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Ranchi in One Day

Ranchi is a beautiful city nestled in between the hilly regions of Jharkhand. If you are planning a quick one day tour to Ranchi, the city has much to offer, leaving you gasping for more. The city is famous for its ancient religious temples, magnificent waterfalls, beautiful parks & sanctuaries. If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of daily city life, then a short break in the midst of nature is much recommended. Cost of traveling in Ranchi is quiet economical, you also have plenty of avenues to shop, eat out & enjoy in the city. Before planning a quick trip to Ranchi, it's important to have a fair knowledge about the city’s attractions & how to travel around. The article given below can help you to get a fair idea of how to plan your trip:

How to Reach Ranchi ?

You can reach Ranchi by Air, Road or Rail. On reaching there one can hire taxis, buses, cycle rickshaws and auto rickshaws to travel around in the city. People looking for a more fun & adventurous experience, one can also opt for shared autos that will take you anywhere in the city for very nominal fares. A private car is also a good option to explore the city.

Travel to Ranchi

The tourists wanting to visit the scenic waterfalls & historic temples in Ranchi at an affordable price can opt for the bus service. Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation (JTDC) along with a private company Wheel Travels is running a bus service for sightseeing in Ranchi. The busses can be taken in the morning for return in the same evening. The bus tour covers almost all the famous tourists’ spots of Ranchi including most of the waterfalls like Hundru, Johna, Sita, Hirni, Panchgagh, Ghaghari, Daksham, etc. as well as temples like Deori, Rajrappa, Sai Dham & Sun Temple. One can also opt to visit the Zoological & Crocodile Park in Ranchi. The bus fare is very economical ranging from Rs. 110 to Rs. 300.

Bus Route

One can board the bus near All India Radio Station, Ratu Road at an interval of every one hour from 9am to 4pm. The bus will take you to major tourist spots such as Kanke and Hatia Dams, Rock Garden, Sidho Kanho Park, Nakshatra Van, Zakir Hussain Park, Pahari Mandir, Jharkhand War Memorial, Machli Ghar, temples like Rani Sati, Durga, Jagannath and Sai, Tagore Hill, then to Science City, and the cricket stadium on HEC campus. The trip also includes a visit to Indian Cricket Team Captain-M.S. Dhoni’s house -Shaurya at Harmu.

Approximate Cab Charges:

Half Day City Tour of Ranchi (4 to 5 hours/ 4 hours 40 kms package)

By A/C Car 4 Seater: Rs. 1100.00 to 1500.00
Types of Cars:
Tata Indica Ac, Tata Indigo

Full Day City Tour of Delhi (8 to 9 hours/ 8 hours 80 kms)

By A/C Car 4 Seater: Rs. 1250.00 to 1650.00
Types of Cars:
Tata Indica Ac, Tata Indigo

(Note:Extra charge for Airport Pick and Drop. Additional charges for per Km/ Hour Extra / Driver)

Ranchi One Day Tour Tentative Itinerary


Though it is difficult to cover the whole city in a single day, but once can try & visit all the major tourists’ spots of Ranchi. You can began your day with visiting beautiful Sun Temple. At the Sun temple there is a sacred pond with calm and clean water, where devotees can take a dip. One can then rejuvenate & cool off by relaxing near the tranquil waters of Ranchi Lake. It is always better to visit beautiful Pahari Mandir to seek the blessing from the deity. Once done you can plan out a picnic at Hundru Falls near Ranchi.


Picnic Spots near Ranchi
After seeking the blessings of the deities you can plan out your afternoon for picnic at Hundru Falls. The beautiful falls is about 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Ranchi, off the Ranchi-Purulia Road.It takes around an one and half hour to reach this famous picnic destination in Ranchi. One can spend the first half of the day admiring the beauty & natural scenery of these places with cool water cascading down the lofty hills. At the base of the Hundru Falls, there is a pool, which serves as a bathing place. A picnic lunch can also be taken & enjoyed at the picnic spots near the waterfalls.
After this one can visit the Birsa Zoological Park located near Ormanjhi. Here one can observe the various species of animals & diverse fauna.

Evening at Popular Restaurant

One can take a break and relish the delicious food of Ranchi at various restaurants open near the tourist places. A variety of delectable & mouth-watering preparations at affordable prices are a boon for the hungry travellers. There are many pocket friendly dhabas and other eating joints at Ranchi as well as chic restaurants for the ones who want to splurge. Some of the popular restaurants of Ranchi serving authentic & tasty dishes are Kaveri Restaurant, The Great Kebaba Factory, Hot Lips, Waterfront, Chinar, Capitol Residency, etc. Youngsters & children can also opt for fast-foods like Burger, Pizzas, etc. available at Mc’Donalds, Dominos, Café Coffee Day,KFC, etc.

Shopping in Ranchi

After savoring the delicacies of Ranchi, one can take out some time from the available time to do some shopping. One can visit the various shopping malls & Complexes like Bargain Bazaar, GEL Church Complex and Roshpa Tower, Reliance Mart, Big Bazaar, Bazaar Kolkata, Hi Street Mall, Galaxia Mall, Spring City Mall amongst others.

Shopping in Ranchi

Firayalal is one of the most visited shopping destination in Ranchi.Tribal handicrafts made by local people are a must buy while shopping in Ranchi. These bamboo and wood crafts, metal works, Paitkar paintings, ornaments, baskets, hats, stone carvings, wooden toys and other decorative items are excellent souvenirs to take back home as they depict the rich culture of the city. One can also explore & buy ethnic stuff from shops like Ranchi Handloom Emporium and Bareja Handloom Emporium.

At the end of the day one can enjoy a late night movie at one of the many multiplexes in the city or have a relaxed dinner at a classy restaurant.

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