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  • State: Jharkhand
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 2034 m
Ranchi is the state capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand and is known for its large mineral contents, which forms 18% of the total mineral content of India. This is why it is called the ‘Manchester of the East’. It is also called the ‘city of waterfalls’ for comprising many small and big waterfalls in its premises.

The city is spread over an area of 175.12 square kilometres and has an elevation of about 629 metres from the sea level. It is situated in the southern part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau and also forms the eastern edge of the Deccan Plateau. It also possesses a hilly typography, which is complimented by dense tropical forests.

Ranchi has derived its name from an Oraon village called ‘Archi’ present in the area. Archi means bamboo grove or stave in Oraon language. Ranchi is the headquarters of Ranchi District and was earlier known as Lohardaga. It was also an important administrative and military base of eastern India, during the British rule.

Later on, the city developed as a crucial trade and commerce centre for sericulture as well as the leading manufacturer of shellac. Ranchi is also referred to as the ‘vegetable bowl’ due to thick vegetation of green vegetables in its villages.

Ranchi also offers many options for tourists ranging from temples and science centres, to waterfalls. Some prominent temples in the city include the Rajrappa Mandir, Pahari Temple, Durga Bari, Kali Bari, Jagannathpur Temple, Surya temple, Dewri Temple, etc.

Waterfalls in Ranchi include the Hundru Falls, Dasham Falls, Jonha Falls, Hirni and Panchghagh Falls. Other tourist attractions in the place include the Nakshatra Van, Aqua World, Birsa Zoological Park, Deer Park, Dr. Zakhir Hussain Park, Ranchi Science Centre, and others.

The city of Ranchi is also well-connected with other cities of Jharkhand and states of India through road, railways and airways. Ranchi has a state bus terminus near its railway station and it has frequent railway services from states like Mumbai, Delhi, Jabalpur, Patna, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata and many more. Ranchi is also accessible by airways through its official airport, the Birsa Munda Airport.

Ranchi has a subtropical climate and generally experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year. It experiences an annual rainfall of around 1100 mm. The months of September, October and November are the best time to visit the place.

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Shikha Dixit

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  • Shikha Dixit
  • Lives in Noida
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  • 94 Reviews
  •  104 helpful votes
  •  53595 readers

"Serene, calm and beautiful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
If mother nature is what fascinates you then its the best place to visit. Away from the hustle bustle of city life its a place where you can feel your own heart beats and can spend quality time with yourself and your loved ones. This place is not commercialized and that's why it's a perfect place to be with nature and appreciate the beauty of it.
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Kirti Shukla

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  • Kirti Shukla
  • Lives in Asansol
  • 1 Review
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"Awesome place to visit with finger licking food"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I came to Ranchi for the preparation for AIPMT exam. I enrolled myself to Aakash Institute for this preparation. In weekend, I and my batch mates visited many places in Rancho like Hundru fall, Pahadi mandir, Devdimandir, Ranchi Science centre and Eylex multiplex. We ate Fruit Chat, Nun and pander butter masala, rice and chicken, Phucka and Ice Cream. So, friends Ranchi is the must visit place in Jharkhand.
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Ravi Kumar

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  • Ravi Kumar
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  221 readers

"A nature lover destination-Ranchi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visit Ranchi to see natural beauties- Hundroo fall, Sita fall, Dasam fall, Panch ghag, Hirani fall all within 50 km radius of Ranchi. For Hindu religious people famous Chinnamastika temple at Rajrappa, Deori temples are in the vicinity. On way one should take detour from Ranchi to Patratu to enjoy riding in ghat section road and see water lake formed by building dam. Climate is generally good but best season is from October to January. For those who enjoy shopping main road where all types of goods are available at reasonable price.
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Arbab Ejazi

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  • Arbab Ejazi
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  406 readers

