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Ranchi Tourism

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  • 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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Sudhir
  • Sudhir
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews

"Ranchi- not good place to visit"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  • Prafulla Pandey
  • Lives in Daltonganj
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  • 4 Reviews

"Good destination for summer vacation"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  • Vamsi Mandapati
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews

"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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Mashum Vinay
  • Mashum Vinay
  • Lives in Patna
  • 5 Reviews

"Good place to visit and relax"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2014
There is nothing so special about this place except for its mountains and for the fact that it is Dhoni's hometown every auto driver would just take you to Dhoni's school, Old house and his new Home. Place which one must visit is the Deori Temple as so many beliefs and faiths are associated with it. I had only two day stay there and that too for my exams so I did not get much time to go around shopping and sightseeing do take a luxury bus it is much better than trains.
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Mukesh Suman
  • Mukesh Suman
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 1 Review

"Good place to visit in Rainy season"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2014
Ranchi is a very good place to visit in Rainy season. The weather becomes very pleasant in Rainy season. Its plateu & situated in Chotanagpur. Ranchi is the capitol of Jharkhand & having population of 20 lakh. Ranchi is very well connected by rail, bus & air also. There is an airport also in Ranchi which is in prime location of Ranchi.
The main language of Ranchi is Hindi & Nagpuri. There are so many good hotels in Ranchi.
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Tayeb  Ansari
  • Tayeb Ansari
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Mumbai to Ranchi"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Aug 23, 2014
There are various temples, water falls, zoo and weather condition is great. Mountains, greenery may your journey beautiful. Food are available at cheap rate food quality are great in. Very good experience to be in Ranchi. There is an international cricket ground in Ranchi excellent and airport and more facility in Ranchi to other.
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Ankur Abhishek
  • Ankur Abhishek
  • 2 Reviews

"A nice city to visit in the month of June and July"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Aug 9, 2014
There are various temples, water falls, zoo at Ranchi. The weather is also great.The mountains and the greenery will make your journey beautiful. The food is not the expensive as compared to other big cities, and the food quality is great. There are various mall in city to visit. Travelling in the moths of June July gives an added advantage, the waterfall are full of water.
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Mitesh srivasatav
  • Mitesh srivasatav
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  • 5 Reviews

"A fast developing city"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Aug 5, 2014
After a long time I visited Ranchi and a lot of things had changed. The city had converted to one of metro city with malls and complexes everywhere. Parks and water park were the major attractions of this city. Being capital of Jharkhand, Ranchi had been developing too fast.
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Syed Hussain
  • Syed Hussain
  • Lives in Ranchi
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful city with international cricket ground"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 1, 2014
A very beautiful city which has the international cricket ground. It is the best for holiday.
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Harsh Madhogarhia
  • Harsh Madhogarhia
  • 4 Reviews

"Full of fun and masti"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jul 7, 2014
A very nice city to visit. I visited in the month of December and it was very chill.. The stations are clean enough for the people to walk - plenty of hotels available near the station. Places that I visited were the dams, stadiums, tiger hills and many more small sightseeing places. This is a nice city to visit and have fun with family or friends. Don't forget to carry your camera; the pictures at the hills are always awesome.
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