Ranchi, the capital of the state of Jharkhand, which is endowed with rich iron ore and coal deposits, is rapidly developing into an important industrial hub in India. Famous for its natural beauty, which is still un-spoilt by modern commercialism, Ranchi is located in the eastern part of India, around 400 km from Kolkata. Ranchi has a very pleasant and moderate climate. During the month of October, the temperature could vary from +150C to +300C. Ranchi is situated in the heart of Chhotanagpur at an altitude of 2140 feet (654.5 metres) above sea level. Once the summer capital of Bihar, Ranchi is well known for its scenic attractions, water falls, barren rocks and hillocks. It has a number of industrial complexes which are very important in the economic progress of country.
Domestic airlines connect Ranchi with Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Ranchi is well connected by rail and road network with major cities namely Bengaluru, Bhubneshwar, Chennai, Jamshedpur, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur, New Delhi, Vishakhapatnam and Steel Cities located in Eastern part of India. Details of Flights and Trains can be seen from Conference website.
Ranchi offers a range of accommodation to suit every budget. Both economy and luxury class hotels are available in Ranchi within 5 Km from the Conference venue. Delegates are requested to book the accommodation in advance. For assistance in advance booking, Conference Secretariat may be approached. A list of prominent hotels in Ranchi can be seen from Conference website.
Ranchi has been blessed with many magnificent water falls; in fact it can be termed as a charming hub of water falls, lush green hilly regions and beautiful valleys. Wide forest area in and around Ranchi are very rich in variety of trees and wild animals. The charming destinations include Ranchi Hill, Jonha Falls, Kanke Dam, Tagore Hill, Ranchi Lake, Hundru Falls, Jagannath Temple, Sun Temple, Rock Garden, Tribal Research Institute and Museum etc.