"Great travel destination, the place is great to hangout!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ranchi is a great city to live. Its capital of Jharkhand. Once it was the summer capital of Old Bihar Jharkhand. Its weather is best than any other city combined Bihar and Jharkhand. Ranchi more famous for home town of Indian captain Dhoni, It is also called as city of Water falls and lakes. Ranchi is a city of Falls and Forest. Dassam falls is 34 kms from Ranchi on Ranchi-Tata Road near a village called Taimara. Here, the Kachni river falls from an altitude of 144 feet. It is also known as Dassam Gagh

Although Ranchi has a humid subtropical climate, its location and the forests surrounding it combine to produce the unusually pleasant climate for which it's known. Its climate is the primary reason why Ranchi was once the summer capital of the undivided State of Bihar and was designated a preferable 'hill station'. Summer temperatures range from 20 degree C to 42 degrees, winter temperatures from 0 degree C to 25 degrees. December and January are the coolest months, with temperatures dipping to the freezing point in some areas. The place is great to hangout!
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Sulav Kumar

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  • Sulav Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  •  14 helpful votes
  •  12627 readers

"A nice place with good locations within"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The current capital of Jharkhand, its used to be a well known hill station. Climatic changes have made it different now. Still the beauty withholds. Temperature is moderate throughout the year and it's really beautiful in rainy and winter season. Places to visit - Rock garden, Tagore hills, Dasham falls, Ormanjhi, Hundru falls. The food culture is very much inspired by the North East. The upcoming shopping malls and fab resto's & pubs have added to the glamour. The place used to be referred as east India's Bangalore after Kolkata due to the modernity it developed. Don't forget to visit Nakshatra Van, which is one of it's kind in the whole country.

Beware - You might fell in love with the city.
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Amit Kumar

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  • Amit Kumar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  362 readers

"Awesome place to enjoy"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The place was awesome. That falls was amazing. Look was so amazing. I had taken bath I had enjoyed a lot. Everyone must try once. Now I will visit again with my family. I wanna show that natural beauty. I told them about that place and they told me to that they also wanna go there.
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Abhishek Suman

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  • Abhishek Suman
  • 2 Reviews
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"Perfect for an internet free holiday"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ranchi is well known for its favourable climatic variations across the globe. Hundru waterfall, Dassam waterfall as well as JSCA International Cricket Stadium have added to the glory and beauty of Ranchi and is catching a lot of attention of the foreigners. Local food likely momos, choumin, litti chokha.. All are the essential ingredients of the food menu here.

Shopping mauls like spring city, glitz are awesome for the people interested in shopping. Visiting places around airport region and playing cricket was an incredible experience. One should be precautions for his bag and baggages. And avoid street food for hygienic purposes.
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Atirek Raj

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  • Atirek Raj
  • Lives in Patratu
  • 1 Review
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"Ranchi, peaceful location"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is a good place to visit once. It is surrounded by mountains all around and chilled in winter. There is a hill just few kilometres from main city which is simply awesome. It's quite relaxed nd peaceful. You can be there with your family, couple nd friends. Hope you will enjoy too :)
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Aakif Ejaz

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  • Aakif Ejaz
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Nice Place For A Short Trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited Ranchi last year to see a close friend of mine and got a chance to explore the city. It is a developing city with a very rich tribal heritage. Ranchi Museum portrays the life and culture of tribal people. Tiger Hill has become a favourite haunt of lovebirds. Administration needs to tackle this menace. Rock Garden is a good place for a family hangout. But the real beauty of this trip was the visit to the Hundru Falls. Water gushing from such height is a real treat for eyes. Being very adventurous here during the monsoon can be very risky. Local food does not have much to offer.
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Ram Seervi

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  • Ram Seervi
  • Lives in Goa
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"City of Sports-Ranchi"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Nice city which have good sports facilities, have 2 -3 dams in vicinity of city, International Hockey Stadium, Cricket Stadium and Football stadium in City. Nice gardens, Nice temples, Nice waterfalls, even we experienced Ghat in Patratu valley.
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