Bronze Awardees

McCluskieganj Village, Jharkhand

- Description

McCluskieganj has been recognized as Best Tourism Village 2023 in Bronze category.
McCluskieganj is a testament to the harmonious blend of British colonial heritage and the vibrant traditions of India.

Once home to a thriving Anglo-Indian community, this hilly haven has transformed into a haven for seekers of nostalgia and seekers of scenic beauty alike.

Its time-worn British-era mansions stand as silent witnesses to a bygone era, while its pristine hills and babbling streams whisper tales of timeless serenity. McCluskieganj guards its unique cultural and natural treasures with a passionate zeal.

The village hosts several cultural events throughout the year, including the McCluskieganj Summer Festival, which features music, dance, and art.


McCluskieganj is a picturesque village located in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand, India. With its rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and unique local traditions, it has the potential to become a popular destination for tourists looking to experience rural India. The McCluskieganj is also name of a small town in Jharkhand state, India.

The annual tourist flow is 4000 approx. (Domestic 3800 and International 200). The types of accommodation available in the village are Anglo Indian Bungalows and other rest houses provide accommodation. (No. of Units – 10 and No. of Beds – 25 Approx)


Anglo-Indian Heritage (The place used to have a significant Anglo-Indian community.It is now a tourist place for its British era old mansions, hills and streams. The village also promotes eco-tourism and its natural beauty such as rivers and water bodies.)


1. Sarva Dharma Sthal

2. Naktapahar

3. Kuwaarpatraa river Canyon.

4. Lord shiva temple

5. St john cathedral church.

6. Antique British bungalows


1. The village implement the policies, measures and initiatives aimed at promoting and conserving a village’s cultural resources.

2. The village hosts several cultural events throughout the year, including the McCluskieganj Summer Festival, which features music, dance, and art.

3. The village has a strong culinary tradition, with several local dishes that are unique to the region and they showcase their culinary tradition one of the tourism products.

4. To experience culture of the village tourist also take part in workshops, performance and demonstration.

5. Initiatives taken by village to promote a governance model based on public-private partnerships, cooperation with other government levels and the engagement of the community in tourism planning and development.

6. Encouragement to private player in O&M of Anglo-Indian Homestays.

7. Training of villager to cater tourists.


1. The implementation of policies, measures and initiatives and conservation of natural resource help to enhance its authenticity and uniqueness and contribute to its overall economic and social development.

2. Rural Tourism creates job opportunities for the villagers.

3. With the increase of tourist, the villagers also increasing their service to cater the tourism with enhancing services such as accommodation facilities.

4. Diversification of income through rural tourism.

5. By promoting tourism in sustainable manner, the village creates new opportunities for economic, social and environmental development, while also preserving its unique heritage and culture.

6. Providing training to increase employment opportunities and tourism also help in development of infrastructure.