Tagore Hill is just 4 kms north of the city of Ranchi. It stands like sentinel - on a hilltop. Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's brother Jyotirindranath Tagore had visited Ranchi, in the year 1908 and built this spot as their weekend destination. Charmed by the appeal of the place he had bought Morahbadi Hill and adjoining areas and built a house atop. Tagore Hill is about 300 ft. high. As the hill is associated with a history pertaining to Tagore family, it is known as Tagore Hill. A number of books are supposed to have been written by Rabindra Nath Tagore on the top of the hill.
Rock Garden of Ranchi is the next to picturesque Kanke Dam, which is another tourist destination of Ranchi District. This spot has been developed into an artificial garden, complete with waterfalls and sculptures, to attract tourists of national and international level. The rock garden of Ranchi is awesome in its appearance, striking a balance between the creativity of modern and ancient man. It has tried to resemble its design to the Rock Garden of Jaipur. There is a Jhula, made of Iron rod which has only two pole. There are several ridiculous statues made of stone. This has become very popular among teenagers, as the Rock Garden provides the trekking facilities.
Nakshatra Van or Nakshatra Forest is in the heart of the town of Ranchi close to the Governor House. The adjoining area of Nakshatra Van has been developed to accommodate an integrated man-made forest. It is constructed in the year 2003 by State Government of Jharkhand to foster adventure tourism. It is a Designed Project in which 27 plants have been planted according to the 27 planets of Astrological Science of Orient. There are children's parks, gardens, artificial hillocks, waterfalls and a musical fountain, besides a garden containing over 40 selected medicinal plants.
Dassam Fall is located just 40 kilometres away from Ranchi on Tata Road where a village named Taimara is located near which flows the Kanchi river. Falling from a height of about 144 feet, Kanchi River makes a pretty fall called Dassam falls encircled with charming scenes. It is also known as Dassam Ghagh. The tourists are warned not to take bath in the falls or at least be careful while bathing in the stream. This fall has created the Dasham falls, which is bordered with green landscapes. The time between February and April is considered as an ideal period to visit the place.
Sun temple of Ranchi is located about 40 kilometres from Ranchi on Tata Road near Bundu. This stands as the elegant Sun Temple fashioned in the form of huge chariot with richly decorated 18 wheels, 9 on each side, and seven lively horses ready to gallop, just like Konark Temple of Odisha. The surroundings of the temple, studded with a pond serving as a sacred place for Chhathavratis are actually a nature’s bounty to the people of Chhotanagpur Plateau Region.
Panch Gagh is located at about 40 kilometres from Ranchi near Khunti. Panch Ghagh is a lovely picnic spot amidst lush green forests. It is the collective name for a group of five waterfalls formed in a row due to the breaking up of the Banai river, one of the rain fed river in Jharkhand. The cemented walkways connect the different cataracts; of which stream 2 is the most popular while 5 is the biggest, though a bit inaccessible. One can walk down from the tourist shelter to the base of stream 2.