Ranchi, also known as Manchester of the East, is the capital city of the newly founded state of Jharkhand. The city is situated in the valley of Chotanagpur at a high altitude of 2140 feet above sea level. Ranchi is gifted with natural resources like minerals that account for 50% mineral production of the state. The city of Ranchi is also well-known for its picture perfect attractions like waterfalls, cool and calm climate, barren rocks and hillocks. It is for this reason that the city is often referred to as the ‘City of waterfalls and lakes’.
Ranchi is a prominent political, commercial, industrial and educational hub of eastern India with may great opportunities for tourism.
How to Reach Ranchi?
By Air : Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Airport is served by regular Indian Airlines connecting with major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Patna.
By Rail : Ranchi is on the South Eastern Railway and is directly connected with Calcutta, Patna, Rourkela, Delhi and other cities.
By Road : Ranchi is situated on National Highway No.23 & 33 and there are nets of good roads around it. Ranchi is directly connected by regular bus services with all the main places in the state and also outside the state. Private buses also ply regularly to Jamshedpur, Patna and Calcutta.
Best Time to Visit Ranchi
October to May is the best time to visit Ranchi when the temperatures and humidity are low and the weather is pleasant. The city is visited almost throughout the year because of its relatively high altitude. Many find it the ideal place to recuperate because it has pleasant climate through the year, with the exception of June, July and August.
Things to do in Ranchi
Ranchi the capital city of Jharkhand will keep the nature lover as well as the spiritually inclined busy with things to do here. Take a picnic lunch and explore the waterfalls in the area, and there are five of them to choose from!
For the spiritually minded a visit to the famous Shiva temple would be in order.
Hotels in Ranchi – Choice is Yours
There are numerous hotels in Ranchi ranging from 3-star, 4-star and 5-star deluxe to budget hotels.