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Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Rock art of Ranchi

Understand[edit]

Ranchi is located on the Chotanagpur plateau, at a height of 2,140 feet above sea level.The entire area is generally covered with red soil. Extensive forests around Ranchi are composed mainly of sal, gambhar, asan, kend, simul and mahua. Bears, sambar, chital, nilgai and hares are found in the forests. Summer afternoons are hot but evenings and nights are cool and enjoyable(maximum 40 degrees centigrade, min 16 degrees centigrade). It is cool/cold in winter (maximum 25 degrees centigrade and minimum 0 degrees centigrade). Annual rainfall is 1530 mm.

Language[edit]

Languages spoken are Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Maithili, Sadri, Oraon, Mundari and some dialects. English is not a common language but is well understood at most of the tourist spots. Even if it is not understood at a place, people are willing to help around with interpretation.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

The Ranchi Airport (Code: IXR) is located in Hinoo. It is approximately 7 km from the city centre. The airport name is Bhagwan Birsa Munda Airport.

  • Air India (previously Indian Airlines) operates a Mumbai-Delhi-Ranchi flight. Check Flight Schedule

Recently Go Air) has added another daily flight between Delhi - Ranchi - Mumbai.

  • Kingfisher Red (Previously Air Deccan) used to operate 2 daily flights from Delhi-Ranchi-Patna-Delhi Kolkata. It also operates an Airbus 320 between New Delhi - Patna - Ranchi. However this airline is now defunct.
  • Jet Airways operates flights from Delhi and to Delhi.
  • Jet Airways operates 2 daily flights from-Kolkata-Ranchi-Kolkata flight.
  • Jet Lite operates Mumbai-Ranchi-Mumbai Daily flight. .

By rail[edit]

Ranchi is connected by rail to important places all over the country. Hatia is a station next to Ranchi and serves as terminus for many of the trains. Given below are some of the convenient trains. The first number is for the train from Ranchi and second for the train to Ranchi.

Daily trains: 8616/8615 Hatia Howrah Express, 8624/8623 Hatia Patna Express, 8622/8621 Hatia Patna Pataliputra Express, 8611/8612 Ranchi Garhwa Banaras Inter-City Express, 3352/3351 Dhanbad Bokaro Allepy Express, 8601/8602 Hatia Jammu Tawi Express, 5027/5028 Hatia Gorakhpur Mayurya Express, 8451/8452 Hatia Puri Tapaswini Express, 8608/8607 Ranchi Baidyanathdham Express.

Other trains: 2020/2019 Ranchi Howrah Shatabdi Express (no train on Sunday), 3304/3303 Hatia Dhanbad Inter-City Express (no train on Sunday), 2439/2440 Ranchi New Delhi Rajdhani Express (biweekly), 8603/8604 Hatia Delhi Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express (via Barkakhana) (triweekly), 8605/8606 Hatia Delhi Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express (via Gomoh) (triweekly), 8609/8610 Ranchi Lokmanya Tilak Express (weekly), 2812/2811 Hatia Lokmanya Tilak Express (weekly), 2835/2836 Hatia Yeshwantpur Express (bi-weekly), 3403/3404 Ranchi Bhagalpur Vananchal Express (via Andal) (triweekly) , 3405/3406 Ranchi Bhagalpur Vananchal Express (biweekly), 5661/5662 Ranchi Kamakhya (Guwahati) Express (biweekly).

By road[edit]

Ranchi is well connected by a network of roads with all the neighbouring cities and towns. The distance to some important locations are as follows: Bokaro 110 km, Dhanbad 170 km, Jamshedpur 140 km, Chaibasa 130 km, Hazaribagh 100 km, Gaya 220 km, Patna 340 km, Barhi (on NH 2 Grand Trunk Road) 136 km, Rourkela 250 km, Kolkata 415 km. Bus connections are available for almost all cities and towns in the area.

You can travel to Simdega, Chaibasa, Jamudag, Lohardaga and other places using Lily Travels Delux bus service from Ranchi City.

By Taxi[edit]

  • taxiGUIDE.in (Ranchi Car Rental), +91 888 023 4455 (), [1]. Inquiry: 7am to 11pm. Ranchi Car Rental services on taxiGUIDE.in - a Chauffeur Driven Car Rental service in 75 Cities in India. Fares start from Rs.1250 for full day local & Rs.8.5/km for Outstation.  edit

Get around[edit]

Hired cars, autorickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available for local transportation. Ranchi like a number of other cities in North India, has a concept of share auto. The share autos operate along fixed routes and take in as many passengers as physically possible. Fares vary from Rs. 5 - 10 depending upon the route.

