Top things to do in Jharkhand

Nature Reserve in Betla (Palamau) National Park

Betla (Palamau) National Park

This lovely, rarely visited national park covers around 250 sq km, much of which comprises the Palamau Tiger Reserve. Hiding behind dense stands of teak forest, rich evergreens, sal trees and bamboo thickets are abo…
Museum in Ranchi

State Museum

This surprisingly large state museum has some ethnographic displays, featuring ornate bows and jewellery, but the main draw is the sculpture gallery, with its fine carvings and intriguing photos of remote architectu…
Indian in Ranchi


Arguably the best midrange hotel restaurant in the train-station area, this in-house dining facility at Hotel Kwality Inns is comfortable and the service attentive without being obsequious. The tandoori dishes are e…
Hindu Temple in Ranchi

Jagannath Temple

This 17th-century temple, about 10km southwest of town (₹300 return by autorickshaw), is open to non-Hindus. Every year during the Rath Yatra festival in July/August, the chief deity Jagannath with his brother and s…
Museum in Ranchi

Tribal Research Institute Museum

This ethnographic museum has uninspiring dioramas depicting Jharkhand’s 32 main tribal groups, including the Asurs, Mundas and Khond. The museum complex is not signed in English. It's northeast of Morabadi stadium, …
Punjabi in Jharkhand

Hotel Sapna & Veg Restaurant

Hotel Sapna Restaurant is towards the top end of the main road (by the road's bend), and has a 1st-floor vegetarian restaurant serving tasty South Indian and Punjabi dishes, plus ice cream for dessert. Despite its b…
Museum in Jharkhand

Jain Museum

If you have time to kill in Madhuban, pop into the small Jain Museum, full of kitschy dioramas. It's on your left at the bottom end of the main road.