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Ranchi, also known as the land of waterfalls, is the capital city of the Indian state of Jharkhand . The city is a beautiful destination full of cultural and natural wonders. The Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDI) is a reputed Government company and has its headquarters in Ranchi.

ATTRACTIONS

Ranchi is home to many waterfalls, temples and scenic viewpoints, the city got has a few places to explore.

  • Ranchi Lake (One of the best Picnic spots)
  • Tagore Hill (Named after the great poet Rabindranath Tagore)
  • Kanke dam (Known for crystal water surrounded by hills)
  • Rock Garden (Famous for greenery, waterfalls, sculptures and art)
  • Ranchi Science Centre (A museum that houses many exhibits related to astronomy and evolution)

SHOPPING

Ranchi is known for its calm and soothing environment. The city has a number of beautiful attractions also to visit but when one wants to relax, shop and spend time with family, they can always visit some of the best malls and shopping spots that includes:

  • JD Hi Street Mall (Located in the heart of the city)
  • Spring City Mall (Known for city's ethnic and traditional products)
  • Big Mall (Famous for all kinds of fashion related items)
  • Shanti shopping complex (known for all fashion and beauty related products)
  • Basanti Market (Famous for Dry Fruits)
  • Riyada Bhavan Market (Known for handicrafts and furniture)

CUISINE

If you're someone who loves mouth-watering snacks, than Ranchi is the place which offers finger-licking food. Below are some of the best foods to try:

  • Dhuska (Made with a mix of rice and urad dal flour, deep-fried)
  • Litti Chokha (Prepared using wheat flour, spices, herbs, Potatoes and roasted gram flour/Sattu)
  • Bhel Puri (A snack item made with puffed rice, spices, and different chutneys)
  • Chura Bhunja (Prepared by roasting flattened rice flakes and nuts)
  • Malpua (Made with ripe bananas, condensed milk, and flour)

HISTORICAL PLACES

The capital city of Jharkhand, Ranchi, is home to many historical places that includes:

  • Jagannath Temple (A Hindu temple built on a hill)
  • Pahari Mandir (Situated at an altitude of 2140 feet)
  • Deori Mandir (One of the oldest temples in the state - 700 years old)
  • Sun Temple (The temple was built in the shape of a big chariot with eighteen wheels and seven lifelike horses)
  • Ranchi War Cemetery (A war memorial dedicated to brave soldiers who lost their lives)

GARDENS AND PARKS

The parks and gardens of the city are beautiful enough to catch your attention. Some of the best parks and gardens to explore are:

  • Rock Garden (A garden with a lake and play area for children)
  • Nakshatra Van (A park with a small lake, colorful flowers and play area for children)
  • Biodiversity Park (A large park with picnic spots)
  • Ram Dayal Munda Park (Dedicated to the celebrated scholar Ram Dayal Munda)
  • Sidhu Kanhu Park (A park with a landscape, a playground, miniature railway & water features)

MUSEUMS

If you think that Ranchi is not very interesting on the historic or heritage front, you will be surprised to know that it is actually not. Ranchi is home to a number of temples and gardens, but it also houses some amazing museums, which history enthusiasts and anyone interested to know more about the city can check out, such as:

  • Ranchi Science Centre (The very first science center in the state of Jharkhand)
  • State Museum (Built to express the cultural heritage of Jharkhand)
  • Tribal Museum (Known for displaying various artworks of the tribes of Jharkhand)

RELIGIOUS PLACES

A large number of devotees visit Religious temples in Ranchi to offer their revere to the Gods sitting here, each year. Some of the most visited temples in Ranchi are listed below:

  • Jagannath Temple (Built on a hill)
  • Pahari Mandir (Situated at an altitude of 2140 feet)
  • Deori Mandir (Situated in the village of Tamaar at Ranchi)

FESTIVALS

All festivals are celebrated in Ranchi with the popular ones being Diwali, Durga Pooja. Saraswathi Puja and Holi. Popular fairs like the Jagannathpur Mela is also very popular among tourists and locals.

HOTELS

The city of waterfalls offer fine hotels that are close to the main bazaar and a miles away from the airport. If you are planning to visit Ranchi, you can check out below listed best hotels:

  • Le Lac Hotel (From INR 2500 Onwards)
  • Cradle Inn (From INR 1500 Onwards)
  • Executive's Inn (From INR 1500 Onwards)
  • The Royal Retreat (From INR 2500 Onwards)
  • Rosewood Villa (From INR 1500 Onwards)

RESTAURANTS

Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand does not lag behind when it comes to offering delicious mouth-watering dishes. Some of the best Reastaurants in Ranchi are:

  • The Great Kebab Factory (Famous for traditional Mughlai cuisine)
  • Angithi Restaurant (Famous for South Indian, Dehati Chicken and Kebab)
  • Yellow Sapphire (Known for Buffet)
  • Jungli Moon Dance Restaurant (Famous for sweets like moong dal halwa)
  • Flaves (Famous for Pav Bhaji, vegetarian thali and many more)

NIGHTLIFE

Nightlife of any city is not complete without happening pubs and bars. Ranchi also has many places that are perfect for the entertainment of the people in city or tourists. There are many pubs and bars in Ranchi that includes:

  • Skylit (Known for a rooftop dining and buffet)
  • The Club Lounge
  • Urban Brava club

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

  • Child Helpline - 1098
  • Women Helpline - 1091
  • Police Helpline - 100
  • Ambulance Service - 108

LANGUAGE

Hindi is the main language of Ranchi. But, language like Mundari is also spoken by Munda tribe.

Hindi:

  • Welcome - svagat
  • How are you? - Aap kaise hai?
  • What's your name? - Aapka naam kya hai?
  • I don't know - Mujhe nahi pata
  • I don't understand - Mein samjha nahi
  • Thank you - Dhanyavad