In a bid to boost tourism, the Uttarakhand government has identified five new sites to develop a skywalk in Ranchi on the lines of Pelling and Rajgir. The state tourism department conducted an initial feasibility study and identified these sites and as per sources, the plan may come into action by the end of 2022.
The tourism department is now looking for expert agencies to oversee the execution of the project. An official said, “The department plans to set up skywalk at Patratu in Ramgarh, Netarhat in Latehar and three spots in Ranchi — Hundru, Jonha and Dassam falls. All these are prominent tourist spots with a mix of leisure and adventure tourism potential with scores of tourists coming here throughout the year both from within the state and adjoining places”.
Apparently all these places are a recognised tourist destination. Patratu in Ramgarh is famous for its natural and scenic beauty. There’s also a Patratu Thermal Power Station and dam which was built by Russian collaboration in 1962. Netarhat on the other hand is a pretty little hill station in Latehar district. The place is also known as the Queen of Chotanagpur and is famous for Netarhat Residential School.
Hundru is a popular waterfall in Ranchi and is also the 34th highest waterfall in India. The falls was created on the course of the Subarnarekha River and is quite beautiful. Johna is another prominent waterfall located some 45 km from Ranchi. The Jonha Falls is named after the local village and is famous as the Gautamdhara. There’s also a temple dedicated to Lord Buddha nearby.
Similarly, Dassam Falls, also known as Dassam Ghagh, is a pretty waterfall near Taimara village in Ranchi. The place is a hot tourist attraction and visited by locals and tourists alike. The main aim of the skywalk project is to promote local communities in development of tourist spots in the region along with boosting tourism.