Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand and also 4th largest city in India by area. The name comes from a local bird named called “Rici” which was mostly found in the ‘Pahadi Mandir’ premise and hence the place is known by the name of Ranchi. The city is located in ‘Ruhr of India’ (Chhota Nagpur) eastern section of Deccan Plateau making it ideal for mineral-based industries accounting country’s 40% of the mineral supply. The region has hilly topography with dense forests so, the climate is humid subtropical therefore the best to explore the city is between September to May. On record, the language is Hindi but a number of other languages spoken by locals are Nagpuri (regional), Kurmali, Khortha and Mundari (Munda tribe). The total land area of the city is about 652.02 km. sq. Hinduism is the prominent religion followed by Islam.
Tourist Attractions –
Birsa Zoological Park
How to reach?
NH 23 and NH 33 connect Ranchi with Patna, Kolkata and Jamshedpur via regular buses. The road network outside of the state is no very familiar with tourists.
The express trains, passenger trains and loading trains are the frequently to and fro trains to Kolkata, Delhi and Patna at the Ranchi Junction. The junction has 4 major hubs; Ranchi station, Hatia, Tatisilwai and Namkon, one of the top 100 booking stations. The ticket fair per person is round Rs. 800 to Rs. 2500
The Birsa Munda Airport connects Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Bangaore through regular flights. The nearest international airport is Netaji Shubash Chandra Bose in Kolkata located at 417kms from the megalopolis. The domestic flight charge per person varies to Rs. 1200 to Rs. 3500.