Ranchi offers a wide variety of sightseeing destinations ranging from temples and waterfalls to lakes, hills, ashrams and museums.
Amongst the religious sightseeing of Ranchi, the most popular ones include Pahari Mandir, Sun temple, Jagannath temple, and Angrabadi temple complex. Pahari Mandir is situated on a hill top. In the past, freedom fighters were hanged here and so, it is also famous as Phansi Tongri. Sun temple is also popular along with Jagannath temple, which is a replica of the original Jagannath Puri temple.
Angrabadi temple comprises many other smaller shrines dedicated to different Hindu deities. Apart from these temples, other religious places in Ranchi include Rajrappa Mandir, Bhawani Shankar Mandir, Durga Badi, T B Sanatorium, Ramakrishna Mission and Ashram, Dewri temple, Ginjo Thakur Gaon, Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Shikharjee and Digambar Jain Mandir.
Ranchi is also home to a large number of falls namely Hirni Falls, Hundru Falls, Dassam Falls, Panch Gagh Falls and Johna Falls. Amongst these, the Hundru Falls is the most popular and the 34th highest one in India.
The scenic sightseeing places of Ranchi are the Gonda Hill, Ranchi Lake and the Tagore Hill. Gonda Hills lie near two other sightseeing places of the city namely Kanke Dam and Rock Garden, while Tagore hill is the place where Rabindranath Tagore wrote many of his literary works.
Ranchi also comprises several sanctuaries, parks and museums. These include Birsa Zoological Park, Nakshatra Van, Birsa Deer Park, Ranchi University Museum, Ranchi Museum and the Mukta Crocodile Breedig Centre.