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Ranchi Tourism

The picturesque city of Ranchi offers many tourist attractions like waterfalls, rock formations and hillocks, lakes, gardens & ancient temples. Located on the southern part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, Ranchi is richly endowed with enviable natural beauty and picturesque environs. It has numerous waterfalls located in the close vicinity of the city and is known as the ‘City of Waterfalls and Lakes’. Since Ranchi is well connected by Rail, Air & Road the tourists can easily visit the city. Hotels & rest houses to suit all budgets can be found in the city. Devotees from all over the country visit Ranchi to offer prayers in its temples, the most famous being the Sun Temple. This temple, which is in the shape of a big chariot attracts many pilgrims during the 'Rath Yatra' festival in June-July.

Travel & Tourism in Ranchi

Ranchi has witnessed a tremendous transformation into a dynamic city pulsating with the dynamism of its people and is an ever growing city of India. Being the capital city it has a well-developed infrastructure making the stay comfortable. Tourists have a lot to explore & can visit places like the Ranchi Hill, Tagore Hill, Ranchi Lake, Rock Garden & Kanke Dam, Nakshatra Van & Jagannathpur Temple.

Best time to visit

A popular tourist attraction in Jharkhand it is one of the most visited place in India. Ranchi lies at 23°21'N 85°20'E & the temperatures range from 20 °C to 42 °C in summers and from 0 °C to 25 °C in winters.October to May is considered best time to visit this popular capital city of Jharkhand.

Helplines and Important Contact Numbers

Department of Tourism

Govt. of Jharkhand
F.F.P Bhawan, 2nd Floor, Dhurwa, Ranchi-4.
Phone: +91 651 2400981, Telefax: +91 651 2400982

Tourist Information Center in Ranchi

Tourist Complex
Main Road Ranchi
Ph: 0651-2331646,2330852,2330935, 2330538

Famous Tourist Destinations In & Around Ranchi

Waterfalls near Ranchi

Ranchi Tourism

Hundru Falls: It is one of the most picturesque falls located 45 kms from Ranchi on Ranchi-Purulia Road. Here, the Subarnarekha river falls from a height of 320 feet. It is one of the most famous picnic spots near Ranchi. At the base of the falls the water is placid, gathering in a pool where the visitors take a rejuvenating dip. It is also popular as a trekking destination admired by the adventure lovers.

Dassam Falls: This place is located about 34 kms from Ranchi on Ranchi-Tata Road near a village called Taimara. It is also known as Dassam Gagh. Here, the Kachni River falls from an altitude of 144 feet & makes a beautiful site. The time between February and April is considered as an ideal period to visit the place.

Panch-Gagh Falls: A beautiful place it is located on Ranchi- Chakradharpur Road about 6 kms from Khunti. This fall consists of five streams formed in a row due to the breaking up of the Banai river this the name Panch-Gagh. Cemented walkways connect the different cataracts, of which stream 2 is the most popular while 5 is the biggest, though a bit inaccessible. It is surrounded by lush green forests making it a popular tourist place. A tourist centre is also present at the base of stream-2.

Jonha Falls: It is around 40 Kms from Ranchi & is named after the nearest village, Jonha. Also known as Gautam Dhara it is believed that once Lord Buddha took bath at this famous fall. A temple and ashram dedicated to Buddha was built atop Gautam Pahar by the sons of Raja Baldevdas Birla. The fall can be admired by descending around 500 steps. The river Kanchi flows nearby to the place, making it a place worth-visiting.

Hirni Falls:
Located about 80 kms from Ranchi in the southern direction is another fascinating waterfall- Hirni. To the left from the car park, a walkway takes you to the other side of the river to a tourist hut whereas steps to the right lead up to the top of the hill. From an observation tower at the top you can see the mighty fall and the jungles that lie beyond. A little further up there's a bridge spanning the river and a shed.

Sita Falls: This is situated adjacent to the Jonha falls, a beautiful place amidst natural surroundings. The best time to visit is early in the morning.

