Jharkhand’s Best-Kept Secret & Queen Of Chota Nagpur Plateau, Netarhat Is Where Sunrises And Sunsets Are Picture-Perfect

Plan your escape to Netarhat and immerse yourself in nature's embrace.

by Mallika Khurana
Jharkhand’s Best-Kept Secret & Queen Of Chota Nagpur Plateau, Netarhat Is Where Sunrises And Sunsets Are Picture-Perfect

Nestled amidst the verdant hills of Jharkhand lies a hidden gem awaiting discovery—welcome to Netarhat, the “Queen of Chotanagpur.” Far from bustling city life, this enchanting hill station beckons travellers with promises of pristine landscapes, vibrant sunrises, and captivating waterfalls. As you traverse through the dense forests and winding roads, you’ll soon find yourself enveloped in the tranquillity of Netarhat’s untouched beauty. 

Netarhat, A Natural Wonderland In Jharkhand

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Netarhat’s geography paints a portrait of serenity, situated atop a plateau adorned with thick forests. At an elevation of 1,071 metres (3,514 feet), this plateau boasts crystalline rocks and a summit capped with sandstone traps or laterite. The region is a tapestry of diverse flora, including Sal, Kendu, Mahua, and Eucalyptus trees, creating a vibrant ecosystem waiting to be explored.

Netarhat beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts to embark on a journey of discovery and wonder. With its untouched beauty and myriad attractions, this hidden gem in the heart of Jharkhand offers an escape from the mundane, inviting visitors to embrace the beauty of the natural world.

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Unveiling Hidden Treasures

Ghaghri falls
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Netarhat is not just a destination; it’s an experience waiting to unfold. Here are some must-visit attractions:

  • Netarhat is renowned for its mesmerising sunrise and sunset vistas during the summer months. Head to Sunrise Point or Magnolia Sunset Point to witness nature’s canvas painted in hues of scarlet and orange.
  • Explore the Upper Ghaghri Falls and Lower Ghaghri Falls, each offering a unique experience amidst lush greenery and cascading waters. These natural wonders provide the perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating picnic.
  • Immerse yourself in nature’s bounty at Mahuadanr Wolf Sanctuary, a haven dedicated to the protection of Indian wolves. Explore the sanctuary’s rich biodiversity and catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.
  • Delve into the rich history of the region with a visit to Betla National Park, home to ancient forts of Chero kings and a thriving tiger reserve under Project Tiger. 
  • Experience the essence of traditional education at Netarhat Residential School, a modern-day ‘Gurukul’ nestled amidst nature’s embrace..

Netarhat is conveniently located 156 kilometres west of Ranchi, the state capital. So pack your bags, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Netarhat, and let the enchanting vistas captivate your soul.

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