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View from Jagannathpur Temple
Location of Ranchi
in Jharkhand and India
Coordinates 23°21′N 85°20′E / 23.35°N 85.33°E / 23.35; 85.33
Country  India
State Jharkhand
Population 946455(census 2001);(2009 approx:1.29 million)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

729 m (2,392 ft)

Ranchi About this sound pronunciation (Hindi: राँची) (Bengali:রাঁচি) is the capital city of the Indian state of Jharkhand. Jharkhand accounts for 40% of mineral resources of India. Alone Ranchi accounts for 50% mineral production of the state, nearing about 18% of nation's mineral production. For this reason Ranchi is also called the Manchester of the East. Ranchi was the centre of the Jharkhand movement[1] for a separate state for the tribal regions of South Bihar, northern Orissa, Western West Bengal and the present eastern Chhattisgarh. Jharkhand State was formed on 15 November 2000 by carving out the Bihar divisions of Chota Nagpur and Santhal Parganas.

The name Ranchi comes from the name of a local bird which was considered pious by the locals. Before that up to 1927, this place (Ranchi) was known as Rachi. The area was an agricultural locality and Doranda ('duran' 'दुरङ' means song/sing & 'da ah' 'दअः' is water - Mundari words), in between Hinoo & Harmoo River was a better known place for its military base and garrison. The present Purani Ranchi was originally known as the village Archi. Ranchi is a prominent political, commercial, industrial, and educational hub of eastern India.



Ranchi is the headquarters of Ranchi district. Earlier the name of the district was Lohardaga. The old district had come into existence after the creation of the non-regulation South – West frontier as a result of the Kol rising in 1831-32. The name of the district was changed in 1899 from Lohardaga to Ranchi after the name of a small village now comprised within the headquarters station.Actually it was named after a local bird named "RINCHI" which was mostly found in the "pahadi mandir premise" the bird was considered as to be a sacred bird and it used to come seasonally.


Ranchi is located at 23°21′N 85°20′E / 23.35°N 85.33°E / 23.35; 85.33.[2] The total area covered by Ranchi - Municipal Area is about 141 square kilometres and the average elevation of the city is 729 m above MSL.

Geographically, Ranchi is located on southern part of the Chota Nagpur plateau which forms the eastern edge of the Deccan plateau system. The area surrounding Ranchi has been endowed with natural attractions and it is referred to as the “City of Waterfalls”. The most popular waterfalls are Dasham, Hundru, Jonha Falls, Hirni and Panchghat, which are all active perennially.

The Subarnarekha river and its tributaries constitute the local river system. Dams in Kanke, Rukka and Hatia have been built over these channels to cater to the water requirements of the local population.

Ranchi has a hilly topography and its combination with dense tropical forests ensures that it enjoys a comparatively moderate climate compared to the rest of the state.

Ranchi is home to a number of falls.There are more than 10 falls in and around the city which attract a number of tourists. The falls are also unique in themselves, making them distinct from rest of the falls outside the state. Some of the prominent are Jonha Falls, Hundru Falls and many more.


Climate chart (explanation)
average max. and min. temperatures in °C
precipitation totals in mm
source: IMD

Ranchi has a sub-tropical climate. Temperature ranges from maximum 37 to 20°C during summer, and from 25 to 8°C during winter. The annual rainfall is about 1430 mm (56.34 inches). From June to September the rainfall level is about 1,100 mm.


As of 2001 India census,[3] Ranchi had a population of 846,454. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Ranchi has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 68%. In Ranchi, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The city witnessed a sudden surge in population after the declaration of the new state of Jharkhand in 2000. Owing to the rising employment opportunities and opening of numerous regional and state level offices, banks, and marketing companies, the city witnessed the influx of migrants. Ranchi has always enjoyed a cosmopolitan environment and still entails a mix of people from different regions of the country. The expected population of the city is approximated to be around 11 lakhs. The growth of population is due to rapid development of the city in last few years.