Famous Religious Places to Visit

Jagannathpur Temple & Hill: A beautiful temple resembling in architectural style of Puri temple is located 10 kms from Ranchi town. This famous temple in Ranchi is known as Jagannathpur temple
and was built in 1691 by Thakur Ani Nath Shahdeo of Barkagarh Jagannathpur. A Rath yatra similar to Puri Rath yatra is held every year in the months of June/July.

Religious Places near Ranchi

Pahari Mandir: It is one of the famous landmark places of Ranchi situated at Ratu Road and is about 300 ft. high. A temple of Lord Shiva is situated on the top of the hill and so known as Pahari Mandir. At the base of the hill is Ranchi Lake, which was excavated by Colonel Onsely in 1842. During the festival of Shravan Mela, the place is flooded with Hindu devotees. This hill attracts visitors from aross different regions of Jharkhand and nearby states. It can be easily accessed from all corners of the city. The place is also considered as one of the prime locations for trekking and rock climbing and thus many adventure lovers are also attracted to the Ranchi Hill. For the Local people it serve as favorite picnic spot.

Sun Temple: One of the most famous temples of Ranchi is situated at a distance of 40 kms on Ranchi-Tata Road near Bundu. The temple is built in the form of a Chariot with 18 wheels, 9 on each side, drawn by 7 white horses. It is surrounded by a pond which is used by devotees during Chhath Puja for worshipping of Sun. A dharmashala, for the pilgrims and the tourists is being built.

Angrabari (Amreshwar Dham): Angrabari almost 40 kms from Ranchi near Khunti was renamed Amreshwar Dham the Shankracharya Swami Swarupanand Saraswati. He while on his vist to this famous temple got impresseed by the serene and celestial beauty of the pace and renamed it Amreshwar Dham. The place about 40 kms from Ranchi near Khunti houses beautiful temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ram and Sita, Hanuman and Ganesh.

Devri Temple: The famous temple of Solha Bhuji Goddess Durga, being located on Ranchi-Tata is highway about 60 kms from Ranchi. The temple gives the lesson of harmony and brotherhood as it is only temple in Jharkhand where Pahans (tribal priests) along with conventional Brahmins performs daily the religious rituals.

GEL Church: Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chotanagpur, Assam in short G.E.L. Church was built by four German Missionaries named Emil Schatz, Fredrik Batsch, Augustus Brandt and E. Theodor Janke sent by Fr. Johaness Evangelista Gossner of Berlin. G.E.L. Church was inaugurated on 2nd November 1845 with church service.

Other Famous Tourist Places to Visit

Famous destination Ranchi

Gonda Hill and Rock Garden: Rock Garden is situated at a distance of about 4 kms from Ranchi town on Ranchi Kanke Road. The garden is carved out of the rocks of Gonda Hill and its design resembles to the rock garden of Jaipur. To attract tourists, this spot has been developed into an artificial garden, complete with waterfalls and sculptures. There is a Jhula, made of Iron rod which has only two poles as well as several interesting statues made of stone making it very popular amongst the teens. Kanke Dam is present at the base of the Hill.

Tagore Hill: The Morhabadi Hill famous also known as Tagore Hill due to its association with Tagore family is also an important tourist spot. This place in Ranchi served as an abode for Jyotirindranath Tagore, elder brother of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. The credit of building a house (Shantidham) on the hill goes to Jyotirindranath Tagore . Here a Rath yatra similar to Puri is held every year .

Nakshatra Van:
It is situated in the heart of the City, close to the Governor House. Constructed in the year 2003 by State Government, it is a man-made forest. The Project is designed in such a way in which 27 trees have been planted according to the 27 planets of Astrology Science. The tree that represents the particular nakshatras in the zodiac have been planted in each of the corresponding arcs. There are children's parks, artificial hillocks, waterfalls, gardens and a musical fountain, besides a garden containing over 40 species of medicinal plants.

