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It is the capital city of Jharkhand and apparently the biggest as well. It plays a prominent role in many happenings in and around the state. The Jharkhand movement which led to the formation of the state of Chhattisgarh also made Ranchi its centre. It is located on the southern part of Chota Nagpur Plateau. The city has some dense tropical forests which makes it highly moderate in climate. The entire city has a lot to offer to its tourists. The lifestyle and culture of Ranchi is quite impressive, and the urban development of the city makes it one of the significant cities of the state.

Places to visit in Ranchi

Sun Temple

The Sun temple is one of the most captivating places to visit in Ranchi offering mind-blowing architecture in the shape of a giant vehicle which has around 18 wheels driven by seven horses. This temple has got a holy pond which is quite highly revered among the Hindu community. Read more...

Birsa Zoological Park

The Birsa Zoological park is also known as the Birsa Jaivik Udyan having a great variety of wild animals such as the lions, tigers and what not. This park is located on the Ranchi-Patna National Highway near the Ormanjhi and is quite a must-visit specifically if you are a wildlife lover.  

Topchanchi Lake

The Topchanchi lake was built to specifically supply water to Dhanbad along with its suburbs. However, the scenic beauty of this place is amazing to such an extent that over the years it has been able to successfully build a loyal tourist base who come there every year with their family and friends to enjoy and have fun.

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Things to do in Ranchi

Visit Jonha Falls

For people who are nature enthusiasts visiting Jonha Falls would be a good option to explore Ranchi and discover some of the most amazing nuances about it. The Jonha Falls is quite a good example of hanging valleys falls. Hundreds of people can be seen visiting this place. Read more...

Tagore Hill

For people who love to spend their time in nature, Tagore Hill is another great option to consider for travelling. Here you will be able to catch a breath of greenery. Moreover, what is quite great about this destination is the fact that Rabindranath Tagore was also believed to have spent a considerable amount of his literary work time in this place itself.

Discover Paitkar Paintings

There is no doubt about the fact that Ranchi is quite famous for its ethnic handicrafts along with the metal work. All of this is very well exhibited at Firayalal which is again quite a popular shopping destination for tribal souvenirs. Paitkar art is specifically believed to be showcasing an amazing history as well as the heritage of the place.

Events and festivals in & around Ranchi


Sarhul is particularly celebrated when the saal trees blossom. During this day, the worship of the deities also takes place. The boys can be seen beating drums in the streets carrying a Pahan on their shoulders and the girls also dance ahead of the boys taking the boy to his house, where his wife would be awaiting him.

Chhath Pooja

It is quite an ancient festival which is specifically dedicated to worshipping the Sun God, Surya. The other name for this festival is also Surya Sashti. The Chhath Puja is particularly performed in the hour of the sun and deities for the purpose of granting them with wishes. Moreover, the Sun in Hindu mythology is the true source of the ultimate energy thus this festival is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm.


Now this is a festival which is quite famous among other festivals as well. The celebrations also take place during the Karthik Amavasya for the animals with great enthusiasm. Furthermore, the tribal population in this area is very close to their animals, the reason being that they believe that the animals are considered to be an important part of human survival.

Best time to visit Ranchi

The best time to visit Ranchi would be the winter season as during this time the temperatures are quite comfortable and you would be able to do a great number of activities without any kind of hindrance such as travelling, exploring, sightseeing, etc.

How to reach Ranchi?

By Air – The Ranchi airport is specifically located around 7 km from the city centre and is very well connected with regular flights.

By Train – The nearest station is Hatia and is quite well connected with every other city.

By Road – The city of Ranchi is very well connected with several other cities by state road transport corporation buses. So, if you are planning to visit Ranchi by road then it would be quite easy for you to travel across.

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