The picturesque city of Ranchi is located in the heart of Chhotanagpur. This capital city of Jharkhand state of India is surrounded by scenic waterfalls, affording a splendid view. It is also popular as the center for studying tribal ways of life. Cascading waterfalls, exquisite temples, hillocks and lakes induce you to go for Ranchi tours.
Ranchi can be visited any time between September to May. As the capital city, it is well connected to other major places by road, rail and air routes. Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Kolkata have regular flights to and from Ranchi. Most of the major cities of the country are connected by regular passenger as well as express trains to Ranchi. Ranchi is situated on National Highway 23 and 33, so roads connecting other cities to Ranchi are good. These excellent travel facilities make Ranchi tours pleasant and comfortable.
Local transportation is possible by using taxis, buses and auto rickshaws. There are several economy and luxurious hotels in Ranchi providing comfortable accommodation to the visitors. Restaurants in Ranchi treat their customers with delicious delicacies. There are many attractive places in Ranchi, which make it a major tourist destination. Most popular in Ranchi are the waterfalls. Dassam Falls is located about 40 km away from Ranchi and is nestled in natural beauty. The Swarnarekha river falls from the height of about 320 feet, forming Hundru Falls. It is located about 45 km from Ranchi. Jonha Falls is also known as Gautamdhara, which was named after Gautam Buddha. Hirni Falls is situated in the dense forest Hirni. These wonderful waterfalls make Ranchi tours an excellent experience.
Ranchi is also a popular pilgrimage center due to the presence of many temples in and around the city. Famous Sun Temple is presented in the form of a huge chariot, with richly decorated images of 18 wheels and seven lifelike horses. Rajrappa Temple is situated at the confluence of rivers Bhairavi and Damodar. Parasnath Hill is the tallest hill of Jharkhand. It is a sacred place for Jains. Parasnath Temple on the top of the Parasnath Hill is dedicated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankar Parasnath. Jaganathpur Temple is one more attraction for pilgrims. With such a religious resonance, no wonder the pilgrims get excited about Ranchi tours.
Several other attractions that can be added to Ranchi tours include Ranchi Hill, which gives a panoramic view of the Ranchi city. This is also a pilgrimage place with a Lord Shiva temple on the top of the hill.
Gonda Hill has a water reservoir at its top. Tagore Hill is also famous, as it is said that Rabindranath Tagore had written many books from here. Betla National Park, Hazaribagh National Park and Birsa Jaivik Udyan are main attractions for wildlife lovers. Museums like Tribal Research Museum and Ranchi University Museum have unique collection of tribal antiques. There is also a Machali Ghar aquarium in Ranchi city.
Shopping can also be a major part of Ranchi tours. Ranchi is famous for its handicraft items and paintings. Altogether, Ranchi tours are comfortable and memorable experience for tourists.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/06