11 Things To Carry For A Trip To Netarhat In December


Netarhat, the ‘Queen of Chota Nagpur Plateau’ is a true definition of raw wild beauty. Covered with dense forests of Sal, Mahua, Kendu, Eucalyptus, Pine, and Pears, the small hill station looks bright and green during the winters. The pleasant weather and the breathtaking scenery attract many travel enthusiasts from all over the country. Also, many adventure sports are organised during this time of the year by the state tourism department for the adventure junkies.

Winters are the perfect to visit the untamed beauty but there are certain essentials that you must carry for a pleasant stay.

1. Woollen Clothes

Winters in Netarhat can be really chilling as the temperature falls as low as 5 degrees centigrades. Although it does not snow here, the strong cold winds are enough to make you freeze. Thus, make sure you carry sufficient woollen clothes such as sweaters, thermal inner-wear, socks, winter caps, etc. Also, do carry a wind-cheater because the weather sometimes becomes too breezy. You can buy some of the best quality woollen clothes from online stores such as Amazon/Flipkart at a discounted price by using coupon codes from Shopper.com.

woollen clothes

2. Thermal Under Garments

Thermal clothes are great for trapping body hits then denims or cotton clothes. Thus, wearing as under layer keep your body warm and comfy. Netarhat in the month of December becomes extremely cold and so thermal wears will definitely be a saviour.

Thermal Under Garments

3. Shoes

Shoes are the most important things to consider while planning to visit a hilly region. You won’t be comfortable to walk around uneven paths in a flip flop. Also, there are high chances that you indulge yourself in adventure activities such as trekking, rock climbing, etc. Hence, it is advised to pack walking shoes to avoid blisters and sore feet as well as trekking shoes so that you can take part in fun activities unworried.

4. Trekking Pants

The green hills are surely going to lure you for a trek and other adventure and water sports. So, carry a set of track pants as they are comfortable and also dries up real quick. Also, you can wear a tracksuit inside your attire to keep yourself warm in the chilling weather.

Trekking Pants

5. Mosquito and Insect Repellents

Netarhat is the best place for camping in Jharkhand. However, being surrounded by dense forests, the place attracts a lot of mosquitoes and venomous insects. Therefore, carrying a mosquito and insect repellents is a must if you are traveling to Netarhat for a vacay at any time of the year.

6. First Aid Box

Sudden temperature change and high altitude can cause health issues such as fever, cough, and cold, diarrhea. Therefore, pack few OTC medicines along with your prescribed ones, if any. Also, you may get injured while participating in adventure activities so, carrying a first aid kit is necessary. If you are not sure which medicines to take, you can always consult a doctor online and purchase authentic medicine from online stores.

First Aid Box

7. Lip Balm and Moisturiser

Winters in hilly areas can be really dry, making your skin and lips dehydrated. For that, always carry lip balm and moisturisers in your travel kit when visiting a hilly area in winters.


8. Dry Fruits

Dry fruits is believed to increase the body heat and is advised to have dates, cashews, almonds, walnuts when in cold areas. Also, walking in hilly areas makes you tired and hungry and that’s when dry fruits emerges as emergency munchies.

Dry Fruits

9. Raincoats And Umbrellas

You can never be sure of a rainy day in hilly regions, and getting wet in such chilly weather is not a great idea. So, it is always smart to carry raincoats or umbrella in your backpacks.


10. Torch Lights

Being surrounded by forest, Netarhat often attracts wild animals and insects. Hence, always carry a torch light if you are walking around the town during evening hours.

11. Camera

The hill station can be witnessed at its best during the winters. The greenery all around the town gives it a breathtaking view and picture perfect. So do not forget to grab your cameras while vacaying in Netarhat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions that travellers frequently asks about Netarhat.

Where is Netarhat located?

Netarhat is located in the Latehar district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

What is Netarhat famous for?

Netarhat is a popular hill station in Jharkhand and is famous for wildlife and adventure sports. Some of the animals that frequently visit the hill station are elephants, wolves, jackal, hyena, and also endangered species of snakes such as python.

What is the height of Netarhat?

Netarhat is located at a height of 3,696 feet.

Which is the nearest railway station to Netarhat?

The nearest railway station to Netarhat is Lohardaga (Station Code: LAD) located at a distance of 84 KM.

Which is the nearest airport to Netarhat?

The nearest domestic airport is Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi located at a distance of 148 KM and the nearest international airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport, Kolkata located at a distance of 56 KM.

What are the places to visit in Netarhat?

The places to visit in Netarhat are
Magnolia Point
Sunrise Point
Koel View Point
Pine Forest
Pear Orchards
Netarhat Lake
Chalet House
Lodh Falls
Lower Gahghri Falls
Upper Ghaghri Falls
Sadni Falls

What is the best time to visit Netarhat?

The best time to visit Netarhat is between November to March. Avoid visiting the hill station during monsoon i.e July to August.

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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