Ranchi is the capital of the recently created state of Jharkhand. The state is wealthy in minerals, and this prosperity is evident in Ranchi, which is a surprisingly modern city, with several high class hotels.

The city has grown up around a lake, and being at an altitude of 700 meters, enjoys clearer air and a less humid climate than many large Indian cities. It is a very friendly place, which sees few foreign visitors, and the markets in particular are a photographer’s delight.

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