See[edit][add listing]

Rock Garden in Ranchi
  • Kanke Dam
  • Dhurva Dam- A reservoir on the outskirts of the city. An excellent place to enjoy a scenic sunset view.
  • Rock Garden - A beautiful place to hangout with friends, families, relatives and loved ones entry ticket Rs.10 per adult. Vehicle parking facilites available.
  • Tagore Hill- at Morabadi, about 5 km from the heart of the city, is about 300 ft. above its base. The elder brother of Rabindranath Tagore, Jyotirindranath Tagore purchased the hillok Morabadi and built up an ashram after the suicide of his wife Kadambari Devi.
  • Ranchi Lake - excavated in 1842, it is centrally situated. The lake has boating facilities.
  • Deer Park - 16 km on Ranchi-Khunti Road
  • Birsa Zoological Park – about 14 km away.
  • Pahari Mandir – Located on a small hill, off Ratu Road which is about 2 km from Main Road. It gives an excellent 360 degree view of the city. A must visit.
  • Durga Pooja, Across all locations in the city. Dashehara time... Roam around the city and add some memorable moments to your life. One of the best pooja the country have... the atmosphere, the feel, the decorations, the Godess statue, the people ... just amazing.  edit
  • aqua world (machli g).  edit
  • nakshtra van.  edit
  • Rukka Dam.  edit
  • jaganath temple.  edit
  • science city, chirondi (near morhabdi). a good place to take children, showing wonders of science in a entertaining way.even adults would enjoy  edit


Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Firayalal [2]
  • Kashmir Vastralaya
  • Big Shop [www.bigshopranchi.com]
  • Anand Jewellers [3] , Sona Patti, Upper Bazaar (Opp. Bina Bastralaya)
  • Saloni, GEL Church Complex
  • Vishal Mega Mart
  • chandu sales
  • Rekha Sales Corporation [4] [CDs/DVDs,HandyCams,CyberShot]
  • Rekha Electronic & Mobile [Mobiles & Accessories, World Space]
  • Yashvi Enterprises [Mobiles & Accessories]
  • Reliance Mart, Kanke Road, Ranchi. Buy everything from fresh green vegetables to life style products  edit
  • Dhanuka, Mitra Market, Upper Bazar. Towels, Bedsheets & Furnishing  edit
  • Rukka Dam, (8 kms from booty more). A big dam on the outskirts of the city.It offers an excellent ambiance for picnic and recreation.  edit
  • Kanodia textile co. (Sapnay), shradhanand road, (upper bazar). wide range of bedsheets ,cotton prints  edit
  • Big Bazar, Main Road (Near Overbridge). New Shopping experience in Mall  edit
  • Reliance Mart, Kanke Road, Ranchi (Rock garden). Buy everything from green vegetables to life style products.  edit
  • Dhanuka, Mitra Market - Upper Bazar. Towels and Bedsheet.  edit
  • Kanodia textile co. (Sapnay), shradhanand road,. wholesale merchant,wide range of fancy bedsheets,brand name sapnay  edit
  • Jassi Gifts, churuwala chowk, upper bazaar, ranchi (near churuwla chowk).  edit
  • Vishwanath Omprakash, churuwala chowk, upper bazaar, ranchi (near churuwla chowk). Supplier of all type of fabrics. Mafatlal Uniforms.  edit
  • J D High Street Mall, Main Road. First Mall of Ranchi. Situated just in front of famous G.E.L. Church Complex. It has Glitz, a Three Screen Multiplex. And many other Branded shops & Gaming Zone is there in this Mall.  edit
  • J D High Street Mall, Main Road. First Mall of Ranchi. Situated just in front of famous G.E.L. Church Complex. It has Glitz, a Three Screen Multiplex. And many other Branded shops & Gaming Zone is there in this Mall.  edit
  • Spring City Mall, Hinoo. Newly opened Mall near Ranchi Airport. It is going to host Multiplex Fun Cinema. It has the Food Court, Lemon n Ice & Maya Life Style Shoppee. And more r likely to open sooner or later. Abhi  edit
  • Bhagwan Birsa Jaiwik Udyaan, Ormanjhi, [5]. This is an excellent biological park to visit.  edit
  • Sarhul, Ranchi. Sarhul is celebrated during spring season and the Saal trees get new flowers on their branches. It is a worship of the village deity who is considered to be the protector of the tribes. People sing and dance a lot when the new flowers appear. The deities are worshiped with saal flowers. The village priest or Pahan fasts for a couple of days. In the early morning he takes a bath and puts on new a dhoti made of virgin cotton (kachha dhaga). The previous evening, the Pahan takes three new earthen pots and fills them with fresh water; the next morning he observes these earthen pots and water level inside. If the water level decreases he predicts that there would be famine or less rain, and if the water level is normal, that is the signal of a good rain. Before pooja starts, the wife of the Pahan washes his feet and gets blessings from him. At the pooja, Pahan offers three young roosters of different colors to one for the almighty god — the Singbonga or Dharmesh, as the Mundas, Ho and Oraons respectively address Him; another for the village deities; and the third for the ancestors. During this pooja villagers surround the Sarna place.  edit
  • Tanisha Computer (Hardware Solution), Upper Bazar (Near Churuwala) (Ranchi). Complete Computer Care For Your Laptop, Desktop And Accessories..  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

