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Weekend Getaways Near Ranchi

Tired of the hectic daily working schedule! Looking to plan special occasion like an anniversary, birthday or some other special day ? If its so then take a short break with friends or family and travel to popular destinations like Kiriburu, Netarhat, Betla National Park or any other destination near Ranchi to rejunverate your body and soul. You will come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and once again all geared up to give your hundred percent. There are many options to go for weekend getaways near Ranchi, where once can go for a short vacation of 2-3 days, and enjoy yourself with friends or family.


Nestled on Chhotanagpur plateau lies Netarhat which is most beautiful option weekend getaways. Also called the Queen of Chotanagpur it is at a height of 3622 feet above sea level and is famous for its picturesque landscape, scenic beauty & serene surroundings. Not very far from Ranchi it is one of the most visited place in Jharkhand. The climate is pleasant here with cool refreshing breeze flowing around. One can experience the breath-taking view of the sunrise and sunset from the hills of Netarhat.

Weekend gateways from Ranchi

One can still experience the old British days with its pear orchards, well- maintained gardens, churches, colonial buildings and many sunset points. The sky hugging trees like Sal, Simul, Pines and Cypresses planted by the British give the area a lush green feel. The Koel River and its tributaries – Amanat and Auranga flows through the hilly terrains.

Places of Interest in Netarhat

Netarhat being untouched hill station of Jharkhand is famous for its wilderness, lush green beauty and natural waterfalls. Famous places to visit in and around Netarhat includes several sunset points,waterfalls and others. Lodh Falls which is about 60 km from Netarhat is the highest waterfall in Jharkhand.
  • Magnolia Point
  • Upper Ghaghri Falls
  • Lower Ghaghri Falls
  • Koel View Point
  • Lodh Falls
  • Sadni Falls

How to reach Netarhat ?

Netarhat is located at a distance of about 160 kms from Ranchi. One can avail bus service or drive down from Ranchi and Daltonganj to Netarhat. It is about 2-3 hours’ drive from Ranchi.

Where to stay in Netarhat ?

Presently no private houses or hotels are present in Netarhat. There are Palamau Forests Rest Bungalows which can be booked by tourists. Jharkhand Tourism’s Prabhat Vihar is by far the most popular, well- maintained accommodation with the best sunrise point in Netarhat. The delicious Indian & Chinese food is served hot and can be enjoyed in the beautiful surroundings.

Bokaro Steel City

Bokaro Steel Plant

Bokaro Steel City in eastern India is a well planned industrial town famous for its Steel Plant after which the city is named. There are a lot of things to see and explore in the city like Jagannath Temple, Kali Mandir, City Park, Garga Dam, Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, etc. The city has a serene atmosphere with a pleasant climate. One can also visit the Steel plant which is permitted to the tourists, for specific hours in the day.

Eating and Shopping in Bokaro

Delicious & affordable food can be enjoyed at the many good restaurants present in the city. Local delicacies can also be tasted at the various street- side stalls in Bokaro. Sector 4, Sector 1 and the Chas markets are the most popular places to shop, where you can find almost everything.

How to Reach Bokaro ?

Located at nearly 118 km from Ranchi, it can be easily reached by road or railways. One can take the route by road, regular bus service is available from Ranchi to Bokaro or one can go by private car or hire a taxi also. Regular bus services are there from Khadgarha Bus Stand to Bokaro. The time taken to reach Bokaro from Ranchi is nearly three and a half hour. Hatia Patna Express, Dhanbad Express, Maurya Express are some of tghe popular trains connecting Ranchi with Bokari Steel city.

Where to Stay in Bokaro ?

Hans Regency Hotel, Bokaro
Address: Sector 1 – Market, Near Ram Mandir, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand
Phone No.: 06542-240896

Reliance Hotel
Address: Naya More, Bokaro Steel City H.O., Bokaro
Phone No.: 06542-224850

Hilltop Hotel
Address: B 17 & 18, City Centre, Near Punjab National Bank, Sector IV, Bokaro, Jharkhand
Phone No.: 06542-232198

Hotel Blue Diamond
Address: Naya More, Bokaro Steel City, Bokaro- 827004
Phone No: (6542) 240199, (6542) 240299

Betla Wild Life (Palamau)

Tourist places near RanchiBetla National Park is a beautiful national park located in Plamau district, near Daltonganj city. The park boosts of a large variety of trees and plenty of wild animals. Wildlife enthusiasts will be delighted to see a large number of elephants roaming around the park. If lucky you can also spot carnivores including tiger and leopard. One can take a safari to see the wildlife reserve, or explore the intriguing Palamau Fort, a 16th-century citadel of the local tribal Chero dynasty. Kechki River also flows nearby which adds to the charm of the place.

Where to Stay in Betla Wild Life (Palamau) National Park ?

