Waterfalls

The Complete Guide to See Beautiful Waterfalls in Jharkhand

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Jharkhand is totally filled with natural resources, has forests and even minerals as well. Jharkhand also has many mines too and is the largest mineral producing states in India. The green resources in this state are very rich, and that is the reason why it is named at the Land of Forests. The state shares its border with Bihar, Odisha, Chattisgarh and also West Bengal as well. Waterfalls play a significant part in making Jharkhand the center of all tourists attraction. The capital city of Rachi is also known as the City Of Waterfalls. The Jharkhand tourism gives a lot of options for all travelers and possesses a number of waterfalls that are beautiful too. Let’s see the list of waterfalls in Jharkhand.

5 Famous Waterfalls In Jharkhand:

1. Hundru Fall:

Hundru Fall

The Subarnarekha or the Swarnarekha River is falling from a height of 98 meters and thereby creating the picture of Hundru Waterfall Jharkhand. The waterfall has an elevation of 456 meters and thereby is marked as the highest waterfall of Jharkhand. You cannot finish the tour of Jharkhand without having a spectacular view of the river creating Hundru Fall. Also, the geographic scenery created by the eroding rocks adds to the overall beauty of the place. This place is best visited during the winter. The place is also the perfect spot to have a picnic as well. Rainy season should be very much avoided at this place, as the course of the river changes rapidly.

  • How to Reach: Bus/cab/train/air
  • Visit Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Distance from Airport: Birsha Munda Airport 36 km
  • Distance from Rail Station: Ranchi and Hatia station
  • Distance from Bus Station: Ranchi bus station 21 km
  • Other Attraction: Suvarna Rekha Hydel Project

2. Johna Fall:

Johna Fall

This waterfall has been created from the Ganga River. The waterfall is known as the Gautam Dhara. This is because it was believed that Lord Buddha had bathed here. The name Johna was given by the nearby villagers. In order to enjoy the whole panoramic and spectacular view of the falls, all the tourists should descend down 722 steps. The place also has a river rejuvenation, which is known as the Knick Point. After visiting the waterfalls, tourists can also visit the temple that is dedicated to Lord Buddha. Even though the temple was built for the Hindus, people from most religion visit the place.

  • How to Reach: Bus/cab
  • Visit Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance from Airport: Reach Rachi by Air then take Bus/Cab
  • Distance from Rail Station: Reach Rachi by train then take Bus/Cab
  • Distance from Bus Station: Ranchi bus station via NH32-Angarha
  • Other Attraction: Jiling Siring village, Gautam Pahar, Lord Gautam Buddha Temple

3. Panch Garh Fall:

Panch Garh Fall

This waterfall is named Panch Garh, because of its most astounding location with 5 waterfalls falling simultaneously. The elevation of the place is about 600 meters. Here the Banai River is dropping from a respectable height, and still, the place looks to be constant roaring with the sound of gushing water. The place really creates a very enchanting feel of ambiance. Tourists can also take a walk through the cemented roads as well, and bask in the glory of the place. The people who want to bask in the care of Mother Nature can definitely visit this place.

  • How to Reach: Bus/cab
  • Visit Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Distance from Airport: Reach Rachi by Air then take Bus/Cab
  • Distance from Rail station: Reach Rachi by train then take Bus/Cab
  • Distance from Bus Station: Ranchi bus station via Chaibasa Road
  • Other Attraction: Khunti and Murhu

4. Dassam Fall:

Dassam Fall

The tributary of the Subarnarekha River, which is known as the Kanchi River, is responsible for making this waterfall possible. The place has an elevation of 44 meters. The word Dassam means Water Pouring. It has seemed that someone is pouring water. In the state of Jharkhand, this is one of the most significant waterfalls. Tourists, who come here, manage to take out at least a day to fully explore this place. The tourists would listen to the roar of the gushing water, along with a cold breeze as well. You can even take a quick bath in here as well. Adventure sports like rafting is also done on the Kanchi River as well.

  • How to Reach: Bus/cab
  • Visit Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Distance from Airport: Reach Rachi by Air then take Bus/Cab
  • Distance from Rail station: Reach Rachi by train then take Bus/Cab
  • Distance from Bus Station: Ranchi bus station via Ranchi Tata Highway and NH33
  • Other Attraction: Rafting on Kanchi River

5. Hirni Fall:

Hirni Fall

This place has an elevation of 608 meters. Here the River Ramgarha is falling down from a height of 37 meters. There is also a dense forest in this area as well. This adds to overall scenic beauty and the surroundings as well. There is tourist complex, so tourists don’t have to camp in this place. There is also a watch tower, along with a bridge that is spanning the whole of the river. The forest also has many animals as well, including deer, wild tigers, bears, etc. It is from the name of the deer, that the name Hirni Fall is given.

  • How to Reach: Bus/cab
  • Visit Duration: 3 hours
  • Distance from Airport: Reach Rachi by Air then take Bus/Cab
  • Distance from Rail station: Reach Rachi by train then take Bus/Cab
  • Distance from Bus Station: Ranchi bus station 75 km
  • Other Attraction: Surrounding dense forests

Additional Tips:

While visiting a waterfall, following are some of the tips that you should keep in mind:

  • Always be together along with your group, and don’t wander around. Since these places have a very high elevation, without caution, one can easily slip off and fall down.
  • Always make sure to car food and water with you. Without having the bare necessities, you can feel weak. Also, drink water at regular intervals.
  • If it’s sunny, make sure to wear some caps to protect yourself from the sun. If it’s winter, then wear woolen clothes, as there will be very cold winds.
  • Keep kids and small children within your reach and sight, so that they don’t lose their way and stay safe all the time.

Jharkhand is really a nice place to be in, with all the various and beautiful types of waterfalls. The place brims with nature and way that the tourist spots are maintained, the State Tourism Board should be given a well round of applause. Each of the above-mentioned places is a joy to behold, be it Hirni Fall or Johna Fall. Every waterfall has their own set of features. But the one thing that they all have in common is the kind of beautiful experience they deliver when you visit each and every one of them.