Ranchi Tourism

Ranchi Tourism

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Ranchi Info

  • State: Jharkhand
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 2034 m
  • District: Ranchi
  • Language: Hindi
  • Weather: Summer 24 to 35°C, Winter 12 to 27°C

History of 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.

People and Culture of Ranchi

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.

Things To Do in Ranchi

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.

Ranchi is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Kolkata.

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Shailesh Kumar

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  • Shailesh Kumar
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 1 Review
  •  12 readers

"Pithoria Vally" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Very good location and peaceful place. This place is around 25 km from Ranchi. I like this place. This is very good for planning picnic. Patratu Dam is very near to this. You can enjoy boating also. Dam is around 7 km from the top of the valley. There are no any good restaurant this is drawback.
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Sambit panda

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  • Sambit panda
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  • 8 Reviews
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"Very poor infrastructure and poor service"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Being a MMT assured hotel it was very disappointing stay. Not eligible for MMT assured and im surprised how they have got it as MMT assured. Poor rooms and AC just not working, toilet hardly has much lights overall poor infrastructure. Had a issue in billing also. In spite on paid online I was handed over a to pay room bill at the time of check out
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Pkumar53609

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  • 2 Reviews
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"Ranchi-a complete secular city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 10, 2017
From last few months I am in Ranchi, people are well educated. There is respect of every religions. There are various malls, cinemas. In Ranchi there various thing to eat, it is a place full of adventure and joy. There are malls, zoo, national park, hills, lakes, one of the famous pahari madir of lord shiva. It the place best for education also
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Harshal singh

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  • Harshal singh
  • 2 Reviews
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"A very nice and scenic beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 20, 2017
A very nice and scenic beauty. I was lucky in watching a film shooting. It seems like a hill station. Pleasant roads for racing. An ideal destination for weekends. Picnic with friends and family. Nearby there is Rock Garden for children. Would certainly go for once in every quarter.
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Ramprasad seemakurty

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  • Ramprasad seemakurty
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"Good state capital city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2017
I stayed for one day and during such short period I observed not so much. But the city roads are wide neat and traffic congestion is not much. The highlight of the city is that the authorities provided very beautiful lighting system and really enjoyed thoroughly.
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Manoj kumar Ray

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  • Manoj kumar Ray
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  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 52 Reviews
  •  125 helpful votes
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"Good old Ranchi"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 15, 2017
From poor time spent in Hazaribagh, we travelled to Ranchi, our next destination. Enroute, we spent a while at a lake called Patrasu. Quite a lake indeed with a fair sized dam at one end. We did boating there. We left the place for Ranchi. Enroute at a wayside restaurant just after we left Patarsu, we stopped for our lunch. We were allotted roof top seats and a table for 5 of us. Food was certainly very nice and we loved that.
We were surprised with one thing in Jharkhand that was there road condition. Simply good surfacing almost every where barring some.
We reached Ranchi in the afternoon. We were delighted with sights on the way, good road, hilly terrain.
We checked in tn our designated hotel, another story.
We visited quite a few places in and around the city. My experience of Ranchi has been good overall. I liked the place
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Suman

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  • Suman
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  5335 readers

"What are doing this weekend ?? Let's go Ranchi"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2017
Is it a hot, dry summer out there? Relax ... Come Ranchi.
You will experience some rainfall in the evening here everyday. Temperature will drop down to 4-5 degrees thereafter. Have a good dinner at Kavery (pure veg) or Punjabi sweet house (all types of north indian snacks, sweets even veg dishes) or Kathi Kabab (All tasty non veg). Chalk out a good plan to visit the Waterfalls next morning be it Zonha or Hudru or Dasam or Panchghagh or Hirni ( to me the best waterfall was Dasam; and the way to Hirni was very interesting because it was on a changing ladscape of west singbhum). But if you want to visit all of these you need at least 3 days.
Other attractive spots to me were Jagannath temple, Pahari mandir, Tagore hill, Kanke dam, Rock garden.
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Gautam Kunal

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  • Gautam Kunal
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"A mandatory visit since high court located here"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 16, 2016
Ranchi is a crowded city. You will find people everywhere. Auto wallas charge a lot, basically they will loot you they will ask not less than 150 Rs for distance lesser than 3 km. So, always prefer Rickshaw. They are reasonable. All major places are well connected with battery operated auto rickshaw which makes Ranchi a unique city. City sleeps little early. You won't get rickshaw after 9 PM so plan accordingly.
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Sujit Haldar

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  • Sujit Haldar
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Ranchi. The lesser known Holiday Destination."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2016
Ranchi being my birthplace had always been a soft corner in my heart. An amazing collections of sight seeing places, away from the bustling city life, but not so far, in the lap of the hills and forest. An awesome experience and relaxation from the hectic life.
Visited Rajrappa, Johna and Hundru Falls. Rajrappa being a part of pilgrimage for the temple of Goddess Chinnamasta a manifestation of Goddess Kali (Shakti). The place had always attracted people from far and near. There has been a lot of changes since, I had last visited, notably the bridge over River Bhairavi. The place is always filled up with devotees and picnic goers. However, most of the place is very dirty due to crowd and poor crowd culture. The confluence of River Damodar and River Bhairavi is amazing and boating is a awesome experience though I did not undertook the trip due to lack of safety features on the boats. Queue management of the temple visit is very poor and many people take liberty in joining the queue from middle by flexing their muscles. Overall cleanliness of the place has to be looked upon.
Johna and Hundru are other two beautiful falls, though Hundru has lost its charm due to a dam at upstream. The water flow has reduced significantly. Well maintained by Jharkhand government with concrete staircases, resting and viewing points. Good signages for not throwing Trashes and Plastics but of no avail for the indiscipline visitors. I feel cooking should not be allowed in the water falls area of Johna Falls as like Hundru Falls where it has been disallowed. This may improve the cleanliness.
There are many sightseeing places around Ranchi, but it needs time to see and enjoy. For me time was a constraint but, I fully utilized the same.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"A Trip to Ranchi"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2016
I had been to Ranchi by train in the month of September 2016. Ranchi is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Jharkhand. The must-visit attractions around Ranchi include the Birsa Zoological Park, Surya Temple and the Jagannath Temple. The Birsa Zoological Park is known by its hindi name Birsa Jaivik Udyan and is home to a number of variety of animals such as tiger, monkey, lion and deer. It is located near Ormanjhi on the Patna-Ranchi national highway. The Surya temple is located just 39 kilometers from Ranchi and located on the Tata Road near a village called Bhundu. The Jagannath Temple of Ranchi is a major tourist attraction in Jharkhand and located on a hilltop. The temple construction was completed on 25th December, 1691 by King Thakur Ani Nath. The Rath Yatra held every year is a huge congregation as thousands of people throng this religious place from places far and near.
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