One can stay in the Forest Lodge, with clean rooms and viewing balconies. Tree cottages with two bedrooms, a bathroom and an observation deck to stay overnight are also available in the Betla Wild Life (Palamau) National Park. A fulfilling & delicious meal can be enjoyed in the canteen present in the premises.

How to reach Betla National Park ?

Betla Wild Life (Palamau) National Park is located approx. 160 km from Ranchi. Daltonganj is the nearest railway station which is connected to Ranchi. One can avail the regular buses run by the state government as well as private firms from Ranchi to Betla Wild Life (Palamau) National Park; the time taken for the journey is nearly 3 hours.


Bodhgaya is one of the most holy place on earth for the Buddhist people; as it is believed that Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment here while sitting under the Bodhi tree. Situated by the bank of river Neranjana, Bodhgaya is famous for its historical & religious places like the Mahabodhi temple, Animesh Lochan Chaitya, Bodhi Tree, Ratnagarh, etc. The place attracts a thousands of pilgrims from across the world who come here to seek peace & solace and get a glimpse of the life and preaching of Lord Buddha, a truly extraordinary man. This place dotted with many monasteries and temples with an old world charm is thus a must visit.

Buddha Statue in Bodhgaya

While soaking in the religious ambiance one can enjoy the variety of delicious food, Bodhgaya has to offer. Monks wearing maroon coloured robes as well as tourists can be seen everywhere enjoying the authentic Tibetan food like hot thanthuk (noodle soup), steaming momos and yummy phing(rice noodles). Besides this all varieties of Indian, Chinese & Continental food can also be savored at the many places ranging from street –side affordable ones to some high-end chic restaurants.

How to Reach Bodhgaya ?

Bodhgaya is located nearly 200 km from Ranchi. Regular Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation bus services is available from Ranchi to Bodhgaya. Ranchi Rajdhani Express, Ranchi-Mumbai LTT Express, Ranchi Patna Jan Shatabdi Express, etc. are some of the trains which can be taken from Ranchi to reach Gaya, the nearest railway station from where one can take a taxi or bus to reach Bodhgaya. The nearest airport is at Gaya which is connected by direct flight to Ranchi.

Where to Stay in Bodhgaya ?

Hotel Siddhartha International
Address : 11, Station Road, 823002
Phone No. : 0631-2223352, 2436243, 2436252
City : Bodhgaya
State : Bihar

Lotus Nikko Hotel Bodhgaya
Address : District Gaya, 824231
Phone No. : 0631-2200700-789, 8002211280
Fax No. : 0631-2200788
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City : Bodhgaya
State : Bihar
Pin Code : 824231

Buddha International
Address: Near Japanese Temple, Bodhgaya, Bihar - 824231
Phone No. : 0631-2200506

The Royal Residency
Address: Domuhan Road, Bodhgaya, Bihar - 824231
Phone No. : 0631-2201156


Kiriburu, a small quaint little town is located in the West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. It is a beautiful little hill station located in the centre of Saranda forest. Kiriburu is famous for its dense forests (Saranda) streams and mountain ranges. Kiriburu is full of natural beauty with lush greenery all around as there is approximately 200 cm of rainfallin a year here. The town surrounded by hills has been developed by Steel Authority of India (SAIL), is like heaven with its calm and serene surroundings.
There’s a lot to explore in Kiriburu, one can drive through thick forests of the Saltrees the pay homage at the ancient Swapneswari temple. Pundul Falls, a magnificent waterfall is just 20 kms from Kiriburu and a must visit. A day can be spent at the nearby mining town Meghataburu, which has a lot of hills from where one can view a great sunset. Don’t forget to the nearest town Barbilto get a peek into its unique socio-cultural landscape.

Where to stay in Kiriburu ?

Guesthouses run by SAIL are a good place to stay in Kiriburu, or when can stay in private hotels in the nearby town Barbil. The guesthouses and hotels provide hot and delicious food, as well as some freshly cooked local delicacies.

SAIL Guesthouse in Kiriburu
Phone Number: (06596) 244 303

Hotel Prateek
Address: Gurudwara Road, Barbil, (at nearly 10.1 km from Kiriburu)
Phone No. : +91 92111 77444

The World Barbil - A Business Hotel, Barbil
Address: Serenda Chowk, Barbil, Orissa - 758 035
Phone No. : +91 92111 77444

How to Reach Kiriburu ?

Kiriburu is located nearly 150 kms from Ranchi, and drive by road by bus, taxi or private vehicle to Kiriburu will take about four hours from Ranchi.Since there are no direct train between Ranchi and Kiriburu, you can either hire a taxi or bus from Ranchi to Chaibasa then from Chaibasa to Kiriburu or take Hte-Rnc-HwhExp from Ranchi to Jamshedpur then board Bbn-Janshatabdi from Jamshedpur to Kiriburu.

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