is the capital of Jharkhand. The third most populous city of the state, Ranchi
is situated in the southern part of the Chota Nagpur
plateau. It is often called the City of Waterfalls because of its numerous waterfalls, the most famous ones being Dassam Falls, Hundru Falls, Jonha Flls, Hirni Falls, and Panchghagh Falls. Ranchi
lies at a distance of 420 kilometres from Kolkata
and 125 kilometres from Jamshedpur
. It is one of the fastest growing Tier III cities.
hosts the Birsa Munda Airport which has direct flights from major Indian cities such as, Patna
, etc. Recently, a new international terminal has been made ready to facilitate the handling of 500 domestic and 200 international passengers. It is spread over 19,676 square meters of land furnished with imported equipment from China, Germany, and Singapore. The research institutions of Ranchi
include ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Indian Institute for Natural Resins and Gums, and Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Gharkhatanga. A ring road is under construction which will go around the city and reduce burgeoning traffic. The busiest parts of Ranchi
will also soon witness three flyovers which are believed to decongest the city roads. All the major roads and national highways in the area are being upgraded to six or eight lanes. Ranchi
is amongst the 100 Indian cities under the Smart Cities Mission.
There are several residential properties in Ranchi
which are under construction, and the rapid over all development of the city has significantly contributed to the growth of real estate sector here. The employment opportunities are also on the rise, which further boosts the demand of property in the city. It is being noted that the preference of homebuyers is shifting from independent houses to 2 BHK apartments. This has led to the increase in the number of upcoming flats and made the city an attractive destination for realty investments. These under construction properties are evenly distributed in the city centre as well as in the peripheral areas. Khelgaon
, Singh More
, Ekta Nagar
, and Morabadi
are some of the sought-after property locations here.
boasts of a number of tourist attractions, with the most popular ones being Rock Garden and Kanke Dam (Gonda Hills), Hundru Falls, Jonha Falls, Panchghagh Falls, Dassam Falls, Hirni Falls, Nakshatra Van, Jharkhand War Memorial, and Jagannathpur
Temple. Several festivals are celebrated here with great enthusiasm, including Karma, Manasa Puja, Rath Yatra, Chhath Puja, Basant Panchami, and so on. Ranchi
is the centre for numerous sport activities, with the prominent stadiums being Jaipal Singh Stadium, JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium, and Birsa Munda Football Stadium. The International Library and Cultural Centre is a major public library in the city. Ranchi
also houses several higher educational institutions, some of which are Ranchi
University, Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra
), Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
, National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi
, National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Central University of Jharkhand, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Xavier Institute of Social Service, etc. The citizens also have plenty of recreational options, thanks to the shopping malls, theatres, and eateries.