Primary and Secondary Schools

Ranchi is a hub for Pre School ,Primary and secondary schools. India's no. 1 technology driven education company educomp has opened its preschool brand "ROOTS TO WINGS" roots to wings, Bariatu Road Rnchi Other major schools include LEBB High School, SS Doranda Girl's High School. Chotanagpur Girl's School, Balika Siksha Bhawan, Surendranath Centenary School, Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Guru Nanak HR School,DPS, St Xaviers, St. John's High School, St Thomas School Dhurwa, St Francis, DAV Hehal, DAV Kapil Dev, DAV Bariatu, DAV gandhinagar, 4 Kendriya Vidyalayas, Bethesada Girl's School, Zila School, St Paul's School, Yogoda Satsanga Vidyalaya (both for Boys & Girls), Sacred Heart Convent,Loreto School,Vivekananda vidya mandir etc.

Ranchi is reputed to be a centre of education, and it also attracts students from the neighbouring cities, towns as well as the States - specifically CIP Central Institute of Psychiatry, BIT Birla Institute of Technology, RIMS Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences & NIFFT National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology. Most of the government-run schools in Ranchi are affiliated to Jharkhand Academic Council, while most of the private schools are affiliated to ICSE, CBSE or NIOS boards. A number of Christian Schools are convents or are run by the Jesuit missionaries of the Roman Catholic, Gossner, Evangelical, and Lutheran Churches and the Churches of North India. Two CBSE affiliated Higher Secondary Schools specifically Jawahar Vidya Mandir and DPS are well known for their students' success in major engineering and medical entrance examinations. Fifty odd students get admission to IITs alone from Jawahar Vidya Mandir every year.

Higher Education

The most rated college in Ranchi is the well known BIT MESRA often called as BITS RANCHI is one of the top 10 Engineering college in India. Most of the other colleges and institutions of higher education of Ranchi are under the jurisdiction of Ranchi University. There are also Agicultural and Veterinary Colleges, which are part of the Birsa Agricultural University located at Kanke and ICFAI University.

St. Xavier's College, Yogoda Satsang College, Marwari Boys' College, Birla Institute of Technology, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Central Institute of Psychiatry, National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Gossner College and Doranda College are other major local institutions.

A new Indian Institute of Management at Ranchi has been proposed recently. As of now, the Jharkhand government has already allotted 214 acres of land for construction of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Kanke thus paving the way for country's premier B-School in the state. The decision to allot land for IIM was taken after the Union Government decided to set up a B-School in Jharkhand in 2008. The Centre has also agreed to provide financial support of Rs 250 crore for the institute, which will become functional by 2010.

Transportation and commuting


Ranchi has road connectivity with 2 National Highways (NH-23 & 33) crossing it and NH-75 originating here. Recently to May 2009 the state government with the support of NHDC has constituted a plan to expand the road connectivity of different district headquarters to this capital city with 4-lane highways of international standards.

One peculiarity of this capital city is that there is no local bus services. For commuting one can hire a cycle rickshaw, auto rickshaw, or taxi.

The State Bus Terminus near the Ranch Railway station has direct buses available for traveling to Bokaro Steel City, Jamshedpur, Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Alipurduar, Siliguri, Kolkata, Lohardaga or Rourkela. The State Bus Terminus is located near the Ranchi Railway station; and Khad Garaha and Ratu Road, both private bus agencies, have similar options.

A ring road circling around the city has been proposed by the government to ease the traffic chaos in the city. The first phase of the work has already started and it covers almost one quarter of the complete RING. (23 km). In the first stage, the state government would undertake the construction work of connecting the state capital’s outskirts — Kathi Tand (near Ratu on Ranchi-Daltonganj highway) and Karma (on Ranchi-Ramgarh road). It would help reduce the pressure of heavy vehicles on the streets of the state capital, as the buses and trucks plying on Ranchi-Daltonganj, Ranchi-Gumla and Ranchi-Ramgarh routes would not enter the city. The state capital’s inhabitants, particularly those residing in the localities dotting the busy Ratu Road and Kanta Toli (Hazaribagh Road), would heave a sigh of relief after the project work starts. Several fatal accidents have taken place in these two areas. In the original specifications, two flyovers were proposed at Kathi Tand (which comes under NH-75 on Ranchi-Daltonganj stretch) and at Karma (NH-33). The state government can undertake the flyover project only after getting clearance from the Union ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The total length of the complete RING road has been proposed to be 85 km.


