Ranchi Tour & Travel Guide
Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand is a perfect balance between rustic old world charm and modern aesthetics. The land is a home to the mythical waterfalls, serene hills, and meandering rivulets and is also considered enriched in the nature’s bliss and bounty. The dense forests and lush landscapes make for a great escape from the cityscape. It is also a mineral rich zone and has a majority of India’s mining reserves. The culture of Ranchi is colorful comprising of abundant layers with so many tribes, traditions and cultures coming together and expecting your glimpses. The city has many hues which can be enjoyed by all kinds of tourists. Whether you’re someone merely striving to appreciate the nature or enjoy your photography skills, then Ranchi is an unparalleled choice. The expansive greenery makes it a great place to unwind and relax in the lap of nature, while exploring the history and multifaceted culture.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
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An Insight into Ranchi Tourism
Land with Umpteen Waterfalls, Pretty Hills & Winding Rivulets
Perched on the Chotanagpur plateau, Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand state in India. Blessed with countless waterfalls plunging from lofty hills and pretty winding rivulets, Ranchi is now a mineral-rich zone that takes pride in accounting for the 40% of India’s total mineral reserves. Other than this, the city is enriched with emerald green forests, natural serenity, tranquility and bliss. Sprawling forests here are densely populated with tress such as kend, sal, asan, mahua, gambhar, and simul and animals like chital, bears, sambar, nilgai and hares. Ranchi’s natural beauty make it a favored holiday destination in Jharkhand. Ranchi Hill, Tagore hill, Kanke Dam, Hudru falls, Tribal Research Institute and Museum and Hatia Museum are some of the touristy places in & around the city.
Munda and Oraon races inhabited Ranchi district earlier and the region had no intruders until Mughal king Akbar came to power in 1585. Mughals exploited Ranchi & its periphery for its resources until British Raj took over Ranchi in 1765. The Maharaja of Ramgarh looked after the administration of the city. The change of rule, was not accepted by the locals and before much of unrest, British formed a new region the South - Western Frontier Agency, which included Ranchi and its nearby towns and the direct rule of the Governor General of India was applied.
Ranchi district played a crucial role in India’s struggle for independence and was a central point for many movements. Post-independence, Ranchi was in the Bihar state and then the capital of new state Jharkhand in 2000.
Carpeting greenery, dense forest, uninterrupted waterfalls, streams meandering relentlessly and rich flora & fauna make Ranchi a sough after holiday destination. Some places of sightseeing here are Kanke Dam, Dhurva Dam, Rock Garden, Tagore Hill, Ranchi Lake, Deer Park, Birsa Zoological Park, Pahari Mandir, Aqua world, Nakshtravan, Rukka Dam, Jagannath temple and Science city
The vibrant culture of Ranchi is a coming together of different old & new tribes and their traditional practices. Native tribes of the past, Buddhist, Hindu kings and the Mughalshave contribute din shaping the culture of this place. Consequently, unique forms of dance, music, folk-art and food can be found here. Madhubani art, Pitkar paintings and wood & bamboo artefacts of this region travel across the globe in the bags of tourist as souvenirs.