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Ranchi Tourism

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Ranchi Info

  • State: Jharkhand
  • Famous for/as: City
  • 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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Tillai Nadarajan

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  • Tillai Nadarajan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  54 readers

"A good place to relax" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Good place to relax. You can go for hiking, swimming. Bargain the prices for handicraft items. Buy fresh vegetables and cook your own food. Visit local temples. Poojas are offered at peace. Relax at the holiday spots. Take a view of different places. Have a good camera. The photos shall tell it self.
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Alok Shyamsukha

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  • Alok Shyamsukha
  • 13 Reviews
  •  333 readers

"A nice weekend trip from Kolkata with pleasant climate" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I had been to ranchi thrice. It has hills, falls, dam, temple and is therefore the city is a good weekend getaway from kolkata with lots of greenery. We visited Dhoni's house which was quite exciting for us. The best place was zoo which our kids enjoyed a lot. Then the pahari mata mandir offered us an excellent view of the city. The sun temple too was quite good to be at. Overall experience was quite good and I would recommend this place a visit.
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Yugal Kishore bharti

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  • Yugal Kishore bharti
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews
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"A fantastic trip" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
My friend and I came to Ranchi for our Vocational training in hecl. We visited many places like dhurwa dam, dasam fall, ilex mall, ratu road, pahari mandir, jsca stadium, jagannath temple, rukka dam, sai mandir, hecl, airport. Really this was a very interesting trip for us. We also took one room for rent, we cook food by self and we enjoyed very much. This our fantastic trip.
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Kuldeep Mittal

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  • Kuldeep Mittal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  408 readers

"No law and order"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Roads are not clean. A market called Upper Bazar is very crowded. People have no etiquette, parked the vehicles anywhere. No Law and Order. City is good but people lack education. Indisciplined.
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Ak  Jain

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  • Ak Jain
  • Lives in Singrauli
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  496 readers

"Ranchi- Ok to Visit cant be a vacation spot"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Roads are not clean. A market called Upper Bazar is very crowded. People have no etiquette. Parking vehicles anywhere. No Law and Order. City is good but people lack education. Indisciplined traffic and no traffic rules except in Main Road. Few good shopping places and restaurants for leisure.
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Santosh Sinha

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  • Santosh Sinha
  • Lives in Ranchi
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  424 readers

"A nice travel spot"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The special thing about this destination is everything is pocket friendly and learn all the thing under outdoor leadership training under expert team. Advice to traveler to take water and sunglass, hat shoes with himself. Please avoid plastic to keep this place clean.
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Amit Ghosh

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  • Amit Ghosh
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 18 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  5029 readers

"The Forgotten Hill-Station of Jharkhand"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
If you're visiting Ranchi, it simply means, either, you have relatives there or it's a business/office trip. Once a place known for its wonderful-sufiaana climate, now is just the 28th capital of Jharkhand.

1980 and you won't find any Air-Conditioner; it was just a pure small, peaceful and well intact hill station with green and rainbows often rather too often, I must say. But now it's just a concrete jungle with temperature touching as high as 48. There is no snow fall and just forget about any romanticism.

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Don't miss shopping at Firayalal, authentic and ice-cream cone is just nostalgic by the Baranda, you will often find BIT-MESRA students waiting for their bus and some just watching the statue of BIRSA MUNDA, the heart of the city and called MAIN ROAD. Take a left from Firayalal and you will find Chop-stick, best for chowmein and chilli-chicken, but Hotel Maharaja till date makes the best Chilli-chicken, take my words, I have been to the best of worlds but still no one is even close to its chilli-chicken. If you love Litti then only one name comes to mind and yes, its Bhola near Doranda chowk.

UPPER BAZAR is a must if you want the best chaat and pani-puris in old style with marketing in just raw form and bargaining, shoppers calling you as you pass their stores. Kashmir Vastralaya is well lit but prices are not reasonable.

Now a days you will find Branded showrooms like pantaloon and Wills-lifestyle. At station road you will find hotels and restaurants lined up for almost 800 meters.

Visit the Tagore Hill at morabadi for sure, here Rabindranath Tagores elder brother used to stay as a second summer home, if you want some excellent views and some time for introspection, but beware of snatchers. Kanke Dam and Rock garden is a one time visit, with Rukka dam, hundru, Johna, dasam falls. There are some in-town parks like sidhu-kahnu park and Machli ghar as a one time visit. I won't recommend places like Ranchi lake because of its pollution.

Sanjay Gandhi Udhyaan is fun for children, TIgers and lions are there too. Surya Mandir is a good long drive visit near Namkum. As a in all you can cover Ranchi in at most 7 days. Shastri market is very nostalgic place with Over bridge not to forget. Only commute is Auto-Rikshaw and Cycle Rickshaws.

For Stay Hotel Maharaja, Yuvraj Palace, Hotel Arya and Hotel Ashok is good stay for a wholesome experience.
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Sudhir

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  • Sudhir
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  2004 readers

"Ranchi- not good place to visit"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2015
Ranchi being the capital was supposed to be the better place but overall experience was bad. The roads were dirty. The traffic was indisciplined. Nobody was ready to follow the traffic rules. Even the cleanliness was not maintained at food joints also.
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Prafulla Pandey

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  • Prafulla Pandey
  • Lives in Daltonganj
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  3556 readers

"Good destination for summer vacation"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2014
This summer was supported with the rain, it rained during the maximum temperature. then there was no heat.. It made the stay very comfortable. Most people say that Ranchi is the summer capital, but it's not exactly. The places to visit are the of falls and hari om towers. You should have sufficient balance then stay hotels like radisson blue and capital hills. Local shopping is available in the heart of city that is firayalal and sainik market and church road daily markets. Upper bazar has good shops for book lovers.
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Vamsi Mandapati

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  • Vamsi Mandapati
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  2699 readers

"Beautiful journey by the train"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2014
Its a wonderful place. It will be good if you travel by train, as it runs across the hills wilch looks awesome. You will feel as if you can touch the clouds. Non the less, you can see all kinds of wild animals, like the peacock etc. Ranchi has many places to see, like the park, the cricket stadium. The place is good with nice hotels to stay. We saw the cricket match in the stadium, which was amazing.
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