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Ranchi Info

  • State: Jharkhand
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 2034 m
  • District: Ranchi
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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Vikas gupta

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  • Vikas gupta
  • 33 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2163 readers

"An Unexplored Marvel - Ranchi"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A city lesser known on India's tourist Map. It has the potential to be one of the finest tourist destinations because of its connectivity - Flight to and fro from Mumbai, Beautiful weather. Natural beauty - 7 waterfalls, Dam and excellent food esp. Fresh water fish from Dam.
It should be a must visit destination for people willing to relax at a very reasonable cost as well. Hotels are also very economical for stay and food
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Achintya Ghosh

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  • Achintya Ghosh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  303 readers

"Very nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Actually I went for official trip so it was literally different for me the trip. But I went in the month of May when it was summer. So if you can bare the sunlight then there is so many places to see in Ranchi and near by. From temple to natural beauty.
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Dharmendra Kumar

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  • Dharmendra Kumar
  • Lives in Bokaro
  • 1 Review
  •  697 readers

"It was an amazing holidays with friend"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2016
After completing my 1st sem MD and my friends went to celebrate x-mas & its an awesome experience with friends at there. After that we went to see Hundru fall dasham fall and Johana fall. We did lots of fun and entertainment there. Then we travelled all the places and met with my old friends.
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Pradeep Kumar

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  • Pradeep Kumar
  • Lives in Bareilly
  • 1 Review
  •  679 readers

"The holiday was amazing"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2016
I had visited many place but there were two places which I liked very much that place was one was the rock garden where me and my family enjoyed very much the most beautiful thing was the beauty of that garden and the second place which I had visited was Hundroo water fall which is famous by its name.
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Kunal Shekhar

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  • Kunal Shekhar
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 3 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  677 readers

"Heritage city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 17, 2016
It is full of temples as Sun temple, Deori Mandir, Jagannath temple. It is also a place where Indian captain M S Dhoni resides and due to which Cricket stadium is also here. Also Birsamunda football stadium and a hockey stadium where hockey India league matches are organized every year.
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Shikha Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 107 photos
  • 107 Reviews
  •  132 helpful votes
  •  71524 readers

"Serene, calm and beautiful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2016
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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  953 readers

"Awesome place to visit with finger licking food"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 5, 2016
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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1083 readers

"A nature lover destination-Ranchi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 1, 2016
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
  •  1162 readers

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

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
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
  • 10 photos
  • 38 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  30996 readers

"A nice place with good locations within"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2015
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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