Ranchi has witnessed growth in railway connectivity between 2006-9. The annual Railway budgets allocated funds for growth due to demand. Currently Ranchi has frequent connectivity with major Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Amdavad, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Pune etc. But the city lacks direct connectivity with Bhopal, Indore, Jaipur and other prominent state capitals.

The Railway Stations in the city are the following: Tatisilwai, Namkum, Ranchi Junction, Argora & Hatia.


Ranchi has a domestic airport - Birsa Munda Airport (Code: IXR) managed by the Airports Authority of India. The airport terminal is situated in Hinoo approximately 7 km south of the city center. The single runway airport is 8900 ft x 150 ft in length x width and supports navigation / traffic control systems such as HIRL and PAPI, ASPL and Apron Flood lights. Airlines include Indian Airlines, JetLite, Kingfisher Red, Air Deccan and MDLR Airlines. Ranchi is connected with all major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Pune, Hydrabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Chennai by air

Trade, commerce, and industry

As an important administrative and military base of the eastern India during the British Raj, Ranchi developed as an important centre of trade and commerce, including a traditional base for sericulture and manufacture of shellac. Villages around Ranchi has been described as the 'vegetable bowl' of Jharkhand and truckloads of green vegetables are transported from the city to different parts of Jharkhand, Bihar, as also to Kolkata.

After India gained independence, Ranchi continued to grow and a number of industrial facilities were located in and around the city, and it emerged as an important industrial centre. Along with other two industrial townships of Jamshedpur and Bokaro, it completes the industrial structure of Jharkhand. Techno-industrial facilities of Ranchi include Heavy Engineering Corporation, MECON, CCL, CMPDI and Shipping Corporation of India

The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) founded its research and development center here in 1974 and today it is the largest steel research centre of the country, employing over 350 scientists and addressing the R&D needs of SAIL while also providing diverse scientific services to other organizations on contract basis.

Ranchi also houses Usha Martin Limited, a pioneer in the manufacturing of Steel Wires & Wire Ropes, located in Tatisilwai, approx 15 km from the main city.

Health care facilities and hospitals

The city is traditionally the medical centre for the entire region of about 400 km in radius. Many hospitals, both private and public, dot the city.

  • The Rajendra Medical College now known as Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, RIMS is the largest of three medical colleges in the state. Neurodiagnostic facilities exist in the Advanced Diagnostic Centre. The Indian corporate hospital chain (Apollo Hospitals Group) runs a private hospital named Abdur Razzaque Ansari Memorial Hospital (ARAM) which is the only super speciality hospital in this area of the country. It was founded in 1996 by the Chotanagpur Regional Handloom Weavers Co-operative Union Ltd and the members of the family of the late Abdur Razzaque Ansari which is on the outskirts of the city.
  • Ranchi is famous across India for its psychiatric care centers. Ranchi has some of the largest facilities for mentally-challenged patients at Kanke. There are three major hospitals taking care of patients with psychiatric illnesses.
  1. Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke
  2. RINPAS, Kanke

Tourist attractions


Jonha Falls - This is a popular tourist destination situated 40 km from the City.
  • Rajrappa Mandir About 65 km from Ranchi for the worship of Goddess Kali, known as Chhinnamastika. Also a tourist place; has great picnic spots.
  • Pahari Temple - Heart of the city
  • Durga Badi - Near Firayalal Chowk at the heart of the city.
  • Jagannathpur Temple - Built in the architectural style of Puri temples about 300 years old
  • Surya Temple - 38 km from Ranchi on Ranchi-Tata NH Road
  • Parasnath or Shikharjee - A major pilgrimage of the Jain's about 200 km from Ranchi in Girdih District.
  • Ramakrishna Mission and Ashram, Morabadi
  • Dewri Temple - 58 km from Ranchi on Ranchi-Tata NH 33 road
  • Doranda Jain Mandir - 4 km from Ranchi
  • Head Quarters of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, situated about 200 metres from Ranchi railway station.
  • Buddha Vihar, Chhotanagpur Buddha Society, Nepal House, Doranda Ranchi.

