The Queen of Chotanagpur, Netarhat is one of the best places to experience the enchanting beauty of nature. Located at an altitude of 3700 ft, this hill station in the state of Jharkhand is sure to cast a spell on any individual who comes here in search of peace and tranquility.
Netarhat when translated means the heart of nature, and it truly keeps up to its name. The place is a hilly resort filled with lush green untouched forests, barren rocks and grassy hillocks. The beauty of this place provides its visitors with a refreshing energy to the body and mind.
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The place is well known for its enchanting landscape, the breathtaking cascading waterfalls and the true fragrance of nature. These are the reasons why tourists get attracted to this little hill station, which also offers a marvellous view of the sunrise as well as the sunset.
It is one of the most preferred picnic hotspots for a weekend and also a pocket friendly destination which is enchanting in every sense of the word. The hills are home to large varieties of fauna which adds on to the beauty of the place with its touch of colour.
Best Time To Visit
Netarhat is a year-around destination to be visited; however, the months from November to June are most preferred by the visitors. The months from November to February remain chilly and the months from March to June are warm which also makes it the best time to exploit the land and its natural beauty.
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi which is around 156 km away from here. The airport is well connected to most of the major cities in the country with regular flights operating from Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru to name a few.
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By Train: The nearest major railway station is Ranchi Railway Station which is around 155 km away from Netarhat. The station has regular trains connecting to all the major stations in the country.
By Road: Netarhat is well connected by road; there are plenty of buses which are government owned as well as private buses plying regularly from Ranchi.
1. Magnolia Point
If you do not catch the sunset at Netarhat, then you just missed a chance to catch one of the most jaw dropping sights. The Magnolia Point is a place were people come to witness the sunset in its full splendour.
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The sight from here is something which every tourist cherishes. Tourists who once enjoy this sight feel like coming back here to witness the sight again and again, along with sipping a glass of tea offered by the tribal people here.
2. Upper Ghaghri Waterfalls
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Located amidst the lush green valley, with cool breeze blowing, one would be able to hear only the gushing sound of the cascading waterfall which hits the rocks at the bottom as the stream finds its way through the cliff.
3. Lower Ghaghri Waterfalls
Originating somewhere in the depths of the green forests, the small river falls down from a height of 32 ft, and attracts a large number of tourists. The lower Ghaghri is a twin of the Upper Ghaghri waterfalls with trees standing tall on its sides and forms a protective umbrella to the surroundings.
4. Koel Viewpoint
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This place offers a breath-taking view of the Koel river, which flows through the adjoining hillocks and lush green valleys. The beauty of the river and its surroundings create a bewitching environment.