Muta Crocodile Breeding Centre:
The famous breeding centre on Ranchi Ramgarh Road near Ormanjhi is home to around 50 crocodiles.

Birsa Jaivik Udyan: this is situated at a distance of 16 kms from Ranchi at Ranchi-Ramgarh Road, situated at Chakla in Ormanjhi block of Ranchi. Many species of animals, trees and plants can be found here. Many species of animals, trees and plants can be seen here. The collection of mammalian faunas is the main attraction here making it a favourite tourist spot.

Sidhu Kanhu Park: This Park was developed in the memory of freedom fighters -“Sidhu” and “Kanhu”. It is situated near Morhabadi & people flock here from near & far.Tribal Research Institute and Museum is located near to the park & exhibits the tribal culture of Chotanagpur plateau.

It is famous for European style bungalows and a tribal museum. The place was established as an conceived and created by E T McCluskie in 1934. It has an old world charm associated with it and people who love spending a day or two far from madding crowd come here to stay in any one of the sprawling bungalows.

War Cemetery:
Located on the Ranchi-Hazaribagh road, it is the smallest 'concentration' cemetery in India with a total of 708 burials that includes soldiers of the army of undivided India. The graves are well classified and have beautiful words written in memory of the dead soldiers. One can find the poignant epitaphs written on the graves like "May some gentle hand in the far off land lay down a flower for us….."

How to reach Ranchi?

Ranchi is well connected with a network of roads, railways and flights. There are a number of State Highway and REO roads connecting one place of the district with other places within and outside the district. Birsa Munda Airport is a landing airstrip which connects the place with almost all the major cities of the country through air. There are frequent flights for Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Patna & Raipur. Ranchi is now well connected with major cities of India via rail routes, Ranchi Railway Station with station code RNC is main station of Ranchi. A number of auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws also ply in the city.

Where to stay in Ranchi ?

Though a small town yet Ranchi is home to some of the popular hotels. Here you do not have to worry about anything relating to comfort and luxury. From 24x7 internet facility to parking and ticketing the hotel takes care of every comfort of their guests and do not apply any unethical practices for short term gain. They believe in long term relationship and give due attention to their every guest.

Ranchi Ashok

Address: Doranda, Near Jharkhand High Court, Nibrampur, Ranchi, Jharkhand, 834002,
Resaldar Nagar, Doranda, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834002
Phone:0651 248 0759

Capitol Residency

Address: Station Rd, Gosaintola, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001
Phone:0651 660 7777

Capitol Hill Hotel

Address: Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Main Rd, Maulana Azad Colony,
Hindpiri, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001
Phone:0651 233 1331

Chanakya BNR Hotel

Address: Station Road, Ranchi, Jharkand, Gosaintola,
Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001
Phone:0651 246 1212

Radisson Blu Hotel Ranchi

Address: Main Road Kadru Diversion, Opposite Chamber of Commerce, Ranchi,
Jharkhand 834001, Hindpiri, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001
Phone:0651 660 2222

Distance of major cities from Ranchi

Jamshedpur-135 km; Patna-350 km, Gaya-230 km; Dhanbad-170 km; Kolkata-420 km; Rourkela-300 km; Bhubaneshwar-500 km; Muzzafarpur-420 km; Bhagalpur- 450 km; Devghar- 320 km; Daltonganj-170 km; Renukoot-280 km; Varanasi-420 km; Allahabad-550 km; Lucknow-700 km; New Delhi-1200 km

Shopping in Ranchi

Whenever in Ranchi do not forget to visit local markets like Bhojpur Market, M. L. Market, Navin Market, Metro Market as they serve as popular shopping venue for all those looking for variety of popular consumer items. From beautiful handicraft items to western good you can find all and more. Further there are numerous shopping complexes like Ashirwad Shopping Complex, Amrawati Complex, Laxmi Narayan Complex where you can find shops selling variety of products. From clothing items to gift items and grocery items all are available at these centrally air-conditioned complexes.

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