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Ranchi is located in the heart of Chotanagpur at an altitude of 2,140 ft above sea level. It was once the summer capital of Bihar state and the present capital of Jharkhand. Ranchi is the industrial and commercial hub of the region. This capital city of Jharkhand is named after 'Archi', a Nagpuri word, which is means Bamboo forest. Ranchi is a fine mix of natural beauty and commercial entities; while on the one hand it has beautiful waterfalls and on the other hand it is hub of heavy industries.

A trip to Ranchi ideally should start from a visit to the Tagore Hill, which is known for its historic significance. The Tagore Hill is located at a distance of 3 km from the Ranchi G.P.O. The hill got its name from Rabindranath Tagore, who believed to have written a number of books whil + more about Ranchi


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