Ranchi is the capital of Jharkhand, India. Rachi name is derived from the Oraon Village, Archi. Oran word is used for bamboo grove. One of the legends of this place is, once a farmer beat the spirit with bamboo stave. The Spirit shouted archi, archi, archi and vanished. This place is famous for beautiful valleys, barren rocks, green hilly regions and waterfalls. Ranchi is rich in natural wealth such as mica, copper, coal and iron. Wild life is another major attraction of this site. This is the home town of Indian Cricket captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni. Tribal culture is more in this village. Metal crafts, toys, wood products, Bamboo products are worth buying of this place.
What to see in Ranchi:
Ranchi Lake: It is located at the heart of the city. This place is most famous for picnic spot .Boating is the major activity conducts here.
Rachi Museum: Major attractions of this museum are ethnological objects, numismatics, arms, stone sculptures, terracotta sculptures, prehistoric implements.
Ram Rekha Dham: It is believed that during the 14 years exile, Lord Rama along with Lakshmana and Sita stayed here for few days. Temple is located inside the cave.
Tagore Hill: This is located near Albert Ekka Chowk. Height of this hill is 300feet. This is named after the poet Rabindranath. It is believed that he love this place for its scenic beauty.
Other attractions of Ranchi: Other attractions of Ranchi are Rock Garden, Kanke dam, Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math, Gonda Hill, Birsa Deer Park, Ranchi University Museum, Nakshatra Van, Birsa Zoological Park, Pahari Mandir.
What to see around Ranchi:
Surya Temple: It is the major nearby attraction of the city. It is located 39kms away from the city. Major attraction of this city is statue of Chariot with 7 horses and 18 wheels. This was built by Sanskrit Vihar.
Deori Temple: This is one of the most ancient temples which are dedicated to Goddess Kali. Idol has 16 arms. Pillars of this temple are made up of sand stone.
Hundru Falls: These are located 45kms away from the city. Different rock formations are the major attraction of this site.
Jagannath Temple: It is located 10kms away from the city. This was constructed by the king of Barkagarh, Jagannathpur Thakur in 1691. Architecture style is so attractive.
Panch Gagh Falls: It is one of the best picnic spots near Ranchi. It is located between Road and Chakradharpur Road. These falls are 6kms away from Khunti Village.
Other attractions near Ranchi: Other attractions near Ranchi are Jonha Falls, Dassam Falls, Muta Crocodile Breeding centre, Angrabadi Temple Complex, Hirni Falls.
Getting to Ranchi: Ranchi is well connected with Road, Railway and air ways. From the cities such as Jamshedpur, Patna, Dhanbad, Chaibasa etc buses are available to reach this place. From all the important cities of India trains come to this place. Ranchi airport is located at Hinoo. It is well connected with Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Delhi.
Getting around Ranchi: Buses, Autos, Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Ranchi.
Best time to visit Ranchi: Ranchi can be visited throughout the year but better to avoid during peak summer season as temperature is too hot.
Where to stay in Ranchi: Plenty of accommodations are available to stay in Ranchi starting from Budget hotels to luxury hotels. Cost of budget hotels are below Rs.1000 per night. Cost of luxury hotels is about Rs.4000.
Where to eat in Ranchi: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Ranchi. All the restaurants serve continental cuisines. Cafe Coffee, Dosa Plaza, KFC, Subway, Dominos have outlets in Ranchi.