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Old 18th December 2016, 09:43   #136
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Some recent clicks at Patratu valley.
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Some recent pics from my trip to Ranchi.


McCluskiegunj, the recent flick A Death in the Gunj was shot here
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Patratu Valley
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Jonha Falls
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Somewhere between Gautamdhara and Rahe
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Dassam Falls
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The last stretch from Intake More to Getalsud Dam
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Dhurwa Dam as seen from the Ring Road
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Ring Road, Ranchi
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Some recent pics from my trip to Ranchi.

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Wonderful pictures there @//M. The roads look inviting, specially Patratu. Must have been a lot of fun navigating those in the Honda City. I am planning to travel to Ranchi from Kolkata in the second week of January next year. Would you possibly be able to help me on which route would be a good one. I will be travelling with my wife and daughter and there will be another car with the family of one of my colleagues. I also wanted to ask you about the condition of the roads leading to Patratu from Ranchi, but from the looks of it, its quite healthy.


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Wonderful pictures there @//M. The roads look inviting, specially Patratu. Must have been a lot of fun navigating those in the Honda City. I am planning to travel to Ranchi from Kolkata in the second week of January next year. Would you possibly be able to help me on which route would be a good one. I will be travelling with my wife and daughter and there will be another car with the family of one of my colleagues. I also wanted to ask you about the condition of the roads leading to Patratu from Ranchi, but from the looks of it, its quite healthy.


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Thanks Sandipan. The roads are indeed inviting and the scenic surroundings add to the pleasure of driving !


From Kolkata, you may chose either of these routes :

1. Kolkata - Kharagpur - Baharagora - Ghatshila - Jamshedpur - Ranchi

This is the popular route, but at the moment please avoid this route if you can as road widening work is going on currently so there are many diversions.


2. Kolkata - Asansol - Purulia - Muri - Ranchi
Narrow roads but in good shape. You might have to negotiate through traffic in smaller towns like Purulia, Jhalda etc. But overall this is a better option than the Baharagora route. Purulia - Ranchi is mostly single-lane but very scenic and apart from the villages, there is hardly any traffic.


3. Kolkata - Asansol - Dhanbad - Bagodar - Hazaribagh - Ranchi

This is the longest route in terms of distance, but also the fastest (specially if you factor in the traffic through the villages in the above two routes). Straight wide Grand Trunk road upto Bagodar, then a lovely winding road through the jungles till Hazaribagh, followed by a butter smooth 4-lane road all the way till Ranchi. There are no real traffic issues in this route except for the toll booths on the GT Road.


There are a few other routes via Bankura or via Bokaro but again these routes will take you through smaller towns with lots of traffic so its best avoided.


The Ranchi - Patratu stretch is in great shape. No worries here !
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Thanks Sandipan. The roads are indeed inviting and the scenic surroundings add to the pleasure of driving !


From Kolkata, you may chose either of these routes :

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3. Kolkata - Asansol - Dhanbad - Bagodar - Hazaribagh - Ranchi

This is the longest route in terms of distance, but also the fastest (specially if you factor in the traffic through the villages in the above two routes). Straight wide Grand Trunk road upto Bagodar, then a lovely winding road through the jungles till Hazaribagh, followed by a butter smooth 4-lane road all the way till Ranchi. There are no real traffic issues in this route except for the toll booths on the GT Road.


There are a few other routes via Bankura or via Bokaro but again these routes will take you through smaller towns with lots of traffic so its best avoided.


The Ranchi - Patratu stretch is in great shape. No worries here !

Thanks a lot @//M for providing the update on the available routes. I have decided to opt for the Asansol Bagodar Hazaribagh Ranchi route. Good to know that the Ranchi - Patratu stretch is in great shape.

Actually, one of my colleagues had sent me some images of Patratu valley sometime back, and mentioned that the place is near Ranchi and that he intended to go there in his CBR 250. The images immediately spiked my interest, but I must admit that I initially felt the roads in the pictures were too good to be true. So, I searched Team BHP to find out if there are any resources on Patratu. And, voila, I stumbled upon this thread. One of my primary reasons of going to Ranchi is to take my Abarth Punto on the winding roads Patratu. I got the car last year, and I have done two highway trips, one of them to Bankura, and the other to Puri. Both of them involved fairly straight roads, so I was looking out for something to test the car's cornering abilities and Patratu fits the bill perfectly. Great roads, not too far away from my home and would allow family to have a great time as well .
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One of my primary reasons of going to Ranchi is to take my Abarth Punto on the winding roads Patratu. I got the car last year, and I have done two highway trips, one of them to Bankura, and the other to Puri. Both of them involved fairly straight roads, so I was looking out for something to test the car's cornering abilities and Patratu fits the bill perfectly. Great roads, not too far away from my home and would allow family to have a great time as well .
If you really intend to have fun with your Abarth in Patratu, go on a weekday. Weekends are usually full of picnic-dwellers hence more traffic.

Do share your experience after you are back from this trip.

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@M, we would be getting two entire days to explore Ranchi and it's surroundings. I have set aside one of them for Patratu. I guess we would have time for some other places also apart from Patratu on that day. What areas do you suggest? And then I have one whole day. Would love have your inputs on this.

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@M, we would be getting two entire days to explore Ranchi and it's surroundings. I have set aside one of them for Patratu. I guess we would have time for some other places also apart from Patratu on that day. What areas do you suggest? And then I have one whole day. Would love have your inputs on this.

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On Day 1, you may cover Patratu, Patratu Dam, Tagore Hill, Kanke Dam, Rock Garden and Dhurwa Dam.

Day 2 can be spent at Jonha Falls, Sita Falls, Hundru Falls and Getalsud Dam.

All the waterfalls have many stairs to go downhill so do have ample time in hand.


Alternatively, if you are considering the Kolkata - Bagodar - Hazaribagh - Ramgarh - Ranchi route, then you can turn right at Ramgarh towards Patratu and drive to Ranchi.

This way you can cover Patratu on Day 0 itself. So on Day 1, you can visit the Dassam Falls and on your way back, you can take the Ring Road towards Dhurwa Dam and Kanke Dam.
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