Reset All

History of ranchi

In ancient times Ranchi was ruled by the Munda Rajas and the old Ram Temple was their royal palace. During the reign of Asoka (273-232 BC), it came under the Magadha Empire but was later on the Mauryan Empire dug its hands in and after its decline, the Kharavels of Kalinga entered the scene after which the Guptas took the reins. King Phanimukut founder of the Nag Dynasty established the Kingdom of Chotanagpur. The native tribal people i.e. the Munda and Oraon tribes ruled here too. The Mughals took over after Akbar’s succession to the throne of Delhi. After Akbar’s demise in 1605, the region came under a tribal king, Durian Sal. However, a few years later, Jehangir of the Mughal dynasty regained control.\n\nIn 1772, the East India Company established its rule here. In 1757, after gaining victory in the Battle of Plassey, Ranchi came under the British. Ranchi witnessed several revolutionary campaigns and anti-British movements during the Indian freedom struggle. The people of Ranchi actively participated in the Non-Cooperation movement which finally led to independence in 1947 after which Ranchi was integrated within the state of Bihar. Jharkhand state was formed on 15th November 2000 with Ranchi as its capital. During British rule, it was conferred 'hill station' status, but unfortunately rampant population and industrialization have led to detrimental weather patterns with increase in the average temperature thereby losing its 'hill station' label.

ranchi history

Take a Look

  • Theme of Ranchi [Nature, Heritage]
  • You'll love Ranchi for [Tribal handicrafts, Waterfalls]
  • Watchout for [Hot weather, Pollution]
  • Best Time To Visit
    September - March
  • Altitude 2,136 ft. above sea level

Plan your travel to ranchi

Popular Domestic Destinations

  • manali
    manali
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,250
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • goa
    goa
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.3,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • kashmir
    kashmir
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.5,900
    Per Person on twin sharing
View all destinations

Places to stay in ranchi

  • Hotel Maple Wood
    Hotel Maple Wood
    Ranchi
    One night from
    Rs.2,900
  • Hotel AVN Grand
    Hotel AVN Grand
    Ranchi
    One night from
    Rs.4,000
  • Royal Ranchi
    Royal Ranchi
    Ranchi
    One night from
    Rs.7,000
View all hotels

Popular Flights To ranchi

    • CCUKolkata
      IXRRanchi
    • Indigo
      6E-641
    • 18:15 19:10
      Non Stop
    • 00h 55m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,989
    • AMDAhmedabad
      IXRRanchi
    • Air Asia India
      I5-729
    • 07:20 18:40
      1 Stop
    • 11h 20m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,200
    • DELDelhi
      IXRRanchi
    • Spicejet
      SG-885
    • 06:45 08:30
      Non Stop
    • 01h 45m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,082
    • NAGNagpur
      IXRRanchi
    • Go Air
      G8-341
    • 10:15 18:00
      1 Stop
    • 07h 45m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,208
    • IDRIndore
      IXRRanchi
    • Air Asia India
      I5-2469
    • 22:55 07:35
      1 Stop
    • 08h 40m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.5,273
    • BOMMumbai
      IXRRanchi
    • Go Air
      G8-387
    • 15:30 18:00
      Non Stop
    • 02h 30m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.5,581
View all flights

ranchi Travel Talk Sharing travel experiences - one story at a time

Top 3 Hill Stations In India To Enjoy A Hot Bowl Of Maggi

Top 3 Hill Stations In India To Enjoy A Hot Bowl Of Maggi

Here are the top 3 instant noodle destinations in the hills to quell your holiday hunger pangs!

22 Aug 2018  | 2-minute read
85 Shares
4 Must Do's When In Lucknow

4 Must Do's When In Lucknow

We found these top things which are absolute must-dos in Lucknow. Read on.

17 May 2018  | 2-minute read
17 Shares
A Trip To Kodaikanal-Vattakanal In Under 15000 Rupees!

A Trip To Kodaikanal-Vattakanal In Under 15000 Rupees!

Luxury meets value for money- know how it's done, right here, right now!

07 May 2018  | 2-minute read
31 Shares

Holiday Offers and Discounts

Ladakh Packages

Ladakh Packages

Starting at ₹37999 Per Person
Chardham Packages

Chardham Packages

Starting at ₹159999 Per Person
Himachal Packages

Himachal Packages

Starting at ₹6499 Per Person
North East India Packages

North East India Packages

Starting at ₹9,099 Per Person

Frequently Asked Questions

Call Now
Applying changes