splendid view throughout the path. One can either drive to the top of the Canary Hills or alternatively climb the steps to reach the top. At the top of the hill is a rest house which also homes an observation tower and offers an extended view of the Eastern part of the Hazaribagh forest.

Best Places To Visit In Deoghar

Best Places To Visit In Deoghar

This is a list of Best Places To Visit In Deoghar. Darshnam Tours offers you online booking of these famous destinations.

  • Baidyanath Temple – According to Hindu mythology, Ravana went to Mount Kailash and prayed to Lord Shiva, who gave him a Jyotirlinga to take to his land, with the promise not to place the lingam anywhere else. In case that happened, the lingam would remain fixed on that spot forever. The gods, who were unhappy at the prospect of the divine lingam being established in the enemy kingdom, which would render them powerless against their adversary, worked a trick on Ravana. He mistakenly handed over the lingam to a brahmin, who grounded it at Deoghar. Ravana did his best to uproot it but beyond breaking the tip he was unsuccessful. In deep remorse, he used to come to this place every day and worship the lingam by offering water from the Ganges. Historically the temple is dated to 1596. The temple has almost all god & goddess and the whole temple is built on a single rock. During the month of ‘Sawan,’ people from across the country come to offer ganga jal to the divine Shiva ling.

For centuries, devotees, in the month of Shravan (June-July) undertake a rigorous 100-km pilgrimage on foot from Ajgaibinath (Sultanganj) in Bhagalpur district to offer holy water from the Ganges to the lingam at Deoghar. Be advised that it is very crowded in Deoghar during this period as more than 5 million devotees visit every year. Hence it is not recommended for a casual traveller to visit Deoghar during these months.

  • Nandan Pahar – A picnic spot with some basic rides atop a small hill. Vehicles come to the base but one has to walk up.
  • Naulakha Mandir – it is a beautiful temple of Radha-Krishna on the outskirts of Deogarh.
  • Satsang Ashram – it is a holy place for the followers of Sri Sri Thakur Anukulachandra. It also has a museum and a zoo with a sarva dharma mandir.
  • Tapovan – A picnic spot with some caves and lots of monkeys. 8 km from Deoghar, Balanand Brahmachari used to meditate here.
  • Balanand Ashram Yogashala, Karnibagh – Yoga Institution.
  • Harila Joria – 8 km from Deoghar, famous for Shiva Temple.
  • Trikut – 16 km from Deoghar, source of the River Mayurakshi – vehicles come to the base but one has to walk up. Recently a ropeway has been built to ferry people to the top.
  • Ramkrishna Mission Vidyapith, Tiwari Chowk (Williams Town).

Baba Baidyanath Temple

Shrine Of One Of The Twelve Jyotirlingas, The Baba Baidyanath Temple Houses Twenty-One Other Temples Of Different Gods And Goddesses. It Is Said That Ravana Worshipped Lord Shiva And Offered His Ten Heads As The Sacrifice; Impressed With Which, Lord Shiva Came To Cure Him As A ‘Vaidya’—Doctor. That Is How The Temple Derives Its Name ‘Baidyanath’. The Temple Is Also One Of The Shakti Peeths, With The Two Temples — Of Goddess Parvati And Lord Shiva — Linked Together To Show The Sacred Bond Of Shiva And Shakti. In The Month Of Shravan (August), The Devotees Bring Sacred Water From The Ganges To Wash The Jyotirlinga With.

Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith

Located In The Heart Of Deoghar, And Established In 1922, Ram-Krishna Mission Vidyapeeth Is The Oldest Educational Institution Of The Ram-Krishna Mission. It Is Now A Senior Secondary School For Boys And Used To Be Visited By The Brother Disciples Of Swami Vivekananda. Monks And Brahmacharins Run The Institution, Which Includes Teachers From All Over India, Along With Those From Foreign Countries. There Are A Greenhouse And A Small Medicinal Orchard Aside From An Established Museum Showing The Ancient And Tribal Heritage Of India. The Most Attractive Feature Is The Temple Of Shri Ram Krishna Where Religious Festivals Are Carried Out.

