Tattapani, Latehar – The Rejuvenating Hot Water Spring

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Hot spring occurs due to the Geothermal gradient below the Earth’s surface which heats up the groundwater. The hot water often comes out of the Earth’s crust as spring through cracks in the Earth’s surface. India has many hot water springs, of which few are found in Jharkhand. One such hot spring is found in the Latehar district of Jharkhand. Know more about the timings, tickets, stays, tips and the best time to visit, Tattapani spring, Latehar.

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Location

Tattapani hot water spring is located in the Jaram village of Latehar district, near the Sukari river in the state of Jharkhand.

Medicinal Values

Tattapani hot water spring is rich in sulfur and has many medicinal values which are good for the skin. People from nearby cities and states visit the hot spring to take a bath as it gives a blissful and rejuvenating experience.

What does Tattapani mean?

Hot water spring is called Tattapani in the local language where ‘Tatta’ means ‘Hot’ and ‘Pani’ means ‘Water’.

Weather

The area near Tattapani, Latehar 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

The best time to visit the waterfall is during the winter months of November to February as the weather remains pleasant, unlike the scorching summers.

Ticket price

The entry to Tattapani spring is free.

Timings

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

Nearest town

Latehar is the nearest town to Tattapani, located at a distance of 12.3 km via NH39.

Nearest railway station

Latehar (Station Code: LTHR), is the nearest railway station from Tattapani spring located at a distance of 14.5 km via Railway Station Rd.

Nearest airport

Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi located at a distance of 124.4 km via NH39 is the nearest airport to Tattapani.

How to reach Tattapani spring from Kolkata?

By Rail

To reach Tattapani spring from Howrah, board a train from Howrah Junction to Latehar. It is 10 hrs to 11 hrs journey. Take a cab or auto from Latehar to Tattapani spring.

The distance from Latehar Railway Station to Tattapani spring

  • 14.5 km via Railway Station Rd
  • 16.2 km via Manas Path
  • 18.6 km via NH39

By road

You can self-drive from Kolkata to Tattapani spring your car or can rent a cab.

The distance from Kolkata to Tattapani spring

  • 528.3 km via NH19
  • 549.6 km via AH1
  • 530.3 km via NH18

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 Tattapani springs.

The distance from Birsa Munda Airport to Tattapani springs

  • 124.4 km via NH39.
  • 143.3 km via Medininagar – Balumath Rd
  • 151.5 km via NH43

Is Tattapani safe for tourists?

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

Tips for visiting Tattapani spring

  • As the spring is located at a distance from the city, it becomes isolated after 4 pm, therefore, avoid visiting the fall after sunset.
  • Avoid visiting the spring 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?

The town of Latehar is the best choice for a stay while visiting Tattapani spring.

Other places to visit near Tattapani

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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