Situated picturesquely in the heart of Chotanagpur Region, at an altitude of 2,140 ft above sea level is Ranchi, the nucleus of the state. Once the summer capital of erstwhile Bihar and now the capital of the state of Jharkhand, Ranchi is well known for its scenic attractions, water falls, barren rocks and hillocks. It hosts a number of industrial complexes which are of national importance.
Ranchi is blessed with numerous beautiful water falls located in and around, though many of them have almost dried up now. There are many scenic attractions in and around Ranchi which hold tourists for days together. It is also an important place for the study of tribal ways of life. It offers an ideal opportunity to those interested in Anthropology. Bihar Tribal Research Institute and Museum is well worth a visit for those seeking to know more about the tribes of Jharkhand. You can still find some villages that are rich in tribal life. And above all, it is the central point of Chotanagpur which one can not miss to visit. Due to its good climate, lot of people use to come here for health sake too. It gets 1530 mm rain annually.
For more information, check these Ranchi related websites
Ranchi.ws - Ranchi information portal.
Ranchi Business.com - Ranchi business portal.