Hirini Falls are One Of the Famous Falls of Ranchi (Jharkhand)

  • Tapoban Mandir - About 1 km from Ranchi Jn near Over Bridge at Nibaranpur, Ranchi.
  • Swarnarekha - About 15 km from Ranchi in piska nagri, a very good town.

There are also falls like Hundru, Hirni, Dasam, panchghagh, jonha etc. which are the main attraction for tourists.


Ranchi is home to people of many castes, creeds and sects. All festivals are celebrated with pomp, glory and in harmony. People from nearby as well as far off places visit Ranchi during the holidays.

Parks and resorts

Ranchi is known as being a major city with many waterfalls near it.

  • Nakshatra Van - Heart of the city, near Raj Bhawan (Governor's House)
  • Aqua World (Machhli Ghar)- Situated just beside Nakshtra Van, near Raj Bhawan.
  • Birsa Zoological Park - 14 km from Ranchi
  • Night Safari - 14 km from Ranchi
  • Deer Park - 16 km from Ranchi on Ranchi-Khunti Road
  • Sidhu Kaanhu Park - Heart of the city
  • Dr. Zakhir Hussain Park - Heart of the city
  • Ranchi Hill/ Rici Buru - Pahari Baba Temple - Heart of the city.
  • Tagore hill - Morabadi, 5 km from the center of the city
  • Rock Garden - Kanke Road, 4 km from the center of the city
  • Fun Castle - Ratu, 7 km from Ranchi
  • Crocodile Farm - Ormanjhi, 19 km from Ranchi
  • Ranchi Lake - Heart of the city
  • Dhurwa Dam

Other than these recognized parks (most of which have entry fee), there are many open playgrounds which are vanishing fast as the government/administration has initiated massive constructions on available government lands.[citation needed]


The city has several newspapers, the oldest one is Ranchi Express and the most circulated (?) being Hindustan, Dainik Jagran, Prabhat Khabar and Aaj Daily. Amongst English dailies The Times of India, Hindustan Times and The Pioneer are widely circulated in the city, and Bengali Dailies like Anandabazar Patrika and Bartaman.

There are also some local news channels delivered through the cable TV network, Jharkhand News 24, PBL Nazar and Jharkhand TV. Besides these local channels, ETV Bihar/Jharkhand and Sahara Samay Bihar/Jharkhand are two regional channels for this state run by Indian news networks.

Besides the AIR (All India Radio) run Vividh Bharti 103.3 FM, radio station, there are private FM Channels as well. Radiomantra 91.9 FM...(life ka mantra) is owned by the Dainik Jagran Media house. Big 92.7 FM which a joint venture by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani and Adlabs, 104.8 Radio Dhoom owned by Prabhat Khabar has recently been launched and the B.A.G group's venture 106.4 FM Radio Dhamaal comprises the Fm channel network in Ranchi.


Cricket is a popular sport in Ranchi. MS Dhoni, the captain of Indian Test, One Day and T20 Squad, was born and brought up in Ranchi.

The city has one of the best field hockey facilities, with a newly constructed astro turf stadium. Quite a number of players, specially women, from Jharkhand have represented India. Jaipal Singh Munda was the captain of the Indian Hockey team during the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, though he did not lead the team in the final.

- Akash Ghosal, Indian trapeze artist, was born here. He has worked with people such as Theo Dumothier, French trapeze artist and Adam Elkhadem of Egypt.

SS Ranchi

The SS Ranchi was a British passenger and cargo carrying ocean liner. During World War II she served as an armed merchant cruiser HMS Ranchi. It was built for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) by Hawthorn Leslie & Co. at Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and was launched on 24 January 1925. Named after the city of Ranchi, she sailed on a regular route between England and Bombay, India. Later she sailed to the Far East. She carried 600 passengers.


