Ranchi is the capital city of the state of Jharkhand. The name Ranchi comes from the Oraon village. Ranchi is a beautiful destination full of natural and cultural wonders, with opportunities for trekking through bamboo covered topography and feasting on regional delicacies like Golgappas, discovering Rabindranath Tagore’s literary sanctuary at Tagore Hill and enjoying the immensity of the Rock Gardens..
What to visit in Ranchi?
Hundru Falls is a famous waterfall located 45 km away from Ranchi. It is one destination in a land that is called ‘The City Of Waterfall’.The Hundru Falls is created on the course of the Subarnarekha River, where it falls from a height of 98 metres creating one of the highest water falls in the state. The different formations of rock due to the erosion by the constantly falling of water have added to the beauty of the place.
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. Kanka Dam, which lies at the bottom of Gonda hills, adds more attraction to the landscape.
Sun Temple is one of the most frequented tourist destination in Ranchi. It is a wonderful display of architecture with 18 wheels and driven by seven horses, the uniquely designed sun temple look majestic. Sanskrit Vihar, a charitable trust constructed the temple.
The 17th century situated on hilltop is a major attraction in the city. 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.
Lucknow is a wonderful city that is known for its old world charm. The historical monuments that were constructed during the ancient times are preserved even today to glimpse. Complete your Lucknow sightseeing trip by witnessing the attractions including British Residency, Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Chattar Manzil, Clock Tower, Moti Mahal etc
What to visit in Lucknow?
The Asafi Imambara, also known as the large Imambara or Bara Imambara is a mosque complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, in 1784. The building includes the large Asfi mosque, the bhul-bhulaiya (the labyrinth), and bowli, a step well with running water. Two imposing gateways lead to the main hall. It is said that there are 1024 ways to reach the terrace but only one to come back. It is an accidental architecture.
If Roman architecture could be sent a love-note, there is none better than the Rumi Darwaza. Originally the gate to Lucknow itself, the 60-feet plus gate was modelled after the Sublime Porte in Istanbul, or then-Constantinople. The shape of the majestic gate has been adopted as the logo of city itself, the heart and essence of Lucknow.
The Ruins Of Residency
The Residency was the estate of the-then British Resident General of the nawab’s court, and is an oasis of tranquility in the bustling city. Walk amongst the old oak trees while your guide tells you stories of impossible bravery and military history which marked the Great Siege of Lucknow and the first strike for India’s freedom.