The age old Pahari Mandir that turns half kilometre within from the Ratu Road is a fast developing destination for religious tourism. Located at about 8 kms from the railway station and distance of 12 kms from the airport, the 2140 feet Ranchi hill, houses the temple at its summit. A flight of 468 steps lead you to the “Pahari Baba” that is worshiped in the form of a Shiva Linga. There is major surge of devotees during the month of Saavan (July-August).
The hill offers a kaleidoscopic view of the capital city. It is also called “Phansi Tongri”, by the local villagers. A number of revolutionaries are believed to have been hanged here by the erstwhile British rulers in the dense cover of forests that once existed there.