Noulakha Temple

Located About 2km Away From The Baba Baidyanath Temple, The Noulakha Temple Is A Shrine Of The Idols Of Radha And Krishna; Also A Major Hindu Pilgrimage Centre. A Calm And Peaceful Temple, It Stretches To About 146ft In Height. Built In 1948, The Noulakha Temple Was The Creation Of A Saint Known As Shree Balananda Brahmachari. A Queen Of The Pathuria Ghat Royal Family, Rani Charushila, Is Said To Have Donated The Money For This Temple To Be Built. It Is Believed That She Had Lost Her Son And Husband, Which Led To Her Approaching The Saint In Her Sorrowful State. He Then Advised Her To Have Said Temple Constructed. It Is About 8km Away From Tapovan— Another Area That Consists Of A Number Of Caves, Where The Saint Balananda Used To Meditate.

The Ropeway At Trikut Hills (Trikut Pahar )At Deoghar Is The Only Such Service In Jharkhand. It Is Also Known As Gagan Khatola. It Takes Passengers From The Base Of Trikut Pahar To The Top Of Highest Peak And Back. It Takes Around 10 Minutes For One Car To Reach The Cliff.The Ropeway Can Carry 4 People In A Single Car (Or Cabin) And About 25 Cars Are In Operation At Present. The To And Fro Fare Of The Ropeway Ride Is Rs 50 Per Person, Provided The Passenger Returns Back Within 2 Hours. If Delayed, He/She Is Required To Pay Rs 50 For The Return Trip.It Was Constructed By RITES And Calcutta-Based Construction Firm, Damodar Ropeway Construction Company And Launched In 2009. Constructed At An Angle Of 44 Degrees, The Total Length Of The Rope On Which Cabins Were Fixed Is About 766m (2,512 Feet). The Climbs Are About 392m (1,282 Feet) From The Ground To The Top.

Nandan Pahar 

Nandan Pahar Parks Are Places Set Aside By The Government For The Recreational Use Of People And Also To Conserve The Flora And Fauna Of A Certain Place. It Is For The Children To Play, It Is For The Elderly People To Spend Time In Walking And Exercising.Nandan Pahar Also Supplies Drinking Water To A Large Section Of Deoghar Population. It Also Has A Ghost House, Boot House, Mirror House And Restaurant.It Is Also Famous For A Big Nandi Temple.Deoghar Is The Home Of Gods That’s Why It Also Is Known For A Large Number Of Popular Tourist Destinations In Jharkhand, India.Nandan Pahar Parks Has Natural Attractions Like High Points With Beautiful Views Of The City As Well As Sunsets And Sunrises, Museums And A Set Of Temples.The Temple Dedicated To Lord Shiva A Natural Shiva Linga. It Also Has Idols Of Several Other Deities In This Temple(Maa Parvati, Maa Kali, Maa Laxmi, Maa Durga, Radha Krishna, Brahmadev) Much More.Sunset Point Is The Most Famous Point To View The Exquisite Evening Sunsets.

Harila Jori 

Harila Jori Is Situated On The Northern Side Of Deoghar, 8 Km Away From Baidyanath Temple And 5 Km Away From Tower Chowk. During Ancient Times, The Area Was Full Of Haritaki (Myrobalan) Trees. This Was The Place Where Ravana Handed Over The Lingam To Lord Visnu Disguised As A Brahmin And Went For Urination. A Stream Flows Here And Is Known As Ravana Jori.Legends Say That Both Shiva And Vishnu Met Here. Hence The Name, Harila – Jori.The Shiva Temple Was Constructed By Achintan Das. There Is Also A Tank At This Place Which Is Famous As Shool Harini Tank. It Is A Famous Tourist Place.

Shiv Ganga

Shivganga Is A Sacred Pond Located 200m From The Baba Baidyanath Temple At Deoghar Jharkhand. Devotees Take Water From Shivaganga To Offer To Lord Shiva At The Baidyanath Temple. There Is A Huge Idol Of Lord Shiva On One End Of Shiva Ganga. Historically, The Pond Has Never Dried Up.According To Ancient Scriptures, When Ravana Was Taking The Shivalingam To His Country, Lanka, He Felt The Urge For Urination. He Handed Over The Lingam To A Brahmin And Went For Urination. After Urination, He Needed To Wash His Hands And Be Purified Before Holding The Lingam. When He Did Not Find Any Water Source Nearby, He Made A Blow With His Fist On The Earth And Water Came Out And Formed A Pond. This Pond Is Now Known As Shivaganga.It Has Been Revamped By The Landlord Of Lakshmipur And A Temple Was Built By Raja Jai Singh.

