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If you have not seen the sunrise and sunset from Netarhat, then you are yet to see the best of both. Once a retreat for the British during colonial times, it is now a hill station destination. Located on a large plateau and tucked away in the interiors of Jharkhand, the city is frequented by tourists who love to spend time idling and enjoying some quality time. The route to the city passes through grasslands, plains, and deciduous forests, with faraway mountains forming great backdrops. Take your family on a joyous ride through reserved forests, waterfalls, and iconic sunrise and sunset points to make it a holiday to remember. September to April is a great time to visit Netarhat. The city is approximately 83 kilometres away from Latehar, the district headquarters, and 150 kilometres from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. The nearest rail station is Barwadih, about 97 kilometres away. The nearest airport is at Ranchi, about 155 kilometres away.
Nearby Places to See
Both the sunrise and sunset scenery are within 2 kilometres of the city’s central business district. One must get there by 5:30 a.m. to catch the incredible sunrise. The distance between Sunset Point (also called Magnolia Point) and the metropolis is around 9 kilometres.
A wide variety of plants and animals, including elephants, tigers, Indian gaurs, sloth bears, leopards, and sambar deer, call the nearly one thousand square kilometre Betla National Park home. The Forest Department also arranges elephant rides and safaris.
The Ghagri River creates two small waterfalls, Lower and Upper Ghaghri Waterfalls. They are conveniently located close to the city.
From Koel Point, you can see for miles across the plains below, where towns, rivers, and hills are scattered about. Situated on the edge of the plateau, close to the city, it can be reached via a relaxing stroll. One can go on peaceful strolls in the nearby forests.
About 60 kilometres from Netarhat is the magnificent Lodh Waterfall. At two different points, the stream plunges down into the valley, creating twin waterfalls that are each about 80 feet tall. The beautiful scenery makes it a fantastic tourist destination.
Surkai Ghagri Waterfall
Approximately 60 kilometres from Netarhat, in a protected forest, is where you’ll find Surkai Ghaghri Waterfall, widely considered to be the best waterfall in the area. The waterfall is reached via a quick descent. This waterfall is between eighty and ninety feet high, and it rolls down into a tiny pool at the bottom.
Things to Buy
Things to buy include Artefacts, Forest products.
Foods to Relish
Pithas (made from wheat and potato), Chilka Roti (made from rice flour), Dhuska (Fried rice batter), Aloo Chokha (spies and smashed potatoes).