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Netarhat - the Queen of Chotanagpur

Popularly known as the Queen of Chotanagpur, Netarhat can be the ideal weekend getaway in the midst of serene hills and lush nature. The hilltop hamlet is located in Jharkhand’s Latehar district at an altitude of 1,071 meters above the sea level, which is around 156 km to the West of the state capital Ranchi. This Pat region of Chotanagpur Plateau that remains covered with verdant greenery and tranquillity entice tourists. The highest point of the plateau is 3,696 feet. The place is enriched with crystalline rocks and sandstone as well as laterite.

One’s Jharkhand tour is simply incomplete without exploring Netarhat. The beautiful hamlet on the Chotanagpur plateau awe-inspire the tourists because of its pristine nature, peaceful aura and, of course, the picturesque view of sunrise and sunset.

Netarhat is one of the most preferred tourist hotspots for the weekenders and for those locals looking forward to an affordable yet amazing tourist destination. The nature and calmness of Netarhat are enchanting.

Tour Spots and Attractions in Netarhat

Besides enjoying the tranquil nature, Netarhat has some wonderful sightseeing to explore. Here are the top listing ones-

Magnolia Point It is said that those who haven’t seen the sunset at Netarhat have simply missed out one of the most awe-inspiring experiences. Magnolia Point, around 10 km from Netarhat is that location from where tourists can witness the heavenly sunset. This will remain in the mind of the tourists for the rest of their lives. While enjoying the sunset, tourists can take a sip to the tea or take a bite of the pakoras sold by the local tribal people wrapped in the fresh and green Sal leaves.

Upper Ghagri Waterfall At a distance of 4 Km from Netarhat, the cascading Upper Ghagri Water Fall is located. The panoramic surrounding of the fall has created a perfect picnic spot for the tourists. The overflowing waters from the Netarhat Dam make the place more beautiful. Besides, the valley is already surrounded by lush green, scenic beauty, and tranquility.

Lower Ghagri Waterfall Like the Upper Ghagri Waterfall, the Lower Ghagri Waterfall allures tourists. It purges deep down the dense forest where the sunlights find it difficult to intrude. Usually, the Upper Ghagri Waterfall and the Lower Ghagri Waterfall are the twin falls that visitors can explore at the same time along with the package tour.

Lodh Fall At a distance of 61 km from Netarhat, the River Burha is diving onto the dense forests at a height of 468 feet height. This is known to be the highest waterfall in Jharkhand. From a distance of 10 km, the thunderous noise of the fall is heard. Alongside the spectacular view, tourists can witness the grandeur of Mother Nature in Netarhat.

Sadani Water Fall Surrounded by hills, wilderness, this is another beautiful waterfall located at a distance of 35 Km from Netarhat.

Koel View Point Vacationers at Netarhat shouldn’t miss out the mesmerizing view of the Koel River. The surroundings, lush green forests and the murmuring water flowing beneath create an enticing environment altogether.

How to reach Netarhat?

Travel by Railways
Ranchi Railway Station is the closest railway head. But from there tourists have to take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Netarhat.

Travel by Roadways
Regular buses ply from Ranchi to Netarhat.

Travel by Airways
The nearest airport is Birsha Munda Airport, situated at Ranchi the capital city of Jharkhand.