Jharkhand: Ranchi


Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, is located at a height of 652 meters from the sea level. The beautiful city is surrounded by forests. Ranchi explores the culture and ethnicity of the backward communities. The city is situated in the central Chotonagpur and it is delimited by Ranchi pahar in the west and by the Morabadi or Tagore hill in the north. Ranchi unfolds its city culture around the Lake which was excavated by Wellesley in 1842. The adjoining rock garden is surrounded by pebbly hills. The city looks even more astonishing with the islands on the lake. Boating in the lake is a nice and enticing experience. The vista of the sunset from the bank of the Lake is mind blowing. Even though you can visit Ranchi in any season but it is prudent to avoid the rainy season. The best time to visit Ranchi is during the month of October-March.

Special permission will allow you to enter and see the mental asylum of Ranchi, about 8 km towards the northern side of the city. Jahajbari, Planebari, Kanke damn, rock garden and the artificial falls are the imperative attractions of Ranchi.

Morabadi Pahar, about 4 km away from the city, is also known as Tagore hill. The office of the Gandhi Peace Association was the residence of Jyotirindra Nath Tagore. Sri Ramkrishna Ashram, Tribal research institute or museum and Nakshatraban, adjacent to the Governor’s house are the other interesting places of Ranchi.

The Shiva temple is there atop the Ranchi hills. The natural vista around the temple is superb and the panoramic view of the city from the hills is also very beautiful.
Namkum, situated in the middle of the shades of the tall trees and small mountains, is a place which is very popular tourist spot.

Aquarium, Museum at Morabadi road, deer park, zoo, and tribal research institute are the other coveted destinations of Ranchi.

Enthusiasts can also watch T B Sanatorium, about 13 km away from Ranchi, Hatia Damn, about 12 km away from the city, Jagannath temple, Hanuman temple, and Ganesh temple. Munda organic ground, about 16 km away from Ranchi, should not be missed out. Sun temple, at a distance of 39 km from Ranchi, on Tata road, is also worth seeing. The temple looks like a chariot with 8 horses. The industrial city is loosing its appeal due to the urbanization.

The falls called Dasham Ghag is situated at a distance of 35 km from Ranchi. The River Kanchi is coming down from a height of 144 feet and meeting the River Subarnarekha. The river has ten streams.

Hudru falls, situated at a distance of 43 km from Ranchi, is coming down from an altitude of 320 feet. The water levels have decreased due to the water power plant of Hudru but it still attracts a lot of tourists. Picnic and outing lovers will love this place.

If you plan to spend a whole day here in the beautiful environs then book the tourist lodge near to the falls.

Nature lovers will love Jona falls, about 38 km from the city, and Sita falls, situated by the lines of the tall trees. The new name of Jona falls is Goutamdhara falls. Cross 280 stairways through the rippling stream of Goutamdhara to the ethnic village of the backward communities. There is also an idol of Goutam Buddha in the village.

Goutamdhara is connected both by railways and by road transport from Ranchi.

You can stay at Kishan Bhaban and rest house in Goutamdhara.

How to reach:  Ranchi can be accessed by railways from Sealdah and Howrah railway stations, Kolkata. Ranchi is also well connected from different other important cities of India.

Where to stay: Hotel Yubaraj, Hotel Ranchi Ashok, Hotel Ashoka, Hotel Amrit, Hotel Samrat and Hotel Maharaja are the noted ones in Ranchi.

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