Ranchi

General Information:

Temperature : Max. 37.2° C and Min. 20.6° C in summer.Max. 22.3° C and Min. 10.3° C in winter.

Rainfall : Annual rainfall is 153 cm.

Best Season : September to May.

Introduction:

This picturesque city sits comfortably at an altitude of 2140 feet above sea level and offers scenic splendour along with man-made comforts and superb urban amenities. There are a number of waterfalls, rock formations and hillocks and several large industrial complexes worth more than one trip. The climate is bracing most of the year. There is a very well stocked and interesting Museum at Jharkhand Tribal Research Institute.

Getting There:

Air: Ranchi is well connected by Indian Airlines services with Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai and New Delhi.

Rail: Ranchi is well connected by rail with major cities all across the country.

Road: Ranchi is situated on NH 23 & NH 33 and there are number of good roads around it. Ranchi is directly connected by regular bus services with all the major places within and outside the state.

Tourist Attraction:

Ranci Hill & Lake: A Shiva temple on the hill and a lake slightly away make the surrounding very loving. The entire city seems to be beneath.

Kanke Dam: Splendid picnic spot, overlooked by Gonda Hill and a reservoir.

Ranchi Rock Garden: The spot has been developed into an artificial garden, complete with waterfalls and sculptures, to attract tourists. The rock garden is awesome in its appearance, striking a balance between the creativity of modern and ancient man.

Tagore Hill: A beautiful hill dedicated to the universal poet Rabindra Nath Tagore lies well within the city at Morabadi. At the foothill are situated the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram and its office and centre of Divyayan and agrarian vocational institute.

Jagannath Temple: Another sightseeing place where the tourist can rejoice and worship. The old temple of Lord Jagannath, built in architectural style or Puri Temple stands like a fort on the top of the hill. Ratha Yatera is celebrated here with pomp and glory.

Hudru Falls: Where the river Subanarekha takes a spectacular leap down a drop of 320 feet.

Jonha Falls: Also known as Gautam Dhara, a serenely beautiful place beside the Kanchi River. Walk down the 500 steps and enter a different world.

Sita Dassam Falls: Falling from a height of about 144 feet Kanchi River makes a pretty fall called Dassam falls also known as Dassam Ghag.

Mutu Crocodile Breeding Centre: A tranquil retreat among undulating hills and green wooded slopes. It is a lovely European style bungalow and a quaint tribal museum.

McCluskigunj: A tranquil retreat among undulating hills and green wooded slopes. It is a lovely European style bungalow and a quaint tribal museum.

Panch Ghagh: Almost 6 km from Khunti, a lovely picnic spot amidst lush green forest.

Excursion:

Jaivik Udyan (Biological Garden): About 16 km from Ranchi town on Ranchi Patna road near Ormanijhi is a biological garden named Birsa Munda Jaivik Udyan. It is full of a variety of wild animals, trees and rare plants.

Sun Temple: About 39 km from Ranchi on Tata Road near Bundu, stands the elegant Sun Temple fashioned in the form of huge chariot with richly decorated 18 wheels (nine on each side) and seven life like horses ready to take off. A beautiful dharamashala, meant for the pilgrims.

Angrabari: A temple complex almost 40 km away from Ranchi near Khunti, which accommodates the temples of Lord Ganpati, Ram-Sita and Hanuman and Shiva. Now it is known as ‘Amreshwar Dham’.

Hirni falls: About 70 km from Ranchi, Himi Falls is another fascinating waterfall with beautiful surroundings. Amid the deep jungles the gurgling of water can transport one to a different world.

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