Reasons To Visit Ranchi
Ranchi is located in the east of India within the state of Jharkhand and offers many fascinating sites and attractions. There are many beautiful scenic sites located around the city such as the Dhurva Dam and the Rock Garden which is ideal for families, while Ranchi Lake is another option for a fun day out of boating and swimming. One of the most popular attractions in Ranchi is the Jharkhand Zoo which is home to all kinds of animals, or alternatively you can venture up one of the hills like Tagore Hill and Pahari Mandir to enjoy stunning views of the city and the landscape below.
Arriving In Ranchi
Ranchi Airport, known in full as Birsa Munda Airport, is situated only 5 km away from Ranchi and handles a range of domestic flights across India. Travelers looking to catch flights from the UAE to Ranchi won’t be able to make the journey directly as no airlines offer nonstop flights. However, the airport has extensive connections across India which enables UAE-based travelers to catch flights to Ranchi with just one transfer.
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Ranchi Airport is set within a single passenger terminal which is relatively new having opened up in 2013. Although you won’t find much in the airport in terms of amenities and facilities, there are all of the basics you would need including cafés and shops but don’t expect much in terms of options. When you have arrived at the airport, the easiest way to travel into the city is by taxi.
Ranchi Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to India can go online prior to the journey and get an e-visa which is valid for up to 60 days. In Ranchi the weather gets rather hot over the summer but not quite as hot as the UAE with average highs in the mid-30s from March until June. There is a rainy season in the region beginning in June and continuing until September, while the rest of the year manages to stay relatively dry. Remember you will need to put your clocks forward by one hour and 30 minutes to get on local time, while prices in the city for most things will tend to be a lot cheaper compared to the UAE.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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