  1. ^ "Jharkhand Movement". Country Studies. http://country-studies.com/india/jharkhand-movement.htmll. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ranchi
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/town.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Rock art of Ranchi
Rock art of Ranchi


Ranchi is located on the Chotanagpur plateau, at a height of 2,140 feet above sea level.The entire area is generally covered with red soil. Extensive forests around Ranchi are composed mainly of sal, gambhar, asan, kend, simul and mahua. Bears, sambar, chital, nilgai and hares are found in the forests. Summer afternoons are hot but evenings and nights are cool and enjoyable(maximum 37 degrees centigrade, min 16 degrees centigrade). It is cool/cold in winter (maximum 22 degrees centigrade and minimum 8 degrees centigrade). Annual rainfall is 1530 mm. [1]


Languages spoken are Hindi, Maithili, Urdu, Sadri, Oraon, Mundari and some dialects. English is not a common language but is well understood at most of the tourist spots. Even if it is not understood at a place, people are willing to help around with interpretation.

Get in

By air

The Ranchi Airport (Code: IXR) is located in Hinoo. It is approximately 7 km from the city centre. The airport name is Bhagwan Birsa Munda Airport.

  • Air India (previously Indian Airlines) operates a Mumbai-Delhi-Ranchi-Patna flight. Check Flight Schedule

Recently its ally (Alliance Air) has added another daily flight between Delhi - Ranchi - Bhubaneshwar.

It also operates an Airbus 320 between New Delhi - Patna - Ranchi.

  • Air Sahara operates flights from Delhi (S2 6163) and to Delhi (S2 6164) Check Flight Status . It also operates flights to Bangalore, Mumbai and Lucknow via Delhi.
  • MDLR Airlines operates Chandigarh-Delhi-Ranchi-Jamshedpur-Kolkata flight.
  • Jet Lite Earlier use to operate Mumbai-Ranchi-Mumbai Daily flight. Which has been discontinued currently.

By rail

Ranchi is connected by rail to important places all over the country. Hatia is a station next to Ranchi and serves as terminus for many of the trains. Given below are some of the convenient trains. The first number is for the train from Ranchi and second for the train to Ranchi.

Daily trains: 8616/8615 Hatia Howrah Express, 8624/8623 Hatia Patna Express, 8622/8621 Hatia Patna Pataliputra Express, 8611/8612 Ranchi Garhwa Banaras Inter-City Express, 3352/3351 Dhanbad Bokaro Allepy Express, 8601/8602 Hatia Jammu Tawi Express, 5027/5028 Hatia Gorakhpur Mayurya Express, 8451/8452 Hatia Puri Tapaswini Express, 8608/8607 Ranchi Baidyanathdham Express.

Other trains: 2020/2019 Ranchi Howrah Shatabdi Express (no train on Sunday), 3304/3303 Hatia Dhanbad Inter-City Express (no train on Sunday), 2439/2440 Ranchi New Delhi Rajdhani Express (biweekly), 8603/8604 Hatia Delhi Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express (via Barkakhana) (triweekly), 8605/8606 Hatia Delhi Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express (via Gomoh) (triweekly), 8609/8610 Ranchi Lokmanya Tilak Express (weekly), 2812/2811 Hatia Lokmanya Tilak Express (weekly), 2835/2836 Ranchi Yeshwantpur Express (weekly), 3403/3404 Ranchi Bhagalpur Vananchal Express (via Andal) (triweekly) , 3405/3406 Ranchi Bhagalpur Vananchal Express (biweekly).

For timings etc. check with Indian Railways.

By road

Ranchi is well connected by a network of roads with all the neighbouring cities and towns. The distance to some important locations are as follows: Bokaro 110 km, Dhanbad 170 km, Jamshedpur 140 km, Chaibasa 130 km, Hazaribagh 100 km, Gaya 220 km, Patna 340 km, Barhi (on NH 2 Grand Trunk Road) 136 km, Rourkela 250 km, Kolkata 415 km. Bus connections are available for almost all cities and towns in the area.