On Main Road[edit]

  • Kaveri Restaurant, GEL Church Complex - Has a collection of North Indian and Chinese dishes. A meal for two would cost close to Rs. 300
  • Krsna Hotel, GEL Church Complex - Very similar menu and prices as Kaveri
  • Punjab Sweet House, Opposite GEL Church Complex - Marvelous collection of sweets and chaat items
  • Birsa Vihar Birsa Complex,
  • Dakshini, near Sujata Cinema Hall,M.G.Road.
  • Food Plaza, opposite Gurudwara,M.G.Road, Telephone +91 651 314231
  • Marwari Kalewalay, - It has many franchisee in Ranchi, Telephone +91 651 313185
  • Maruti Watika, Telephone +91 651 200155
  • Sudarshan Restaurant, Telephone +91 651 311670
  • Kathi Kabab, Telephone +91 651 206017
  • Chinar, - it's preparation of non-veg is marvelous in Ranchi.
  • Capitol Hill - Buffet meals @ Rs.240 per head, awesome variety of food to choose from. opposite GEL Church Complex M.G.Road,Ranchi.
  • Capitol Residency - Buffet meals @ Rs.240 per head, awesome variety of food to choose from. opposite The Ranchi Railways Station, on Station Road.
  • ChuruWala - famous for sweets -

top and town near road no 2;asoknagar

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Alora Bar & Restaurant
  • Birsa D Bar & Restaurant, Birsa Chowk, Khuti Road
  • Hangul Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Chinar, Telephone +91 651 207780/81/82/83
  • Natraj Restaurant & Bar, Telephone +91 651 209383,307087
  • Neelum Bar Restaurant, Telephone +91 651 314231
  • Saqi Bar & Restaurant, Kanke Road
  • Liquers Bar & Restaurant,Argora Chowk,Birsa Munda Raj Path,Ranchi
  • Hotel Radisson Blu, Main Road, Kadru Division(opposite Chambers of commerce), Ranchi, ☎ +91 651 660 2222


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Rajdhani Plaza Church Road 09771490335[6]
  • Hotel Green Horizon Station Road Ranchi 06516458522,06516458533
  • Hotel Element, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 2461931-8
  • Hotel Capitol Hill, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 2331331-8
  • Hotel Capital Residency, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 2212031-8
  • Hotel Greenridge Avenue, Station Road
  • South Eastern Railway Hotel, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 314216
  • Hotel Konark, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 307840
  • Hotel Kwality Inns, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 305469
  • Hotel Amrit, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 311068
  • Hotel Satkar, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 205339
  • Hotel Chinar, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 207780 - 84
  • Hotel Embassy, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 207780 - 84
  • Hotel Hindustan, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 206032/206039/ 205565
  • Gujrat Hotel, Near Taxi Stand, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 309364
  • Sartaj Hotel, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 311017
  • Hotel Annapurna, Main Road, +91 651 311352
  • Hotel Basera, 5 Main Road, Telephone +91 651 312893, +91 651 207237
  • New Sisai Hotel, Taxi Stand, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 207221
  • Hotel Yuvraj Palace, Doranda, Telephone +91 651 500326 - 27
  • Hotel Ranchi Ashok, Doranda, Hinoo, Telephone +91 651 500441
  • Hotel Crown, Plaza, Birsa Chowk, Hinoo, Telephone +91 651 500524
  • Anand Hotel, Line Tank Road, Telephone +91 651 313548
  • Ganga Ashram Hotel, Kutchery Road, Telephone +91 651 308602
  • Hotel Apsara, 48 A, Circular Road, Telephone +91 651 312066
  • Hotel Rajasthan, Circular Road, Lalpur, Telephone +91 651 304168
  • Palace Hotel, Kadru, Telephone +91 651 203694
  • Hotel Park, Kadru Road, Telephone +91 651 2331459/2331884 (updated)
  • Hotel Akash Ganga, North Market Road, Telephone +91 651 307686
  • Hotel Akashwani, Ratu Road, Telephone +91 651 207712
  • Hotel Aloka, Radium Road, Telephone +91 651 205692
  • Hotel Anuraag, Radhey Shyam Lane, Telephone +91 651 206263
  • Hotel Arya, Hazaribagh Road, Telephone +91 651 204000
  • Hotel Ashirvad, Court Compound, Telephone +91 651 206141
  • Hotel Highland, Old Hazaribagh Road, Telephone +91 651 309537
  • Hotel Maharaja, Radium Road, Telephone +91 651 206408
  • Hotel Natraj, Radhey Shyam Lane, Telephone +91 651 206253
  • Hotel Natraj Mini, Opp. Daily Market, Telephone +91 651 209383
  • Hotel New Rajasthan, Hazaribagh Road, Lalpur Chowk, Telephone +91 651 311722
  • Hotel Sanjay, Hazaribagh Road, Telephone +91 651 312096
  • Hotel Savera, Kadeu Chowk, Telephone +91 651 203830
  • Hotel Siddhartha, Bangla School Lane, O.C. Cmpnd, Telephone +91 651 209632
  • Hotel Swaraj, S.N. Ganguly Road, Telephone +91 651 206252
  • Hotel Anjali Purulia Road, Telephone +91 651 9431103003
  • Little Italy, Opp. Khukri Petrol Pump, Near Overbridge. A great place to have italian cuisine  edit
  • Green Acres (Hotel), Airport Road, 06516458588,06516458599, [7].  edit
  • Hotel Radisson Blu, Main Road, Kadru Division(opposite Chambers of commerce), Ranchi, +91 651 660 2222, [8].  edit

