Lawapani Waterfall, Lohardaga – Places to Visit, How to reach, Things to do, Photos

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Lawapani waterfall/Lavapani Waterfall, a Maoist hub has now turned into a beautiful tourist spot of Jharkhand. Lavapani located in Lohardaga is one of the major picnic spots in the district. Know more about the ticket price, timings, the best time to visit, tips to visit, Lawapani waterfall.

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Where is Lawapani Waterfall located?

Lawapani Waterfall is located in the Lohardaga district of Jharkhand. Lohardaga is a hub of iron-mining and derives its name from two Hindi words ‘Lohar’ and ‘Daga’ where ‘Lohar’ means ‘ironsmith’ and ‘Daga’ means ‘Center’. Thus, ‘Lohardaga’ means ‘the land of ironsmiths’ or to be more specific, ‘the land of iron mining’. Lohardaga has also been mentioned in ‘Ain-e-Akbari’, a document portraying the Mughal empire under the rule of Akbar as ‘Kismate Lohardaga’. Also, it is believed that Lord Mahavir visited Lohardaga as the Jain literature mentions his visit to ‘Lore-a-Yadaga’.

Why is the Lawapani waterfall famous?

Lawapani waterfall has a very unique characteristic that is not very commonly noticed in other waterfalls. Lawapani doesn’t fall from the height in a perpendicular way instead it falls from east to west making twelve steps of different heights. The height of the steps varies from 10 ft to 80 ft, having an average of 30 ft.

What is the height of the Lawapani waterfall?

The height of the Lawapani waterfall is approx 110 ft.

Weather at Lawapani Waterfall

The area surrounding the Lawpani waterfalls enjoys a tropical climate. Summers range from the month of March to June with the temperature ranging between 35 to 45-degree centigrade. The hottest months are April and May. The rainy season begins in the month of July and continues till the month of September. The winter season ranges between November to February with the temperature dropping as low as 10 to 15 degrees centigrades. The coldest months are December and January.

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Lawapani Waterfall Photo

Best time to visit Lawapani Waterfall

The waterfall is at its all-time best in the rainy months of July and August. However, the ideal time to visit for a picnic is during the winter months of November to January.

Is Lawapani Waterfall a good place for a picnic?

Lawapani is the best picnic spot in the Lohardaga district of Jharkhand. The waterfall is surrounded by blue hills and green landscapes which make it a perfect place for a picnic.

Also, you can cook food here but needs to carry all the cooking requirements along.

Is Lawapani waterfall a perfect place for a road trip?

The way to Lawapani waterfall is through the hills covered with forest. With each turn, the road takes you one step closer to nature. A road trip to Lawapani is nothing less than a trip to heaven.

Which is the nearest town from Lawapani Waterfall?

The nearest town from Lawapani is Lohardaga, the headquarters of the Lohardaga district.

The distance from Lohardaga to Lawapani Waterfall

  • 24.9 km via Latehar Lohardaga Rd Via Richughutu/Latehar Lohardaga Road.

Which is the nearest railway station from Lawapani Waterfall?

The nearest railway station from the Lawapani waterfall is Lohardaga (Station Code: LAD), located at a distance of 26.5 km via Latehar Lohardaga Rd Via Richughutu/Latehar Lohardaga Road.

The nearest junction from the Lawapani waterfall is Barwadih Junction (Station Code: BRWD), located at a distance of 131.3 km via NH39.

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Lawapani Waterfall Picture

Which is the nearest airport from Lawapani Waterfall?

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi, located at a distance of 103.4 km via Lohardaga Rd, is the nearest airport from the Lawapani waterfall.

What is the ticket price at Lawapani Waterfall?

The entry to the Lawapani waterfall is free.

What is the timing of the Lawapani Waterfall?

The Lawapani waterfall is open for 24 hours but it is not advised to visit the fall after 4 pm.

How to reach Lawapani Waterfall from Kolkata?

By Rail

There are no direct trains between Howrah Junction and the nearest station Lohardaga. So, you can board a train from Howrah Junction to Ranchi Junction and then board another train from Ranchi Junction to Lohardaga which is a one and a half hours journey. After getting down at Lohardaga book a cab to Lawapani waterfall.

The distance between Lohardaga and Lawapani waterfall is

  • 24.9 km via Latehar Lohardaga Rd Via Richughutu/Latehar Lohardaga Road.
  • 32.4 km via Bagru Rd.

Another route will be to board a train from Howrah Junction to Barwadih Junction. It is a 12 hrs to 15 hrs journey. Take a cab or auto from Barwadi to the Lawapani waterfall.

The distance between Barwadi to Lawapani waterfall

  • 130.7 km via NH39.
  • 155.5 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.
  • 166.6 km via NH22.
Lavapani falls Lohardaga - Tripinfi
Lavapani falls Lohardaga

By road

You can self-drive from Kolkata to the Lawapani waterfall or book a rental cab from Kolkata.

The distance between Kolkata to Lawapani waterfall

  • 506.8 km via NH19.
  • 505.7 km via NH43.

By air

Take a flight from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata to Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi. It takes approx one to one and a half hours to reach Ranchi by air. After reaching take a cab from the airport to the Lawapani waterfall.

The distance between Birsa Munda Airport and Lawapani waterfall

  • 103.4 km via Lohardaga Rd.
  • 105.0 km via NH39.
Lawa Pani Waterfall Jharkhand - Tripinfi
Lawa Pani Waterfall Jharkhand

Is Lawapani Waterfall safe for tourists?

Lawapani waterfall and almost the entire district of Lohardaga was under the Maoist for quite a long time. However, at present, the place is safe to travel and the government is turning it into a major tourist hub.

The following tips will help you to have a safe and sound visit to Lawapani Waterfall.

Tips for visiting Lawapani Waterfall

  • As the fall is located at a distance from the city, it becomes isolated after 4 pm, therefore, avoid visiting the fall after sunset.
  • Avoid visiting the fall alone, always be in a group.
  • The safest time to visit is between 6 am to 4 pm.
  • It is much safer to visit the fall during the peak season, i.e December to February.
  • Carry water bottles, medicines, snacks, and other refreshments along.

Where to stay while visiting Lawapani Waterfall?

One can stay in the nearby towns of Lohargada or Latehar. Both towns have budget hotels and lodges for a stay.

Places to visit near Lawapani Waterfall

  • Akhileshwar Dham
  • Prachin Shiv Mandir, Khakparta
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A travel blogger cum financial expert with a vision to encourage tourism in Eastern India. Bose was born and brought up in the steel city of Jamshedpur, located in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Being born in the Eastern region, Bose has visited a lot of lesser-known places in the region. By her writing, she tries to spread awareness about those undiscovered gems of Eastern India.

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