Rikhiapeeth

Rikhiapeeth Is Situated In A Tiny, Remote And Rural Village Of Rikhia Panchayat, Twelve Kilometres From The Renowned Temple Town Of Deoghar, Also Known As Baba Baidyanath Dham, In The State Of Jharkhand. Undoubtedly The Strong Spiritual Presence Of The Rishis, Enlightened Sages, At Rikhia In The Past Has Percolated Down To The Present Day As The Place Is Pure, Serene And Radiates Peace. Its Location Abounds In Divine Vibrations As It Is The Tapo Bhumi, Place Of Intense Spiritual Practices And Austerities Of Swami Satyananda Where He Performed The Panchagni Vidya, The Five Fires Worship, And Other Long And Arduous Vedic Sadhanas Or Spiritual Practices.Rikhia Is Eternally Blessed, As For Twenty Years It Was The Abode And Tapo Bhumi Of The Realized Sage And Visionary Swami Satyananda Who Embodied The Wisdom, Tapasya, Austerity, And Enlightened Understanding Of The Ancient Rishis, And Great Seers.

Nav Durga Mandir

Nav Durga Mandir Is A Temple Dedicated To Nine Avatars Of Goddess Durga At Dev Sangha Ashram Located At Bompas Town Deoghar. The Reigning Deity Of Nav Durga Mandir Is Goddess Hemavati. The Temple Has A Beautiful Sanctorum With Idols Of Lord Shiva, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Annapurna Brahmarshi Satyadev Among Many Others. The Annual Durga Puja Celebrations At Nav Durga Mandir Attracts Crowds From West Bengal, Odisha And Many Parts Of Jharkhand.

Tapovan

Tapovan Hills Is Located 10km From The Deoghar Town. It Is Mainly Famous For Tapo Nath Mahadev, The Temple Of Lord Shiva. It Is Named Tapovan Because In The Olden Days It Was A Meditation Spot (Tapobhumi) For The Nagas.It Is Said That Sage Valmiki Came Here For Penance. Sri Balananda Brahmachari Obtained Siddhi (Success Through Penance) Here. Sri Mohanananda Brahmachari, The Disciple Of Sri Balananda Brahmachari Also Used To Come Here.There Is A Cracked Rock At Tapovan. In The Inner Surface Of The Crack, One Can See A Portrait Of Hanuman. This Is An Amazing Feat As It Is Practically Impossible To Insert A Paint Brush In The Crack And Draw Anything.Below The Hill, There Is A Small Cemented Kund (Water – Body) Which Is Called Sukta Kunda (Sita Kunda) By The Local People. It Is A Holy Water Body. It Is Said That Sita Used To Take Bath Here.

Satsang Ashram

Satsang Ashram Is One Of The Major Religious Establishments Of India With Over 2000 Branches Worldwide And Is Related To Is Related With Radhaswami Sect. Satsang Deoghar Is The Main Branch Of Satsang Started By Thakur Anukul Chandra And Is Located On The South-West Of Deoghar.The Ashram Situated At Satsangnagar Has Large Buildings With Rooms And Dormitories Where People From Different Places Of India And Abroad Can Stay During Their Visits To The Ashram. The Ashram Has A Free Kitchen Named ‘Anandabazar’ For Those Who Visit The Ashram And Who Stay There Permanently.At Present, There Are More Than Two Thousand Branches Of Satsang Located Not Only In India But Also Bangladesh, Burma, Europe And America. Satsang Vihars (Centres) Have Been Set Up In Several Different Provinces Of India Including Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Gujrat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Etc.

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Tourist Places Near By Me-  Ranchi 

Are you searching tourist places near by you in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Then you on right website, Darshnam Will provide you complete brief about City Tour Places in Ranchi city and near by. Get Top Attractions places in Ranchi under below:

1. Hundru Falls

The Hundru Falls is created in the course of the Subarnarekha River, where it falls from a height of 98 metres (322 ft) creating one of the highest water falls in the state. The spectacular scene of water falling from such a great height has been described as a sight to behold. The different formations of rock due to the erosion by the constantly falling of water have added to the beauty of the place.It is 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Ranchi, off the Ranchi-Purulia Road. One has to travel some about 21 kilometres (13 mi) from the main road.

Important Facts About Hundru Falls:

  • Hundru is 34th highest waterfall in India.

  • One of the most famous tourist places in Ranchi.

  • In Falls, there is a pool, which serves as a bathing place.

  • In Months Oct to Feb this become picnic spot.

  • There is also a Suvarna Rekha Hydral Project located down the falls which is also a good place for Tourists.

