Surkai Ghaghri Falls, Latehar – Places to Visit, How to reach, Things to do, Photos

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Surkai Ghaghri Falls is one of the offbeat destinations near Netarhat. While searching for the best places to see near Netarhat, we hardly find Surkai Ghaghri on the list. The untouched waterfall surely needs much more tourist attention then it gets. Know more about timings, tickets, stays, tips and things to do in Surkai Ghaghri Falls.

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Where is Surkai Ghaghri Falls located?

Surkai Ghaghri falls is located in the Latehar district of Jharkhand. Latehar was a part of the Palamu district and got separated in the year 2001. It plays a vital role in the history of India. The district is also rich in forest and mineral resources and houses the famous Betla National Park. Know more about Latehar.

Weather at Surkai Ghaghri Falls

The area near Surkai Ghaghri falls enjoys a tropical climate. Summers range from the month of March to June with the temperature ranging between 30 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 Surkai Ghaghri Falls

The best time to visit Surkai Ghaghri falls for a picnic or a road trip is during the winter months of November to February. However, the waterfall is at its best during the monsoon season i.e in the months of July and August.

What is the ticket price at Surkai Ghaghri Falls?

The entry to Surkai Ghaghri Falls is free.

What is the timing of the Surkai Ghaghri Falls?

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.

Surkai Ghaghri Falls, Latehar
Surkai Ghaghri Falls, Latehar

Which is the nearest town of Surkai Ghaghri falls?

The hill station of Netarhat, also known as the ‘Queen of Chota Nagpur Plateau’ is the nearest town of Surkai Ghaghri falls.

The distance of Surkai Ghaghri Falls from Netarhat

  • 57.2 km via Jharkhand State Highway 9

Which is the nearest railway station from Surkai Ghaghri Falls?

The nearest town Netarhat does not have a railway station of its own. The nearest railway station is Lohardaga (Station Code: LAD), located at a distance of 123.1 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd and Jharkhand State Highway 9.

The nearest Junction is Barwadih Junction (Station Code: BRWD), located at a distance of 92.9 km via Barwadih Chhipadohar Rd.

Which is the nearest airport from Surkai Ghaghri Falls?

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi located at a distance of 187.0 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd, is the nearest airport from Surkai Ghaghri Falls.

How to reach Surkai Ghaghri Falls from Kolkata or Howrah?

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 Surkai Ghaghri Falls.

The distance from Lohardaga to Surkai Ghaghri Falls

  • 123.1 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd and Jharkhand State Highway 9

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 Surkai Ghaghri Falls.

The distance between Barwadi Junction to Surkai Ghaghri Falls

  • 95.9 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.

By road

You can self-drive from Kolkata to Surkai Ghaghri Falls in your private car or book a rental cab.

The distance between Kolkata to Surkai Ghaghri Falls

  • 602.8 km via NH19.
  • 589.7 km) via NH43.
 Surkai Ghaghri Falls, Jharkhand
Surkai Ghaghri Falls, 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 Surkai Ghaghri Falls.

The distance between Birsa Munda Airport to Surkai Ghaghri Falls

  • 187.0 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd.
  • 205.0 km via NH39.
  • 245.2 km via Ghaghra – Netarhat Rd and Jharkhand State Highway 9.

Is Surkai Ghaghri Falls safe for tourists?

Yes, Surkai Ghaghri Falls is absolutely safe for tourists. However, the following tips will help you to have a safe and sound visit.

Tips for visiting Surkai Ghaghri 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.

Where to stay while visiting Surkai Ghaghri Falls?

The town of Netarhat is the best choice for a stay while visiting Surkai Ghaghri Falls. You can check out some of the accommodations from the official website of Latehar tourism.

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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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