Suga Bandh Waterfall, Latehar – Places to Visit, How to reach, Things to do, Photos

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Suga Bandh Waterfall is the ultimate offbeat destination in Jharkhand. Located on the way to Netarhat from Betla National Park, the waterfall is surrounded by forest and blue hills. Know more about the timings, tickets, stays, tips and the best time to visit, Suga Bandh Waterfall.


Where is Suga Bandh Waterfall located?

Suga Bandh Waterfall is located in the Latehar district of Jharkhand. Latehar was carved out of Palamu district on 4th April 2001. The district is known for its forest resources and houses the famous Betla National Park.

What is the story related to Suga Bandh Waterfall?

‘Suga’ means ‘Parrot’ in the local language and ‘Bandh’ means ‘Dam’. So, here is the story which the localities narrate about how the waterfall got its name Suga Bandh which means the ‘Dam of the Parrot’.

Apparently once there was a parrot whose wife was very thirsty but unfortunately, there was no trace of water nearby. The worried parrot started searching for water wherever possible and finally found the waterfall, hidden in the jungle. The water of the fall was flowing at a great speed, as a result, the parrot could not collect the water so it came up with a plan. The parrot collected the tiny rocks from nearby and created a Bandh (Dam) and this is how it was able to stop the water. The parrot then collected the water and gave it to its wife.

What is the height of the Suga Bandh Waterfall?

The height of the Suga Bandh waterfall is approx 80 to 90 feet.

From which river Suga Bandh Waterfall originates?

Suga Bandh waterfall originates from the North Koel River.

Weather at Suga Bandh Waterfall

Suga Bandh Waterfall and the nearby areas enjoy a tropical climate. Summers range from the month of March to June with the temperature ranging between 25 to 35-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 12 degrees centigrades.

Best time to visit Suga Bandh Waterfall

The waterfall is at its best during the monsoon, i.e in the month of August and September. However, for a picnic or for a road trip, the best time to visit is in the winters, i.e from the month of November to February.

What is the ticket price at Suga Bandh Waterfall?

Suga Bandh has free entry.

Suga Bandh Latehar
Suga Bandh Latehar

What is the timing of the Suga Band Waterfall?

The falls remain open for 24 hours but it is advisable to avoid going to the fall after sunset as it is located in an isolated place.

Which is the nearest town of Suga Bandh Waterfall?

The Queen of Chotanagpur, Netarhat, is the nearest town of Suga Bandh Waterfall. The distance of Suga Bandh Waterfall from Netarhat is 65.1 km via Jharkhand State Highway 9.

Which is the nearest railway station from the Suga Bandh Waterfall?

The nearest railway station from Suga Bandh Waterfall is Barwadih Junction (Station Code: BRWD), located at a distance of 56.9 km via Barwadih Chhipadohar Rd.

Which is the nearest airport from Suga Bandh Waterfall?

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi located at a distance of 183.3 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.

How to reach Suga Bandh Waterfall from Kolkata?

By Rail

To reach Suga Bandh from Howrah, 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 Junction to Suga Bandh Waterfall.

The distance from Barwadi Junction to Suga Bandh Waterfall

  • 56.9 km via Barwadih Chhipadohar Rd.

By road

You can self-drive from Kolkata to Suga Bandh Waterfall in your car or can rent a cab.

The distance from Kolkata to Suga Bandh Waterfall

  • 599.2 km via NH19.
  • 586.0 km via NH43.
Sugga Bandh Waterfall Jharkhand
Sugga Bandh Waterfall Jharkhand

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 Suga Bandh Waterfall.

The distance from Birsa Munda Airport to Suga Bandh Waterfall

  • 183.3 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.

Is Suga Bandh Waterfall safe for tourists?

Yes, Suga Bandh Waterfall is safe for tourists. However, the following tips will help you to have a safe and sound visit.

Tips for visiting Suga Bandh Waterfalls

  • 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 Suga Bandh Waterfall?

The town of Netarhat, Barwadih, or Latehar, is the best choice for a stay while visiting Suga Bandh Waterfall. You can check out some of the accommodations from the official website of Latehar tourism.

Suga Bandh Falls Latehar
Suga Bandh Falls Latehar

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