You can travel to Simdega, Chaibasa, Jamudag, Lohardaga and other places using Lily Travels Delux bus service from Ranchi City.

Get around

Hired cars, autorickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available for local transportation. Ranchi like a number of other cities in North India, has a concept of share auto. The share autos operate along fixed routes and take in as many passengers as physically possible. Fares vary from Rs. 5 - 10 depending upon the route.

By Car (Local)

You can easily visit Ranchi through Car. There are many Car Rental Companies available which Provide world Class Services.

  • Enterprises Car Rental
  • Savaari Car Rental,Savaari Car Rental Ranchi has a reputation for providing quality luxury car rentals Ranchi. For more information on online booking of Rental Car in Ranchi, Website: [2]
  • Hertz Car Rental
Rock Garden in Ranchi
Rock Garden in Ranchi
  • Kanke Dam
  • Dhurva Dam- on the outskirts of the city. It is a very good sunset point.
  • Rock Garden -beautiful place to hangout with friends, families, relatives and loved ones entry ticket Rs.10 per adult. Vehicle parking facilites available.
  • Tagore Hill- at Morabadi, about 5 km from the heart of the city, is about 300 ft. above its base. The elder brother of Rabindranath Tagore, Jyotirindranath Tagore purchased the hillok Morabadi and built up an ashram after the suicide of her wife Kadambari Devi.
  • Ranchi Lake - excavated in 1842, it is centrally situated. The lake has boating facilities.
  • Deer Park - 16 km on Ranchi-Khunti Road
  • Birsa Zoological Park – about 14 km away.
  • Pahari Mandir – In Ratu Road ,2 km away from main Road (Firayalal). It is very good place to see whole ranchi in one sight.
  • Firayalal [3]
  • Kashmir Vastralaya
  • Big Shop [www.bigshopranchi.com]
  • Vishal Mega Mart
  • chandu sales
  • Rekha Sales Corporation [ [4]] [CDs/DVDs,HandyCams,CyberShot]
  • Rekha Electronic & Mobile [Mobiles & Accessories, World Space]
  • Yashvi Enterprises [Mobiles & Accessories]
  • Reliance Mart, Kanke Road, Ranchi. Buy everything from fresh green vegetables to life style products  edit
  • Dhanuka, Mitra Market, Upper Bazar. Towels, Bedsheets & Furnishing  edit
  • Rukka Dam, (8 kms from booty more). A big dam on the outskirts of the city.It offers an excellent ambiance for picnic and recreation.  edit
  • Kanodia textile co. (Sapnay), shradhanand road, (upper bazar). wide range of bedsheets ,cotton prints  edit
  • Big Bazar, Main Road (Near Overbridge). New Shopping experience in Mall  edit
  • Reliance Mart, Kanke Road, Ranchi (Rock garden). Buy everything from green vegetables to life style products.  edit
  • Dhanuka, Mitra Market - Upper Bazar. Towels and Bedsheet.  edit
  • Kanodia textile co. (Sapnay), shradhanand road,. wholesale merchant,wide range of fancy bedsheets,brand name sapnay  edit
  • Kaveri Restaurant, GEL Church Complex - Has a collection of North Indian and Chinese dishes. A meal for two would cost close to Rs. 300
  • Krsna Hotel, GEL Church Complex - Very similar menu and prices as Kaveri
  • Punjab Sweet House, Opposite GEL Church Complex - Marvelous collection of sweets and chaat items
  • Birsa Vihar Birsa Complex,
  • Dakshini, near Sujata Cinema Hall,M.G.Road.
  • Food Plaza, opposite Gurudwara,M.G.Road, Telephone +91 651 314231
  • Marwari Kalewalay, - It has many franchisee in Ranchi, Telephone +91 651 313185
  • Maruti Watika, Telephone +91 651 200155
  • Sudarshan Restaurant, Telephone +91 651 311670
  • Kathi Kabab, Telephone +91 651 206017
  • Chinar, - it's preparation of non-veg is marvelous in Ranchi.
  • Capitol Hill - Buffet meals @ Rs.240 per head, awesome variety of food to choose from. opposite GEL Church Complex M.G.Road,Ranchi.
  • Capitol Residency - Buffet meals @ Rs.240 per head, awesome variety of food to choose from. opposite The Ranchi Railways Station, on Station Road.
  • ChuruWala - famous for sweets -
