Perwaghagh Falls Khunti, The House Of Pigeons


Perwaghagh Falls is one of the gorgeous waterfalls in Jharkhand. The fall is located in a beautiful backdrop, surrounded by green forest and blue hills. It remained untouched from the tourist for long but now is becoming one of the hotspots in Jharkhand. Know more about the ticket, timings, stays, tips to visit Perwaghagh Falls.

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Where is Perwaghagh falls located?

Perwaghagh Falls is located in Topra, a tribal village in the Khunti district of Jharkhand. Khunti is the second least polluted district of the state and is the birthplace of Birsa Munda, an Indian Tribal freedom fighter.

Why is it called a ‘House of Pigeons’?

The waterfall derives its name from the two words ‘Perwa’ and ‘Ghagh’ where ‘Perwa’ means ‘Pigeon’ and ‘Ghagh’ means ‘house’, thus stating the waterfall as ‘house of pigeons’.

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Few locals believe that many pigeons used to live in a cave under the waterfall and that’s how the waterfall got its name. However, some people still believe that even today the pigeons reside somewhere under the waterfall.

From which river Perwaghagh falls originate?

The Perwaghagh waterfalls originate from the River Chata, one of the major rivers flowing in the Khunti district of Jharkhand. 

Weather at Perwaghagh falls

The area surrounding Perwaghagh Falls has a tropical climate. Summers stretches from the month of March to June with the temperature ranging between 35 to 45-degree centigrade.

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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.

Best time to visit Perwaghagh Falls

The best time to visit the fall is during the monsoon season particularly in the month of August. The water level is high and therefore the fall looks more beautiful and admirable. However, for picnics, the best time to visit is during the winter months of December to January.

Is Perwaghagh Falls a good place for a picnic?

Perwaghagh Fall is an ideal picnic corner and is visited by many picnickers from the nearby cities of Jharkhand and states of West Bengal and Bihar each year during the winter months.

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Is Perwaghagh falls ideal for a road trip?

Perwaghagh falls is an absolutely perfect place to go on a road trip. Every mile will take you a step closer to nature. The road that leads to the fall is surrounded by forest on both sides and has blue hills as the front view.

However, one has to walk a few kilometers to the waterfall as the road near the fall is rocky and bumpy.

Is boating available in Perwaghagh Falls?

Small raw boats are available in Perwaghagh for tourists to ride around the beautiful falls.

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Which is the nearest city from Perwaghagh Falls?

The nearest city from Perwaghagh Falls is Ranchi.

The distance of Perwaghah Falls from Ranchi

  • 73.8 km via Lodhma Rd.
  • 76.9 km via NH20 and Khunti – Simdega Rd/Khunti – Torpa Rd/Tamar – Khunti – Kolebira Rd.

Which is the nearest railway station from Perwaghagh Falls?

The nearest railway station from Perwaghagh Falls is Ranchi Junction (Station Code: RNC) and another major nearest railway station is Hatia (Station Code: HTE). The distance of Perwaghagh Falls from Ranchi Junction is 75.5 km via Lodhma Rd and the distance from Hatia is 70.1 km via Lodhma Rd.

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Which is the nearest airport from Perwaghah Falls?

The nearest airport from Perwaghagh Falls is Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi located at a distance of 73.2 km via Lodhma Rd.

What is the ticket price at Perwaghagh Falls?

The entry to Perwaghagh Falls is free.

What is the timing of the Perwaghagh Falls?

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

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How to reach Perwaghagh Falls?

By rail

Board a train to Ranchi Junction or Hatia. After getting down at Ranchi Junction or Hatia, book a cab to Perwaghagh Fall. Cabs are available all the time at Ranchi Junction and Hatia station.

The distance between Ranchi Junction and Perwaghagh Falls is

  • 75.5 km via Lodhma Rd.
  • 78.6 km via NH20 and Khunti – Simdega Rd/Khunti – Torpa Rd/Tamar – Khunti – Kolebira Rd.

The distance from Hatia to Perwaghagh Falls is

  • 70.1 km via Lodhma Rd.
  • 72.9 km via NH20 and Khunti – Simdega Rd/Khunti – Torpa Rd/Tamar – Khunti – Kolebira Rd.
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By road

You can self-drive to Perwaghagh Falls or rent a cab if you are visiting from the nearby cities.

The distance between Kolkata to Perwaghagh Falls

  • 441.5 km via NH16.
  • 499.3 km via NH19.

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 Perwaghagh Falls.

The distance between Birsa Munda Airport and Perwaghagh Falls is

  • 73.2 km via Lodhma Rd.
  • 76.3 km via NH20 and Khunti – Simdega Rd/Khunti – Torpa Rd/Tamar – Khunti – Kolebira Rd.
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Is Perwaghagh Falls safe for tourists?

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

Tips for visiting Perwaghagh Falls

  • 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 Perwaghagh Falls?

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

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