2. Dassam Falls

The Dassam Falls (also known as Dassam Ghagh) is a waterfall located near Taimara village in Bundu police station of Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.The Dassam Falls is a natural cascade across the Kanchi River, a tributary of the Subarnarekha River. The water falls from a height of 44 metres (144 ft).The sound of water echoes all around the place.Dassam Falls at one of the edges of the Ranchi plateau is one of the many scarp falls in the region.The Dassam Falls is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Ranchi on NH 33 or Ranchi-Jamshedpur highway.

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3. Jonha Falls

The Jonha Falls (also called Gautamdhara Falls) is a waterfall located in Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.There is a tourist rest house which encloses a Buddhist shrine with a deity of Lord Gautam Budha.A temple and an ashram dedicated to Buddha was built atop Gautam Pahar by the sons of Raja Baldevdas Birla. A fair is organized in Jonha every Tuesday and Saturday.The Jonha Falls is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Ranchi. It is approachable by both road and train.Jonha Station is just 1.5 km from the fall. For travel by road, one has to take the Ranchi-Purulia Road and after travelling for about 20 miles (32 km) one has to travel about 3 miles (4.8 km) off the main road.

4. Panch Gagh Falls

Panchghagh Falls is a waterfall located in Khunti district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.In its bid to find its way through the hard and jagged terrain, the Banai River branches itself out in five different streams, generating ubiquitous singing rivulets through the cluster of rocks. One writer says, “Unlike Jonha and Hundru Falls, Panchghagh’s water does not fall from great heights. Still, one can almost hear the roar of the water when one arrives near it, because all the five branched-out and swirling streams hit the rocks in a very turbulent manner. Panchghagh Falls is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Khunti on the road to Simdega. It is 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Ranchi. Khunti is on NH 75 or Ranchi-Chaibasa Highway.

5. Birsa Zoological Park

Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park, Ranchi is one of the most beautiful zoos in India, located in the lap of a beautiful natural surrounding. Unlike most of the zoos, it covers over 104 ha. of mildly undulating topography with natural dry deciduous forest, in and around water bodies and other natural features that provide the wild animals natural habitat to live in harmony with the nature. It is situated on the Ranchi-Ramgarh section of National Highway 33, about 20 kms from Ranchi & in the vicinity of Chakla village, Block-Ormanjhi, Dist-Ranchi, Jharkhand. The National Highway segments the site in two unequal halves, the smaller section being the botanical section and the larger one being unequal halves, the smaller section being the botanical section and the larger one being the zoological section. It was dedicated to the public on 26th January, 1994. Around 4 lakh visitors visit the zoo every year. Most of the inmates of this Biological Park live in open, large moated areas surrounded by natural vegetation. This gives them a feeling of living in their natural habitat.

6. Ranchi Lake

Ranchi Lake is a beautiful lake located in the heart of the city and at the base of Ranchi Hill. The Ranchi Lake offers a beautiful and unique experience to the visitors. Located far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this lake is frequented by many people during their tour of Ranchi. The Lake of Ranchi, located near the GPO of the city, was excavated by Colonel Onsley, a British agent in the year 1842. The lake is adjacent to the Ranchi Telephone Exchange. Situated in the middle of the city, the Ranchi Lake has enhanced the beauty of the place. The lake is visited by the local people as well as the visitors coming from other parts of the country. People can also enjoy boating at this fresh water lake of Ranchi. The exotic location of the Ranchi Lake has made it a perfect location for spending ideal vacation with family and friends. The vast extension of the lake and the blue sky above enable visitors to have a great time. The banks of the Ranchi Lake at Ranchi can also be utilized as picnic spot. As it is located at the base of the Ranchi Hill, people can have a splendid view of the hill while visiting the lake at the same time. They can also plan short trips to the Ranchi Hill and Shiva Temple during their tour to the Ranchi Lake.

7. Kanke Dam

Kanke is a census town in Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Kanke has a large water reservoir called Kanke Dam, which is used to supply water to Ranchi City.A visit to Kanke Dam can also be combined with other tourist attractions across the city. With its delectable cuisines, and opportunities to explore the surrounding areas, Ranchi is perfectly poised to offer an experience that is both, authentic as well as unique! There are many ideal locations to visit in and around this wonderful city, with prominent local landmarks and favourable restaurants being just a few examples. Make a trip to Ranchi and its exciting places of interest to enjoy a memorable vacation. A visit to Kanke Dam will give you a greater insight into the various cultures and traditions of Ranchi.