  • Alora Bar & Restaurant
  • Birsa D Bar & Restaurant, Birsa Chowk, Khuti Road
  • Hangul Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Chinar, Telephone +91 651 207780/81/82/83
  • Natraj Restaurant & Bar, Telephone +91 651 209383,307087
  • Neelum Bar Restaurant, Telephone +91 651 314231
  • Saqi Bar & Restaurant, Kanke Road
  • Hotel Element, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 2461931-8
  • Hotel Capitol Hill, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 2331331-8
  • Hotel Capital Residency, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 2212031-8
  • Hotel Greenridge Avenue, Station Road
  • South Eastern Railway Hotel, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 314216
  • Hotel Konark, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 307840
  • Hotel Kwality Inns, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 305469
  • Hotel Amrit, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 311068
  • Hotel Satkar, Station Road, Telephone +91 651 205339
  • Hotel Chinar, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 207780 - 84
  • Hotel Embassy, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 207780 - 84
  • Hotel Hindustan, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 206032/206039/ 205565
  • Gujrat Hotel, Near Taxi Stand, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 309364
  • Sartaj Hotel, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 311017
  • Hotel Annapurna, Main Road, +91 651 311352
  • Hotel Basera, 5 Main Road, Telephone +91 651 312893, +91 651 207237
  • New Sisai Hotel, Taxi Stand, Main Road, Telephone +91 651 207221
  • Hotel Yuvraj Palace, Doranda, Telephone +91 651 500326 - 27
  • Hotel Ranchi Ashok, Doranda, Hinoo, Telephone +91 651 500441
  • Hotel Crown, Plaza, Birsa Chowk, Hinoo, Telephone +91 651 500524
  • Anand Hotel, Line Tank Road, Telephone +91 651 313548
  • Ganga Ashram Hotel, Kutchery Road, Telephone +91 651 308602
  • Hotel Apsara, 48 A, Circular Road, Telephone +91 651 312066
  • Hotel Rajasthan, Circular Road, Lalpur, Telephone +91 651 304168
  • Palace Hotel, Kadru, Telephone +91 651 203694
  • Hotel Park, Kadru Road, Telephone +91 651 208457
  • Hotel Akash Ganga, North Market Road, Telephone +91 651 307686
  • Hotel Akashwani, Ratu Road, Telephone +91 651 207712
  • Hotel Aloka, Radium Road, Telephone +91 651 205692
  • Hotel Anuraag, Radhey Shyam Lane, Telephone +91 651 206263
  • Hotel Arya, Hazaribagh Road, Telephone +91 651 204000
  • Hotel Ashirvad, Court Compound, Telephone +91 651 206141
  • Hotel Highland, Old Hazaribagh Road, Telephone +91 651 309537
  • Hotel Maharaja, Radium Road, Telephone +91 651 206408
  • Hotel Natraj, Radhey Shyam Lane, Telephone +91 651 206253
  • Hotel Natraj Mini, Opp. Daily Market, Telephone +91 651 209383
  • Hotel New Rajasthan, Hazaribagh Road, Lalpur Chowk, Telephone +91 651 311722
  • Hotel Sanjay, Hazaribagh Road, Telephone +91 651 312096
  • Hotel Savera, Kadeu Chowk, Telephone +91 651 203830
  • Hotel Siddhartha, Bangla School Lane, O.C. Cmpnd, Telephone +91 651 209632
  • Hotel Swaraj, S.N. Ganguly Road, Telephone +91 651 206252
  • Hotel Anjali Purulia Road, Telephone +91 651 9431103003
  • Hotel Green Horizon Station Road Ranchi 06512462322,06516458533
  • ARANNYAK RESORT Rs. 600 to 1200 one hour jurney from Ranchi & Nearest Rly statio Muri Pick up & Drop facility available kolkata cont 033 2264=2051,9331911437
  • Little Italy, Opp. Khukri Petrol Pump, Near Overbridge. A great place to have italian cuisine  edit

Stay safe

Do not be carried away by media coverage of stray incidents. Those desirous of travelling out of town, particularly at night, should check with local people, say the hotel management, about the law and order situation in a particular area. However, it is not advisable to venture out late in the evening/ night even in unknown localities of the city unless one is fully aware of that area.

