Ranchi, the erstwhile summer capital of Bihar state and the present capital of Jharkhand state in India, is a scenic town in the Chota Nagpur Plateau. It got it name from “Archi', a Nagpuri word meaning Bamboo forest. It is located at a height of 2,140 ft above the sea level, entirely covered with reddish soil. Ranchi has been blessed with many magnificent water falls; in fact it can be termed as a charming hub of water falls, lush green hilly regions, barren rocks and greenish beautiful valleys.
Places of attractions are many in Ranchi for those tourists who look for natural beauty, calm and serene atmosphere and challenging hilly safaris. The charming destinations include Ranchi Hill, Jonha Falls, Kanke Dam, Tagore Hill, Ranchi Lake, Hudru Falls, Jagannath temple, Hatia Museum and Tribal Research Institute and Museum.
Ranchi is famous for its divine hospitality; exquisite tribal culture and the enchanting beauty of the nature merge together here in Ranchi to provide a real lifetime experience to its visitors. Really Ranchi is a gift of nature and Mother Earth. Wide forest area in and around Ranchi are very rich in variety of trees and wild animals. Maugha, sal, simul and gambhar are some of the trees seen in these forests. Bears, nilgai, hares, sambar and chital are the animals usually habited in the forests in Ranchi.
The city plays an important role as the node of a major industrial network. Many industrials like Garden Reach, Usha Martin, CMPDI etc. are making good progress in Ranchi.
Presently the flow of tourists to this city is growing in a very fast pace and evenings in Ranchi are extremely gifted with nice enchanting atmosphere and cool climate.
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by Shwetha on Jul 27, 2010
Monsoons have arrived; slushy roads & traffic jams mark its arrival in the city, so head closer to nature & enjoy the real beauty of rains, bubbling streams & lush greenery! In this 3part series we give you a lowdown on monsoon getaways across the country
by Akshay Balraj on Apr 27, 2010
Ranchi is quiet little city in between the hilly regions of Jharkhand. Ranchi is famous for its temples and waterfalls, so nature lovers, this is a must see place for you!
Travel within city
The city of Ranchi is a rapidly growing one that is located in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Travelling in Ranchi is actually very simple as the city is well connected through a network of buses and share auto rickshaws that provide massive public transport options. You can also opt for auto rickshaws in Ranchi.
Buses in the city of Ranchi are well maintained and ply from one point in the city to another. Buses normally cover the entire layout of the city with ease, as the city of Ranchi is a small city generally. While opting for transport though buses in Ranchi, you will need to make sure that you know your destination and where you need to get down. You can always ask the locals for any help regarding the bus stops. Bus fares will range from Rs 3 to 8.
Taxis are a good option and they too come with predetermined rates. Opting for a taxi can cost your around Rs 600 to 700 for a day.
Auto rickshaws in Ranchi do not run on meter and the drivers ask for a fixed amount before every travel. Auto rickshaws can actually aid you during times of urgency and emergency. Auto fares will range from Rs 15 to 50, and by taking a share auto, you can pay just Rs 5. There are no separate night fares.
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