8. Jagannath Temple

Jagannath Temple in Ranchi was built by king of Barkagarh Jagannathpur Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo, during 1691. Completed on Christmas 1691,it is located about 10 km from the main town. The temple is on top of a small hillock.Jagannath Temple looks very much like the Puri Jagannath Temple and it is considered the second largest Jagannath Temple next to Puri Temple. You can have an excellent view of the city from here.

9. Nakshatra Van

The park Nakshatra Van was created by the Forest Department of Jharkhand. The term ‘Nakshatra’ refers to the stars. It is believed by Hindu astrologers that every star in zodiac has association with a tree. Nakshatra Van is designed in such a way that the park and the trees resemble the zodiac signs. Whether you believe in astrology or not, you will love the way the park is designed with colorful flowers and a musical fountain at the center.

10. Sun Temple

Sun Temple is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Ranchi. It is a wonderful display of architecture. With 18 wheels and driven by seven horses, the uniquely designed Sun Temple looks majestic. Sanskrit Vihar, a charitable trust constructed the temple.The Sun Temple is very much a newly built monument in Jharkhand. It is built around the sacred pond favouring the Chhathavratis in the Chhota Nagpur Plateau region. The structure of temple has been designed with elegance. The temple complex has the shape of a big chariot with eighteen wheels and seven lifelike horses that seem to be ready to take off for the journey. The temple is constructed by a charitable trust named Sanskrit Vihar which is under the leadership of Shri Ram Maroo, the managing director of Ranchi Express. Devotees who visit the Sun temple get mesmerized not only by its beauty but also by the exquisite surrounding which adds glow to its lavish design.

11. Pahari Mandir

A Shiv Temple positioned on a hill west of Ranchi. through the month of Shravana, devotees offer on the lingam. the hill give a panaromic view of city Is one of the landmark of Ranchi Town. The Shiva temple is located on the top of the hill also known as Pahari Mandir. At the bottom of the hill is Ranchi Lake. Ranchi lake was excavated by Colonel Onsely in 1842.The temple of Lord Shankara (Shiva) is situated in the heart of the city on a hill called Pahari Mandir. It is a bare black land outcropping in the midst of a flat land. The age old Pahari Mandir is located 8 kms from the railway station and 12 kms from the airport. The 2140 feet Ranchi hill houses the temple at its summit. One needs to climb a flight of 468 steps to reach the summit.This place is fast developing into a religious tourist site as this is the best place to have a bird’s eye view of the city of Ranchi and also attain some salvation by paying ones obsequies to the Lord. A huge crowd of Shiva devotees gather here between the months of February and October, during Shivaratri and other important days earmarked to pray to the Lord. The Lord also known as Pahari Baba is worshipped in the form of a linga. The hillock also known as Richi Buru is famous for its breathtaking views of the city and some spectacular sunsets and sunrises.

12. Rock Garden

Rock Garden in Ranchi is considered second only next to the Jaipur Garden. Rocks from Gonda Hills were carved to create this beautiful garden and the statues inside. Kanke Dam, which lies at the bottom of Gonda Hills, adds more attraction to the landscape.

13. Deer Park

The Birsa Deer Park about eleven kilometers from Ranchi is fast emerging as the favorite tourist spot.The park started it with 15 deers and the number has gone up to 230 deers. The park provides good natural habitat to the deer.The arrangements in the park as well as the safari around the park are the main attractions for the tourists.The numbers of tourists to the park are increasing every year.There is no problem in commutation. Safari routes have been made. People can take those routes and enjoy the trip. The park is approximately 20 kilometers away from Ranchi. So, the roads are properly laid. There is every provision. Right now we have 231 deer in the park. When this park was established, we had only 15 deer.

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Rikhiapeeth Ashram

About Rikhiapeeth

Rikhiapeeth is situated in a tiny, remote and rural village of Rikhia panchayat, twelve kilometres from the renowned temple town of Deoghar, also known as Baba Baidyanath Dham, in the state of Jharkhand. Undoubtedly the strong spiritual presence of the rishis, enlightened sages, at Rikhia in the past has percolated down to the present day as the place is pure, serene and radiates peace. Its location abounds in divine vibrations as it is the taipo bhumi, place of intense spiritual practices and austerities of Swami Satyananda where he performed the Panchagni Vidya, the five fires worship, and other long and arduous Vedic sadhanas or spiritual practices.