  • Hundru Falls – about 28 km from Ranchi, on Subarnarekha River, the water falls from a height of 320 feet.
  • Jonha Falls - also known as Gautmadhara falls , about 18 km, it is approachable by road and from Gautamdhara railway staion on the Ranchi-Muri section.
  • Dassam Falls - about 40 km on Ranchi Jamshedpur Road, near Taimara village, on Kanchi river, the water falls from a height of about 144 feet.
  • Hirni Falls – about 90 km on the Ranchi Chakradharpur Road.
  • Rajrappa Falls - about 65 km from Ranchi, also Chhinamasta temple. One has to go to Ramgarh (on the Ranchi-Hazaribagh Road) and then take the road to Bokaro. The falls are at the confluence of the river Damodar and Bhera.
  • Netarhat – 144 km from Ranchi, the ‘Queen of Chotanagpur’ at a height of 3622 feet above sea level.
  • Bokaro steel city- 128 km from Ranchi, One of the best planned City in country and a industrial giant city surrounded by greenery and well layout infrastructure.
  • Patna – 350 km from Ranchi, AC Deluxe Buses Available from ITDC Ranchi Ashoka, BSTDC/JSTDC Birsa Vihar main Road..
  • Bodhgaya – 200 km from Ranchi, Place of Budha Enlightnment. Buse/Train available to Gaya
  • Sun Temple – Situated about 39 km from Ranchi on the way to Dassam Falls. Private buses or jeeps available from Khadgarha bus stand.
  • Pahari Mandir – Situated at an altitude of 2140 feet from the sea level. There is a temple of God Shiva at the top of the hill from where the whole city can be seen.
  • Tagore Hills – Situated at Morhabadi. It is about 300 feet high and about 3 km from Elbert Ekka Chowk.It is said number of books were written by Rabindra Nath Tagore on the top of the hill. It is panormic view from the top pf the hill. A great part of Ranchi can be seen from this place.
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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

RANCHI, a town and district of British India, in the Chota Nagpur division of Bengal. The town, which is situated on the Chota Nagpur plateau, about 2100 ft. above sea-level, is the headquarters of both the division and the district. Pop. (1901) 25,970. It is an important centre of local trade and the headquarters of the German Lutheran mission. There are a high school and an industrial school, and it is proposed to found here a residential college for all Bengal. The cantonments, formerly called Doranda, accommodate a detachment of native infantry.

The District Of Ranch', formerly called Lohardaga after the town which was its headquarters, has an area of 7128 sq. m. It consists of two tablelands, of which the higher rises to about 2000 ft. The whole area is broken by hills and undulations, which are terraced for rice. The steep slopes are covered with a dense forest, where wild animals still abound, but no profit is derived from the timber. The principal rivers are the Subanarekha and the North and South Koel. In 1901 the population was 1,187,925, showing an increase of 5-2% in the decade. Christians form 10% of the total. The district was affected by the famine of 1896-1897, and still more severely by that of 1900. Rice is everywhere the staple crop, with some millets and pulses. Tea cultivation has been introduced, but does not flourish. The only industry on a large scale is the manufacture of shellac. Myrobalans are also exported. Iron and soapstone are worked in small quantities. Hopes of profitable gold-mining in the quartz veins of the schist formation have proved abortive. There is no railway in the district, though surveys have been made to connect with the BengalNagpur line.

See F. B. Bradley-Birt, Chota Nagpur (1903).

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Proper noun


  1. The state capital of Jharkhand (India).

Simple English

Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand state of India. About 847,093 people lived in Ranchi (census:2001). One of the oldest psychiatric hospitals of India was located there.

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