Stay safe[edit]

Do not be carried away by media coverage of stray incidents. Those desirous of travelling out of town, particularly at night, should check with local people, say the hotel management, about the law and order situation in a particular area. However, it is not advisable to venture out late in the evening/ night even in unknown localities of the city unless one is fully aware of that area.

In case of a healthcare emergency, ambulance can be sought from Orchid Medical Centre ( http://www.orchidmedcentre.com ) by calling 0651-2219501/2/3/4

Get out[edit]

  • Hundru Falls – about 28 km from Ranchi, on Subarnarekha River, the water falls from a height of 320 feet.
  • Jonha Falls - also known as Gautmadhara falls , about 18 km, it is approachable by road and from Gautamdhara railway staion on the Ranchi-Muri section.
  • Dassam Falls - about 40 km on Ranchi Jamshedpur Road, near Taimara village, on Kanchi river, the water falls from a height of about 144 feet.
  • Hirni Falls – about 90 km on the Ranchi Chakradharpur Road.
  • Rajrappa Falls - about 65 km from Ranchi, also Chhinamasta temple. One has to go to Ramgarh (on the Ranchi-Hazaribagh Road) and then take the road to Bokaro. The falls are at the confluence of the river Damodar and Bhera.
  • Netarhat – 144 km from Ranchi, the ‘Queen of Chotanagpur’ at a height of 3622 feet above sea level.
  • Bokaro steel city- 128 km from Ranchi, One of the best planned City in country and a industrial giant city surrounded by greenery and well layout infrastructure.
  • Patna – 350 km from Ranchi, AC Deluxe Buses Available from ITDC Ranchi Ashoka, BSTDC/JSTDC Birsa Vihar main Road..
  • Bodhgaya – 200 km from Ranchi, Place of Budha Enlightnment. Buse/Train available to Gaya
  • Sun Temple – Situated about 39 km from Ranchi on the way to Dassam Falls. Private buses or jeeps available from Khadgarha bus stand.
Sun Temple
  • Pahari Mandir – Situated at an altitude of 2140 feet from the sea level. There is a temple of God Shiva at the top of the hill from where the whole city can be seen.
  • Tagore Hills – Situated at Morhabadi. It is about 300 feet high and about 3 km from Elbert Ekka Chowk.It is said number of books were written by Rabindra Nath Tagore on the top of the hill. It is panormic view from the top pf the hill. A great part of Ranchi can be seen from this place.
  • Betla Wild Life (Palamau) – Situated in Plamau district, near Daltonganj city. It is approx 160 km from Ranchi by road. Daltonganj is nearest railway station. Its very good place to relax and unwind as it is in lap of nature. You can hire safari to see the wildlife reserve in daytime. there are tree cottages to stay overnight. Best time to visit- October to March. Avoid Monsoon.




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