Rikhia is eternally blessed, as for twenty years it was the abode and taipo bhumi of the realised sage and visionary Swami Satyananda who embodied the wisdom, tapasya, austerity, and enlightened understanding of the ancient rishis, and great seers. Paramahansa Satyananda revived the glory of the divine heritage of ancient times by bringing the teachings into a modern context through the medium of Rikhiapeeth, which has developed into a dynamic spiritual epicentre where the cardinal teachings of Swami Sivananda “Serve, Love and Give” are practised and lived.

‘Peeth’ means seat of higher learning, thus Rikhiapeeth, in keeping with the word ‘rishi’ from which Rikhia is derived, aims to disseminate the ancient spiritual knowledge as propagated by the Vedic lineage of rishis in the Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas, as well as impart modern skills to all regardless of caste, creed, nationality, religion and gender. The higher learning imparted at Rikhiapeeth is not merely intellectual knowledge, rather the imbibing of tools for evolution in the day to day life, thus enabling each and everyone to realise their true potentials.

Those who are fortunate to visit Rikhiapeeth today would not be able to imagine the dire state of poverty and deprivation that Swami Satyananda found Rikhia panchayat in when he first arrived on the 23rd of September 1989. The signs of prosperity, vitality and most importantly the optimism that these villagers now express is a miraculous transformation that has occurred in a relatively short span of time.

When Swami Satyananda arrived, it was not with the idea of opening an ashram or yoga centre. He came here to live in seclusion. Of course, he remained in seclusion practising his sadhana until the last day of his life, but his vision, inspiration and love for the underprivileged and impoverished manifested in an unparalleled way at Rikhiapeeth.

In 1991, Swami Satyananda received a divine mandate that changed the destiny of Rikhia forever, “Take care of your neighbours as I have taken care of you.” This command awakened his profound empathy for the plight of his neighbours, and from that moment the mission of Paramahansa Satyananda took an entirely different turn at Rikhia. There was no teaching of yoga and meditation as he had established in Munger. Instead, he inspired people to live a life of service following the highest ideals of Atma bhava, feeling and experiencing yourself in others, as outlined in Vedanta.

Swami Satyananda said, “Service is the greatest purifier of karmas and without internal purity spiritual life is meaningless. It is through service that spiritual evolution gains momentum and the inner journey towards the highest knowledge begins.”

The transformation of Rikhia has occurred as a sadhana, spiritual practice, not as a charity. What we see today are the fruits of the intense tapasya, austerities, performed by Paramahansa Satyananda throughout his life and the fulfilment of a divine mandate, which has been exalted here in Rikhiapeeth.

Rikhiapeeth has developed into a vibrant spiritual epicentre abundant in peace, plenty and prosperity. Aspirants, seekers, devotees, householders and sannyasins come from all parts of the world to live and work together for the benefit of others by following the high ideals of Seva, selfless service, sadhana, spiritual practice, swadhyaya, self-study, and Satsang, association with truth. It is a place of inspiration and joy for the thousands of natives who live in the hundreds of villages that surround Rikhiapeeth, as well as for millions of spiritual aspirants and devotees who come to imbibe the spiritual vibrations that abound in this sacred place.

On 25th of November 2006 during the auspicious occasion of the Rajasooya Yajna, which was performed by Sri Swamiji at Rikhia for twelve years, Paramahansa Satyananda officially declared that Rikhia ashram would be known as Rikhiapeeth and announced Swami Satyasangananda as its Peethadhishwari, spiritual acharya. He also gave Rikhiapeeth the mantra of peace, plenty and prosperity, ‘Aim Hreem Klim’ and established the sacred Sri Yantra and mandala of Tripura Sundari as the adhishtatri Devi of Rikhiapeeth.

Swami Satyasangananda has the responsibility to carry on the tradition that was established by her Guru Swami Satyananda. He gave her the Sankalpa or resolve, to ensure that the three fundamental teachings of Swami Sivananda, ‘Serve, Love, Give’ are practised and lived in Rikhiapeeth. Swami Satyasangananda has lived in Rikhiapeeth for over 20 years. She lived closely with Swami Satyananda from the first day he arrived until the final moments when he attained Mahasamadhi, fulfilling the vision that he held for Rikhia. Since the inception, she has been instrumental in creating and developing his Tapobhumi, place of intense spiritual practices and austerities.

Rikhiapeeth
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