Ranchi is the state capital of Jharkhand located on the Chotanagpur plateau at the height of 650 meters (2,140 ft.) above sea level. The abundance of attractions like ancient temples, beautiful waterfalls, parks, etc. has always drawn tourists from all corners of the world to Ranchi. The natural scenic beauty of Ranchi with greeneries has been a source of refreshment to the tourists for years. The hills, lakes, falls and gardens in Ranchi have added to the scenic beauty of the city and its surrounding areas. October to May is the best time to visit Ranchi when the temperatures and humidity are low and the weather is pleasant. The region is known for its tribal, cultural, historical and artistic heritage. Rajrappa temple dedicated to Goddess Chinnmastika is a hindu pilgrimage (Shaktipeeth) located by the side of Damodar River, 60km from Ranchi.