: Chotanagpur, Bihar.
: Water falls, Barren Rocks & Hillocks.
: September to May.
: Hindi, Nagpuria, Oraon, Mundari and Bengali.
Ranchi, capital of newely founded state of Jharkhand, is a picturesque city situated in valley of Chotanagpur at a high altitude of 2140 feet (654.5 metres) above sea level. Ranchi, is well known for its picture perfect attractions like waterfalls, cool and calm climate, barren rocks and hillocks.
This calm and quiet city also is a emerging industrial town. The erstwhile capital of Bihar, the city is well equipped to wear the mantle. Apart from being a tourist spot this place also boasts of several reputed educational institutions.
Due to this state being gifted with natural resources like minerals, Ranchi is also visited by a large number of business travellers. Waterfalls, hills and many temple complexes are the city's attractions.
The city of Ranchi is situated in a valley of Chotanagpur at an altitude of 2140 feet. Ranchi is one of the best places to study the tribal ways of life in India.
This capital is always under some kind of political influence with this part of India being an important part of the India constituency. The city of Ranchi surrounded by some of the most popular waterfalls in India.
Ranchi Hill and Ranchi Lake
The scenic attractions of the town have much to offer to its visitors. The landmark of Ranchi is a hill, bearing a temple of Shiva on its summit, with a lake at its foot, known as 'Ranchi Lake'. One can have a panoramic view of the town and the surroundings from the top of the hill.
On the periphery of Ranchi is "Tagore Hill", named after Rabindra Nath Tagore, who is believed to have written a part of his famous Gitanjali here, besides other poems. Ram Krishna Ashram is situated at the foot of the attractive hill.
Kankedam & Jagannath
On one end of Ranchi is the 'Kanke Dam' which is ever crowded with tourists. It is a popular picnic spot. Few kilometers from the dam and 10 kms from Ranchi is the 17th century "Jagannath Temple" where the annual Rath Yatra (car festival) is held in the month of June/July.
There is another beautiful dam known as 'Hatia Dam". It is about 12 kms from the city.
'Hundru Falls' (45 kms on Ranchi - Purlia road) where the Subarnarekha river cascades down from an altitude of 320 feet is a sight not to be missed especially in monsoon or when the wind sets the motion. The pools at the base of the falls are favorite picnic and bathing spots.
'Johna Falls' 40 kms on Ranchi - Purlia road) also known as Gautam Dhara, is another enchanting retreat amidst rich flora and fauna beside the Kanchi river. The scenery around it is very picturesque and it is a popular picnic spot. To admire the fall one is required to descend 500 pared steps.
Sita and Dassam Falls
Adjacent to Jonha falls is Sita falls which can be seen at its best early in the morning. Afternoons may best be saved for the Dassam Falls (34 kms on Ranchi - Tata Road) where river Kanchi falls from a height of 114 feet.
'Hirni Falls' is another fascinating water fall with beautiful surroundings. It is situated 75 kms from Ranchi.
23 kms from Ranchi is the Mutta Muggar Breeding centre in Ormanjhi which took off with 3 Bihari muggars (crocodiles) & 2 from Chennai. Today they account for over fifty Nearby is the biological park replete with valuable samples of wild-life.
Mc Caluskieganje, 60 kms from Ranchi on Highway 41 is a sleepy hamlet amidst green forests. The name evokes nostalgia and one gradually discovers that the place was once popular with Angle-Indian community. During the 1950s there were no less than 100 Anglo-Indian families with their typical cottages, clubs and shops.
How To Reach Ranchi
Air: Ranchi is connected by regular Indian Airlines services with Calcutta, Patna, Mumbai, Lucknow and New Delhi.
Rail : Ranchi is on the South Eastern Railway and is directly connected with Calcutta, Patna, Rourkela, Delhi etc.
Road : Ranchi is situated on National Highway No.23 & 33 and there are nets of good roads around it. Ranchi is directly connected by regular bus services with all the main places in the state and also outside the state.
Tourist Attractions: Jagannathpur Temple & Hill, Tribal Research Institute and Museum, Ranchi University Museum, Ranchi Lake, Ranchi Lake, Ranchi Hill, Tagore Hill, Baidynathdham, Gonda Hill, Machali Ghar.