RANCHI
ABOUT THE PLACE

Ranchi is the capital of the newly found state Jharkhand. Situated in the Chotanagpur plateau at a high altitude of 2,140 feet (654.5 metres) above sea level Ranchi is famous for waterfalls and is often referred to as ‘ City of Waterfalls’.

HOW TO REACH

Rachi is connected to major cities of eastern India through South Eastern Railways.

There are regular Indian Airlines flights from Kolkata, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai for Ranchi.

National highways NH-3 and NH-33 both pass through Ranchi and NH-75 originates from here making it one of the most well-connected city in India. Buses are running to and fro the main places of the state and outside the state.


BEST TIME TO VISIT

Because of its geographical location and the distinct nature of landscape Ranchi is quite warm in summer and cold in winter. September to May is perfect time to visit.

ACCOMMODATION

Tourism Hotel

Birsa Bihar
Tel: (0651)2331828
Rent: AC room Rs. 550/-, Non-AC room around Rs. 300/-.


Private Accommodation

BNR Hotel
Tel: (0651) 2208044, 2314216

Quality Inns
Tel: (0651) 2305128/5469, 2208183

Hotel Amrit
Tel: (0651) 2211067/68

Hotel Embassy
Tel: (0651) 2314764

Hotel Asoka
Tel: (0651) 2311082

Hotel Ayra
Tel: (0651) 2204000, 205000, 206000

Ranchi Asok
Tel: (0651) 2480759–65

Hotel Chinar
Tel: (0651) 2207780–84

Hotel Hindustan
Tel: (0651) 2205553/65


TRAVEL TIPS • Always hire safari cars like Tata Sumo or Qualis to travel through the forest.
• Traveling in a large group of 6–8 people is better for safety and security of the tourists. It also reduces per unit cost of traveling.


FRIENDLY TRAVEL ADVICE

The travel circuit of Ranchi-Hazaribagh-Betla-Netarhat can be a refreshing getaway from the fast-paced urban life. A tentative tour schedule can be as follows:

Two days in Ranchi to relish the splendor of the water falls;
One night at Hazaribagh;
One night at Betla;
Two days in Netarhaut;
Back to Ranchi.


OTHER DESTINATIONS

Hazaribagh
Betla
Netarhat