Panchghagh Falls, Khunti, Jharkhand – Places to Visit, How to reach, Things to do, Photos

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Panchghagh, the fall of five streams is located amidst five forest villages. The remote location of the fall kept it out of focus for many years but now it is turning into a major tourist attraction. Know more about the timings, tickets, stays, tips to visit Panchghah Falls.

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Where is Panchghagh Fall located?

Panchghagh fall is located in the Khunti district of Jharkhand. It is the second least populous district of the state. Khunti is the birthplace of Birsa Munda, an Indian Tribal freedom fighter of the Munda Tribe.

What is Panchghagh Fall famous for?

‘Panch’ in Hindi means ‘five’ and ‘Ghagh’ means ‘Waterfall’. The fall comprises of five different streams and hence the name Panchghagh.

It is located in a remote area surrounded by blue hills and five forests- villages, Kolamda, Kodakel, Kurki, and Ghaghari. It is an example of true scenic beauty.

The height of the fall is less as compared to other falls in Jharkhand. However, the streams make five ponds as they slopes down and it is said that during the last year of their exile, the Pandavas of Mahabharata hid themselves within the forest surrounding these ponds. People can actually take a bath in these ponds.

From which river Panchghagh Fall originates?

The Panchghagh falls originate from river Banai which split itself into five different streams before making the fall.

Weather at Panchghagh Fall

Panchghagh Falls and the area surrounding enjoys a tropical climate. Summers begins from the month of March and continues till June with the temperature ranging between 35 to 45-degree centigrade. 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.

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Best time to visit Panchghagh Fall

The best time to visit is during the monsoon season particularly in the month of August, as the water level is high and the real beauty of the fall can be admired. For picnics, the best time to visit is during the winter months of December to January.

Is Panchghagh Fall a good place for a picnic?

Panchghah Fall is an ideal picnic corner. Each year many picnickers visit the place from the nearby cities of Jharkhand and states of West Bengal and Bihar.

Panchghagh Fall is ideal for a road trip?

Absolutely! No other place can be as perfect as Panchghagh for a road trip. The way to Panchghagh is through the forest and is fenced with blue hills on one side which makes it exotic.

What is the ticket price at Panchghagh Fall?

The entry to Panchghah fall is free.

What is the timing of the Panchghagh Fall?

There is no time limit as such, Panchghah Fall is open for 24 hours, but avoid going to the fall after sunset as it is located in an isolated place.

Which is the nearest city of Panchghagh Fall?

Ranchi, the capital city of Jharkhand is the nearest city of Panchghagh falls, located at a distance of 50.5 km via NH20.

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Which is the nearest railway station from the Panchghagh Fall?

The nearest railway station from Panchghah Falls is Ranchi Junction (Station Code: RNC) and another major nearest railway station is Hatia (Station Code: HTE). The distance of Panchghagh Falls from Ranchi Junction is 52.1 km via NH20 and the distance of Panchghagh Falls from Hatia is 42.7 km via NH20.

Which is the nearest airport from Panchghagh Fall?

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi is the nearest airport from Dassam Falls, located at a distance of 49.9 km via NH20.

How to reach Panchghagh Fall from Kolkata?

By rail

Board a train from Howrah Junction to Ranchi Junction or Hatia. The minimum journey time from Howrah to Ranchi is seven to eight hours by train. After getting down at Ranchi Junction or Hatia, book a cab to Panchghagh Fall

The distance between Ranchi Junction and Panchghagh Falls is

  • 52.1 km via NH20.

The distance from Hatia to Panchghagh Falls is

  • 42.7 km via NH20.

By road

You can self-drive from Kolkata to Panchghah falls or book a rental cab from Kolkata to Panchghah falls.

The distance between Kolkata to Panchghagh Fall

  • 407.6 km via NH16.
  • 481.0 km via NH19.
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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 Panchghagh Fall.

The distance between Birsa Munda Airport and Panchghagh Fall is

  • 49.9 km via NH20.

Is Panchghagh Fall safe for tourists?

Earlier it was a part of the Red corridor area but now, the government is turning it into a tourist hub. However, the following tips will help you to have a safe and sound visit to Panchghagh fall

Tips for visiting Panchghah Fall

  • 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.
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Where to stay while visiting Panchghagh Fall?

Ranchi city has both luxurious and budget hotels and lodges. Also, NH 33 has many resorts where one can stay while visiting Panchghagh Falls.

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Monalisa Bose Roy

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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